GFSCA: 2011 Was A Good Year
The Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) organized and managed for the first time in 2011, two nationwide softball tournaments held in three categories. The Male/ Female Open, Male Over-40-Years-Old were run simultaneously each time.
The Stag/El Dorado sponsored tournament was held in the first half of 2011, and bakery giant Bakewell sponsored tournament was held in the latter half. The GFSCA held on October 28th, 29th 30th 2011, the first time in Guyana softball history an international softball tournament featuring sixteen teams. The tournament called the “Guyana Softball Cup” featured eight teams from Canada and USA, and eight teams locally.
With the above and together with GT&T pulling off another fantastic 10/10 softball tournament, softball players and fans will definitely say that 2011 was a good year for softball cricket. Also in March 2011 the GFSCA sent two teams to Florida Cup held in Florida, USA, and one team to Independence Cup in July 2011 held in New York, USA. Our greatest regret and loss was the tragedy that happened to our beloved member Bedi Ramjewan.
In 2012 the GFSCA plans to hold two more nationwide tournaments, send two teams to Florida Cup to be held on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th, one team to Independence Cup in New York in July and one team to Toronto, Canada at the end August. Their first Inter-county Softball Tournament will be held on September 30th. Last year the Inter-county could not have played due to the massive preparation of the “Guyana Softball Cup”. The first nationwide tournament will begin on 22nd of January and it is sponsored by The City Mall of Regent and Camp Street. The finals are set for May 6th.
The GFSCA will like to say “thanks” to all their sponsors and all those who supported their initiative in 2011. In 2012 we are looking forward to work with teams who support the GFSCA in carrying out its mandates for what it stands for. The GFSCA would also like to encourage the other softball body, when organizing a competition, to kindly state the date of the finals, so that softball teams and fans will know when the competition will finish.
GFSCA Wishes All Guyanese A Happy And Prosperous New Year!