GSCL 12/12 Softball Begins
The Everest Cricket Club ground will be buzzing with activity today and tomorrow, when the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) bowls off its inaugural 12/12 tournament at 10:00h, following a brief opening ceremony starting at 09:30h.
Twelve teams were drawn into four groups at the launch of the tournament at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation pavilion on Tuesday will be doing battle.
Speed Boat will oppose Recharge, with Farm XI playing the winner and loser of that contest in that order in a group B fixture, while out of group C, Universal DVD Titans will oppose Trophy Stall XI In the first encounter, with Hillfoot Vipers taking on the loser of the opening match followed by a contest against the winner.
Tomorrow’s action will pit Memorex playing out of Group A against Herstelling in the opening encounter, with Smith XI taking on the loser of the first encounter, before they tackle the winner while in group C, Bartica Challengers will oppose Regal XI in the first match, with Cotton Field Wild Oats taking on the winner and loser respectively.
At stake in the competition is $600,000 and a trophy for the winner, the loser will receive $200,000 and a trophy, the best batsman and bowler $5000 and a trophy each while the Man-of-the-Series will receive a three-piece suite, Black and Decker Oven and one Hamilton Beach juice extractor.
As an added attraction to the hundreds of spectators who are expected to witness the action free of cost, there will be a raffle at a $100 a ticket and carries a first place prize of one Daewoo double door refrigerator.
The second to fifth place prizes for the raffle which will be drawn on the final day of the tournament are three-piece living room suite, 32” LCD Sony Bravia television set, Royal four-burner gas stove and a G-shock mountain bicycle respectively.
The semi-finals and finals will be contested next Sunday at the same venue, with the winner of group A taking on the top team from group C in the first semi-finals, while the second semi-final will see group B and D winners clashing.
Dilo Enterprise, DC Promotions, Five Star Minerals, El Dorado Trading and Ryan and Reuben Mahadeo (all out of Bartica), Star Party Rentals, Regal Stationery and Computer Supplies, Romain Car Wash, Bank of Baroda, Ravi Sarwan and Trophy Stall are some of the sponsors on board with this tournament and admission to the venue on all playing days is free.