Guyana Softball Cup I A Success
Despite the weather last Sunday the “Guyana Cup” International Softball finals played at the Everest Cricket Ground, attracted a huge crowd who were thoroughly entertained with good softball matches and other entertainment.
This softball tournament which was organized and managed by the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association was played last weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at various venues in Georgetown. The tournament had 16 softball teams (a total of 30 matches), 8 foreign teams (3 from New York, 3 from Florida and 2 from Canada) and 8 local teams. The tournament was divided into two categories: the Guyana Cup Open 20/20 (male of any age) and the Guyana Master Cup 20/20 (male 40 years and older), with 8 teams in each category.
Cotton Field Wild Oats (CFWO) of Essequibo defeated Regal XI by 7 wickets in the final and took away $600,000 with the Guyana Cup Open trophy. Regal XI received $200,000 and a trophy for their runner-up effort. Regal Seniors tasted victory by whipping Savage Masters by 51 runs to win $400,000 and the Guyana Master Cup trophy. Savage Masters received $100,000 and the Runner-up trophy.
The tournament's Most Valuable Players, who also happened to be Man-of-the-Match in both finals were Patrick Rooplall of CFWO (Open Category) and Marlo Malone of Savage Masters (Over-40 Category).
Four female teams play 3 10/10 exhibition matches. In the final Mike’s Wellwoman made 3 runs from the last ball to defeat Trophy Stall Angels. Mike’s Wellwoman received $50,000 and a trophy while Trophy Stall Angels received $25,000 and a trophy.
The official sponsors for the tournament were Digicel, Steve’s Jewelry, Trophy Stall, Mike’s Pharmacy, Clear Waters, Busta Soft Drink, Survival, Bel Air Texico and Ray’s Auto Sales.
The Bakewell Softball Tournament continues this weekend. The quarter-finals is next Sunday, and finals is set for Sunday November 27th.