Guyana Softball Cup Is This Weekend

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The Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association is all set to host its first international softball tournament on 28th, 29th, 30th of October - this weekend. Sixteen teams will take part in this 3-day tournament which will be held simultaneously at 4 venues in Georgetown. The venues are Bourda, Everest, Queens College Ground and Ministry of Sports Ground. Preliminary matches and the semi-finals will be played at these venues on Friday and Saturday. The 2 finals will be played at Everest only, on Sunday Oct. 30th, starting 10:30am. Admission is $500.00 for the finals, while Friday and Saturday are free at all venues.

Sixteen teams, 8 foreign and 8 local, will be competing for “World’s Softball Club Supremacy”. The tournament will be divided into two categories of 8 teams each.

  1. Guyana Cup Open 20/20. This is open to male players of any age. The 8 teams taking part will be divided in 2 zones of 4 teams each, with the semi-finals playing at 1:30pm on Saturday. The teams taking part in this category are: Dant’s XI Canada, SFSCL All Stars (South Florida Softball Cricket League), NYSCL All Star ( New York Softball Cricket League), Florida Hurricanes, Memorex, Cotton Field Wildoats, Trophy Stall and Regal. The winning prize is $600,000 and a trophy.  The runner-up prize is $200,000 and a trophy. A trophy will also be awarded to the Man-Of-The-Match.

  2. Guyana Master Cup 20/20. This is open to male players 40 years and older and will be the same format as the Guyana Cup Open. The 8 teams taking part are: NYSCL Legend, Canada Beavers, Softball Cricket International (Miami), New York President XI, GFSCA Floodlights, Regal Seniors, Savage Masters and Albion Masters. The winning prize is $400,000 and a trophy. The runner-up prize is $100,000 and a trophy. A trophy will be awarded to the Man-Of-The-Match also.

Most Valuable Players for each tournament will receive a 10-pennyweight  14-carat men’s bracelet. Official sponsors for this tournament are Steve’s Jewelry, Trophy Stall, Survival, Digicel, Mike’s Pharmacy, Clear Waters, Busta Soft Drink, Bel Air Texaco and Ray’s Auto Sales. There will also be 4female teams involved in three 10/10 exhibition softball matches on Sunday at the Guyana Cup finals - 2 semi-finals and a final. Teams to participate are 4R Lioness, Mike’s Wellwoman, Trophy Stall Angels and Rose Hall Metro Females.