UNDER excellent course conditions and golfing weather, Macorp’s Miguel Oviedo dominated the field to win his first tournament of his career.Oviedo produced an excellent net score of 62, a record performance for himself and at the same time outdistancing all competition in the exciting A&R Jiwanram Printery Tournament.The Macorp team has an internal rivalry between the players and Saturday’s win by Oviedo will definitely set off a whole new wave of competitionWinning in dominating fashion for the first time, Oviedo was ecstatic, especially since the second place in his category went to his good friend, Carlos Carbo of Saj Rice.Former captain, veteran Patrick Prashad, went back to his winning ways and took top honours in the 0-12 handicap flight.The Honorable Dr. George Norton, Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture, was on hand to present prizes to the winners in this second of over 55 events scheduled for 2020 at the LGC.Speaking to the large crowd at hand, Minister Norton stated, “I am very pleased with the conditions of the grounds and the development of the sport in general and have discussed with Aleem several options for increased cooperation.”He continued, “As a medical doctor, I am extremely interested in starting a pilot programme that will involve young women and children who are not particularly interested in team sports and who may be shy or introverted.“I have seen first-hand what Mr. Hussain has done for the Club and sport and I want to say that our full support can be counted on for further development of the game in Guyana,” Dr. Norton said.President of the LGC, Aleem Hussain , who retired injured from yesterday’s tournament, expressed his gratitude to the Minister personally and in his official capacity for the support he has given to the game, “Without Minister Norton’s continued support, much of what we have accomplished would not have been possible.”Hussain also thanked the many players and sponsors who have been supporting the club and development of the game over the past few years.“AR Printery has been there for us, as have many new sponsors in the past few years because they believe in what our vision is for the sport. Today, we saw many players honing their game in anticipation of the upcoming Copa Airlines Invitational on January 25.”Joining the Honorable Minister at the LGC for the first time and assisting with the presentation of prize was Mr. Dunstan Andrews, formerly of St. Cuthbert’s Mission but now residing in Canada.Mr. Andrews was extremely impressed by the club. “I didn’t even know that our country had such a wonderful facility and I will definitely recommend it to everyone and return myself as often as possible’’ he statedA former teacher in Guyana, Mr. Andrews said he saw exactly why Minister Norton was excited by the sport as it offered many new opportunities for young children especially those in the hinterland regions of the country.The tournament was played under the Medal-play format in 2 Flights 0-12 and 13-28 handicaps.In the 0-12 Flight, the winners were Patrick Prashad (76/8) – 1st and William Walker (79/11) – 2nd.But it was the 13-28 Flight that saw record performances; Oviedo (62/27) winning ahead of Carlos Carbo (68/28) – 2nd; and Bholawram Deo (69/19) – 3rd.A&R Jiwanram Printery of 31 Back St. Bel Air Village, Georgetown, Tel: 226-5588, is a modern professional hi-tech Printing & Graphic Design Company that does a wide range of print jobs including banners, jerseys or clothing, calendars, books, wrappers, business cards etc. in small or large quantities as requested, with a general maximum turnaround time of 24 hours.
The Jame E. Greene Sports Stadium, located in Farmersville – on the outskirt of Greenville, Sinoe County, is expected to come alive on Friday with an entertaining oldtimer football game between the Executive and Legislative branches government.The kickball and football teams of the Executive Branch will serve as the host – as the organizer of Liberia’s 168th independence celebrations, while the Legislature – with the constitutional function of lawmaking, oversight and representative, will be the visitor.Assistant Sports Minister Murvee Gray said Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan will serve as the skipper for the male team, while the Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Julia Duncan Cassell will be the captain for the kickball squad.Minister Gray – chairman of the July 26 Sports organizing committee said Senators George Weah and Geraldine Doe-Sheriff will feature for the Legislature.He disclosed that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Vice President Joseph Boakai will be part of the tactical staff for the Executive, while Speaker Alex Tyler and President Pro Tempore Armah Jallah will be the technicians for the Legislature. He also said Press and Public Affairs Director Isaac G. Redd will be a member of the support staff of the tactical team.The free game will start at 3pm.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)