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Re: Guyana

by A.Presman » Fri Jun 27, 2014 23:55 ... s-tourney/

Ann’s Grove captures NCE Screen Printers Schools Thrill Draughts tourney
On June 21st last, NCE Screen Printers LTD hosted their 2nd Inter Schools Draughts Tournament, The Thrill Tournament, sponsored by the Caribbean International Distributors Inc. at the Bladen Hall Multilateral School.


Ann’s Grove Secondary clinched the title, beating Golden Grove Secondary and Annandale respectively in the team event. The top schools then competed in the Champion of Champions event with New Campbellville Secondary representing Georgetown and Ann’s Grove of the East Coast, which the latter claimed for the double.
Part of the action in the NCE Thrill sponsored Draughts tournament at Bladen Hall Multi School.
Part of the action in the NCE Thrill sponsored Draughts tournament at Bladen Hall Multi School.
Denzil Wilson of Hope Secondary was named the most outstanding individual player.
The Guyana Draughts Association led by senior Mark Braithwaite supervised the tournament, which was played using their rules.
Director of Sport Neil Kumar supported the event.
At the formal opening ceremony the students were greeted by the management of NCE Screen Printers Ltd and also officials from the EPA who enlightened the students about the issue of litter and its effects, and what the Government of Guyana has been doing in that regard. They emphasized the need to make the commitment now to join with other Guyanese to not be a litter bug.
Mr Braithwaithe from the Guyana Draughts Association explained the rules of the game and supervised the tournament.
Presentations were made to the winning schools. The trophies awarded to the outstanding schools; Ann’s Grove Secondary, Golden Grove Secondary and Annandale Secondary were donated by the National Sports Commission.
Drinks and water were donated by Thrill Caribbean International Distributors Inc. and snacks by H.A. Snacks and NCE Screen Printers Ltd for the students.
Draughts Games was printed on fabric by NCE Screen Printers Ltd and sponsored by Noble House, BM Soat, EPA, Carib Foods Inc, Baracara Quarries, Farfan and Mendes, Ramchand Auto Sales, Rubis, Ansa McAl, David Persaud Investments and Demerara Bank.
The schools that participated were Ann’s Grove, Annandale, Bygeval, Bladen Hall, Buxton, Beterverwagting, Golden Grove, Hope, Lancaster, Lusignan, LBI, Mahaicony, Novar, Plaisance Secondary’s and President’s College.
NCE has understood the value of board games for years and always manufactured them as part of their educational toys and games line.

Re: Guyana

by A.Presman » Fri Jun 20, 2014 13:26 ... aturday-2/

NCE Screen Printers Schools Independence Draughts tourney on this Saturday


NCE Screen Printers Independence Schools Draughts Tournament will be staged on
Some of the students battle during the NCE competition in March.
Some of the students battle during the NCE competition in March.
Saturday starting at 08:30hrs at the Bladen Hall Multilateral School.
Keen competition is anticipated in the event which is sponsored by the Thrill soft drink company. 15 schools are down to participate.
Christ Church Secondary School won the last tournament, The Joseph Alexander Gittens Tournament, staged by NCE on March 15 last at the North Ruimveldt Secondary School on Mandela Avenue from a total of 22 other schools that competed.

Re: Guyana

by A.Presman » Fri Jun 20, 2014 13:23 ... hts-title/
National champion Pooranmall wins second draughts title

National draughts champion Khemraj Pooranmall continued his winning ways when he won the Guyana Draughts Association 100-square tournament held last weekend at the National Gymnasium. Pooranmall, who recently won the National Closed championships,

won the year’s final national title defeating all and sundry in the round robin competition.

Mark Braithwaite and Michael Francis finished second and third respectively.

According to the GDA, the next competition will be in October. The association also thanked Nalico/Nafico, John Fernandes Insurance and Federal Management for their sponsorship of the event.

Pooranmall wins P&P draughts competition

by A.Presman » Sun Nov 03, 2013 13:07

Pooranmall wins P&P draughts competition


Khemraj Pooranmall emerged victorious in the annual 100 Squares Draughts competition, organised by the Guyana Draughts Association
Accounts Executive of P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited, Tashika Singh (left) presents the championship trophy to Khemraj Pooranmall in the presence of Chief Executive Officer of P&P, Bishwa Panday
Accounts Executive of P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited, Tashika Singh (left) presents the championship trophy to Khemraj Pooranmall in the presence of Chief Executive Officer of P&P, Bishwa Panday
and sponsored by P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited.
Pooranmall emerged with 12 points to beat his nearest rival, Steve Bacchus, who finished with 11 points. The competition was played at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.
Chief Executive Officer of P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited, Bishwa Panday, after presenting the championship trophy, congratulated Pooranmall on his victory.
He spoke of his company’s interest in the development of sport, noting that they have supported several disciplines in the past such as cycling, lawn tennis and cricket.

Re: Guyana

by A.Presman » Tue Jun 18, 2013 22:52 ... ts-champs/

Jiaram, Simon are National Draughts Champs

The National Draughts Competition concluded last Sunday at the National Gymnasium with Jiaram winning the ‘B’ Class title and Tarlton Simon taking the ‘A’ Class honours. The games were played on the sixty-four square boards.
Current ‘B’ Class champion, Jiaram with eighteen (18) points defended his title in comfort; his two consecutive wins earned him promotion to an ‘A’ Class player. Jiaram has been consistent in the ‘B’ Division for a number of years.
The ‘B’ division is now vacant and the next possible champion is quite

The outstanding performers display their trophies after the presentation.
uncertain, according to a press release. Second place in the ‘B’ Class went to West Bank Demerara veteran, Haroon Bacchus, who gained 14 points for the position.
Newly-appointed ‘B’ Class player, Shawn Weekes and first time competitor, Patrick Balram from East Coast Demerara were tied with thirteen (13) points each, but Balram failed to turn up for the tie breaker, leaving Weekes to claim the third prize.
Meanwhile, Simon scored 32 points to take a narrow lead over Jiaram in the ‘A’ Class division and Linden’s Floyd Cumberbatch with 31 points each. A keen tie-breaker was played, but after two ties Cumberbatch quitted the game leaving Jiaram to claim second.

The current champion, Khemraj Pooranmall was beaten into the fourth place with 29 points. Trophies, compliments of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market, were distributed to the winners. The next game would be played on the 100-square boards sometime this month.

Re: Guyana

by A.Presman » Mon Apr 29, 2013 22:08 ... sociation/

Jairam heads draughts association

APRIL 10, 2013 ·
Jairam (only name) was elected president when the Guyana Draughts Association held its fourth Annual General Meeting at their venue 185 Waterloo Street, South Cummingsburg recently.

The other executive members are Patrick DeFreitas, vice president, Mintra Persaud, secretary, Charles Hetemeyer, treasurer and newcomer, Anthony Leonard, Organising secretary.

Mark Brathwaite and Wayne Forde are the trustees. Other members are Balleram Ramdeen, Marlyn Ali, Glenrick Jardine, Troy Griffith, Khemraj Pooranmall and Elias Gentle.

The association said it plans to get the game into the schools; to make amendments to some of the association rules; to organize fund raising ventures and to stage two major tournaments this year.

Veteran champion Elton Lambert was awarded a medal for his outstanding performances over the years in the ‘A’ division. Ill health has however prevented him from competing in recent games. It was also suggested that an approach be made to the Minister of Sports and the Ministry of Education to launch the game in the schools with Leonard tasked with that responsibility. Draughts is a part of the school’s curriculum in Suriname and Trinidad just to name a few.

Jairam plans for the discipline to progress and become one of the top sports disciplines under his stewardship.

Guyana has over the past two years, participated in an ongoing an exchange programme with Suriname.

According to Jairam, the involvement of the members in helping to manage the association will be crucial to the development of the sport this year.

Re: Guyana

by A.Presman » Thu Jun 28, 2012 19:37 ... concludes/
Top players dominate as Guyana Draughts Association senior tournament concludes


by A.Presman » Wed Mar 24, 2010 13:22 ... ournament/

Elton Lambert triumphs at ‘A’ division draughts tournament

Posted By Stabroek staff On March 23, 2010 @ 5:12 am In Sports | No Comments

Experienced draughts player Elton Lambert carted off the senior title while Wilfred Robinson was the winner of the ‘B’ category when the recently-resuscitated Guyana Draughts Association held a two-day tournament at the National Stadium last weekend.


Seated right to left Elton Lambert, President of the Guyana Draughts Association Jairam and Wilfred Robinson with other prize winners standing behind.

Lambert, who won the previous tournament staged by the association last year, recorded 33 points to come out ahead of Wilbert Freeman who recorded 31 points for second position with Robinson third on 25 points and Khemraj Pooranmall with 21 points fourth in the Sunday ‘A’ division showdown.

Two players, Jairam, President of the (GDA) and E. Grandison finished with 19 points apiece.

Robinson was an easy winner in the ‘B’ division played Saturday with 38 points followed by Pooranmall in second place with 32 points.

Third place went to Jairam with 27 points with Mark Braithwaite claiming fourth with 25 points.

Ulric Braithwaite and B. Downer occupied the other positions.

GDA president Jairam said he was pleased with the turnout for the two-day tournament which attracted 25 players.

He said Director of Sport Neil Kumar witnessed a few of the matches.

The Ministry of Sport donated four trophies and made the stadium available to the association. They also donated six boxes of draught pieces, Jairam said.

Other sponsors included Brans Security Service, GT&T, Pomeroon Oil Mills, Haroon Bacchus, Mohamed’s Enterprise, Guyana Stores, P&P Brokers, Kei-Shars Shopping Complex and Two Brothers Gas Station.

Meanwhile, the holder of ticket 971 won the association’s raffle with ticket 1374 securing the second spot, 155 third and 1362 fourth.

The five consolation winners were tickets 1263, 1104, 270, 1103, and 592.

Prize winners are asked to contact Jairam at telephone number 614-6671 or Secretary Ronald Drakes at Kaieteur News.