September 30, 2016

GDA launches international domino tournament

By Treiston Joseph

The Georgetown Domino Association (GDA) will host the second edition of their International Domino Tournament scheduled for April 1-4 at 1222-23Gauling Place, South Ruimveldt.
At the Press Conference on Thursday, PRO of the GDA Basil Bradshaw highlighted that the event will bring teams from various countries together.
Nevertheless, with the hefty cost attached to airfares at the moment a number of teams such an Antigua will be unable to make the tip to Guyana for the tournament.
However, over 60 teams are schedule to participate with Barbados confirming four teams for the tournament.
Gregory Bledman who is a representative from Barbados as well as from the World Council Domino Association noted that the tournament is blessed by the world body.
“There are not many tournaments like these and at the World Council level we would be happy to see more tournaments like this, the cost to travel is a major hindrance and an issue we hopefully can address in the future because we would like to countries coming to this tournament,” Bledman noted.
President of the GDA, Faye Joseph was grateful for the support of the tournament and highlighted her overall vision for the sport of domino.
“I’m asking the private and public entities to come on board and see what domino is all about… I would like to see it (domino) go to the Olympic level and I will work with other countries and trust me we will get there,” Joseph assured.
The tournament will see each team playing four round before the final nine team play a sudden death two out one in round for the championship.
The winning team will receive US $5,000 while second, third and fourth will pocket US $2,500, US $1,500 and US $1,000 respectively. Entrance fee for each team will be US $200.

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