PRESS RELEASE People’s National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia Georgetown, Guyana May 31, 2005

A one-week Domino Tournament, to mark the 39th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence and also the 88th Birth Anniversary of Elder Statesman, the late Dr. Ptolemy Reid, O.E., concluded on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at Congress Place auditorium with a prize giving ceremony. The PNCR and Opposition Leader, Mr. Robert H. O. Corbin MP was on hand to make the main presentation to the winning team. The event sponsored by the Georgetown District of the People's National Congress Reform (PNCR), commenced on Monday, May 23, 2005 and brought together twenty-nine (29) teams from various parts of the country.

At the opening ceremony the President of the Guyana Domino Association, Deputy Mayor, Mr. Robert Williams commended the PNCR for sponsoring the competition and indicated that Guyana will be the host of a World Cup Domino Competition later this year. The event which attracted hundreds of spectators every night of the competition was a spectacular affair, during which competition was keen and spirited. By the end of the competition on Sunday May 29, 2005, Honesty domino team of Campbellville carted off the one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) first prize, donated by the Brooklyn Chapter of the PNCR and the Robert Corbin trophy donated by the Party Leader. The second prize of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) and a trophy was won by the Exodus domino team of Albouystown, with the third prize of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) and a trophy going to the Upset domino team of Kitty. The fourth prize of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and a trophy was won by the Titans domino team of Hadfield Street, Lodge. Two prizes of three thousand dollars ($3,000) each were presented to the most vibrant player and the member of the team that had the most points. Mr. Desmond Braithwaite of Honesty team was the most vibrant player and Troopers was the team that shared the first double love.

At the closing ceremony, Mr. Gregory Fraser, Secretary of the PNCR Georgetown District and co-ordinator of the tournament indicated that the event would be an annual one and that he looked forward to a bigger and better tournament next year, with the involvement of more teams. He also said that this was an excellent sporting activity which he hopes would be able to attract and bring together a wider cross section of Guyanese people of all ethnicity.

The PNCR Leader congratulated the participants on the competitive spirit and the camaraderie which pervaded the tournament and offered the Congress Place auditorium to the Guyana Domino Association should they wish to sponsor any future events.

The Georgetown District will host another Domino Tournament during the Emancipation celebration in August of this year where it is hoped that all Regions of Guyana would participate.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Georgetown, Guyana
May 31, 2005