Upper Mazaruni District Games 2017 deemed a success
DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The 20th Upper Mazaruni Games officially came to an end last Sunday 13, August, 2017. Thirteen hinterland teams were able to benefit from participatiON in the games at the Kamarang Warawatta Sports ground, Region 7.
The President of the District Sports Committee (DSC) in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) Rudolph Wellington said that, “Overall, the games were well rounded, and many youths were able to benefit from competitive 2017 games”.
Over 500 females and males from the various Hinterland villages including Paruima, Waramadong, Kamarang, Kako, Jawalla, Phillipai, Imbaimadai, Chinoweing, Quebanang, Kaikan, and Arau, participated in the games. A team from Chenpau, Region 8 (Potaro- Siparuni) and San Juan, near the border with Venezuela competed in the event for the first time.
The one week event included football, cricket, volleyball, aquatics, archery, and track and field events, among others sport activities.
In the final match of the football (males) Waramadong defeated Paruima (two-nil), and females Kako defended Kamarang (one-nil).
In cricket, the teams were sub-divided into two teams, Zone A and Zone B.
Zone A comprised of Isseneru, Kamarang, Waramadong, Paruima, Chenapau, and San Juan while team Zone B comprised of Kako, Quebanang, Jawalla, Phillipai, Imbaimadai, and Chinoweing. Both teams played male and females separately, both teams from Zone A won the cricket aspect of the competition.
In the archery competition a male from Phillipai won.While the Swimming competition Paruima, Kako and Kamarang placed first, second and third.
The Paruima Volleyball the team won the volleyball competition.
Wellington said that next year the DSC will be expecting more participation from the business sector, so that winners of the competition will be awarded with incentives as well as trophies.