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GDF Junior NCO Club hosts successful R1 Vodka Dominoes Tournament

The Guyana Defence Force Junior Non-Commissioned Officers’ Club successfully hosted its inaugural R1Vodka Competition on March 14 and 15 last at the Corporals’ Club at Base Camp Ayanganna. Twelve clubs participated in the competition. The Providence Sports Club copped the Champion’s purse of $100,000 and the trophy. The Specialists finished in second place while Spartans clinched the third place and the R&R Dominoes Club finished fourth. Mr. A Samaroo of Spartans was the Competition’s MVP. President of the GDF Junior Non Commissioned Officers Club, Corporal Junior Spencer said that although the number of clubs participating was not as many as anticipated, the competition was smoothly run and participants and spectators alike had fun. According to him, this was the first time in recent memory, that the club has hosted a dominoes competition. At the official launch of the competition on March 12, Banks DIH R1 Vodka Brand Manager, Ian DeBarros, said that, R1 Vodka was proud to be the main sponsor of the competition. “Banks DIH R1 Vodka is pleased to be associated with this competition. This is an opportunity for us, to not only develop brand awareness, but also to partner with the GDF through its Junior Non-Commissioned Officers, to the development of excellence at the sport of dominoes,” he said. “Dominoes is historically quite popular across Guyana, and competitions like this, help to expose new players to the competitive environment and build camaraderie. We are thankful to the GDF that we have been invited to be on board for this competition.” The Banks R1 vodka Brand sponsored the $100,000 first prize. BANKS also hosted a Power Wine Sampling, and a “happy hour” activity where patrons who purchased one bottle of R1 Vodka got a second bottle free. Speaking at the launch, President of the Georgetown Dominoes Association, Mrs Faye Fraser, said that she was enthused to see GDF enabling a structured environment for the development and enjoyment of the sport within its environment. “The Georgetown Dominoes Association is pleased to give its blessing and approval for this inaugural competition, and we hope to see the sport further developed within the GDF. It is also good to note that the hosts have been able to secure the requisite sponsorship for the competition,” she said. The second place team won $70,000 and a trophy, while the third place team walked away with -MORE- $30,000 and a trophy and the fourth place team $10,000 and a trophy. The MVP of the competition was awarded $3,000. Cevons Waste Management sponsored the second place prize while Resolute Engineering sponsored the third place prize money. The fourth place award was sponsored by the hosts. All trophies were donated by DIGICEL.