Rahaman, Alves take first Men’s Open winsADAM Alves and Javed Rahaman gave a temperate start to the Men’s Open, as they registered the competition’s first wins when the Digicel Senior National Squash Championships commenced yesterday at the courts of the Georgetown Club, on Camp Street.Men’s veteran Joe Mekdeci easily overthrew Medhi Ramdhani in a slow start, but things picked up as an energetic Allan Downes tried to outmanoeuvre the more skilled Khalil Alli, but came up short. David Fernandes was also in winners’ row after he had a fun time in his match against Guyana Squash Association (GSA) president Robin Low.Alves began his competition against Douglas DeGroot, and DeGroot let him know early on that he meant business. He took the first point in every single game that played out to be a four-game battle.For the first game, the pair rallied and traded points, with DeGroot getting in eight before Alves closed off the game. The second game had another 11-8 margin, but this time in DeGroot’s favour.Alves seized the next two games, both ending with 11-6 margins.It was another four-game match when Rahaman took on Steven Xavier winning 12-10, 4-11, 11-6, 11-9.Mekdeci bettered Ramdhani 11-1, 11-8, 11-5 in a quick match. However, in the second match of the night, Downes almost sent his match against Khalil to a four-set clash.Khalil had the upper hand in skills, but a spirited Downes pushed him hard. Khalil eventually won the match 11-6, 11-6, 11-9, just as things were getting a little more than he could handle.In the lone veterans Men’s Over-50 match Fernandes showed better court coverage in his 11-9, 11-6, 11-6 win over Low.The tournament continued last night with the round of sixteen matches in the Men’s Open, first-round matches in the Women’s Open and more round-robin matches in the veterans categories. The tournament ends on Saturday.
THE Georgetown Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship culminated on Saturday night at the Durban Park Tarmac with defending champions, Gold is Money, retaining their title and winning $500,000 in front of a capacity crowd as Albouystown-B failed to dethrone the back to back Georgetown champions.Action between Gold is Money (white bibs) and Albouystown-B in the Georgetown Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship.Jermin ‘Pankie’ Junor’s fifth-minute tap-in was all Gold is Money required as they held Albouystown scoreless; Gold is Money’s defence withstood the stern challenge of negating Albouystown’s attacking Lennox Cort, keeping a third consecutive clean sheet on the night.Earlier, regulation time and extra time failed to separate Sophia and Broad Street in the third-place playoff as both periods of play ended goalless, however, Sophia held their nerveto win 1-0 from the penalty spot on sudden death penalties.Meanwhile, Leopold Street defeated Sparta Boss 2-0 in the Plate final to grab $60,000. En route to that final, Leopold Street beat Tiger Bay 5-0 while Sparta required extra time to get past Back Circle with a 2-1 victory.With their win, Gold is Money pocketed $500,000 along with a trophy while Albouystown-B settled for $300,000 and a trophy. Third place finishers, Sophia, got $200,000 plus a trophy while fourth placed Broad Street copped $100,000.NSC Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, hands over the winner’s trophy to Gold is Money’s Hubert Pedro as Guinness Brand Manager, Lee Baptiste (extreme right) and other players look on.All six teams have also earned berths to the National Championship which is slated for August 9th and 10th at the Durban Park Tarmac.Beacon and Police from Bartica, High Rollers from Linden, Brothers United along with Showstoppers, Ballers Empire and Up Top Bosses from West Coast Demerara, Melanie-B and Paradise-A from East Coast, Tralfagar from Berbice and Gold is Money, Broad Street, Sophia, Albouystown-B, Leopold Street and Sparta Boss will be in action on Friday and Saturday nights when the National Playoffs kick off.
Written By First Published: 5th October, 2019 20:31 IST COMMENT Adil Khan LIVE TV Last Updated: 5th October, 2019 20:31 IST Brock Lesnar To Bobby Lashley, Wrestlers Who Have Excelled Outside WWE WWE: Professional wrestling sometimes takes over a wrestler’s life and they decide to leave the company and try something else. Here’s a list of wrestlers. Also Read l WWE: Brock Lesnar Defeats Kofi Kingston In Seconds To Win The TitleBobby LashleyBobby Lashley has done a lot outside the ring, he has previously won 3 NAIA championships, 4 NAIA All-American championships, 3 International Military Sports Council championship and many more. Apart from that, he has also won many wrestling championships while serving for the US Army, However, he was not able to represent his country at the Olympics as he was injured a few days before the event in a bank robbery. After that, Lashley made his career in MMA, WWE and TNA. Though his MMA career was short-lived, he became the TNA champion numerous times. These days he is dominating the WWE ring with is raw power.Also Read l WWE SmackDown: Cain Velasquez Enters The Ring To Destroy Brock LesnarKurt AngleMany know about how legendary was Kurt Angle’s career in WWE, but only a few may know that he has done incredibly well outside the ring too. Before joining WWE, he won many awards in his amateur wrestling career. He is a 2-time NCAA Division-1 Heavyweight Wrestling Champion and a gold medallist in freestyle wrestling at 1995 World Wrestling Championships. But his is most noteworthy win apart from WWE championship title was winning a Gold medal in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Summer Olympics.Also Read l WWE SmackDown Results, October 4: Winners, Grades And Other Details WATCH US LIVE Professional wrestling sometimes takes over a wrestler’s life and they decide to leave WWE and try something else. The biggest example of this is former WWE wrestler CM Punk who left WWE because of some conflict with WWE officials. CM Punk then decided to fight in Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) but lost his debut match, he then started making comic books, commentating at shows and movies. Though he has left WWE, he is still known to be one of the greatest WWE wrestlers and whenever he decides to come back, fans would welcome him with open arms. Apart from CM Punk, many WWE superstars have tried their luck in other areas.Also Read l WWE SmackDown: Braun Strowman Vs Tyson Fury, Will It Happen?Brock LesnarThe most known WWE wrestler to try in other sport is Brock Lesnar. The Beast has dominated both the WWE Ring and UFC Octagon in the past. Fans believe that Brock is one of the best crossover stars in the history of mixed martial arts. In his early days, Brock Lesnar won a lot of titles in WWE and later went on to become the Heavyweight Champion in UFC. Now that he has returned to WWE, he still performs at his highest level and still has a lot of fan following. Without a doubt, Brock Lesnar is the benchmark for all the future wrestlers who want to dominate either WWE or UFC or both. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US