Six nations coming for inter-region paintball in Guyana on July 17
Themed ‘Resilience 3V3’, Guyana will stage the inter-region paintball competition on July 17, featuring seven Caribbean nations, at the Guyana National Service ground, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.
Organiser, Kevin Hinds of Kendallz Extreme Sports, explained that the competition’s main aim is to select a Caribbean team for a major tournament in the United States of America.
Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, and St. Lucia, along with 10 teams from Guyana, will compete at the one-day event, which has over G$800,000 in cash and prizes.
“This particular tournament is to spot talent in the Caribbean to fill a team we can send to the USA in either November of this year or in January 2023 to represent the Caribbean,” he indicated.
According to Hinds, the Trinidad contingent is 12 persons, and while they are still working out logistics for the other countries, he sees this as a budding sport tourism activity for the country.
As such, he is working along with the Guyana Tourism Authority since many of the competitors would be coming to Guyana for the first time. In the future, there is another tournament called ‘Big Games’ in which over 400 persons would come to Guyana from the United States and the United Kingdom, most likely during the July-August period.
Additionally, there is a paintball scholarship fund for 10 persons and Hinds said they are focused on ensuring the teams get access to such.
It will be a speedball format as in the pro-level, Hinds highlighted. And unlike the recreational aspect where only specific hits count, any hits will be valid in this format.
Registration for local teams is G$15,000 and that will cover the gear needed to compete, while patrons will be admitted free of cost.
Registration forms can be accessed by visiting Kendallz Extreme Sports on social media platforms.
Sheriff Security Service, which has pledged to support for the next two years, is among the list of sponsors, which also includes the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, and Team Mohamed’s.
Other sponsors are Kabisa Energy Drink, Alleyne’s Hardware and Construction, Virtual Solutions Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago Paintball Association, Juicy Movements Car Rentals, and Dragonfly Drone Services.