Inter-regional paintball gets massive support from Team Mohamed’s
The upcoming inter-regional paintball tournament to be hosted in Guyana has received significant support from Team Mohamed’s.
The one-day competition will be hosted on July 17 at the Guyana National Service (GNS) Ground, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown.
Organised by Kendallz Extreme Sports, the tournament is expected to see teams from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and St. Lucia, along with 10 teams from Guyana, competing. A Surinamese contingent has also expressed interest in participating.
According to Team Mohamed’s principal, Azruddin Mohamed, “Supporting youths in a positive way is something we will always continue to do and to know that out of this tournament, Guyanese stand the opportunity to represent the Caribbean is another reason we create these platforms for the expression of talent.”
Mohamed further indicated, “We also want to showcase Guyana; it is a passion of mine, showing the world our amazing country and certainly with the number of teams coming, we will use our resources to show them this nation.”
Meanwhile, Kevin Hinds of Kendallz Extreme Sports, explained that this particular tournament is to spot talents in the Caribbean to fill a team to send to the USA in either November of this year or in January 2023 to represent the Caribbean.
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.
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, covering 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.
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.