first_imgBy Stephan SookramST AGNES and North Georgetown advanced to the final of the 2019 edition of COURTS Pee Wee Football tournament following yesterday’s semi-final round. Both games ended 2-0 but took vastly different paths at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.In the first semi-final, North Georgetown took the fight to Genesis from the opening whistle, tormenting the opposition ’keeper who was stellar between the uprights in keeping the score line decent.North Georgetown made it no secret that they were shooting for goals by any means necessary, sometimes shooting from half field to break the deadlock.Genesis, on the other hand, had a few tries go wide of the post with their best chance being a loose ball down the flank which was side-footed wide.Jaheim Gillard would break the eventual deadlock in the 28th minute and North Georgetown continued trying the goal.Kevin Burton in the 38th doubled the score line just before the whistle to make North Georgetown the first team into the final.Under the setting sun, however, a battle ensued for the second spot.Tucville went toe-to-toe with St Agnes, quite literally, as they traded shot for shot in the opening minutes.And while there was no shortage of shots, there were no goals as both goalkeepers kept their sides in the game.The first half and then regulation time ended with no goals scored and the tournament went into the extra time.Eventually, Shane Darlymple (40+3) and Celon London (40+8) put the game out of the reach of favourites Tucville.Earlier in the day, in the 13-16 category, St Stephen won via walkover from Craig while Enterprise won via walkover from UitvlugtIn the 9-12 division, Mae’s went down to St Ambrose 1-2 with Elijah Bynoe scoring for the losers and LeAndre Carr 35th and 38th scoring twice for the winners.Redeemer were 3-1 winners over Marian Academy thanks to Nickolas Watts’ hat-trick of goals in the 10th, 12th and 38th while Emanuel Francois scored for the losers.Soesdyke 2 needed extra time to beat Timehri 2-1 in the 5-8 playoff with Shaquille Caleb in the 17th and 40+6 being the hero while Nyron Barrow (36th) scored for Soesdyke.St Pius also beat West Ruimveldt 2-1 with Jamal Fraser scoring in the 40th and 40+2 despite Cleon LaRose scoring in the 39th.The final will take place next weekend.last_img read more

first_img Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 Share Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM August 17, 2020 After decades of decline, Italian horse racing has been thrown a lifeline in the form of the country’s latest Budget Law. Most notably, the turnover-based tax regime that has been so detrimental has been replaced by a new gross gaming revenue (GGR) tax.The GGR tax regime for horse racing is based on that already implemented in the sports betting sector. However, horse racing taxes – set at 43% for retail bets and 47% for online – remain significantly higher than the 18% and 22% that land-based and online sports betting has to deal with.  The situation has been further improved by the loosening of strict laws, with this liberalisation expected to lead to industry growth. Previously, betting on horses was restricted to official betting lists published by Italian gaming authority ADM, but the Budget Law has relaxed this. After sports betting laws were similarly relaxed, the Italian gaming market witnessed sizeable growth, and it is hoped it will have the same effect on horse racing. Additionally, the Budget Law postponed the country’s proposed new betting licenses, so to allow local municipalities time to change their laws accordingly. The existing betting shop and corner licenses have been extended for the full year, against the payment of an annual extension fee of €6000 per betting shop and €3500 per betting corner. A new tender for betting shops and corner licenses also aims to take in €410 million by the end of September. New ADM chief: Italy to keep strictest monitoring on gambling incumbents July 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submitlast_img read more