USACUA Umpires Training Seminar Series Begins for 2009

The following is a memo from Mr. Fitzroy Hayles, Vice President of USACUA:

TO:  All League Presidents, Team Captains, Club Executives, Regional Representatives and other Interested Individuals.

This seeks to inform you that training sessions for Umpires and Scorers will commence on:

Date:  Sunday, January 11, 2009
Time:  1:00 PM sharp
Place: Lucas Cricket Club
1012 Ralph Avenue
(Between Tilden & Snyder Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11203

The sessions will run for a period of fourteen (14) weeks, and will culminate with the administration of the USACUA Preliminary and Final Exams.

Prospective umpires are reminded that they will need to maintain an eighty (80) percent attendance rate in order to qualify to sit any examination administered by the Association.

Members who have sat and passed the USACUA or the WICUA qualifying examinations are also required to attend these seminars being offered by the Association.

Information about the training sessions have already being communicated to the Regional Directors, League presidents and other league executives. Coordinators and league representatives are asked to convey this information to prospective umpires or individuals within their league who aspire to be trained as umpires. They may submit names or the lists of club contacts to the secretariat in order that the information can be forwarded to the relevant clubs or individuals as quickly as possible.

Members who are required to complete the WICUA Final Written or Oral and Practical examinations are asked to communicate their intentions to the Chairman of the Training and Examination Committee.

If you need more information, please feel to contact us as soon as possible. Information can be obtained  [by emailing]:,
the Secretary at,
Sylvester Mulcare at, ,
Carl Patrick at,
Hammy Reid at,
Steve Kalloo at,
Mohammed Baksh at,
or call me at telephone number 347-415-2061.

Respectfully Yours,
Fitzroy I. Hayles
Vice President for Secretary.


WICUA 2008 Final Written Examination Results Announced

Results of the 2008 WICUA Final Written Examinations
(Passing Score: 70%)
 Territories Last First Results
Barbados REIFER Leslie Pass
SIVERS Paul Fail
Canada VELLAMBI Mallikarjunan Pass
RAJOO Dennis Pass
BUDHOO Rabindranauth Pass
PERSAUD James Pass
BAKER Howard Fail
Cayman Islands SEALY Ricardo Pass
Guyana MOAKAN Zahir Pass
PERSAUD Ramdar Pass
LACKHAN Herbert Fail
PERSAUD Bohwanie Fail
Jamaica TAYLOR Christopher Pass
FRANCIS Courtney Pass
GARIB Alvin Pass
COLQUHOUN Bernard Pass
FLEMMING Geoffrey Pass
ROWE Malachi Pass
THOMAS Milton Pass
JOHNSON Grady Pass
SMITH Verol K. Pass
DALBERRY Wilfred Pass
WILLIAMS Jacqueline Pass
NEITA Michael Fail
MINDLEY Brian Fail
RUSSELL Sherman Fail
St. Lucia MATTHEW-JOHN Francis Pass
SERIEUX Julian Fail
St. Maarten MOOKLALL Lochan Pass
St. Croix HENRY Ishmael B Fail
Trinidad RAMLOGAN Bhagwandass Pass
SINGH James Pass
RAJKUMAR Lyndon Pass
HINDS Dominic Pass
GHANY Fyzool Pass
SOOKRAM Seukaran Pass
LEWIS John Pass
BARRAN Parbatee Pass
DANIEL Dane Pass
RENALIS Martin Pass
ABDOOL Hakim Pass
LAKHRAM Stephen Fail
DABIDEEN Vishwa Fail
DOOKHOOL Collin Fail
RAMNATH Deolal Fail
MANGAL Victor Pass
BURCHELL Kenneth Pass
POORAN Trilochan Fail

Key Facts & Figures:

Congratulations are in order for Mr. Zakir Moakhan of GUYANA for attaining the highest marks of 83%.

A total of 50 candidates wrote this examination and 36 were successful amounting to a success-rate of 72%As far as the USACUA was concerned, our success rate was 75%

Umpire Ian E. Merchant of SKCUA Passes Away

The following is a memo from Mr. Troy K ‘BifF’ Mills, Rep of LICUA:

Fellow [Umpires],
It is with deep regret that I inform you that the St.Kitts Cricket Umpires Association (SKCUA) has lost another one of our brothers.
Umpire Ian E Merchant passed away on Saturday last as he landed in Trinidad to receive medical attention there.
The date for the funeral has not been set as yet and I will advise when it is.
Can you please inform the members of your Association accordingly.
On behalf of the SKCUA and my personal behalf, I would like to express our most profound condolences to his family.
May he rest in peace.

Troy K ‘Bif’ Mills
Representative for the LICUA on the West Indies Cricket Umpires [Association’s] Publicity Committee.

Bourkes Project
Sandy Point
St. Kitts West Indies
Tele: (869)-466-4862/(869)-465-4862
Mob : (869)-668-2055/(869)-662-2622
Fax : (869)-466-4862


Important USACUA Meetings Called

The following is a memo from Mr. Carl Patrick, PRO of USACUA:

There will be an

Executive Meeting
Date: Friday, October 3, 2008
Time: 7:00 PM sharp
Lucas Cricket Club
1012 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203

and a General meeting
Date: Friday, October 10, 2008
Time: 7:00 PM sharp
Lucas Cricket Club
1012 Ralph Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203

PRO Announces Dates For USACUA’s 2007 Graduation Ceremony (Awards Night)

The 2008 Graduation Ceremony (or Awards Night as it was referred to in a previous News item below) of the USACUA will be held:

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wembley Athletic Club
550 East 39 Street
Bronx, NY
Time: 9 PM to 2 AM

Tickets are $70 per person.

Please call any one of:
Raymond Simmonds at 718-994-5982,
Lincoln Champagnie at 718-798-9015, or
Carl Patrick at 718-676-5401 for information and tickets