Amo Amateur Cup Competition


The Amo Amateur Cup was offered by Harri Alouysius Amo, a civil engineer from Surinam who lived in Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana. The first two editions, both played in Paramaribo, involved a Georgetown club side (Everton F.C.). The third edition, in 1932, saw an official B.G.F.A. selection travelling to Surinam, and after the fourth edition in Georgetown, in which they secured their first win, the B.G.F.A. decided to recognise the trophy as equivalent with the Walcott Cup, which had been competed between the British Guiana FA and the K.V.B./N.G.V.B. (the catholic federation of Surinam) since 1925.

Note that the K.V.B. (Katholieke Voetbal Bond) was founded in August 1924 and renamed N.G.V.B. (Nederlandsch Guyana Voetbal Bond) at the start of 1930. It was one of two rival football federations in Paramaribo; the S.V.B. (Surinaamsche Voetbal Bond) was founded in October 1920 and obtained F.I.F.A. membership in May 1929.
Neither the N.G.V.B. nor the B.G.F.A. were F.I.F.A. members.


Palmares

ed. year   venue         winners
 1  1929   Paramaribo    K.V.B.
 2  1930   Paramaribo    N.G.V.B.
 3  1932   Paramaribo    N.G.V.B. (first edition in which B.G.F.A. played)
 4  1933   Georgetown    B.G.F.A.
 5  1934   Paramaribo    N.G.V.B.
 6  1935   Georgetown    N.G.V.B.
 7  1936   Paramaribo    B.G.F.A.
 8  1937   Georgetown    B.G.F.A.
 9  1938   Paramaribo    N.G.V.B.
10  1948   Georgetown    B.G.F.A.
11  1948   Paramaribo    N.G.V.B.

Number of Wins (11)

 7 Surinam (6 as N.G.V.B., 1 as K.V.B.)
 4 Demerara (B.G.F.A.)

NB: note that in the first two editions, both won by hosts Surinam, Demerara were
    represented by Georgetown club side Everton F.C.

Overall Record 1932-1948

N.G.V.B.         27  12  6  9  36-29  30
B.G.F.A.         27   9  6 12  29-36  24

1929 (Paramaribo)

Matches (both at the Patronaatsterrein, Paramaribo)

31- 8-1929 K.V.B.          4-0 Everton F.C.
 1- 9-1929 K.V.B.          2-0 Everton F.C.

Final Record
K.V.B.            2   2  0  0   6- 0   4
Everton F.C.      2   0  0  2   0- 6   0

NB: the K.V.B. won the trophy.

1930 (Paramaribo)

As part of the festivities in the Koninginneweek around the 50th birthday of 
Koningin Wilhelmina (on 31 Aug 1930), both the N.G.V.B. and the S.V.B. had
invited football teams from Georgetown.  The guests of the S.V.B. were called
the "British Guiana combined team" while the team received by the N.G.V.B. were
Everton F.C., runners-up of the local Senior League, strengthened with a few
players (R. Davis and W. Mathias were mentioned in the Paramaribo papers) from
other Georgetown clubs.

The Everton F.C. squad was given by the Daily Chronicle (Georgetown) as:
 Manager: J.L. de Souza
 Players: Lenus Lopes (cap), Carl Holder, S. Marques, A.Resaul, J. Mahanger, A. Nobrega,
          J. Chabrol, R. Storey, G. Fernandes, C. Fernandes, C. Reis, C. Mittelholzer,
          I. Roza, H. Reid, S.J.H. Amo, J. Rodrigues.

British Guiana combined team squad:
 Player-Manager: John I. King [capt.]
 Players: I.R.B. Robinson (GK), F. Brazao, F. Small, F. Humphrey, A. 'Gus' D'Andrade,
          P. Clarke, J.W.R. Phillips, R.M. Wishart, H. Dare, O.T. Donald, W.D. Mew,
          R.N. McDavid, Stokes.

Matches (all at the Patronaatsterrein, Paramaribo)

31- 8-1930 N.G.V.B.        0-0 Everton F.C.
 7- 9-1930 N.G.V.B.        2-0 Everton F.C.
 8- 9-1930 N.G.V.B.        2-0 Everton F.C.

Final Record
N.G.V.B.          3   2  1  0   4- 0   5
Everton F.C.      3   0  1  2   0- 4   1

NB: the N.G.V.B. retained the trophy.

There were numerous other matches played as part of the festivities; apart from
the three Amo Cup matches above, these were:

At the Cultuurtuin (S.V.B. ground)
Note that Zwaluwen were not a club side but a reserve team of the S.V.B.;
Landmacht were an army selection; "Van Gaalen" was a ship of the Dutch Navy.
29- 8-1930 Zwaluwen        1-1 BG Combined
31- 8-1930 "Van Gaalen"    1-0 Landmacht
31- 8-1930 S.V.B.          2-0 BG Combined
 2- 9-1930 Moengo XI       1-3 BG Combined
 4- 9-1930 Ajax            2-2 BG Combined
 5- 9-1930 Voorwaarts      0-1 BG Combined
 7- 9-1930 S.V.B.          1-4 BG Combined
 8- 9-1930 S.V.B.          2-0 BG Combined
NB: in addition, BG Combined were to play a cricket match on 30 Aug against 
    "Team Anijs" but that was cancelled.
 
At the Patronaatsterrein (N.G.V.B. ground)
Note that Zwaluwen were not a club side but a reserve team of the N.G.V.B.;
Landmacht were an army selection; Zeemacht probably was identical to the
"Van Gaalen" side above.
28- 8-1930 S.D.O.          0-0 Everton F.C.
29- 8-1930 Zwaluwen        2-0 Everton F.C.
30- 8-1930 N.G.V.B.        0-1 Moengo XI 
 1- 9-1930 Moengo XI       1-0 Everton F.C.
 2- 9-1930 Hallo           3-2 Everton F.C.
 2- 9-1930 Landmacht       4-0 Zeemacht
 4- 9-1930 Zwaluwen        1-4 Everton F.C.
 5- 9-1930 M.Y.O.B.        0-1 Everton F.C.

1932 (Paramaribo)

This was the first time the B.G.F.A. entered an official selection.
Note that Zwaluwen were not a club side but a reserve team of the N.G.V.B.; 
M.Y.O.B. (Mind Your Own Business) was a club side.

Matches (all at the Patronaatsterrein, Paramaribo)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

28- 8-1932 M.Y.O.B.        1-1 B.G.F.A.
28- 8-1932 Zwaluwen        1-1 B.G.F.A.
31- 8-1932 N.G.V.B.        1-0 B.G.F.A. 
 2- 9-1932 N.G.V.B.        1-0 B.G.F.A. 
 4- 9-1932 N.G.V.B.        0-2 B.G.F.A. 

Final Record Test Matches
N.G.V.B.          3   2  0  1   2- 2   4
B.G.F.A.          3   1  0  2   2- 2   2

NB: the N.G.V.B. retained the trophy (which had already been assured before the final match).

1933 (Georgetown)

Matches (all in Georgetown)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

 1- 5-1933 G.F.C.          0-0 N.G.V.B.
 3- 5-1933 B.G.F.A.        2-0 N.G.V.B. 
 5- 5-1933 B.G.F.A.        0-1 N.G.V.B. 
 6- 5-1933 Victoria F.C.   0-0 N.G.V.B.
 8- 5-1933 B.G.F.A.        1-0 N.G.V.B. 

Final Record Test Matches
B.G.F.A.          3   2  0  1   3- 1   4
N.G.V.B.          3   1  0  2   1- 3   2

NB: the B.G.F.A. won the trophy.  In June 1933, the B.G.F.A. wrote to the N.G.V.B.
    recognising the Amo Amateur Cup as equivalent with the Walcott Cup.

1934 (Paramaribo)

Note that Zwaluwen were not a club side but a reserve team of the N.G.V.B.

Matches (all at the Patronaatsterrein, Paramaribo)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

28- 8-1934 N.G.V.B.        0-0 B.G.F.A. 
29- 8-1934 Zwaluwen        1-1 B.G.F.A.
31- 8-1934 N.G.V.B.        1-0 B.G.F.A. 
 2- 9-1934 N.G.V.B.        2-0 B.G.F.A. 

Final Record Test Matches
N.G.V.B.          3   2  1  0   3- 0   5
B.G.F.A.          3   0  1  2   0- 3   1

NB: the N.G.V.B. won the trophy.

1935 (Georgetown)

Matches (all in Georgetown)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

 7- 5-1935 G.F.C.          1-5 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 0-1]
 8- 5-1935 Everton F.C.    5-2 N.G.V.B.    
10- 5-1935 B.G.F.A.        0-1 N.G.V.B.    
13- 5-1935 Artillery S.C.  3-1 N.G.V.B.       
15- 5-1935 B.G.F.A.        4-0 N.G.V.B. 
17- 5-1935 B.G.F.A.        1-3 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 0-1] 

Final Record Test Matches
N.G.V.B.          3   2  0  1   4- 5   4
B.G.F.A.          3   1  0  2   5- 4   2

NB: the N.G.V.B. retained the trophy.

1936 (Paramaribo)

Matches (all at the Patronaatsterrein, Paramariboo, unless stated otherwise)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

28- 8-1936 M.Y.O.B.        2-4 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 0-2]
30- 8-1936 Mariënburg      0-1 B.G.F.A.        [HT 0-1; in Mariënburg]
29- 8-1936 N.G.V.B.        abd B.G.F.A.        [abandoned at 0-0 after 20' due to heavy rain] 
31- 8-1936 N.G.V.B.        2-4 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-2]
 1- 9-1936 N.G.V.B.        0-2 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 0-1]
 2- 9-1936 N.G.V.B.        6-0 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 4-0]

Final Record Test Matches
B.G.F.A.          3   2  0  1   6- 8   4
N.G.V.B.          3   1  0  2   8- 6   2

NB: the B.G.F.A. won the trophy (which had already been assured before the final match).

1937 (Georgetown)

Matches (all in Georgetown)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

10- 5-1937 G.F.C.          2-1 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 0-1]
11- 5-1937 B.G.F.A.        1-1 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 1-1] 
13- 5-1937 Everton F.C.    4-1 N.G.V.B. 
14- 5-1937 G.F.C.           -  N.G.V.B. 
15- 5-1937 Saint Barnabas   -  N.G.V.B. 
18- 5-1937 B.G.F.A.        1-0 N.G.V.B. 
19- 5-1937 G.F.C.           -  N.G.V.B. 
21- 5-1937 B.G.F.A.        0-0 N.G.V.B. 
NB: of the three club matches with missing results listed above, one was cancelled
    while the N.G.V.B. won the other two by 3-1 and 1-0.

Final Record Test Matches
B.G.F.A.          3   1  2  0   2- 1   4
N.G.V.B.          3   0  2  1   1- 2   2

NB: the B.G.F.A. retained the trophy (which had already been assured before the final match).

1938 (Paramaribo)

Matches (all at the Patronaatsterrein, Paramaribo, unless stated otherwise)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

28- 8-1938 M.Y.O.B.        1-0 B.G.F.A.
30- 8-1938 Mariënburg V.V. 2-3 B.G.F.A.        [in Mariënburg]
31- 8-1938 N.G.V.B.        1-1 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-0] 
 2- 9-1938 v.v. Surinam    1-0 B.G.F.A.
 4- 9-1938 N.G.V.B.        1-0 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-0] 
             [Nahar (pen)]
 5- 9-1938 Mariënburg V.V. 1-1 B.G.F.A.        [in Mariënburg]
 6- 9-1938 Mariënburg V.V. 3-0 B.G.F.A.        [in Mariënburg]
 9- 9-1938 N.G.V.B.        1-0 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-0] 
             [Nahar]

Final Record Test Matches
N.G.V.B.          3   2  1  0   3- 1   5
B.G.F.A.          3   0  1  2   1- 3   1

NB: the N.G.V.B. won the trophy.

During their stay in Paramaribo, the B.G.F.A. team arranged additional matches
after the Amo Cup series at the Cultuurtuin ground (S.V.B.):

11- 9-1938 Moengo          2-1 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 0-0]
13- 9-1938 S.V.B.          1-1 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 0-0]
15- 9-1938 Arsenal         3-0 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 0-0]
16- 9-1938 S.V.B.          2-1 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-0]
17- 9-1938 M.V.V.          2-0 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-0]

1948 (Georgetown)

On 16 Apr 1948, the B.G.F.A. received a telegram from the F.A. in London
informing it that the B.G.F.A. "is not permitted to carry on tournaments
with N.G.V.B.", because the latter were not members of F.I.F.A.  In order
to prevent problems for the association, its players resigned from their
clubs for the duration of the tour.

Matches (all in Georgetown)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

27- 4-1948 Moore's Touring 2-2 N.G.V.B.
28- 4-1948 Nomads          0-4 N.G.V.B.
30- 4-1948 B.G.F.A.        5-4 N.G.V.B. 
 2- 5-1948 B.G.F.A.        0-2 N.G.V.B. 
 3- 5-1948 B.G.F.A.        3-0 N.G.V.B. 

Final Record Test Matches
B.G.F.A.          3   2  0  1   8- 6   4
N.G.V.B.          3   1  0  2   6- 8   2

NB: the B.G.F.A. won the trophy.

1948 (Paramaribo)

As part of the festivities around the 50th anniversary of the coronation of
Koningin Wilhelmina (on 31 Aug 1948), the N.G.V.B. had invited the B.G.F.A.
and the K.S.C. (Katholieke Sport Centrale), the catholic federation on the
island of Curaçao, while an S.V.B. selection was touring the Netherlands.
Because of the withdrawal of the Curaçao side (they were unhappy about some
refereeing decisions in their fourth match), their last two matches (against
the B.G.F.A. (6 Sep) and the N.G.V.B. (7 Sep)) were cancelled and the third
and final match for the Amo Amateur Cup was moved forward by one day.

Matches (all at the N.G.V.B.-terrein, Paramaribo)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

28- 8-1948 Leo Victor      0-0 B.G.F.A.
29- 8-1948 Xerxes          2-1 K.S.C.
31- 8-1948 N.G.V.B.        2-0 K.S.C.          [HT: 2-0]
 1- 9-1948 N.G.V.B.        0-0 B.G.F.A. 
 2- 9-1948 K.S.C.          1-1 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-1]
 4- 9-1948 N.G.V.B.        abd K.S.C.          [abandoned at 2-1, K.S.C. walked off]
 5- 9-1948 N.G.V.B.        6-0 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 2-0] 
 7- 9-1948 N.G.V.B.        2-2 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 0-1] 

Final Record Test Matches
N.G.V.B.          3   1  2  0   8- 2   4
B.G.F.A.          3   0  2  1   2- 8   2

NB: the N.G.V.B. won the trophy.

About this document

Sources: various Surinam newspapers available through Delpher

Thanks to Neil Morrison for additions and corrections from Georgetown newspapers

Prepared and maintained by Karel Stokkermans for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 30 Jan 2020

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