Martinez Shield


The shield was donated by Frederick Martinez, a merchant who operated in the West Indies.

It was originally competed for only once, as an inter-club athletics trophy in Trinidad in 1908, and was won by the Shamrock Club. Later, on the inauguration of the intercolonial football competition between Trinidad and British Guiana in 1923, the Shamrock Club donated the Martinez Shield to the Trinidad Amateur Football Association (T.A.F.A.), and the competition became known as the Martinez Shield. The competition started as an intercolonial tournament between Trinidad and British Guiana. The last three editions also included Barbados to form a triangular.

The British Guiana Football Association (B.G.F.A.) was based in Georgetown, Demerara, and its representative teams (which normally were composed of Georgetown-based players only) were sometimes referred to as "Demerara," particularly in the Trinidad press. Demerara was part of British Guiana, which had been created by the unification of Demerara-Essequibo and Berbice in 1831.


Palmares

     Winner           Runner-Up        Host
1923 Trinidad         British Guiana   Trinidad
1924   not played
1925 Trinidad         British Guiana   British Guiana
1926 Trinidad         British Guiana   Trinidad
1927   not played
1928 Trinidad         British Guiana   British Guiana
1929 British Guiana   Trinidad         Trinidad
1930   not played
1931 British Guiana   Trinidad         British Guiana [*]
1932 British Guiana   Trinidad         Barbados       [*]
1933 Trinidad         British Guiana   Trinidad       [*]

[*] triangular tournaments, with Barbados finishing third and last.

Number of Wins

 5 Trinidad
 3 British Guiana

1923

at Port of Spain [all matches at the T.A.F.A. ground, Queen's Park Savannah]

22-Oct-1923 Trinidad  0-0  British Guiana
24-Oct-1923 Trinidad  3-0  British Guiana
27-Oct-1923 Trinidad  1-0  British Guiana

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad        3  2  1  0   4- 0  5
 2.British Guiana  3  0  1  2   0- 4  1

Friendly matches
25-Oct-1923 Casuals/Sporting*  0-1  British Guiana
29-Oct-1923 Combined Colleges  5-0  British Guiana
30-Oct-1923 Maple              2-1  British Guiana
31-Oct-1923 Shamrock           1-1  British Guiana

* Casuals and Sporting Club (combined team).


1925

at Georgetown [all matches at the G.F.C. Ground, Bourda]

 9-Feb-1925 British Guiana  1-3  Trinidad
13-Feb-1925 British Guiana  2-1  Trinidad
16-Feb-1925 British Guiana  0-1  Trinidad

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad        3  2  0  1   5- 3  4
 2.British Guiana  3  1  0  2   3- 5  2

Friendly matches
 4-Feb-1925 G.F.C.            1-0  Trinidad
 5-Feb-1925 B.G.F.C.          0-3  Trinidad
 6-Feb-1925 British Guiana    7-0  H.M.S. Calcutta
11-Feb-1925 Corinthians F.C.  0-3  Trinidad
14-Feb-1925 Artillery S.C.    2-2  Trinidad
17-Feb-1925 Victoria F.C.     0-0  Trinidad


1926

in Trinidad; matches played in order listed below

            Trinidad  1-1  British Guiana
            Trinidad  1-0  British Guiana
 6-Nov-1926 Trinidad  3-0  British Guiana

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad        3  2  1  0   5- 1  5
 2.British Guiana  3  0  1  2   1- 5  1

1928

at Georgetown [all matches at the B.G.F.A. ground, Pln Thomas]

16-Mar-1928 British Guiana  1-1  Trinidad
21-Mar-1928 British Guiana  0-0  Trinidad
28-Mar-1928 British Guiana  0-1  Trinidad

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad        3  1  2  0   2- 1  4
 2.British Guiana  3  0  2  1   1- 2  2

Friendly matches:
13-Mar-1928 Artillery S.C.    0-1  Trinidad
14-Mar-1928 Victoria F.C.     0-1  Trinidad
19-Mar-1928 Corinthians F.C.  1-4  Trinidad
23-Mar-1928 Artillery S.C.    1-1  Trinidad
26-Mar-1928 B.G.F.C.          0-2  Trinidad
29-Mar-1928 Everton F.C.      0-0  Trinidad


1929

at Port of Spain [all matches at the T.A.F.A. ground, Queen's Park Savannah], except as indicated otherwise

26-Oct-1929 Trinidad  0-0  British Guiana
 2-Nov-1929 Trinidad  0-1  British Guiana
 9-Nov-1929 Trinidad  3-1  British Guiana
11-Nov-1929 Trinidad  1-1  British Guiana  [AET] [replay]
13-Nov-1929 Trinidad  0-1  British Guiana  [2nd replay]

Final Table:

 1.British Guiana  5  2  2  1   4- 4  6
 2.Trinidad        5  1  2  2   4- 4  4

Friendly matches:
24-Oct-1929 Shamrock        3-2  British Guiana
28-Oct-1929 Sporting Club   1-0  British Guiana
30-Oct-1929 South Trinidad  3-1  British Guiana  [at Usine Ste Madeleine ground, Usine]
 4-Nov-1929 Maple           2-3  British Guiana
 6-Nov-1929 Casuals         0-1  British Guiana


1931

at Georgetown [all matches at the B.G.F.A. ground, Pln Thomas]

 9-Mar-1931 Trinidad        7-1  Barbados     (H.Achong x4, A.Daniel, W.Brown, L.Carter / L.Gittens)
11-Mar-1931 British Guiana  1-1  Trinidad     (M.Nascimiento / H.Achong)
13-Mar-1931 British Guiana  9-0  Barbados     (L.Lopes x3, O.T.Donald x5, W.Mathias)
16-Mar-1931 Trinidad        5-1  Barbados     (S.E.Agostini, H.Achong, A.Halfhide, L.Carter, E.Thompson / ?)
18-Mar-1931 British Guiana  2-0  Trinidad *   (R.E.Weekes pen, O.T.Donald)
20-Mar-1931 British Guiana  7-0  Barbados     (O.T.Donald x2, M.Nascimento x3, R.E.Weekes, E.S.Evelyn)

 * Vernon Chabrol (British Guiana's left full-back) died suddenly on the morning of 19-Mar-1931.
   He had also represented British Guiana at cricket, and at the time of his death was the
   local record holder in the high jump.  He had previously held the local records for the
   100 yards sprint and the 120 yards hurdles.

Final Table:

 1.British Guiana  4  3  1  0  19- 1  7
 2.Trinidad        4  2  1  1  13- 5  5
 3.Barbados        4  0  0  4   2-28  0

Friendly matches:
 6-Mar-1931 G.F.C.          1-2  Trinidad
 7-Mar-1931 Everton F.C.    5-2  Barbados
10-Mar-1931 B.G.C.C.        4-0  Barbados
14-Mar-1931 Artillery S.C.  2-2  Trinidad


1932

at Bridgetown [all matches at Kensington Oval]

14-Apr-1932 Trinidad  0-1  British Guiana     (Lovell)
16-Apr-1932 Barbados  0-1  British Guiana     (Mittelhozer)
18-Apr-1932 Barbados  1-0  Trinidad           (Sealy pen)
21-Apr-1932 Trinidad  2-1  British Guiana     (Achong pen, Charles / Small)
23-Apr-1932 Barbados  2-2  British Guiana     (Sealy x2 / Mittelhozer pen, Martindale OG)
26-Apr-1932 Barbados  1-3  Trinidad           (Sealy / Charles x2, Achong)

Final Table:

 1.British Guiana  4  2  1  1   5- 4  5
 2.Trinidad        4  2  0  2   5- 4  4
 3.Barbados        4  1  1  2   4- 6  3

Friendly matches:
11-Apr-1932 Empire F.C.     1-1  British Guiana
12-Apr-1932 Spartan F.C.    1-1  Trinidad
19-Apr-1932 Barbados B      0-1  British Guiana
22-Apr-1932 Barbados B      1-4  Trinidad
27-Apr-1932 British Guiana  1-2  The Rest (Barbados and Trinidad combined)


1933

at Port of Spain [all matches at the Queen's Park Oval], except as indicated otherwise

26-Oct-1933 Barbados  0-2  British Guiana     (Donald, Moore)
28-Oct-1933 Trinidad  1-1  British Guiana     (Bradshaw / Mittelhozer)
30-Oct-1933 Trinidad  3-1  Barbados           (Alkins, McClure, S.Foster OG / L.Foster)
 1-Nov-1933 Barbados  2-5  British Guiana     (L.Foster, G.A.Ashby / C.B.Stuart OG, Denbow, Moore x2, Donald)
 4-Nov-1933 Trinidad  1-0  British Guiana     (R.Lewis)
 6-Nov-1933 Trinidad  6-0  Barbados           (Wilkinson, Daniel, Alkins x2, R.Lewis, Bradshaw)

Final Table:

 1.Trinidad        4  3  1  0  11- 2  7
 2.British Guiana  4  2  1  1   8- 4  5
 3.Barbados        4  0  0  4   3-16  0

Friendly matches:
23-Oct-1933 Trinidad B      8-4  Barbados
24-Oct-1933 Trinidad A      2-0  British Guiana
 2-Nov-1933 South Trinidad  3-2  British Guiana  [at Usine Ste Madeleine ground, Usine]
 7-Nov-1933 South Trinidad  2-3  British Guiana  [at Usine Ste Madeleine ground, Usine]
 8-Nov-1933 Trinidad        2-0  British Guiana  [50 minute match]


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