Walcott Cup


The Walcott Cup was offered by E.M. Walcott, the Dutch consul in Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana, at the occasion of a visit from the football team of the K.V.B. (Katholieke Voetbal Bond) from Paramaribo, Surinam, then a Dutch colony.

Note that the K.V.B. (Katholieke Voetbal Bond) was founded in August 1924 (less than a year before their visit to Georgetown) and was 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.
Like the N.G.V.B., neither the B.G.F.A. nor the T.A.F.A. from Trinidad, joint entrants in a Triangular Intercolonial Tournament in the spring of 1938, were F.I.F.A. members, though both were affiliated with the English F.A.

Between 1932 and 1938 the N.G.V.B. and B.G.F.A. also met annually to play in the Amo Amateur Cup Competition, which was also contested twice in 1948.


Palmares

ed. year   venue         winners
 1  1925   Georgetown    B.G.F.A. (series tied, cup remained with the B.G.F.A.)
 2  1927   Paramaribo    B.G.F.A.
 3  1928   Georgetown    B.G.F.A.
 4  1931   Paramaribo    N.G.V.B.
 5  1932   Georgetown    N.G.V.B. (series tied, cup remained with the N.G.V.B.)
 6  1933   Paramaribo    N.G.V.B.
 7  1934   Georgetown    N.G.V.B.
 8  1935   Paramaribo    N.G.V.B.
 9  1936   Georgetown    N.G.V.B.
10  1937   Paramaribo    N.G.V.B.
11  1938   Georgetown    N.G.V.B. (part of Triangular Intercolonial Tournament)

Number of Wins (11; includes tied series (2) as wins for team retaining the trophy (1 each))

 8 Surinam (N.G.V.B.)
 3 Demerara (B.G.F.A.)

Overall Record 1925-1938

N.G.V.B./K.V.B.  32  16  7  9  48-37  39
   as K.V.B.      9   2  2  5   9-15   6
   as N.G.V.B.   23  14  5  4  39-22  33
B.G.F.A.         32   9  7 16  37-48  25

1925 (Georgetown)

The cup was offered by E.M. Walcott after the match on 19 May, "to foster friendship
between the two colonies. And perpetual playing for the cup would strengthen more and
more the bonds of friendship." 

Originally the first test match was to be played on 20 May but it was moved forward 
by one day because of a boxing match; the second test match was moved from 22 to 23 
May; because of that a match scheduled for 23 May against club side Artillery S.C.
was cancelled.  

The K.V.B. side was also referred to as "Olympia" in the Surinam newspapers; Olympia
were the strongest member club of the federation; at the time they were the reigning 
champions of both the S.V.B. (1923/24 season; Olympia left that federation at the end
of that season) and the K.V.B. (whose 1925 season had finished on 10 May, whereas the
1925 season of the S.V.B. started on 24 May).  However, the K.V.B. selection included
players from other clubs (e.g. league runners-up Paramaribo).

Matches (all at the G.F.C. ground, Georgetown)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

18- 5-1925 B.G.F.C.        0-0 K.V.B.
             [B.G.F.C.: C. Mittelholzer; E. Cox, V. Chabrol; F. Mathias, L. Christiani,
                        P.C. Cox (cap); R. Mc David, R. Glasford, S. Amo, F. da Costa,
                        C. Glasford;
              K.V.B.: M. Holtuin; A. Bosnië, M. Chehin; D'Arnault, J. de Freitas,
                      W. Amo; K. Tjon-A-Tjoe, W. van Aalst, J. Chehin (cap), A. Budel,
                      J. Wessels;
              ref: S.C. Smith; L.S. Davis, A. Fyfe]
19- 5-1925 B.G.F.A.        3-5 K.V.B.          [HT: 2-4] 
             [J. Chehin 0-1, Klink 0-2, Young 1-2, J. Chehin 1-3, Wessels 1-4,
              Gomes 2-4, Young 3-4, Van Aalst 3-5]
             [B.G.F.A.: C. Mittelholzer; S. Fernandes, J. Stevens; H. Nascimento,
                        J. Potter (cap), H. Gomes; A. Gonsalves, H. Young, D. Marks;
                        S. Gomes, A. Thorne;
              K.V.B.: M. Holtuin; A. Bosnië, M. Chehin; D'Arnault, J. de Freitas,
                      W. Amo; Klink, W. van Aalst, J. Chehin (cap), A. Budel, J. Wessels;
              ref: W. Slater; J. Thijssen, P. Chase]
21- 5-1925 G.F.C.          0-1 K.V.B.
23- 5-1925 B.G.F.A.        0-0 K.V.B. 
26- 5-1925 B.G.F.A.        1-0 K.V.B.          [HT: 1-0] 
             [Marks]
             [B.G.F.A.: W.J. Riddick; Chabrol, H. Gomes; Humphrey, H. Nascimento,
                        J. Potter (cap); A. Gonsalves, Howie Young, D. Marks, Thorns,
                        M. Nascimento;
              K.V.B.: M. Holtuin; A. Bosnië, M. Chehin; W. Amo, J. de Freitas,
                      D'Arnault; K. Tjon-A-Tjoe, A. Budel, J. Chehin (cap), W. van Aalst,
                      Klink;
              ref: Padmore; J. Thijssen, L. Davis]

Final Record Test Matches
K.V.B.            3   1  1  1   5- 4   3
B.G.F.A.          3   1  1  1   4- 5   3

NB: the B.G.F.A. retained the trophy; whether in their capacity of hosts or because
    the first match (which was played before the cup was offered) was not taken into
    account is not clear.

1927 (Paramaribo)

Originally it had been agreed the B.G.F.A. would visit Paramaribo in August 1926 to
defend the Walcott Cup; however, citing financial problems because of another trip,
to Trinidad, where the B.G.F.A. had to contest the Martinez Shield in November 1926,
the Demerara federation did not send a team.  

Two other Demerara sides visited Paramaribo as guests of the K.V.B. in August 1925
("Team Mc Lean") and August 1926 ("Team L.S. Davis", mainly consisting of players
of Artillery S.C.).

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

Matches (all at the Patronaatsterrein, Paramaribo)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

26- 8-1927 Zwaluwen        0-2 B.G.F.A.
28- 8-1927 K.V.B.          0-2 B.G.F.A. 
29- 8-1927 Zwaluwen        3-0 B.G.F.A.
31- 8-1927 K.V.B.          1-2 B.G.F.A. 
 2- 9-1927 K.V.B.          1-1 B.G.F.A. 

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

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

1928 (Georgetown)

Matches (all in Georgetown)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

 2-10-1928 Artillery S.C.  0-1 K.V.B.
 4-10-1928 B.G.F.A.        2-1 K.V.B. 
 5-10-1928 B.G.F.C.        1-1 K.V.B.
 6-10-1928 Combined XI     1-1 K.V.B.
 9-10-1928 B.G.F.A.        0-1 K.V.B. 
10-10-1928 G.F.C.          0-0 K.V.B.
12-10-1928 B.G.F.A.        4-0 K.V.B. 

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

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

1931 (Paramaribo)

The B.G.F.A. refused to defend the trophy in 1929 and 1930.  They finally accepted
to do so in 1931; the K.V.B. had meanwhile been renamed N.G.V.B.

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.

29- 8-1931 Zwaluwen        0-1 B.G.F.A.
30- 8-1931 N.G.V.B.        1-2 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 0-1] 
             [Matthias 0-1, Kersout 1-1, Matthias 1-2]
 1- 9-1931 N.G.V.B.        1-0 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-0] 
             [Wessels]
 3- 9-1931 N.G.V.B.        2-0 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-0] 
             [Nahar (2)]
             [N.G.V.B.: W. Amo; Vrieze, Fries; Erat, Moe, Goedhoop; Kersout,
                        Goeders, Wessels, Nahar, Berkenveld;
             [B.G.F.A.: De Barros; S. Marques, Alleyne; Small, Moore, Alexander;
                        Stokes, Smith, Mathias, Denbow, D'Andrade]

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

NB: the N.G.V.B. won the trophy (and would never relinquish it).

On their trip back to Georgetown, the touring side stopped at Nieuw Nickerie,
where they play a local selection:

 5- 9-1931 Nickerie        1-3 B.G.F.A.

1932 (Georgetown)

Matches (all in Georgetown)

NB: official test matches in bold face; because of the postponement
    of the second test match, a scheduled friendly (on the fifth) 
    against Victoria was cancelled.

29- 2-1932 G.F.C.          3-1 N.G.V.B.
 2- 3-1932 B.G.F.A.        3-3 N.G.V.B. 
 4- 3-1932 B.G.F.A.        n/p N.G.V.B.        [due to heavy rain] 
 5- 3-1932 B.G.F.A.        1-2 N.G.V.B. 
 7- 3-1932 B.G.F.A.        3-1 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 2-0] 

Final Record Test Matches
B.G.F.A.          3   1  1  1   7- 6   3
N.G.V.B.          3   1  1  1   6- 7   3

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

1933 (Paramaribo)

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) and Olympia were club sides.

Matches (all at the Patronaatsterrein, Paramaribo)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

25- 8-1933 M.Y.O.B.        2-2 B.G.F.A.
27- 8-1933 N.G.V.B.        2-1 B.G.F.A. 
29- 8-1933 Olympia         2-3 B.G.F.A.
31- 8-1933 N.G.V.B.        1-2 B.G.F.A. 
 1- 9-1933 Zwaluwen        0-0 B.G.F.A.
 3- 9-1933 M.Y.O.B.        0-1 B.G.F.A.        
 5- 9-1933 Zwaluwen        2-0 B.G.F.A.
 7- 9-1933 N.G.V.B.        2-0 B.G.F.A. 

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

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

1934 (Georgetown)

Matches (all in Georgetown)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

 7- 5-1934 Artillery S.C.  1-0 N.G.V.B.
 9- 5-1934 Victoria F.C.   0-0 N.G.V.B.
11- 5-1934 Everton F.C.    1-0 N.G.V.B.
14- 5-1934 B.G.F.A.        0-1 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 0-0] 
             [Scholsberg]
16- 5-1934 B.G.F.A.        1-1 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 1-0] 
             [Mittelholzer 1-0, Scholsberg 1-1]
18- 5-1934 B.G.F.A.        1-1 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 0-1] 
             [Kluivert 0-1, McCowan 1-1]

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

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

1935 (Paramaribo)

Matches (all at the Patronaatsterrein, Paramaribo)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

29- 8-1935 N.G.V.B.        0-1 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 0-0] 
31- 8-1935 N.G.V.B.        4-0 B.G.F.A. 
             [Raijmann (3), Scholsberg]
 3- 9-1935 N.G.V.B.        2-1 B.G.F.A. 

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

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

1936 (Georgetown)

Matches (all in Georgetown, unless stated otherwise)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

 4- 5-1936 G.F.C.          1-0 N.G.V.B.
 6- 5-1936 B.G.F.A.        1-1 N.G.V.B. 
 8- 5-1936 Victoria F.C.   0-0 N.G.V.B.        
 9- 5-1936 Berbice XI      2-1 N.G.V.B.        [in New Amsterdam; first foreign visit to Berbice]
11- 5-1936 Artillery S.C.  2-3 N.G.V.B.
13- 5-1936 B.G.F.A.        1-2 N.G.V.B. 
15- 5-1936 B.G.F.A.        n/p N.G.V.B.        [due to unplayable pitch] 

NB: the third test match was not refixtured, as the N.G.V.B. were assured to retain
    the trophy.

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

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

1937 (Paramaribo)

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

NB: official test matches in bold face.

31- 8-1937 N.G.V.B.        1-0 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 1-0] 
             [Nahar]
 1- 9-1937 N.G.V.B.        3-2 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 0-1] 
             [Moses 0-1, Nahar 1-1, Nahar 2-1, Khan 2-2, Nahar 3-2]
 2- 9-1937 N.G.V.B.        2-1 B.G.F.A.        [HT: 2-0] 
             [Nahar (2)]
 3- 9-1937 Mariënburg      0-1 B.G.F.A.        [in Mariënburg]

Final Record Test Matches
N.G.V.B.          3   3  0  0   6- 3   6
B.G.F.A.          3   0  0  3   3- 6   0

NB: the N.G.V.B. retained the trophy (which had already been assured before the final match);
    first ever "clean sweep" in the series.

1938 (Georgetown)

Matches (all in Georgetown, unless stated otherwise)

NB: official test matches in bold face.

 2- 4-1938 Berbice XI      1-5 N.G.V.B.        [in New Amsterdam]
11- 4-1938 B.G.F.A.        1-1 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 1-0] 
             [Lee 1-0, Nahar 1-1]
12- 4-1938 B.G.F.A.        0-2 N.G.V.B. 
14- 4-1938 B.G.F.A.        0-3 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 0-1] 
             [Nahar (3)]
13- 4-1938 Everton F.C.    2-5 N.G.V.B.
16- 4-1938 Artillery S.C.  3-0 N.G.V.B.

Final Record Test Matches
N.G.V.B.          3   2  1  0   6- 1   5
B.G.F.A.          3   0  1  2   1- 6   1

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

The three test matches were part of a "Triangular Intercolonial Tournament" in which also
the T.A.F.A. (Trinidad Amateur Football Association) participated.

Triangular Intercolonial Tournament 1938 (Georgetown)

28- 3-1938 B.G.F.A.        1-1 T.A.F.A.
 1- 4-1938 B.G.F.A.        0-3 T.A.F.A.
 4- 4-1938 T.A.F.A.        1-0 N.G.V.B. 
 5- 4-1938 N.G.V.B.        3-0 T.A.F.A.
 7- 4-1938 B.G.F.A.        0-2 T.A.F.A.        [HT: 0-2]
 8- 4-1938 N.G.V.B.        1-0 T.A.F.A.        [HT: 1-0]
             [Nahar]
11- 4-1938 B.G.F.A.        1-1 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 1-0]
             [Lee 1-0, Nahar 1-1]
12- 4-1938 B.G.F.A.        0-2 N.G.V.B.
14- 4-1938 B.G.F.A.        0-3 N.G.V.B.        [HT: 0-1]
             [Nahar (3)]

Final Table:

 1.N.G.V.B.          6   4  1  1  10- 2   9
 2.T.A.F.A.          6   3  1  2   7- 5   7
 3.B.G.F.A.          6   0  2  4   2-12   2

NB: after the tournament, the N.G.V.B. proclaimed itself "Champions of the West Indies".

Additional friendlies played by Trinidad:
25- 3-1938 G.F.C.          1-5 T.A.F.A.
30- 3-1938 Saint Barnabas  1-0 T.A.F.A.


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: 22 Jan 2020

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