Trinity Grid Holdings (TGH) Pacesetters Basketball Club’s Mackeson sponsored 12 team inter-ward tourney begins today at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue.
The feature contest of the evening at 21:30hrs will pit defending champions Charlestown/Albouystown against Lodge/Meadowbrook in a group ‘C’ matchup.
In the opening game at 20:00hrs, Mc Doom/Diamond will oppose Kittle/Campbellville in a group ‘A’ encounter.
Scheduled to be contested over 11 playing days, the competition, which was last held in 2010, will be played on the 8th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, 28th and 29th respectively.
The competing wards are Charlestown/Albouystown, Wortmanville/Werk-en-Rust, North/South Ruimveldt, Mc Doom/Diamond, Alberttown/Bourda, Kitty/Campbellville, Plaisance/Vryheid’s Lust, Melanie, Buxton, Lodge/Meadowbrook, East/West Ruimveldt and Tucville/Guyhoc.
The 12 team tourney has been divided equally into groups of four and the top finishers from each group will advance to the quarterfinal round. Each ward will be allowed two guest players from Linden or Berbice or any foreign player. The final will be played in the best-of-three format.
Trophies and prize monies will be up for grabs for the respective finishers. The victorious side will receive $200,000, a trophy and replicas while the runners-up will collect $125,000, a trophy and replicas.
Third and fourth place finishers will pocket $75,000 and a trophy and $50,000 and a trophy respectively.
On the individual side, awards will be presented for the Most Valuable Player (MVP), best three pointer shooter (Eon Leech award), best free throw shooter (Stanislaus Hadmon award), most assists (Mark Agard award), most blocks (Dave Trotman award) and most rebounds (Eon `Watusi’ Andrews award).
General admission per night will be $500 while children under 12 will be allowed in free. Other sponsors of the event include Lens Craft Optical, Noble House Seafood’s, Star Party Rentals and Precise Printing.