Rain had the final say on the opening night of the Xtra Beer ‘Ballers in the Summer’ Street Football Championship, washing out the scheduled eight elimination matches on Friday at the Pouderoyen Market Tarmac.
The constant rainfall forced the tournament coordinators, Second Ground Entertainment, to reschedule the start of the event, as the playing area was unsuitable and dangerous for the competitors.
The tourney will now commence today at the same venue with 14 matches. The opening fixture will pit Rising Stars against Speed Boat at 6:00hrs while North Ruimveldt will oppose Silver Shattas at 6:30hrs and Tucville will oppose Tiger Bay at 7:00hrs.
At 7:30hrs, Harmony Ballers will oppose Bagotstown Warriors while Back Circle will engage Broad Street at 8:00hrs, Patentia Street Ballers will oppose Samaroo Dam at 8:30hrs and Lot-20 will oppose Comfort Ballers at 9:00hrs.
Bent Street will oppose Gold-is-Money from 9:30hrs while the Money Team will oppose Jetty Gunners from 10:00hrs, Albouystown will tackle Future Stars from 10:30hrs and Tajo’s Admiral United will battle Brothers United at 11:00hrs.
In the final three matches, Showstoppers will oppose Future Crane at 11:30hrs, while Hustlers will match skills with Beterverwagting (BV) at 12:30hrs and Sparta Boss will faceoff with Agricola at 1:30hrs.
The competition will also continue on Wednesday at the same venue.
The first prize is $400,000 and the championship trophy while the second, third and fourth place prizes are $150,000, $75,000 and $50,000 respectively.
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) will walk away with $40,000.