With less than eight days before the registration process for the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Zone ends [November 16th], approximately 25 teams have already submitted their participation forms for the qualifying round.
The deadline date for the submission of forms for the seventh annual championship is next Thursday.
With 16 teams already guaranteed berths to the group round, the prospective teams will then battle for the remaining 16 berths in a qualifying tournament scheduled to start November 17th.
The venues for what is expected to be a highly competitive qualifying competition, are the Meadowbrook Tarmac and the East Ruimveldt Community Centre [California Square].
According to an official release from tournament coordinators Three Peat Promotions, the event, “Interest has been growing in the local street football phenomenon and more and more teams have been inquiring about the tournament, with this year’s event promising to provide the largest turnout of teams seeking to make the main draw.”
The correspondence further said, “Already teams have intensified preparations ahead of the November 22nd start and Banks DIH under its Guinness brand has undertaken to make the tournament more exciting and colourful from kick-off. The teams will be colourfully decked out, while the playing balls will also have a touch of flush on them as well.”
Meanwhile, Brand Manager Lee Baptiste, who has headed the tournament since its inception, stated that the intention of this edition is to create new initiatives, adding, “We are certainly bringing a fresh outlook to this year’s competition and fans could expect the atmosphere to be exciting and electric every night.”
Presently the confirmed dates for the commencement of the group stage are November 22nd, 23rd, 25th, 30th, December 2nd, 7th, 9th, and 14th, with the grand final scheduled for Saturday 16th.
The venues that will be utilized for the main draw are Demerara Park, National Cultural Centre Tarmac, Burnham Basketball Court, Albouystown Tarmac and the East Ruimveldt Tarmac.
Winner of the overall event will receive $500,000 and the championship trophy. They will also earn the right to represent the zone at the National Playoffs in 2018.
On the other hand, runner-up, third and fourth placed finishers will receive $250,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively.
Forms can be uplifted from Banks DIH Limited ‘Caesars Place’ Durban Street location. They can also be uplifted from Referee Coordinator Wayne Griffith on 697-7777 as well as Three Peat Promotions Rawle Welch on 688-1776 and Duncan Saul on 638-3482.