The 2017 edition of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Zone will officially be launched today at the Banks DIH Limited Boardroom from 11am.
Following a record setting qualification period that featured more than 70 teams, the official championship, which is nine days in duration, will kick-off on Wednesday at the East Ruimveldt Community Center, commonly known as California Square.
According to a release from the tournament coordinators, Three Peat Promotions, “Anticipation for the tournament is at an all-time high. The response from the communities and teams during the qualification period is evidence that the tournament is growing in popularity and prestige.
“Overall more than 90 teams illustrated their willingness to participate through the submission of registration forms and following an exceptionally competitive playoff round, we expect an even more competitive championship.
“There are many teams that have qualities to ascend to the throne. Teams such as Future Stars, Gold is Money, Leopold Street, North Ruimveldt and Queen Street Tiger Bay possess tremendous quality, and as such, defending champion Sparta Boss will have a fight on their hands to retain their championship” it concluded.
Winner of the overall event will walk-away with $500,000 and the championship trophy along with automatic qualification for the national playoffs.
The runner-up, third and fourth placed finishers will receive $250,000, $200,000 and $100,000 respectively. The event is also sponsored by Colours Boutique.
Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown 2017 Groups
Sparta Boss West Front Road
Channel-9-Warriors North Ruimveldt
Ol Skool Ballers Smyth Street
Gaza Squad Judgement Yard
Leopold Street Broad Street
Albouystown-A Queen Street Tiger Bay
Bad-A-Yard California Square
GTI Ballers Stabroek Ballers
North East La Penitence Tucville
Festival City Bent Street
New Market Street Sophia Bullies
Kingston Norton Street
Back Circle Future Stars
Albouystown-B Alexander Village
Trap House Upsetters
Rising Stars East Front Road