All roads lead to Haslington Market Tarmac tonight

All roads will lead to the Haslington Market Tarmac tonight, when the 6th edition of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ East Coast Demerara zone, kicks-off from 19:00hrs.

According to the event coordinator, Three Peat Promotions, “This year promises to be exciting and unpredictable. Many of the competing teams possess the quality to claim the title so a pre-tournament favourite is very hard to select. The event will be highly competitive and the spectators will be treated to a spectacle.”

In the opening fixture, Plaisance-A lock horns with Belfield Warriors, while Victoria Church Yard battle Beterverwagting (BV)-B from 19:30hrs.

The third fixture pits Buxton Diamond against Mahaica Guinness Bar from 20:00hrs, while BV-A faceoff with Police-B at 20:30hrs.

In the fifth showdown, Melanie-A match skills with Uprising from 21:00hrs, while Paradise-A tackle Plaisance-B at 21:30hrs.

The final two showdowns pit defending champion Melanie-B against Buxton from 22:00hrs and home side Haslington Hypers against Mahaica Determinators at 22:30hrs.

The respective winners advancing to the group stage on Saturday March 31st. Upon the conclusion of the round-robin stage, the top two teams from each zone will advance to the semi-final round on Monday April 2nd.

The grand finale will also be contested on the aforesaid date. In last year’s finale, Melanie-B defeated Plaisance–B 1-0, while Buxton Diamond finished third following an identical score-line over BV-B.

Winner of the competition will pocket $400,000 and the championship trophy. They will also earn an automatic berth to the National Championship.

On the other hand, the second, third and fourth place finishers will receive $150,000, $100,000 and $75,000 respectively and the corresponding accolade.

Meanwhile, Guinness Plate Championship also be staged, with the winner walking away with $50,000. Director of Sport Christopher Jones is slated to open the action with the ceremonial kickoff after meeting the respective teams.

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