Nationals kick off 27 July

Guinness in the Streets

-Bartica Zone scheduled for July 13 – 15

With the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Championship slated to kick-off its second edition of the Bartica Zone, the organisers of the National Championships, Three Peat Promotions, have released the official list of teams for this year’s event.

The winner of the Bartica Championship, which is scheduled for July 13th-15th, will join the other 15 teams which have already qualified for the most prestigious title in ‘street-ball’. Last year’s Bartica representative was River View, who defeated the Police in a thrilling finale.

According to an official release, “Bartica, which saw its inaugural competition played last year, will be represented by the winner of their zone scheduled to be played from July 13-15 in the Mining Community.

View is the defending champion and word from the community is suggesting that they will have to be at their best to hold off some of the aspiring teams, all of whom have exuded confidence, ahead of next weekend’s showdown.”

The media release further said, “Police, who ended runner-up in last year’s competition, will once again be aiming to go one step better and be the Region’s sole representative in the national playoffs. With the chance to compete at the Nationals, a huge opportunity for the winning team, fans can expect three days of exciting action that could challenge some of the battles we’ve seen so far at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.”

The national playoffs will be staged on July 27th and 28th at the Pouderoyen Tarmac, West Bank Demerara, and Haslington Market Square, East Coast Demerara, respectively, with the final night pencilled for the National Cultural Centre Tarmac on August 3rd.

The complete list of participants for the National Championship is:

Georgetown: Gold is Money-Defending Champion, Sparta Boss, Leopold Street, Bent Street; East Coast Demerara: Uprising-Champion, Paradise, Melanie-B, Buxton Diamond; West Demerara: Showstoppers-Champion, ESPN, West Side Ballers; Linden: Silver Bullets-Champion, Dave and Celina’s All-Stars-National Champion, Swag Entertainment: Berbice: Trafalgar-Champion.

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