With the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Bartica Championship scheduled to commence tomorrow, the tournament coordinators have released the opening night fixtures, with six matches set to highlight the festivities.
In the opening match at 19:00hrs, Street Kings will oppose Hard-Tackle while the second fixture will pit SML against Almanac Kings from 19:30hrs.
In the third clash, Potaro Strikers take aim at Agatash from 20:00hrs while Impact will match skills with Goal-Raiders at 20:30hrs.
Defending champion Rivers View will engage Mighty Rulers from 21:30hrs with BLB Squad opposing Arcade Lotto in the final showdown from 21:30hrs.
The winners of the respective matches will advance to the quarterfinal round on Saturday.
Prior to the commencement of the final eight stage, last year’s losing finalist Police will oppose Disconnection Crew from 19:00hrs while Joan’s Avenue will battle Times Square at 19:30hrs.
“River View, who is the defending champion, will have to be at their best to retain their crown, with several sides more than capable of securing the prestigious accolade. Amongst the main contenders will be the Police unit, who were last year’s defeated finalist,” a release from the organisers stated.
“Expectation for the tournament is at an all-time high, with many teams preparing arduously in their bid for the championship. With the tournament also being played simultaneously with the FIFA World Cup, the excitement and competition is expected to surpass last year’s edition,” it added.
The winner of the tournament will pocket $350,000 and the championship trophy. They will also earn the right to represent the zone at the National Championship slated to be start from July 27th.
The losing finalist will receive $200,000 and the respective accolade, while the third and fourth place finisher will walk away with $100,000 and $75,000 respectively and a trophy.
Opening Night Fixtures
Streets Kings vs Hard-Tackles-19:00hrs
SML vs Almanac Kings-19:30hrs
Potaro Strikers vs Agatash-20:00hrs
Impact vs Goal-Raiders-20:30hrs
Rivers View vs Mighty Ruler-21:00hrs
BLB Squad vs Arcade Lotto-21:30hrs