The sixth GT-Beer ‘Keep Ya Five Alive’ street-ball championships will resume today at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue with five exciting elimination matches.
The opening fixture at 19:00hrs will pit Albouystown against West Ruimveldt side Upsetters while the second matchup at 19:30hrs will witness last year’s losing finalist Future Stars locking horns with Alpha Warriors.
In the third showdown, the always formidable Back Circle will face-off with Kitty Hustlers at 20:00hrs with Linden unit Dave & Celina’s All-Stars matching skills with tournament contender Bent Street from 20:30hrs.
The feature engagement of the night will pit defending champion West Front Road-Gold is Money against traditional rival Alexander Village from 21:00hrs.
The resulting winners will progress to the round of 16 stage, where they will join the likes of Tiger Bay, Silver Bullets, Showstoppers, North East La Penitence, Ol Skool Ballers, Sparta Boss, Rhythm Stars, Agricola, Swag Entertainment, Sophia and Leopold Street.
The round of 16 action is set to kick-off on Saturday at the same venue. According to promoter of the tournament Kevin Adonis, over $800,000 in cash and prizes will be up for grabs in the tournament.
Adonis revealed that the concept of the elimination tournament is simply to win every game, adding, “That is the only way of keeping your five alive.”
Winner of the competition will pocket $600,000 and a trophy, with the runner-up copping $300,000 and the respective accolade.
The third place finisher will collect $150,000 and a trophy, while the fourth place unit receives $75,000 and a trophy.