The annual Hamilton Green Inter-Ward nine-a-side football competition, organised by former national coach Lennox Arthur, will kick-off today from 15:00hrs at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground.
The event, which will be played over the duration of three days, will be contested utilizing an elimination format.
Four substitutions are permitted in this format, with each game running for the duration of 30 minutes via two halves of 15 minutes.
If normal time is unable to produce a winner, sudden death penalty kicks will be utilised to decide the outcome.
Winner of the annual tournament will pocket $300,000 and the John Fernandes trophy with the second place finisher pocketing $100,000 and the Courtney Benn trophy.
The third and fourth place sides will collect $60,000 and $40,000 respectively and the corresponding Techno Mills and Ready Mix Trophies apiece.
The eventual champion and runners-up will receive hampers compliments of Ricks & Sari Ltd while the Most Valuable Player [MVP] will receive a Dinette Chair, with the Best Goalkeeper collecting a trophy donated by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Among the other sponsors on board are the National Sports Commission, Minister of State, Prime Minister, Minister of Legal Affairs, New Thriving Restaurant, Top Brands, IPA, Sattuar Gafoor, Guyana Police Force, Michael Cummings Electrical, Alfro Alphonso & Sons, Nalco, B.E.V. Investments, BK International, E.C. Vieira, Sparta Family, Starr Computers, Star Party Rentals, E-Networks and A.H & L Kasson.
Below are the first day fixtures.
Vergenogen vs Timehri
Soesdyke vs. Jetty
De Kinderen vs. Liliendaal
Kuru Kururu vs. Stewartville
Charlestown vs Zeelugt
North East La Penitence vs. Agricola
Sara Lodge vs. Mocha
Goed Fortuin vs. Back Street Kings
Bagotville vs Sophia
Wales vs Mahaica
Plaisance vs Belle West Stars
Kitty vs Sparta Family
Mahaicony vs Crane
Pouderoyen vs Vreed-en-Hoop
Uitvlugt vs Lima Dam
Den Amstel vs West Side Masters