Organisations clash for b/ball supremacy tomorrow
– as Beepat’s Scorpions’ tourney commences
Beepat’s Scorpions’ Annual Inter-Organisation Basketball Tournament bounces off at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall tomorrow and according to lead organiser, Warren Williams, all systems are in place for the one-day competition.
“Everything is set and the organisations are responding. It’s going to be keen competition in this second edition,” Williams told Kaieteur Sport on Saturday. The second instalment of the corporate event is scheduled for a 9am start.
The tournament is expected to feature some of the best teams from the private and public sector in a showdown for the championship trophy and bragging rights. Some of the best players in those industries are scheduled to play.
Teams from the Joint Services, Guyana Power Light, Pharmacies, GT&T and Digicel are to be represented. Up to press time yesterday, 27 teams were enlisted for the competition and more are expected to register today.
Another member of the organising team, Vijay Panday told this newspaper yesterday that the competition will take a knockout format after random draw. All the teams will be put into a bag and the captains will make a selection.
“If we only divide the teams into groups, the competition will surpass the time allotted to each game. We only have one day and we want to ensure that we keep the tournament to that day,” Panday indicated in his brief comment.
The Beepat’s Scorpions have a history of staging successful events. The basketball club’s track record includes the marquee Supligen All-star weekend that is held during the last quarter of the year featuring Guyana’s best players.
Panday thanked all the sponsors that have shown interest and while promising to ensure a smooth tournament. “I just want to thank our sponsors because without them it would not have been possible,” the Scorpions’ Head Coach said.
Ricks and Sari, GT&T Cellink, White Castle Fish Shop, Pro Graphics, Banks Malta, KP Thomas Construction, Medicare Pharmacy, Shell Service Station and Giftland OfficeMax are among the major sponsors of the tournament. (Edison Jefford)