4th Annual Inter Corporation Dominoes tournament launched
The fourth annual Inter-Corporation Dominoes tournament, organized by the Next Level Sports Club in conjunction with Banks DIH under the R1 Vodka brand, was launched yesterday at the Banks DIH Sports Club at Thirst Park.
Banks’ Media Relations Manager, Troy Peters, said that last year the competition attracted 55 teams and had a first prize of $150,000 but this year’s tournament is bigger and better with Banks DIH making an increase of $25,000 for the winner’s prize with all of last year’s teams already confirming participation in addition to new teams entering. Banks DIH is providing the first prize and venue.
The tournament will be played on a two in one out basis under the rules of the Guyana Dominoes Federation and is scheduled for July 27 & 28 at Thirst Park.
Registration closes on July 20 and of the $9,000 registration fee, $2,000 will be donated to a Charitable home.
In addition to the $175,000 first prize, the winning team will also receive a Trophy, nine medals and a free trip to a local Resort. The runner-up gets $100,000, a trophy and nine medals, while the third placed team collects $75,000, the fourth placed team $50,000 and the fifth placed team $25,000.
The MVP of the competition will take home a gold chain and tournament Organizer Lyall Gittens disclosed that each team is required to walk with a good pack of Dominoes and that the first 30 teams to register will collect gifts.
Peters explained that last year four teams were disqualified for walking with guest players and reminded that again this year no guest players will be allowed to participate and teams which breach this rule will be dumped from the tournament with no refund of their entrance fee.
Gittens can be contacted on cell phone numbers 629-8128 or 697-2929.
Peters said Banks DIH has been supporting the tournament from its inception since the Beverage Company feels the competition lends to camaraderie of the wider society by bringing teams and their fans together.