Tradewind Tankers V/ball Tournament resumes today in B/ce
The Tradewind Tankers True Champions Volleyball Tournament now moves on to the second leg of games which are scheduled for Berbice today and July 28, at the GTM Hardcourt in New Amsterdam and the Guysuco Training Centre in Port Mourant respectively.
Today’s action will see the six teams which have qualified for the second stage begin battle for the prize monies and ultimately a place in the final stage of the tournament where the top four teams square off for the lucrative top prizes.
Already the tournament has shown some shifts of power and surprises for the first time in many years, defending champions Young Achievers, who are now evidently weakened by the absence of star setter Khemraj Singh suffered defeat at the hands of upcoming and promising unit Guysuco Training Centre (GTC).
They were held to a draw by host Castrol Strikers, who in probably the biggest surprise in this year’s tournament managed to dig deep and cart off $20,000 dollars by winning the 2′s format of the first leg.
However, being the team they are, Young Achievers bounced back to easily win the 4′s version by a clear 12 points of second placed GTC 1, carting off the $20,000 top prize for their win, while GTC took home $10,000.
Aside from those notable results, Castrol Strikers suffered an upset after losing to Lusignan in the 4′s format which enabled the latter to win the last qualifying spot for the 6′s segment.
The points standing for the 2′s and 4′s are as follows:
In the 2′s: Castrol Strikers – 99 points, Young Achievers and TC 1 – tied on 98 points, Rollers – 81 points, Port Mourant Jaguars – 79 points and Lusignan – 62 points.
In the 4′s: Young Achievers – 92 points, TC 1 – 81 points, Rollers – 79 points, Port Mourant Jaguars – 78 points, Castrol Strikers and Lusignan – tied on 63 points.
Today Rollers will host the 6′s format at their training venue, GTM Hardcourt in New Amsterdam and the event is expected to serve off promptly at 9:00hrs.
All volleyball fans, especially those in the very active Berbice association are urged to come out and witness the best that volleyball has to offer locally.
The event is expected to run until around 16:00hrs.