Nov 12, 2012 Sports
The Mayor Hamilton Green Birthday 7-a-side Inter Ward football tournament starts tomorrow, November 13, Diwali Night, at the Den Amstel ground at 5:00pm.
The event, which will now run for three days, will continue on Friday and conclude on Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club ground with the playoff games, quarterfinals, semifinals and final.
Tomorrow’s action will see: Bourda vs Lima Dam, Kuru Kururu vs East Ruimveldt, Wales vs Eve Leary, Werk-en-Rust vs West Ruimveldt, Bagotville vs Thomas Lands, Tucville vs Mocha Champs, Goed Fortuin (Beavers) vs North East La Penitence, Sara Lodge (Eagles) vs Tiger Bay, West Ruimveldt Estate vs North Ruimveldt, Plastic City (Jetty) vs Mocha, Crane (Seawall) vs Kingston, Pouderoyen (Young Achievers) vs Kitty, Stewartville vs Alberttown, Uitvlugt vs Sophia and Den Amstel vs Newtown Kitty.
Action on Friday the final playing day Sunday commences from 7:00pm at the GFC. Attractive cash prizes are on offer. The winner collects $200,000, runner-up $100,000.
The games are 20 minutes duration, 10 minute halves, and there will be no offside in this format. Three substitutions will be allowed during the match. If a match is tied after fulltime then sudden death penalties will be used to determine the winner. These are some of the rules governing this mode of the game ensuring entertainment for the fans.
This tournament is in observance of Mayor Hamilton Green birthday, which is today November 9, he is 78 years today. The Mayor’s birthday football tournament started in 1981 by a gathering of friends headed by Former National player and Coach Lennox Arthur for the then Prime Minister. The event was a success and evolved into the Mayor’s Cup Tournament in 1995 after he became Mayor of Georgetown.
The winners over the years included Thomas United, Victoria Kings, Pele, Conquerors, GDF, Camptown, Western Tigers and Alpha United. Representative Mayor All Star teams have toured Suriname, Barbados and Cuba over the years.
Among the sponsors lending assistance to the tournament this year are: MACORP, New Thriving, Busta, Nazar Mohamed, Eddie Grant, Chris Fernandes, Patrick ‘Labba’ Barton, Dr. Colin Watson, Col. Larry London, Tent City, Courtney Benn, BK International, General Equipment and Muneshwar’s.
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