Georgetown and Linden will immediately renew their basketball rivalry with four such clashes bouncing off Guyana’s National Basketball Championships this Sunday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall beginning at 5pm.
The number six ranked team nationally from the last National Championships last year, Pepsi Sonics begin proceedings against the number 11 ranked Half Mile Bulls from Linden from 5pm, before seventh ranked Kings take on the 10th ranked Georgetown Masters.
The third game features 2014 semi-finalist, Amelia’s Ward Jets against the 13th ranked Plaisance Guardians. The fifth ranked, Trinity Grid Holdings Pacesetters take on 12th ranked Wismar Pistons in the feature game Sunday night.
Four teams will advance to the quarterfinals. Another four teams will move forward when the Round-of-16 continue on February 18 and 19 before the Super Eight (quarterfinals) start what is being called ‘The Basketball Championships Weekend’ from February 27; Semi-Finals continue the next day on February 28 with the title being decided on March 1 in three days of the best of local basketball.
The preliminary rounds will attract an entrance fee of $500 with $1000 being the entrance fee from the Super Eight round. Comedian, Chow Pow will be the nightly host with all the effects of entertainment, including sound system, DJs, and VIP Lounge in place. The VIP tickets will cost $3000 inclusive of food and drinks.
In addition, three couples will win dinners at exclusive diners in Georgetown while there will be lots of giveaways each night to get patrons involved. The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has indicated that the tournament is all preparation for Guyana as the country gets ready to host Bermuda next month.
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