Beverage giant, Ansa McAl has once again thrown its weight behind the youths and sports in Guyana; this time through the sponsorship of the 592 Lager Beer brand who will power the inaugural ‘592 Street Kings’ street football tournament.
The tournament which was officially launched Monday at the recently opened Jamrock Café (Jamaican Cuisine) on Church Street will see 16 of Georgetown’s best street-ball teams vie for some $675,000 in cash.
At the launch, 592 Brand Manager Seweon McGarrell pointed out that his collaboration with the organiser of the tournament is all about providing a platform for the youth of the various communities in and around Georgetown to showcase their talent and earn whilst doing so.
The tournament will pit some of Guyana’s top street ball teams against up and coming outfits in a mixture of experience versus youth.
Although in its inaugural stage, an overwhelming response from the various communities of Georgetown has been received; however plans are in the pipeline for the tournament to be taken countrywide with the next zone more than likely slated to be Essequibo.
The tournament will be played across three nights (September 7, 14, 21) and fans will witness 19 high-octane matches.
The opening night (September 7) will be staged at the Berlin Tarmac (Drysdale and High Streets) while the second night (September 14) will be played at the Burnham Court on Carmichael and Middle Streets. The final venue will be announced following the first two match days.
It will be a straight knockout competition with eight games on night one. The eight winners will advance to the quarter-finals on night two. The winners of the quarter-finals will then advance to the semi-finals which will be played on the same night while the losers will be eligible for the Plate section.
On the final night, fans will see the semi-finals and final of the ‘Plate Section’ along with the third-place playoff and final.
Among the teams who will be aiming for the 592 crown are Sparta Boss, Gold is Money, Tiger Bay-A, Tiger Bay-B, Albouystown, Alexander Village, Back-Circle, Broad Street, LA Ballers, Future Stars, John Street, Melanie, Diamond Upsetters, Stabroek Ballers and Leopold Street.
At the tournament, patrons will have chances to win prizes and 592 merchandise.
The ‘592 Street Kings’ of 2019 will pocket $300,000, while the runners-up will collect $150,000. The third-place finishers will grab $100,000 while fourth-placers will receive $75,000 and the winners of the ‘Plate’ section will collect $50,000.
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