Guinness “Greatest of the Streets”…
All roads are leading to the Jubilee Park Tarmac tonight because the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ National Championships officially commence there.
In the opening match, Up-Top- Bosses will oppose Paradise ‘A’ from 19:00hrs, while Melanie ‘B’ will lock horns with Showstoppers from 19:30hrs and Brothers United battle Sophia at 20:00hrs.
In the fourth fixture, Ballers Empire will face-off with Albouystown ‘B’ at 20:30hrs, while Beacons oppose Sparta Boss at 21:00hrs, and High Rollers engage Sparta Boss from 21:30hrs.
In the final two matches, Trafalgar lock horns with Broad Street from 22:00hrs and defending champions Gold is Money take aim at Bartica Police at 22:30hrs.
The respective winners will advance to the quarterfinal round.
The two-day tournament, which concludes on August 10th, features 16 teams competing in an elimination format.
Six teams: champions Gold is Money, Albouystown ‘B’, Sophia, Broad St., Leopold St. and Sparta Boss, will represent Georgetown; while four representatives will emanate from West Demerara (champions Brothers United, Showstoppers, Ballers Empire and Up-Top-Bosses).
Two teams, champions Beacons and Police, will represent Bartica; East Coast Demerara would be represented by champions Melanie ‘B’ and Paradise ‘A’ respectively.
The remaining two teams are Berbice champions Trafalgar and Linden champions High Rollers.
According to an official release from tournament coordinator Three Peat Promotions, “The anticipation for the national championships is at an all-time high. Several teams will be invading the Georgetown district to prove their championship credentials, which will produce an exciting and thrilling championship.”
The release further said, “We expect the teams and the fans to come out in their droves to represent, as the visiting teams have been arduously preparing for this moment, in which they put their abilities against the traditional giants of the sport.”
Day 1 Fixtures
Jubilee Park Tarmac – August 9th
Up-Top-Bosses vs Paradise ‘A’ from 19:00hrs
Melanie ‘B’ vs Showstoppers from 19:30hrs
Brothers United vs Sophia from 20:00hrs
Ballers Empire vs Albouystown ‘B’ 20:30hrs
Beacons vs Sparta Boss from 21:00hrs
High Rollers vs Leopold Street from 21:30hrs
Trafalgar vs Broad Street from 22:00hrs
Gold is Money vs Police from 22:30hrs