592 Streetball bringing together ‘best of the best’

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ANSA McAL Trading Limited, through the 592 Beer, has unveiled a straight knockout tournament, labelled 592 Streetball Kings. The aim is to bring together some of the best futsal teams in the country.

At the launch on Monday at the Jamrock Café on Church Street, coordinator Michelangelo Jacobus revealed the tournament, which has three playing days, will be held on September 7, 14 and 21.

The first two nights will be staged at Berlin Tarmac (Drysdale and High Streets) and Burnham Court, while the venue for the final is still to be confirmed.

Sixteen teams will go head-to-head for a top prize of $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.

Jacobus indicated that given the immense response from teams, they could expand to accommodate as many as 20.

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.

Meanwhile, 592 Beer Brand Manager, Seweon McGarrell, contented the collaboration is to provide a platform for the youth of the various communities in and around Georgetown to showcase their talent.

The invited teams 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.

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