Quest for 592 Street Kings crown begins tonight
- 16 teams vying for $675,000 in cash
Sixteen of Guyana’s best and up-and-coming teams go head-to-head tonight as they begin their journey towards being crowned the inaugural ‘592 Street Kings’ of Georgetown street football.
Powered by Ansa McAl’s 592 Lager Beer brand, the ‘592 Street Kings’ gets underway at the Berlin Tarmac (Drysdale and High Streets).
It will be a case or ‘win or go home’ as the tournament will be a straight knockout.
Seasoned ‘streetballers’, Alexander Village, led by Shem Porter, will open proceedings against the youthful LA Ballers (a mixture of National U-20 footballers) at 19:30h, while Back Circle are assigned to face the Ansa McAl All-Stars at 20:00h.
Meanwhile, East Coast outfit Melanie-B will clash with Keron Solomon’s Future Stars at 20:30h before a mouthwatering fixture at 21:00h, which will see Broad Street, led by Jimmy Gravesande coming up against North East La Penitence.
The fifth fixture of the night, which is slated to begin at 21:30h, will see Okeene ‘Russian’ Fraser lead his Leopold Street side against bitter rivals Tiger Bay, which is sure to have the crowd on edge. That game will be followed by renowned streetballers, Gold is Money, which boast Hubert Pedro among their ranks, against Avocado Ballers.
The penultimate game will treat fans to streetball juggernaut Sparta Boss showcasing their talent against the exciting John Street outfit.
The eighth and final fixture of the night will see Albouystown B looking to get past the dangerous Sophia to book their quarter-final spot.
The eight winners of the night will advance to the quarter-final stage, which is slated for Burnham Court (Middle and Carmichael Streets) on September 14. Each of the eight quarter-finalists will have a chance to win cash prizes as the winners will advance to the semi-finals, while the losers will be eligible for the ‘592 Shield’, which has a purse of $50,000 up for grabs.
Meanwhile, the semi-finals will also be played on match night two, while the third and final night of the tournament is set for the Durban Park Tarmac; that night will see the semi-finals and finals of the ‘592 Shield’ being played, while the third place and final of the ‘592 Street Kings’ tournament will also kick off.
The inaugural ‘592 Street Kings’ will walk away with $300,000 in cash, while the runners-up will receive $150,000. The winner of the third-place playoff will pocket $100,000, while the fourth placed team will receive $75,000.
Entry to the event is free and patrons can enjoy 592 Beer specials all night at five for $1000. Every purchase guarantees patrons prizes, which include 592 jerseys, caps, cozies, openers and buckets.