Overwhelming support as 3×3 basketball tips off Saturday in Linden
Rawle Toney’s 3×3 Basketball tournament is expected to have a grand entrance into his hometown of Linden when it is hosted for the first time in that area on Saturday.
Following a successful hosting in February at the Burnham Basketball Court in Georgetown, a decision was made to take the one-of-a-kind event to Region 10.
In an interview on Thursday, Toney revealed he had to put a cap on the number of teams given the overwhelming response, which now pits it as a Linden versus Georgetown battle.
The tournament will be held on April 23 at the residence of Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Kashif Muhammad, in Richmond Hill.
According to Toney, since the tournament is a FIBA-endorsed one, it will aid players to get much-needed rating points, and from a wider scale, it can kick-start the development needed for the sport locally.
The 3×3 concept is the fusion of basketball and entertainment, and Saturday’s event will feature Barbados recording artiste, ‘Mole de Chief’, whom Toney said will be visiting Guyana for the first time to perform.
There will be four teams from Linden, three from Georgetown, and one from West Demerara.
The prize structure for the top three teams is G$100,000, G$75,000, and G$50,000, and each of the eight teams will receive a participation fee of $25,000.
There will other prizes, compliments of ANSA McAL Trading through the Hennessey brand.