Dreams to turn reality as Kares T10 heads to National Stadium on August 12

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From 32 teams, it is now down to four in the Kares One Guyana T10 Tapeball Blast, set to conclude Saturday, August 12, at the National Stadium, Providence.

The first semi-final pits the rampant Eccles All-Stars against Team Corruption from 14:00h, followed by V-Net Vipers, who ousted favourites Village Rams, against Tarmac Titans from 16:00h.

The Charity match will be at 18:00h, then the grand final from 20:00h.

Admission to the venue is free.

Many players are ecstatic about the chance to play Tapeball at Guyana’s premier sporting facility and under lights.

Though some teams boast several national players, some embody the grassroot culture of Tapeball cricket, and the opportunity to play at the National Stadium was one they never envisaged could occur.

It is a reality that came to fruition after the rain hampered the tournament’s opening day on July 30.

Fans swarmed the Enmore Community Centre Ground for the Super 8 action, and another massive crowd is expected on Saturday at the National Stadium

President Dr. Irfaan Ali, the tournament’s patron, and Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., supported ensuring the matches move to the National Stadium.

President Ali noted the event will bring many people together from varying communities under the ‘One Guyana’ banner.

According to the organisers, while they are confident of a thrilling end to the tournament, given the quality of teams present, they are happy to announce numerous fan prizes.

Two persons will win cell phones, compliments of ENet; two will win an overnight stay at Jaigobin Hotel in Essequibo; two gift vouchers from Pressy Gift Store and K-Tronics; and Lunch and Dinner for persons at Heliconia Restaurant.

Banks DIH also reaffirmed its commitment to hosting the free ‘Kidz Zone’ at the National Stadium, aback the Green Stand.

The children will enjoy free rides in the child-friendly zone, including a bouncy castle and free ice cream, soda, snacks, and water for the young.

Only the Green Stand will be open for usage, but the Red Stand will be opened if the need arises.

Below the Green Stand will host the Corporate Village and have all amenities such as food and drinks for the fans.

The first-ever champions will pocket G$1M, while the losing finalist will collect G$300,000.

The two losing semi-finalists will walk away with G$100,000 each. There will also be prizes for outstanding individual performances.

The Most Valuable Player of the series will get a motorbike, valued over G$250,000, compliments of Assuria Insurance.

Additionally, there will be a celebrity match before the championship match where the winning side will be rewarded G$200,000, which will be donated to charity.

The competition is sponsored by Kares Engineering Inc, Mohamed’s Enterprise, GT Beer, Rainforest Water, Star Party Rentals, Avinash Contracting and Scrap Metal Inc., ENet, Regal Stationery and Computer Centre, Trophy Stall, Premier Insurance, Cricket Zone USA, Beacon Café, Continental Transport, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, National Sports Commission, RS53 RestoBar and Lounge, Jacobs Jewelry and Pawn Shop, First Change Builder Inc. Impressions Inc., Sicko Mode, 94.1 BOOM FM, Assuria Insurance, Montra Restaurant and Longue, Gafoors and Hard Rock Café.

Finals Schedule

  • Match 29 – Eccles All-Stars v Team Corruption- 14:00h
  • Match 30 – V-Net Vipers v Tarmac Titans- 16:00h
  • Match 31 – Charity Match- 18:00h
  • Match 32 – Final- 20:00h
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