GT Beer ‘Keep Your 5 Alive’ futsal on at National Gymnasium

first_imgOver the next three weeks, 24 teams will battle for supremacy in the 7th Annual GT Beer ‘Keep Your 5 Alive’ Futsal tournament which began in earnest at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue from yesterday.Tournament Coordinator Kevin Adonis, receiving the sponsorship cheque from Brand Manager Marisa Peterkin while GT Brand Manager Jeoff Clement and Outdoor Events Manager Mortimer Stewart look onNine matches got the tournament rolling on Thursday, and nine other games will on Saturday be played at the same venue.Teams from Georgetown, West Demerara, East Coast and East Bank Demerara are contending for a top prize of $550,000 and the Championship Trophy. The finals are set for November 9th.The opening night of competition saw Upsetters battle Bad-A-Yard; North East contend against Back Circle; Leopold Street square off against Avocado Ballers; Showstoppers clash with LA Ballers; BV collided with Stabroek Ballers; Tiger Bay come up against Melanie; Bent Street face down Broad Street; Alexander Village face off against Old School Ballers; and Sparta taking on Charlotte Street.The tournament is sponsored by GT Beer; and Kevin Adonis, founder/coordinator of the tournament, received the sponsorship cheque from Banks DIH Limited during a presentation at Thirst Park earlier this week.Having thanked this benevolent corporate giant for again sponsoring the tournament, Adonis disclosed that play would be in a round-robin format this year, with four teams each competing in six groups, and respective winners advancing to the knockout round.First-round matches will also be played next Tuesday and Thursday before the knockout stage gets underway.The winning purse is worth $550,000; but 2nd place is worth $250,000 and 3rd place is worth $125,000, while 4th place is worth $75,000.last_img