Shenisa Fredericks  (Banks DIH Official) presents the sponsorship cheque to Nigel Hinds (GABF President)  while Mortimer Stewart (Outdoor Events Manager), Troy Peters (Communications Manager), Junior Hercules and Shevon Henry (GABF coordinators) and two cheerleaders Shenisa Fredericks (Banks DIH Official) presents the sponsorship cheque to Nigel Hinds (GABF President) while Mortimer Stewart (Outdoor Events Manager), Troy Peters (Communications Manager), Junior Hercules and Shevon Henry (GABF coordinators) and two cheerleaders

The 4th Edition of the Road to Mecca Basketball championship starts today

Written by  Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00

The 4th Edition of the Road to Mecca Basketball championship organized by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) will bounce off today with three matches at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

The tournament is being sponsored by Banks DIH Limited under the Coca-Cola Brand.

The sponsorship cheque and trophies were presented during a simple ceremony at Thirst Park Thursday where President of GABF Nigel Hinds received the cheque from Shenisa Fredericks, Brand Trainee of Banks DIH Limited.

Hinds thanked Banks DIH Limited and Coca-Cola for partnering with the GABF for the yearend tournament which will climax on December 24th (Christmas Eve) with the grand finals.

Banks DIH Limited Communications Manager Troy Peters said his company was delighted to be working closely with GABF to promote the development of basketball in Guyana which will see the participation of clubs representing Upper Demerara, Berbice, East Coast Demerara, East Banks Demerara and Georgetown.

Ten of Guyana’s top basketball clubs Bounty Colts, Dyna’s Raven, Amelia’s Ward Jets, Half Mile Bulls, Rose Hall Jammers, Victory Valley Royals,m Retrieve Raiders, Pacesetters, Plaisance Guardians and Kobras will be vying for top honours.

Dyna’s Ravens will square off with Rose Hall Jammers in the opening encounter starting at 17:00 hours to be followed by Bounty Colts coming up against Half Mile Bulls while the final game will bring together Victory Valley Royals against Plaisance Guardians.

Prior to the tip off, at 15:00 hours there will the official march past of the 10 competing teams as well as entertainment provided by singer Tiffani Bonner and cheerleaders who will be cheering the teams on, Hinds said.

The tournament coordinators are Junior Hercules and Shevon Henry who were also present at the handing over ceremony.

The preliminary matches  from be played on December 1st, 2nd, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th and 22nd. The semi-finals will be played off on December 23rd and the finals on December 24th with all matches at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. 

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