Big cash prize for 32 football teams
About $20,000 dollars will be up for grabs when 32 teams contest the Banks Football Cup scheduled to start this Saturday at the Wildey, St Michael Astro Turf.
Weymouth Wales are the reigning champions and based on the draw which took place at the Barbados Olympic Association this afternoon, they will open their 2015 campaign against Wotton.
Seven matches are scheduled to be played on Saturday followed by three on Sunday and six on Monday. Matches will then be played Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the following week with the quarter-finals on May 24. The semi-finals and final are to take place on May 24 and July 12 respectively.
The runners-up will take home $10,000 and third place finisher pockets $5,000. The competitors are split into two groups. The first group will feature Sunrise against Sargeants, University of the West Indies play Road View, Gem Stars take on Central League, and Pinelands who were surprisingly beaten by Porey Spring last year will have a chance to redeem themselves when the two teams meet again this year.
Eden Stars will challenge Gall Hill, Ellerton and Dayrells Road will face off, Notre Dame battle against Ivy Rovers while Haynesville and Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme will lock horns.
In the other group Rendezvous will battle Pro Shottas, Parish Land take on Clarkes Hill, Brittons Hill and BSA will clash, Tudor Bridge and Carlton will do battle, Paradise take on Barbados Defence Force, Empire will play Silver Sands while Bagatelle and Belfield will be fighting for bragging rights.