NOW at the half way mark of the competition, the Corporate Warfare Futsal 2017 has not disappointed. Twenty-four teams represented by staff members of various football abilities come together in an effort to dominate for coveted cash prizes and the title of Corporate Warfare Futsal Champion 2017.
The matches have been action-packed and entertaining experiences for all present as the teams showcase their skills. The teams were grouped at the start (on October 25) and played multiple matches each to earn a place in the round of 16.
The TimeOut Entertainment team, organisers of the event, lauded the success of the matches so far to the support of the incredible fans who create a euphoric atmosphere encouraging the players, various corporate houses and their management who ensured the players/employees were well kitted and transported to the Beausejour Indoor Facility on match days, and the continued support of the sponsors who made the event possible.
So far, the highest goal-scoring teams have been Sandals (19 goals) and a 4-way tie among St. Lucia Teachers Union, Ministry of Agriculture, Windjammer, and SLASPA, all achieving a total of 12 goals over a two-game period.
As we head into the all-important round of 16 teams, top scorers for the overall matches are Corey Serieux representing the Ministry of Agriculture, scoring a total of 8 goals; Nehemiah Wilfred from the Teachers Union, with 7 goals; and Shaquille Degazon with 5 goals, representing Renwick & Co. Ltd.
Fans received door prizes on entry, compliments KFC; the team of the night prizes from Climax, and the individual player of the night also walked away with prizes from Guinness.
Gold sponsors of this year’s event are Guinness, Courts, Climax, KFC, St. James’s Club Morgan Bay, Flow and AdVizze Consulting Inc., who have already expressed their desire to continue to support the event as it fosters far-reaching connections among the teams and the corporate community.
The organisers have also been praised for the level of organisation displayed with the consistency and flow of games, professional referees and even training sessions on the technical aspects of the game which has increased the understanding of futsal as a form of football.
The teams are gearing up for the all-important round of 16 matches with the following schedule:
• Friday, November 17 – Round of 16 matches
• Saturday, November 18 – Round of 16 matches
• Wednesday, November 22 – Quarterfinals
• Wednesday, November 29 – Semifinals & Media versus Artistes Exhibition Match
• Saturday, December 2 – Finals & Prize-giving Ceremony
The exhibition match between the media and the artistes will see popular media personalities like Elijah Williams of Vybe Radio and Scady of Blazin FM face off against local artistes like Subance, Teddyson John, Ezra ‘De Fun Machine’, Nerdy, Mata and Migos. Fans can expect live performances, lots of prizes and giveaways and an exhilarating match.
The round of 16 results have reduced the 24 teams to 16:
R16/1: Sandals v Lucelec
R16/2: Caribbean Metals v Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour
R16/3: Ministry of Agriculture v St. Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA)
R16/4: WASCO v CPJ
R16/5: St. Lucia Teachers Union v Flow
R16/6: Windjammer Landing v Royal St. Lucia Police Force
R16/7: PCD v 1st National Bank
R16/8: Renwick v Arktel Services
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