SVL Supreme Domino Master Series gets underway Sunday
Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) will commence its Supreme Domino Master Series on Sunday at Pier 1, Montego Bay.
The series is Jamaica’s first annual, islandwide domino tournament, and will be played using the cut-throat format. It will consist of seven community level tournaments across the island, and one national tournament where a national champion will be crowned.
The tournament will run from March 12 to May 21, 2023, and will journey to Miggie’s Sports Bar in Spanish Town on March 19. Following that, on April 2 and 23, Shanshy Beach Bar, Port Antonio; and Smart Choice Jerk Center, Negril will host the tournament.
The final set of tournaments in May will be hosted at Caymanas Park, Portmore; Ultimate Jerk Center, Discovery Bay; and Murray’s Jerk and Fish Hut, May Pen, on the 7th, 14th and 21st of the month.
Tickets for the tournament will be available at all Fontana Pharmacy branches, select Texaco service stations, Supreme Ventures retail centres, Pier One and at caribtix.com. Tickets for the community tournament can be purchased for $2,000, while tickets for the National Finals will cost $5,000. The registration fee applies only to those who wish to participate in the tournament. Therefore, spectators will have free entry to all tournament events including the National Finals.
Gary Peart, executive chairman, said: “The top 16 players from each community tournament will receive automatic qualification to the National Championship of Jamaica Finals on June 11, 2023. We want to remind participants that upon purchasing their tickets, they must visit the official tournament website svldomino.com to register and be added to the database.
“On the day of the finals, all they need to do is to turn up at the National Arena, check-in and play. That also goes for all the tournaments prior to the finals.”
The first-place winner at the National Finals will walk away with a whopping $1 million, while second place will walk away with $750,000, third and fourth place qualifiers will receive a total of $600,000 and $400,000 each; fifth to 16th place will get $100,000, while and 17th to 64th will receive $15,000 each.
At the community level, all qualifiers will receive prize money for their participation. First place will receive a total of $150,000, while second and third place will receive $100,000 and $75,000, respectively, fourth place will leave with a sum of $50,000 and fifth to 16th place will walk away $15,000 each.
In addition to the tournaments, the Supreme Ventures team has partnered with the National Blood Transfusion Service to facilitate blood donations at all community tournament venues, as well as at the National Arena for the finals. Each person who successfully donates blood will have the opportunity to be entered for a chance to be one of 10 winners of $10,000 each.
“We have established a very tight-knit bond with the blood bank and so, we are happy to have them on board for this initiative. We are aware that they are facing a shortage of blood supply, therefore, we had to make it a priority to figure out how best we could assist in getting persons to donate.” stated Heather Goldson, Supreme Ventures Foundation director.