WITH the exciting group stage having concluded, the quarterfinal section in the inaugural 592 Beer Inter-Village Football Championship will commence on Sunday with an exciting double-header at the Buxton Community ground.In the opening match, Mahaica will match skills with Friendship at 20:00hrs. The weight of expectation in securing a semi-final berth will rest on the shoulders of Azuma Roberts, Eion Abel and Shameer Nazir come kick-off time.Meanwhile, the trident of Dillon Wright, Clive Andries and Okenny Fraser will marshal the dangerous Friendship outfit, a side who have grown with each outing and will have the partisan home support in their corner. In the second fixture, home side Buxton will tackle Paradise at 22:00hrs.Paradise are considered one of the main contenders to secure the coveted title by several analysts. This label is justified due to quality players such as Quincy Adams and Tyreek Cummings on their roster. However, the battle-hardened Buxtonians will be no pushovers and possess the skill set to create issues for their opponents, led by the dynamic Eon Costello.Tournament coordinator Eon Havercome revealed that the event will now officially conclude on January 1, 2020. He stated that the decision to extend the event was based on the response of the players, fans and sponsors. following a prolonged absence of structured football in the region.According to Havercome, the staging of the event highlights that football is truly alive in the East Coast Demerara area, positing that the intention is for the tournament to be an annual affair. The competition continues with the second night of quarterfinal action on Christmas Day at the same venue.The eventual champions of the event will pocket $500 000 and the championship trophy. The second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will receive $200 000, $150 000 and $100 000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.Similarly, individual prizes will also be awarded for: Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament, MVP of the finale, Best Goalkeeper of the tournament and the Best Goalkeeper of the final.Major sponsors of the tournament include Bakewell Guyana Incorporated, ExxonMobil, NSC and Colin Talbot Construction Services.In the second round of quarterfinal matches scheduled for Christmas Day, Golden Grove will match skills with Brusch Dam in the opening match from 20:00hrs while Beterverwagting (BV) will oppose Ann’s Grove in the second encounter at 22:00hrs.