Accra. Jan. 21, GNA – The Event Management Association of Ghana and the Ghana Domestic Tourism Company has announced the launch of the national Draught (daami) competition 2016.
The competition, which is the maiden edition, is an initiative of the Ghana Draught Association (GDA), Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and the Ministry of Sports.
The competition will begin with the preliminary knock-out on regional basis, and its opened to people above 18 years.
Participants are to register on regional basis after which pairing will be conducted for the regional knock-out stage.
Two winners will be selected from each region and will then enter the second knock-out stage, which will set the stage for the quarter-final, which will comprise of eight winners, who will slot it out for a place at the semi-final.
The winners of the semi-final will then demonstrate their skills at the final.
The competition, which seeks to promote the game of daami as a leisure activity and to select winners for international games, would see the winner going home with a cash prize of GHC5,000.00 and a holiday trip with hotel accommodation for two to the world competition.
The first runner up and the second runner up would receive GHC3,000.00 and GHC2,000.00 respectively, with the second runner up also being sponsored to the world championship.
« The game of « daami » is very popular and we are glad to add value to it as leisure sporting activity. This year’s competition is going to be an exciting one for us all, with fantastic prizes for the winners. We are also looking at eventually sponsoring winners to compete on the world stage and raising the flag of Ghana, » Barima Adu-Asamoa, Chief Executive of Ghana Domestic Tourism Company said.