KWAKWANI will return to competitive basketball on Saturday when they face fourth seed Amelia’s Ward Jets and third-ranked Victory Valley Royals take on the challenge of fifth-rated Block 22 Flames. The opening games of this year’s 3rd Rock Entertainment Open basketball championship, sanctioned by the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA), bounces off at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.Tomorrow afternoon at16:00hrs the tournament outline will be given when the tournament is launched at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) building on Republic Avenue, with the organisers along with representatives from the LABA.The first game of this tournament, which has at stake $100 000 for the champions, on Saturday, is between Flames and Royals at 19:00hrs. The second at 21:00hrs pits Kwakwani against the Jets.The clubs have been invited to send their representatives and three players in uniform to this launching and they are reminded that they must complete the registration of their players with the association. The second day will see another double-header on Sunday at the same venue.According to LABA the clubs were seeded and Raiders are the number one seeds, followed by Half Mile Bulls, Royals, Jets, Block 22 Flames and Bankers Trust Falcons with Kwakwani being the outsider-side.In Group A are Kwakwani, Falcons and Jets who are battling for the lone semifinal slot where they will face top-ranked Raiders, who gained a bye to the final four. In the Group B are Royals, Bulls and Flames where two of these three clubs will advance to the final four.The tournament, after this weekend, continues next Saturday with the final set of preliminary matches, before the semifinals are played next Sunday and the final the following Saturday, August 20.