THE inaugural Banks Beer Village Cup commenced Tuesday evening at the Victoria Community Centre ground, with three exciting matches. Tiger Bay, Mocha and Plaisance secured vital wins and therefore progressed to the quarter-final rounds.Tiger Bay’s 3-0 rout of Liliendaal came off the boots of marksmen Manasseh Primo (7th), Darien Dickson (18th) and Deon Alfred (29th).Mocha edged East Ruimveldt 5-4 on sudden-death penalty kicks after their match ended 1-1. Michael Charles had opened the scoring in the 17th minute but four minutes later, Travis Blaze found the equaliser for East Ruimveldt.Plaisance whipped Sophia 3-0, with Vincent Thomas scoring a brace (17th and 79th). He received support from Akeem Thomas who netted in the fourth minute.Matches will continue this evening at the aforementioned venue with Pouderoyen in action against Kitty from 18:00hrs before Alexander Village battle Stewartville from 20:00hrs. The final match of the night pits Stabroek against Beterverwagting from 22:00hrs.Meanwhile, at a press briefing yesterday, the title sponsors confirmed their partnership with the event.Communications Manager Troy Peters stated, “We are proud to be on board this venture and it aids us in helping football being played throughout Guyana and we look forward to an exciting tournament.”Organiser Esan Griffith expressed his gratitude for the support of the company and felt the tournament had a productive start and fans can be assured of more riveting action.Griffith also explained the idea behind the tournament was to bring football back to its grassroots and give community teams a chance to showcase their talents.The tournament will see the winning team go home with $800 000 after the grand final set for December 30.The second-placed side will pocket $400 000, third-placed team will collect $200 000, and $100 000 to the fourth-placed finishers.