13th Tan Kek Pin hoopfest opens today at Tau Tung-A A +A
Saturday, February 2, 2013
THE 13th Tan Kek Pin Memorial Basketball Cup opens today, February 2, at the Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gym.
Eight teams composed of collegiate and commercial squads will slug it out for the Class A title led by Toyota Bacolod, Davies Paint-UNOR-A, Choi Sportswear-CSAB, University of St. La Salle, UNOR-B, Allure DM/Bobcat, New Negros Coliseum and Willtrade-Sagay.
After the parade of teams and opening ceremonies at 4 pm, Choi Sportswear will go up against USLS at 4:45 pm to be followed by New Negros Coliseum headed by Rex Noble meeting Davies Paint.
On Feb. 3, Sunday, Choi Sportwear tangles with Willtrade-Sagay bannered by UNO-R alumni varsity standouts at 3 pm and USLS will play Allure DM/Bobcat led by Arnol Laureño and Leo Bat-og.
The teams will play a single round robin elimination, with the top 6 teams advancing to the knockout quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, the Class B competition will start on Feb. 4. Eight teams joined the tourney led by Johann Kendrick Tan, ESJ Centre, Mang Inasal, Foodman, Appliance Centrum/LA Gasoline, La Filipina Trading, Dynamic Metals and Fox Shox.
Class A games will be played every Saturday and Sunday, with 3 games scheduled each day while 2 games will be played in Class B on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
The tournament is managed and organized by the Fil-Sino Athletic Club in honor of Mr. Tan Kek Pin. (Stephen Tan)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on February 02, 2013.