50 teams chase crown in Phoenix Cup-A A +A
Thursday, September 26, 2013
SOME 50 teams are expected to vie for top honors in the 2nd conference of the Phoenix Cup basketball tournament, which will formally kick off on October 6.
Organized by the Cordillera Phoenix Cup Incorporated, this season’s second conference will house six brackets consisting of eight teams, depending on the number of registered participants that will battle for the title in the tournament now on its eighth season.
Expected to house a larger number of teams this time, organizers look forward to another success in conducting the annual sporting event.
Headed by Clifford Bossman Sy, together with the Arthur Allad-iw, Gualberto Balabag, Delfin Goyen, Jeremy Malaga, Jim Coy-om, and Alfred Fernandez, Phoenix Cup intends to serve as one of the main basketball leagues in Baguio City and Cordillera.
Jeremy Malaga, co-organizer of the Phoenix Cup, said players from all over Baguio City and Cordillera will take part in the basketball tourney.
"We are expecting representatives from different organizations, establishments, offices, and even from the barangays to join," Malaga said.
Organizers said Phoenix Cup was brought to develop fraternal friendship and camaraderie amongst sports groups, aficionados and also promote good health practices.
The organizers also want to help the physical development of the players, develop skills, and give knowledge about different sports through trainings and seminars.
The basketball competition will hold its scheduled events in Easter College gym and will run from October until the around the first week of December.
“Lahat ng winning teams and participants will be awarded with trophies and cash as prizes dun na mismo sa closing program ng event,” Malaga added. (Mark Victor Pasagoy)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 27, 2013.