FGBI to host cage tourney-A A +A
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
THE Federal Guardians Brotherhood Inc. (FGBI) will host the 1st Inter-branch Guardians Basketball Tournament, which will fire off on July 8 at the Barangay 35-D covered court along Bonifacio Street.
FGBI Davao City chapter founder and tournament director Ronald "Glorget" Egpit, in text messages to Sun.Star Davao, said the tournament is intended to promote unity among the different chapters of FGBI in Region XI.
Among the teams that have confirmed participation in the cagefest are FGBI chapters from Panabo City, Cabantian, Barangay Kawayan, Tamayong, Ulas, Daliao Proper, Sitio Maleod, Sitio Saypon and Sitio Rasay.
The teams will play the double round-robin format to determine the top four teams that will clash in the semi-finals en-route to the championships.
"We are expected to conclude the tournament by December this year," Egpit said.
The opening day will be ushered by a motorcade that will start at Magsaysay Park at 8 a.m. The participants will then proceed to the playing venue for the ceremonial toss and the tournament proper.
The champion will pocket P10,000, while the next three placers will receive P7,500, P5,000 and P2,500, respectively.
Special awards will also be given away to the Most Valuable Player, Best Three-point Shooter, Best Defensive Team, Best in Attendance and the Best Muse.
The tournament is sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) under Mindanao Region B director Regino "Boy" Cua.
For more details, contact Egpit at (0947)470-4043 or at the FGBI officeat (082)227-2470. (RPSA)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 20, 2012.