Gaisano Grand Cup gets underway today

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Friday, January 17, 2014


IT'S all systems go for the Gaisano Grand Cup that kicks off at 1:30 p.m. today at the Gaisano Grand Citimall entertainment center, fifth floor.

Gaisano Grand Mall Ad and Promo chief Karla Giorgia P. Corcino, in text messages to Sun.Star Davao on Friday, said: "It will just be a simple opening for mini, cadet and junior boys and girls categories. The college men and women's divisions will have a separate opening sometime in February."

She said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Mindanao Cluster B director Regino "Boy" Cua and the rest of the Gaisano Grand Cup commissioners will be on hand to grace the opening ceremonies.

The Grand Cup, formerly known as the Gaisano South (GS) Cup, is the biggest school-based league in Mindanao in terms of participation.

Organizers earlier assured that the change of name, however, doesn't mean major changes in the league.

A total of 80 teams will vie for honors this season with 16 squads contesting in the centerpiece men’s senior collegiate division. Some 12 schools will battle for the mini title while 14 will clash for the cadet crown. The juniors boys will have seven entries while the girls will have six squads. (MLSA)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 18, 2014.

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