TEN teams led by NOPSSCEA 10U champion St. John's Institute and runner up University of St. La Salle were invited by organizers of the 1st Batang Scott's 10 and Under basketball tournament starting September 4 possibly at Po Hang gym of Bacolod Tay Tung High School.

Joining SJI and USLS are BTTHS, Trinity Christian School and University of Negros Occidental Recoletos from the private schools. The other five teams are Sum-ag Elementary School, ETCS 1 & 2, Mabini ES, Rizal ES and Corazon Locsin Memorial ES from the public sector.

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Ryan Lio Tumbagahan, Assoc ASM-West Visayas of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Philippines and Commissioner Renato Bravo have set the final meeting on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at McDonalds-East. The invited teams are to submit its official lineup and credentials required.

GSK unlike other commercial endorsers have recorded a first by having no registration required. The uniforms are free for all participants (15 members per team), GSK gift packs for parents, players, coaches and principals.

Other incentives include plaques of participation and medals of recognition for schools, teams, coaches and outstanding players in the conclusion of the tournament.

Scott's Emulsion, one of GSK's heritage brand has been in the market for about 130 years and still continue to share its product equity to its consumers. It was chosen by organizers as the product has cod liver oil, calcium and vitamins A & D, which is beneficial for strong bone and teeth development.

The product will help kids build natural resistance to sickness and it is for healthy brain development. The tournament is a way of reconnecting the brand to caring parents, says Tumbagahan who hails from Bacolod and a product of TCS.

Tournament format is round robin for two brackets with number 1 meeting number 4 and 2 going against 3 in the crossover semifinal. Losers play for third and winners dispute the championship.

Bracket A is composed of SJI, BTTHS, ETCS, Sum-ag and Mabini. Bracket B are USLS, TCS, UNO-R, CLMES and Rizal. Cut off period is similar to NOPSSCEA's.