The Sharp-Basketball Unified Sports Group Invitational Basketball Tournament for players 40 years old and above will open Sunday, 11 a.m. at the WNU Gym, a press release from the group said.
Vying for the top honors in this single round-robin tournament are Condura, Syntax, Panasonic, Homesite Basketball Organization, BACIWA and San Dionisio Athletic Club. The top four teams will advance to a crossover semifinal with No. 1 and No. 2 teams enjoying a twice-to-beat advantage.
The losers play for third and the winners dispute the championship for the title and cash award, the press release said.
Tournament commissioner Rogelio Soyao is expecting a balanced competition.
Team manager Jorge delos Reyes and skipper Vic Duenas will rely on Bandoy Aliermo, Bernie Chan, Berto Celis, Felipe Tumamot and Digol Benedicto for Condura.
Syntax, managed by Siao Hua Ng and captained by Edgar Basco, will fight with Rex Bayer, Arnel Tornilla, Dagol Flores and Toto Plagata in the lineup.
Also contending is Team Panasonic bannered by Hermi Derwill, Wendell Fuentebella, Tanker Habaradas, Boy Macayan, and Rey de Guzman. TM Errol Dreyfus and team captain Biboy Java hope the TV Makers to figure in the next round, the press release said.
HBO will be spearheaded by Buddy Ferrer, BACIWA by Sammy Penado, Jonathan Dicen, Gino Amantillo and Bert Quebrar.*
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