BAYUGAN City, Agusan del Sur – Five teams, four days and more than P500,000 in cash prizes at stake would make an exciting 12th Charter Day Celebration – the Mayor Kim Lope A. Asis Mayor’s Cup Invitational Basketball Tournament 2019 which will begin today, June 26 at the Lope Asis Memorial Gymnasium.
The much-anticipated basketball tournament will feature the 2016 champions – the ARQ Builders backed- Far Eastern University Tamaraws, the Madyaw Construction sponsored MPBL team Valenzuela Classic, the Cagayan de Oro City-HMMED Enterprise, and two Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) teams – Vincare Pharma-Southwestern-Phinma Cobras and the Mair Construction-University of Cebu Webmasters.
Tournament organizer Van Halen Parmis is thankful to the participants for joining the competition which has been entrusted to him for almost a decade now, to Mayor Asis who will be sitting as the city vice mayor starting July 1 and to the sponsors who continued to support the teams and the tournament since this was conceptualized eight years ago.
“I am thankful to Mayor Kim Lope Asis for entrusting me to organize this tournament for eight years plus the two years that I coached his team. I am also grateful to all the sponsors for heeding our call to help us with the teams and of course to all the participating teams. Without them, without their trust, we could have not done this year in and year out,” Parmis told iNews.Ph.
At the press conference held earlier this evening, Anne Macahilos, who represented Mayor Asis, hoped all is well for the participating teams who had to travel hundreds of kilometers to come to Bayugan City.
“On behalf of the mayor, I would like to welcome you all to our city. I hope that everything is well for all of you and I thank you all for coming to give the people of Bayugan City a good basketball show,” Macahilos stressed.
The single round robin tournament will start today with the HMMED Enterprise/CDO Selection team playing against the Vincare Pharma/SWU Cobras at 10 in the morning. The Mair Construction/UC Webmasters-ARQ Builders/FEU Tamaraws game at 2PM.
The evening games will start with the LGU Bayugan playing against Caraga State University Faculty team exhibition game at 6PM to be followed by the HMMED/CDO vs. Madyaw Construction/Valenzuela Classic game at 7PM and the main game will be between the Cobras and the Fr. Martin Cup 2019 champions Tamaraws at 9PM./RCM