Guimaras basketball pocket tourney starts today

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BASKETBALL teams from the provinces of Iloilo, Aklan, Antique, and Guimaras are set to spearhead the Guimaras Basketball Pocket Tournament starting today at the Guimaras State College Covered Gym.

Tournament organizer Richard Gabayoyo told Panay News that the two-day invitational basketball pocket tournament aims to showcase the developing sports program of Guimaras.

“We want to show that Guimaras is serious in promoting various sports in the island province,” Gabayoyo said. “We already started it with volleyball and now we have basketball. We will soon organize events for other sports.”

Morning games at GSC Gym will feature Guimaras-Antique at 8 a.m., followed by Aklan-Iloilo match at 9:30 a.m., while afternoon matches will be at Sibunag town where Antique battles Iloilo at 1 p.m. followed by Aklan-Guimaras tiff at 2:30 p.m.

The elimination round closes on Sunday morning with Aklan taking on Antique followed by the Guimaras-Iloilo battle. Championship is slated in the afternoon for the top two teams after the eliminations.

“As the director of this tournament, we are inviting everyone to witness this thrilling competition. Let us support our own sports programs and discover potential talents who will banner our province in various sports tournaments,” Gabayoyo said.

He added: “We’re thankful for this opportunity and we want the public knows that Guimaras sports will be active this year onwards. We are hopeful that this event will become institutionalize.”/PN

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