Tropang Ballers Season 7 unwraps this pm
(The Freeman) - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The seventh season of the Tropang Ballers League gets underway today at the Cebu City Sports Institute in Barangay Sawang Calero, Cebu City.

Before the hardcourt hostilities, a simple opening ceremony will take place starting off with the parade of athletes at 5 pm. Expected to grace the affair are former PBA star now Cebu City Councilor Dondon Hontiveros, Tropang Ballers founder Harrison Go and league commissioner Raul Nino La Rosa Jr.

Go, who established the Tropang Ballers in 2016 to bring out holistic improvements to basketball enthusiasts of all ages, and  to inculcate the values of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and to boost self-esteem among its members, said the season-opening double-headed will be determined by drawing of lots after the kick-off bash.

A total of 13 teams divided into two brackets will battle it out in the three-month tilt.

Bracket A is composed of Ombra Design + Build, Meztizo, Marshmallows, MJE, Penthel and Goaldiggers, while Bracket B has

San Remigio Properties, Yoyi’s Pastries and Desserts, Thurblazers Ball Club, Dimsum Factory Cebu, A & R Freelancers, Gonzales Goldsmith, and Lauron Refrigeration and Airconditioning.

They will play in a single round robin format. The top four per bracket will march into the crossover quarterfinals. The winners will advance to the semifinal round. The last two teams standing will dispute the title in a knockout match.

Aside from trophies, the champion will pocket P20,000 plus one lechon and an island hopping package, while the second and third placers will receive P15,000 and P10,000, respectively.

The individual awardees such as the MVP and the Mythical Five will also get cash incentives. EBV

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