DAVAO CITY, (PNA) -– The Board of Commissioners of the Gaisano Grand Cup will be implementing new format for this year’s much-awaited annual Gaisano Grand Cup basketball tournament that will formally kick off next month at the Gaisano Grand Citimall Sky gym here.
“It will be our 10th year already and we will be having a new format,” said Karla Giorgia Corcino, Ad and Promo Department Head.
The board is composed of Judge Emilio Dayanghirang and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Director Francis Calatrava. Also present were SBP Mindanao Cluster B head Regino “Boy” Cua and tournament director Rico Biliran to discuss their initial plans.
“Tentatively we will start on the first or second week of October,” said Corcino.
Last year’s league had more than 70 teams in the six separate divisions where Jose Maria College and University of Mindanao ruled the men’s Division 1 and women’s collegiate categories, respectively.
The other defending champions are the Assumption College of Davao (Junior Boys), Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School (Junior Girls), Holy Child College of Davao (Cadet) and Ateneo de Davao University (Mini).
“We will still have to finalize the format,” said Corcino, who will be sending the invitations to the different schools.