Gaisano Grand Cup cagefest opens Sept. 24

THE 2016 Gaisano Grand Cup Inter-School basketball tournament opens on September 24 with more than 100 teams at the Gaisano Grand Citimall in Ilustre  St., Davao City.

A total of 105 teams will see action in the seven divisions according to new league commissioner Rael Diaz.

Under the theme, “Game of the Rising Star”, the longest running inter-school league will still be sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Davao City.

The league will have the Mini (Elementary) for 12 Under (Born 2004), Cadet (High School) for 14 Under (Born 2002), Junior Division 1 for 17 Under (Born 1999), Junior Division 2 for 17 Under (Born 1999), Junior Girls for 17 Under (Born 1999), College Men for 24 Under (Born 1992) and College Women for 24 Under (Born 1992).

The new management committee is also composed of Womens’ National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) Mindanao head Dr. Arlene De Vera, Pastor Eladio Varguez and former GS Cup Commissioner Ryan Ramiterri.

A coaches’ meeting will be held on September 10 at 1 p.m. while the Team Captain’s forum (9 a.m. -12 nn) and Coaches’ forum (1 PM-5 PM) will both be held on September 17.

“Attendance is a must,” said Diaz.

The deadline of the submission of team gallery is on September 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Entertainment area in the fifth level of Gaisano Grand Citimall.

A colourful grand opening is set on September 24 starting at 1 p.m.

“Schedule of games will also be posted at the GG CUP Facebook Page,” said Diaz.

For more information, you may contact League Commissioner Rael Diaz at 09213903659 or e-mail at

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