The First Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. Under 21 Basketball Tournament opened last Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Leganes covered gym in Leganes, Iloilo.
Vice Governor Raul Tupas represented Gov. Defensor during the opening ceremony which was also attended by Mayor Adolf Jaen of the host municipality Leganes, Mayor Tomas Peñaflorida of Pototan, and Mayor Hernan Biron, Sr. of Barotac Nuevo.
The tournament has two categories, the Local Government Units (LGUs) and the School-based. For the LGUs the participating teams are: Miag-ao, San Miguel, Leganes, Tigbauan, New Lucena, Banate, Pototan, Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, San Enrique, and Barotac Viejo.
For the School-based category the participating teams are: John B, Lacson Foundation Maritime University, University of San Agustin, Sta. Clarita International School, Central Philippine University, and West Visayas State University.
Tournament commissioner Ray Cabarles said the games for the LGU category will be played in the different municipalities depending on the scheduled matches while the school-based category will be played at Iloilo Sports Complex.
Cabarles said the First Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. Under 21 Basketball Tournament was conceptualized as part of the sports development program of the province.
“Through this activity we could be able to develop the skills of our young players and probably we could discover homegrown talents in the field of basketball,” he said.
Earlier, Defensor initiated the holding of the first-ever Iloilo Sports Summit to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the province when it comes to sports.
The governor has allotted funds for the upgrading of the various facilities at the Iloilo Sports Complex as part of his administration’s sports development program. Currently, the Iloilo Sports Complex football field is being rehabilitated to international standards so the province can host international football competitions in the future.
The opening games of the First Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. Under 21 Basketball Tournament were: first game – Pototan vs. Barotac Nuevo, second game – JBLFMU vs. Sta. Clarita International School and third game – Leganes vs. New Lucena.
Gov. Arthur Defensor Cup U-21 Basketball Tournament
Schedule Of Games (Lgu Category) 2015
May 16 Pototan Vs. Barotac Nuevo (3 Pm, Leganes Gym)
Jblfmu Vs. Sta. Clarita (4:30 Pm, Leganes Gym)
Leganes Vs. New Lucena (6 Pm, Leganes Gym)
May 17 Banate Vs. San Enrique (2pm, Dumangas Gym)
Dumangas Vs. Barotac Viejo (3:30 Pm, Dumangas Gym)
May 18 Leganes Vs. Miag-Ao (2 Pm, Tigbauan Gym)
Tigbauan Vs. San Miguel (3:30 Pm, Tigbauan Gym)
May 19 Pototan Vs. Barotac Viejo (2pm, Btac Nuevo Gym)
Dumangas Vs. Barotac Nuevo (3:30 Pm, Btac Nuevo Gym)
May 20 Tigbauan Vs. Miag-Ao (2pm, San Miguel Gym)
San Miguel Vs. New Lucena (3:30 Pm, San Miguel Gym)
May 21 Dumangas Vs. San Enrique (2 Pm, Btac Viejo Gym)
Btac Viejo Vs. Banate (3:30 Pm, Btac Viejo Gym)
May 22 New Lucena Vs. Tigbauan (2pm, Miag-Ao Gym)
Miag-Ao Vs. San Miguel (3:30 Pm, Miag-Ao Gym
Venue Of Games: Iloilo Sports Complex
May 18 Wvsu Vs. Cpu (2 Pm)
Usa Vs. Jblfmu (3:30 Pm)
May 20 Sta. Clarita Vs. Wvsu (2 Pm)
Usa Vs. Cpu (3:30 Pm)
May 24 Jblfmu Vs. Wvsu (2 Pm)
Sta. Clarita Vs. Usa (3:30 Pm)
May 26 Sta. Clarita Vs. Cpu (2 Pm)
Usa Vs. Wvsu (3:30 Pm)
May 28 Jblfmu Vs. Cpu (3:30 Pm)