Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Vote for your fave college basketball players in the first ever Filoil Master Game Face All-Star Basketball Challenge


The Master Game Face Challenge is an all-star Game between the two player pools in the FilOil Preseason Tournament.

Pool A will be coached by Borgie Hermida and will consist of players from the following schools:
·               Arellano University
·               College of Saint Benilde
·               Emilio Aguinaldo College
·               Far Eastern University
·               Jose Rizal University
·               National University
·               Perpetual Help University
·               San Beda College
·               University of the Philippines

Pool B will be coached by Chris Tiu and will consist of players from the following schools:
·               Adamson University
·               Ateneo De Manila University
·               Colegio San Juan de Letran
·               De La Salle University
·               Lyceum of the Philippines University
·               San Sebastian College- Recolectos
·               Southwestern University
·               University of the East
·               University of Santo Tomas
Each team will have a total of 18 players competing in the Master Game Face Challenge. Each team competing in the FilOil Preseason Tournament will have at least one player representative.

1.             Fan Vote
2.             Coaches Selection
3.             Roster announcement

April 10          Press Launch of FilOil Tournament/Announcement of Master Game Face Challenge
April 13          Commencement of FilOil Tournament
April 20          Launch of Fan Vote Application
May 19           Conclusion of Fan Vote
May 24           Submission of Coaches Selections
May 25           Announcement of Master Game Face Challenge Rosters
June 8            Master Game Face Challenge


The Player Pool will consist of 180 players from each of the 18 participating schools. Each school will have two (2) players eligible at each of the five (5) positions; Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Small Forward, Power Forward and Center.   


The Master Game Face Challenge Vote Application opens to a landing page where the fan is greeted by a brief welcome to the app with and two links; one leading to an instruction page with detailed step by step mechanics of the vote app and another which leads to the Vote Page.

The Vote Page opens to a ballot with two teams labeled Team Chris and Team Borgie. Each team has a roster of five players each of a different position; Point Guard, Shooting Guard, Small Forward, Power Forward and Center. Each roster spot has an image placeholder of the Master Oil Control Logo.  Clicking on the Master logo will bring up a drop down page which has a list of all eligible players for that position. When a fan selects a player from that pool, the selected player’s picture will replace the Master Logo and the players name and school affiliation will be listed beneath the photo. When the fan has selected filled out his roster by selecting a player for each position the ballot can then be submitted.

When the ballot has been submitted, the fan will land on a page with a thanking them for casting their vote and a list of dates to remember- Announcement of the All Star Roster on May 25 and the Master Game Face Challenge on June 1.

The Fan Vote will close on May 19.


After the starting line-ups for both teams have been selected by the Fan Vote, the coaches- Chris Tiu and Borgie Hermida- will select the Master Game Face Challenge Reserves. The coaches will select 13 players each to round out their rosters from the remaining eligible player pool. Coaches will be encouraged to select at least one player from each participating team. Coaches will also be dissuaded from selecting a player if that player’s team already has three players representing them at the Master Game Face Challenge. The coaches will also make selections with regard to player positions and will build a roster with competitive balance; ie a balance of guards, forwards and centers.

The coaches will be required to submit their rosters by May 24.


The full Master Game Face Challenge rosters will be announced on May 25 on Studio 23 between the first and second games of the day.

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