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.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

2014 Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup tips off with four new teams.

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2014 Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup tips off with four new teams.
by rick olivares

The 2014 Filoil Flying V Hanes Premier Cup will tip off on April 23 at the Filoil Flying V Arena of San Juan.

Thus far a total of 21 teams – with a probability of a 22nd team joining – are participating in the summer’s biggest and most exciting college basketball tournament.

With the odd number of squads in the pre-season tourney, the schools have now been bracketed in three groups.

Group A
Group B
Group C
La Salle Green Archers
San Beda Red Lions
San Sebastian Golden Stags
UST Growling Tigers
Letran Knights
NU Bulldogs
Perpetual Help Altas
FEU Tamaraws
EAC Generals
UE Red Warriors
Lyceum Pirates
St. Benilde Blazers
JRU Heavy Bombers
Adamson Soaring Falcons
UP Fighting Maroons
Mapua Cardinals
RP Youth U17
CEU Scorpions (NAASCU)
UV Lancers (Cebu)
USC Warriors (Cebu)
Holy Trinity Wildcats (General Santos)

The probable 22nd team is SWU Cobras.

Not participating in this year’s summer tournament are the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the Arellano University Chiefs.

The tournament is a single-round robin elimination round with teams only playing those in their group.

The top two teams per group and the two best third-placers (based on quotient) will advance to the quarterfinals.

In the quarterfinals, teams will be ranked from first to eighth places applying the win-loss record and the quotient system.

Teams will play a knock out game based on the following match-ups:
1 vs. 8
2 vs. 7
3 vs. 6
4 vs. 5

In the semis, a knockout game will be played based on the following match-ups:
Winner of 1-8 vs. Winner of 4-5
Winner of 2-7 vs. Winner of 3-6

The winner will advance to the knockout round.

Another difference for this year is teams will play fewer matches and the tournament will end a week earlier.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rick, I see that there are teams outside the Uaap and Ncaa from manila playing in the filoil...could i ask for a contact person so i could inquire how to join as well?
    thanks. - potit