By ARTHUR L. ALLAD-IW
BAGUIO CITY — The PHOENIX 5th Cup championship is slated on April 8 at the Easter College gymnasium where eight teams will struggle to win the championship trophies in the four brackets.
The first game at 2:30 PM will pit the Fox Team against the Justice Team for the championship in Bracket E. At the end of the elimination round, the Justice was number one and the Fox the number 2 in the Bracket E standings. Both had eliminated their opponents in the semi-finals to enter the finals.
At 4 PM, Jade Team will go against the Normans Team for the championship in the Bracket F. Jade was number 2 and Normans number 1 in the elimination standings and enjoyed twice to beat advantage. Like the two teams in Bracket E, the Fox and Normans eliminated their opponents in the semi-finals.
In the Easter College Alumni Bracket, the number two seeded Pugad will go against the number 4 Batch 96/97 at 5:30 PM. Pugad easily defeated and eliminated the number 3 seeded LT Glass in their first game as Pugad enjoyed the twice to beat advantage.
Batch 96/97, the number four in the elimination standing, eliminated the number one UKOL Team where the latter enjoyed a twice to beat advantage based on their rank. Also the champion in the same bracket last year and composed of taller but older players, Batch 96/97 is seen to defend its crown from PUGAD.
At 7 PM, the fourth seeded CCPI in the elimination will go against the second seeded Trumpline in the championship for Bracket D. CCPI defeated the number one seeded Brent Team where the latter enjoyed the twice to beat advantage being number one team in the said bracket.
Meanwhile, the battle for third places will happen on March 28, April 5 and April 8.
Brent Team will go against the Beacons on March 28 at the Brent gym. On April 5, UKOL Team will go against LT Glass for the third place for the Alumni bracket at 5:30 PM. Pocna Team will go against Batch 99 for Bracket F third place at 7 PM. Both games will happen at the Easter College gym.
On April 8 at 1 PM, Mizrach will go against Iskratz for the Bracket E third place.
All the trophies for the Champions, 2nd place and 3rd place in all brackets will be awarded at 7 PM at the Easter College gymnasium. # nordis.net