BAGUIO CITY- The 9th YMCA Cup semi-final round match-ups’ is scheduled to start on August 17, 2015 at 7:00 in the evening at the YMCA gym here, following determination of the top four teams in four brackets Y, M, C, A., who will vie for the championships slated on August 30, 2015, following a cross-over match-up between the top one versus the top four team and the top two versus the top three team in the elimination round for all brackets.
Following rules on cross-over matches the top two teams (1 & 2) shall have the advantage of a “two to beat” playoffs during the semi-finals to enter the final round in a knock-out game playoff to determine the champion, while a knock-out game shall ensue to determine the third and fourth placers shall ensue to determine the third placer in every bracket.
Meanwhile, as games in the elimination round is nearing conclusion the top four teams in each bracket starts to emerge, determined through their team standings as per their win-loss card tally. The first teams to see action on the semi-final round will be from bracket “M” namely; Baguio Water District -A (no. 2 rank) matching-up against the MASTERS (no.3 rank), game time at 7:00 pm., seeing action on game #2 will be the YMCA Basketball Stars (rank no. 1) up against GT QUEST (rank no. 2) at 8:00 pm at the YMCA gym on August 17, 2015 here.
Also seeing action for the semi-final round for bracket “A” on August 19, 2015 will be the STRAWBERRY PICKERS (rank no. 2) against Baguio Water District – A (rank. No.3) on game no. 1 at 7:00 Pm. and game no.2 action will see ST. PETER (rank no.1) clashing against TEAM YMCA (rank no. 4) on game no.2 at 8:00 pm at the YMCA gym here.
On the other hand, the top four teams for brackets “Y” and “C” will see action for the semi-final round on August 21, 2015, following their final games for the elimination round on August 16, 2015 at the YMCA gym here, also, championship games for all brackets is scheduled on August 30, 2015.
Tracking down games for the elimination round scheduled on August 10, 2015, KUYA PONZ wins over REUNITE by 17 points 89-72, while BWD-B inches away TEAM YMCA winning by 2 points 84-82 at end time. Strawberry Pickers also bucketed their sixth win over DSWD 69-59, while SWAGG muscles a win over the Bodybuilding Club 86-58, King Louis Flower Shop gave up two losses by default over the Admirals, while the King Tigers also lost by default to the Phantoms on their games scheduled on August 9, 2015 here.