First United Negros Basketball League (UNBL) Open Commercial League kicks off Sunday, November 6, at the Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gymnasium.
The eight teams in this inaugural tourney are Acster Marketing, Ra-ak Transport, Puff Boss, Silvergraces, Redhouse Taiwan Shabu2x/UNO-R, USLS, Team Davies Paints/LCC-B, Lets Go Strived/CSA-B.
According to UNBL President Jun Ballesteros, the league wants to give local college players the opportunity to play alongside commercial/professional league players to enhance their skills and talents. He added that the tournament will provide entertainment for basketball lovers in Bacolod and Negros.
The tournament features MPBL players Mark Yee, Mr. MPBL quadruple double and YouTube sensation Kyt Jimenez, Kraniel Villoria, Jhan Nermal, Jan Jan Pastias, Leo Najorda, along with foreign imports that will definitely spice up the competition.
Opening ceremonies and parade of teams will be at 1:30 p.m. followed by a quadruple-header starting 2 p.m., featuring Ra-ak Transport vs Puff Boss, followed by UNO-R against CSA-B, LCC-B vs USLS and the final game for the night sees Acster collide with Silvergraces.
Aside from trophies, the champion team will take home P50,000 while first and second runners-up will bring home P30,000 and P20,00, respectively.
All games are free admission and will be played every Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Tay Tung High School Po Hang Gymnasium.*