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    Hotel Fortuna Cup II Inter-Collegiate Basketball Competition

    Basketball patron puts up ‘worry-free’ tourney
    Sunstar Cebu
    Tuesday, November 06, 2007

    BASKETBALL enthusiast Lorenzo “Chao” Sy said he wants to put up as much competitions as he can.

    True to his word, Sy is organizing a twin event, the Inter-City and the inter-collegiate this December aimed at giving another the collegiate varsity teams more exposure after the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. season.

    The competition will be dubbed the Hotel Fortuna Cup II Inter-Collegiate Basketball Competition. The first time the Hotel Fortuna Cup was staged was during the pre-season of the Mindanao-Visayas Basketball Association.

    To entice more teams to join, Sy said he will take away the concerns of the coaches when it comes to the safety of the players.

    “I pledge to shoulder any expenses incurred should an injury befall any player while playing for the Inter-collegiate league,” Sy said.

    The champion and the runnerup will receive P25,000 and P15,000, respectively.

    “We will only give prizes to the top two so that the teams will really work hard to win,” Sy said.

    On top of the roster of the competing teams is University of the Visayas, which had earlier expressed its concern about joining another league because of safety reasons.


    UV, considered the strongest team in Cebu and the seven-time champion of the premier basketball league Cesafi, will be meeting resistance from its Cesafi antagonist University of San Carlos and with the rest of the top four teams of the Cesafi—University of San Jose Recoletos and Southwestern University with Salazar Institute of Technology and the Asian College of Technology.

    The winning team in this match up will get a chance to face either Letran, De La Salle University or Ateneo de Manila in a goodwill match in January in time for the Sinulog celebration.

    The teams will be divided into two brackets, and each will play a round-robin match with the top two moving to the cross over semifinals.

    The competition will start on Dec. 1 until Dec. 5 so as not to conflict with the Partners Cup, which will open on Dec. 9. (MCB)

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    Lavish opening bash for 1st Cebu Inter-City caging on Nov. 17
    The Freeman
    Tuesday, November 6, 2007

    Everything is now in place for the grand opening of the 1st Cebu Inter-City Basketball League set on November 17 at the Don Celestino Martinez, Sr. Memorial Coliseum in Bogo City.

    Event organizer and BAP-SBP Cebu Province director Lorenzo “Chao” C. Sy said the event was initially slated to kick off on November 10 but was moved a week later upon the request of some competing teams, which need ample time for preparation and ensure all their needs are being taken care of.

    “The November 17 date is already final. We’re looking forward to a lavish and pompous opening ceremony as assured by the host city of Bogo,” said Chao Sy in a news conference yesterday at the La Fortuna Bakery-Sto. Niño branch.

    Among the highlights of the opening salvo is the selection of Best Muse, with the top three beauties getting P3,000, P2,000, and P1,000, respectively. Non-winners will receive P500 apiece.

    A total of eight cities will see action in the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP)-sanctioned cagefest that offers huge cash prizes to the top three performing teams. These are Bogo, Danao, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu in the North Division, and Cebu, Toledo, Carcar, and Talisay in the South Division.

    They will play in a double round robin, home-and-away format in the elimination round. The top two teams per division will advance into the crossover semifinals, with the winners slugging it out for the championship in a best-of-three series.

    Hotel Fortuna Cup 2

    Chao Sy, on the other hand, declared that it’s all systems go for the 2007 Hotel Fortuna Cup 2 Invitational basketball tournament scheduled to be held from December 1 to 5 at the Cebu Coliseum. “This is really my main thrust. Hold more tournaments to keep Cebu basketball alive and thriving,” said Chao Sy.

    Unlike in the inaugural edition of the Hotel Fortuna caging last summer where teams from the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) were seeing action, Chao Sy said the event is going to be an inter-collegiate action this time.

    Among the schools which have already signified their intent to join the competition are seven-time CESAFI champion University of the Visayas (UV) Green Lancers, Southwestern University (SWU) Cobras, University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors, University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars, Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) Skyblazers, and Asian College of Technology (ACT) Cyber Knights.

    The contending squads will be divided into two brackets that will play in a single round robin format in the elimination. The top two teams per bracket will move into the crossover semis. The winners will then fight for the championship in a winner-take-all affair.

    The champion will receive P25,000, while the runner-up will take home P15,000. The organizers will also shoulder the expenses of any player who will be injured while playing in the five-day tilt. — EBV

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    great, more basketball action for Cebu
    Cebu will be a stronger power in basketball very soon...
    Sulong Sri Vijaya!

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    More exposure, more experience for the players. I just hope that fans and students from the respective schools will still give their all out support.

    Let's make Cebu a collegiate basketball power in the Philippines.

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    With Cebu Zonals out, Sy to focus on Hotel Fortuna Cup
    Cebu Daily News
    First Posted 12:30:00 01/18/2008

    FOLLOWING the cancellation of the Cebu Zonals for the National Students' Basketball Championship (NSBC), sportsman Lorenzo “Chao” Sy shifted his focus to the staging of the Hotel Fortuna Cup basketball tournament set to kick off on Jan. 22 at the Cebu Coliseum.

    Sy said that Cesafi teams Southwestern University (SWU), University of the Visayas (UV), University of San Carlos (USC) and University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SC-SIT), Asian College of Technology (ACT) have already expressed their readiness to compete.

    According to Sy, before UV, USC, USJ-R and SWU will be allowed to join, he was told by Cesafi president Rolando Villa to secure pertaining documents from BAP-SBP regional head Raul “Yayoy” Alcoseba stating that the Hotel Fortuna Cup is recognized by the BAP-SBP.


    “Once we get that ‘permit’, Cesafi will allow its members to join,” said Sy.

    “Actually, with due respect to Councilor Alcoseba, I don't need to ask permission from him since I am the province director of BAP-SBP,” said Sy.

    “This Hotel Fortuna Cup will be held in Cebu which is under my jurisdiction and does not need to be approved by the regional head. But just to make everything in order, I will talk to Councilor Alcoseba and I'm confident that we will get what we want from him.”

    In a separate interview, Cesafi commissioner Felix Tiukinhuy said its up to the schools to decide whether they will join or not.

    “Its their (Cesafi schools) judgment,” said Tiukinhuy.

    The Hotel Fortuna Cup will give P15,000 to the champion while the first and second runners-up will get P10,000 and P5,000, respectively. /Correspondent Calvin Cordova

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    Tuesday, January 22, 2008
    Hotel Fortuna rolls off with five teams

    ANOTHER intensifying collegiate basketball war will open today as the Hotel Fortuna Cup 2 Collegiate basketball tournament will open at 5:30 p.m. at the Cebu Coliseum.

    Five teams had confirmed participation to the six-day tournament: the University of San Carlos Warriors, University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars, Asian College of Technology Cyber Knights, Southwestern University Cobras and Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology Skyblazers.

    The University of the Visayas Green Lancers begged off from the tournament after their confirmed their entry to the 2008 MVBA Sinulog Cup, which is scheduled to kick off this Sunday at the Cebu Coliseum also.

    “UV asked to back out because they will be playing in the Sinulog Cup, which will be a tougher tournament next week and in addition they are going to wear the Hotel Fortuna-Boljoon uniform,” tournament organizer Lorenzo “Chao” Sy said during the press conference held yesterday at the La Fortuna Bakeshop in Sto. Niño branch.

    Without UV, competition will be stiffer as P15,000 will be up for grabs for the winning team. Runners up will pocket P10,000 and P5,000 respectively.

    In addition, Sy who is both an official of the Basketball Association of the Philippines and the BAP-Samahang Baskitbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP), decided not to sanction the tournament by any organization.

    “I just want to promote basketball. No politics, ” he added.

    Today, the USC Warriors will parade its dynamic duo Niño Ramirez and Enrico Llanto and its Filipino-American recruits as they open the tournament against the USJ-R Jaguars at 5:30 p.m. while in the main game, the ACT Cyber Knights will play the SWU Cobras starting at 7 p.m.

    The competition will adopt a single round robin format with the top two teams ducking it out for the knockout championship.

    According to Sy, this tournament serves as a tune-up games for the schools who will be participating in the 2008 National Students Basketball Championship, which will be on Feb. 25 to March 2 here.

    Except for USJ-R, the other five schools are going to play in the national championship, giving Cebu a better chance to win the national title. (RCM with MCB)

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    USC gets Fil-Ams for La Fortuna cagefest
    Tuesday, January 22, 2008

    Two Fil-Ams from Guam will reinforce the University of San Carlos Warriors as they go up against the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars today in the opening salvo of the La Fortuna Cup II at the Cebu Coliseum.

    Games Today (Cebu Coliseum)

    5:30 pm USC vs. USJ-R

    7 pm ACT vs. SWU

    Former PBA player Peter Jao introduced five-foot-eleven Alfred Vitug, who can play both the point guard and off-guard positions, and JP Cruz, a 5’8” forward, yesterday, during the press conference at La Fortuna-Sto. Niño Branch.

    The five-day tournament is sponsored by La Fortuna Bakery, Pepsi Cola and Nature’s Spring.

    The champion in the tourney will receive P15,000, the second gets P10,000 and the third will go home with P5,000.

    The other game pits the Southwestern University Cobras versus the rookie team Asian College of Technology Cyber Knights. The other entry, Salazar Institute of Technology drew a bye.

    Among the points raised during yesterday’s gab was the responsibility of the organizers should players get hurt during the tournament.

    Businessman and organizer Lorenzo “Chao” Sy assured the participating teams that they provide assistance, as much as they can, to any of the players who will be injured during the tournament.

    Ticket prizes are at P100 for the ringside, P50 for the lower box and P20 for the general admission. Students will get a 50% discount on all seats. (GGM)

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    Wednesday, January 23, 2008
    Jaguars beat USC Warriors

    THE veterans of the University of San Jose-Recoletos Jaguars delivered the killer blows to frustrate the University of San Carlos Warriors, 92-80, victory in the opening game of the Fortuna Hotel Cup 2 Inter Collegiate Basketball Championship at the Cebu Coliseum last night.

    Lyndon Gudez, Manny Gabas, Luther Justiniani, Randy Pugoy and Arman Ponce struck harder in the final four minutes as they all combined for 59 points to beat the Warriors.

    Just after the Warriors moved within three, 70-73, coach Edito Salacot’s main cog dropped a 13-4 blitz, while holding the Warriors without a field goal for four minutes to erect a double-digit lead 86-74 with 1:59 remaining in the game.

    USC’s main men Niño Ramirez, Enrico John Llanto and Paul Joven tried their best to bail the Warriors from defeat but the tough defense of the Jaguars proved to be unforgiving.

    The Jaguars started their good defensive rotation strong with a man-zone half-court pressure that gave them the momentum early in the game.

    Although they failed to cash in most of the turnovers of the Warriors, the efforts of holding down the assault of the Jaguars proved to be tiring for USC down the stretch.

    With USJ-R keeping the tempo of the game, USC was playing catch up for most of the way, leading only once 9-8 at 3:47 of the first quarter and tying the game four times, at 27, 29 and 35 in the second quarter and at 42 at 7:49 of the third.

    Other than those moments when the Warriors were about to sneak past the Jaguars, USJ-R held their ground steadily and never wavered until Salacot sent his main cogs for the win. (RCM)

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    Veteran smarts
    Cebu Daily News
    First Posted 14:46:00 01/23/2008

    (Cebu Coliseum)
    5:30 p.m. – SIT vs. ACT
    7 p.m. – USC vs. SWU

    In a game between Cesafi's powerhouse squads that was as tight as any could be, the team that blinks first faces defeat.

    Unfortunately for the two-time runners-up University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors, they did just that as they allowed the old reliables of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Jaguars to bury them, en route to a 92-80 loss in the opening game of the Hotel Fortuna Cup 2 on Tuesday at the Cebu Coliseum.

    After battling tooth-and-nail in the first three periods, USJ-R turned to its veterans Lyndon Gudez, Armand Ponce and Luther Justiniani to orchestrate a short 7-0 blast to erect an 80-70 lead.

    The trio went on to score half of the team's production in the final canto while displaying superb defense on two-time Cesafi MVP Enrico Llanto to come away with the victory.

    The bullstrong Llanto was held to just 15 points, and was scoreless in the fourth period.

    Justiniani, Gudez and Ponce combined for 41 markers with Justiniani leading the way with 15 points.

    Manny Gabas also scored in double figures with 12 points.

    USC, though, will get another crack at a first win in the five-team tournament when it faces the revamped Southwestern University Cobras in the main game on Wednesday at the same venue.

    Asian College of Technology will face the Salazar Institute of Technology in the curtain raiser.

    Box scores:
    USJ-R (92) Justiniani 15, Gudez 14, Ponce 12, Gabas 12, Villahermosa 9, Malinao 8, Hatague 6, Pogoy 5, Pateno 4, Bibera 2, Eguia 2, Lapiz 2
    USC (80) Llanto 15, Ramirez 13, Igao 9, Padayao 6, Cortez 6, Bautista 6, Feraren 4, Joven 3, Codilla 3, Hermosa 2. /Correspondent Jonas Panerio

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    Thursday, January 24, 2008
    ACT outlasts SIT, 90-84

    THE ASIAN College of Technology Cyber Knights(ACT) defeated the Salazar Institute of Technology Skyblazers(SIT) in a nail biter, 90-84 in the 2nd Hotel Fortuna Cup last night at the Cebu Coliseum.

    Elmer Aparice was an unstoppable scoring machine both in the painted area and beyond the arc. Aparice finished with 28 points to lead all ACT scorers, while Joel Vistal contributed 21 points.

    Aparice finished with 19 points in the first half alone to tow ACT to a 10-point lead, 46-36, at the turn.

    SIT fought back and managed to narrow the lead to just two, 83-81, with 2:26 in the fourth quarter.

    However, ACT stopped SIT’s momentum with six straight baskets before things got heated at the end of the match.

    With 11.2 seconds left in regulation Kenneth Tampus fouled Vistal, sparking a heated exchange. Furious, Vistal threw the ball at Tampus, who retaliated with a punch.

    Both were both given technical fouls and Tampus, who was a key contributor in scoring and rebounding, got his 5th personal foul and was out of the game for good.

    Vistal shot one of his free throws then Calma shot a 3-pointer in the final 6.3 seconds but that proved to be too late.

    In Tuesday’s ballgame Southwestern University Cobras trampled the ACT with, 97-83. Clifford Maguate was the leading scorer for the Cobras with 23 points, while Alfred Belande scored 19 points and Eric Zanoria added16. (EKA)

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