TBL 3.0 - BIGGER AND BETTER !
The stage is set for another season of basketball action in the Telecoms industry with the opening of the Telecoms Basketball League (TBL) this coming
January, 2017. After two successful seasons that saw Bayan Telecommunications lording over the competition on both occasions, TBL now is poised to become
bigger and better. New format, more exciting games The league takes on a new tournament format by dividing its 2017 Basketball calendar
into two exciting conferences. The first conference starts January and the second conference, June. Both will be compressed within the 3 month tournament
duration to ensure the level of excitement. Both conference shall be composed of 14 teams divided into 2 brackets with 7 teams each playing a single
round robin elimination. The top 4 teams from each bracket shall advance to the knock out Quarterfinal round. The winners will then march into the
crossover semifinals with both winners advancing to a winner take all Championship game. To ensure the the level up in competition, the league has now
relaxed its ruling in fielding multiple 6 footers and will be developing a handicapping system to ensure that all 14 teams will be able to be competitive
all season long. 40 is the new 30 Addressing the need for ballers above 40 to still be competitive, the league will launch a 40
and above bracket. Only players 40 yrs old and older are allowed to play in this tournament. A player should be at least 40 yrs old at the date of
the official start of the tournament. Players 39 yrs old and younger are strictly not allowed to play in this tournament. However, players who are 40 years
old and above are still allowed to participate in TBL regular conferences. Initially, the tournament shall be composed of a minimum of four (4) teams,
and minimum of eight (8) players per team. The more teams that can participate, the better. A team may not necessarily be composed of players from
the same company; it may be a “ragtag” team from different company/corporation, as long as the company or corporation belongs to the Telecoms Industry.
The league will be releasing more advisories moving forward and will be organising tune up games. Stay tuned By: Benny Benitez, TBL Marketing Head