25 vie for You.C1000 Basketball Cup

Fadhil Yunus

Twenty-five teams will participate in the You.C1000 Basketball Cup 2021 at the Brunei Basketball Association Court in Batu Bersurat on June 19.

Of the 25 tournament hopefuls, there are 20 men’s teams and five women’s teams.

The men’s category will be divided into four groups with five teams in each group.

Group ‘A’ comprise 4DABoys, Concept Xtrike-Me, Bujang Senang, And One and Fateh Sdn Bhd while Group ‘B’ feature Fayze, Easyway Basketball, Fitness Zone, Klimzon Engineering and TK Tea House.

BTC/Prime Logistic, CBA, Filipino Ballers Club, Patriots and Pegasus are in Group ‘C’ while Propel, Setia Warriors, Tutong Basketball, Wang’s Kitchen and Yi’s Nation complete Group ‘D’.

The top two ranked teams from each group will qualify to the knock-out phase with the quarter-finals on July 18 – 19.

The winners in the last eight will then continue their pursuit for the title in the semi-finals with both games set to be staged on July 21.

The winning team in the semi-finals will book a berth in the final to be held on July 24, with the losing semi finalists also set to return for a playoff to determine third place on the same day.

The Group ‘A’ tie between Concept Xtrike-Me and Fateh Sdn Bhd will get the tournament underway followed by a clash between Easyway Basketball and TK Tea House in Group ‘B’ on June 19.

Meanwhile, the women’s category will be contested in a round robin format. The participating teams are GHK Motor Sdn Bhd, Le Doux Patisserie, Shooting Star, Stratus Development Sdn Bhd and Systematic.

Organised by the Brunei Basketball Association (BBA), the much-anticipated tournament will be making a return after a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.