Chooks-to-Go 3x3 league boosts PH bid for Olympic berth
MANILA, Philippines – Chooks-to-Go unveiled its plan for the country's first-ever 3x3 basketball league, aimed at boosting the Philippines' chances of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics 3x3 event.
The league will help the country accumulate much-needed points to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
"Though the point system of FIBA is complicated, it all starts by having a league," said league commissioner Eric Altamirano. "Then when we have a league, we can now join the World Tour which comprises of 40 events. That's where all the points come from."
The first conference of the tournament will have 6 legs, all played in SM malls. Teams will play in a round-robin format. Each leg will have a champion.
In the sixth leg, all the teams will be ranked based on their accumulated points, with the top 4 automatically seeded. The teams will figure in a knockout tournament with the champion team picking up bragging rights and P1 million.
A total of 12 city-based squads will take part in the inaugural Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 season.
MPBL club teams Manila Stars, Go for Gold-San Juan Knights, Bataan Risers, Bacoor Strikers, Valenzuela Classic, Marikina Shoemasters, and Bulacan Kuyas have signed on. Also committing are the Zark's Burger-backed Quezon City, the Dondon Hontiveros-owned Cebu, and teams from Davao Occidental and Pasig City.
All games will be aired across all platforms of ESPN5.
The pre-season games will be held at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City on January 14. – Rappler.com
In these changing times, courage and clarity become even more important.
Take discussions to the next level with Rappler PLUS — your platform for deeper insights, closer collaboration, and meaningful action.
Sign up today and access exclusive content, events, and workshops curated especially for those who crave clarity and collaboration in an intelligent, action-oriented community.
As an added bonus, we’re also giving a free 1-year Booky Prime membership for the next 200 subscribers.
You can also support Rappler without a PLUS membership. Help us stay free and independent by making a donation: https://www.rappler.com/crowdfunding. Every contribution counts.