Last January the 11th Girls shakey’s V-league tournament national finals kicked off. There were 10 teams who participated in this event, 8 champion teams from different regions and 2 foreign teams, Australia and New Zealand. The Ateneo de Davao University represented Mindanao and we had pick up players from Iligan city and Tagum city respectively.
Burlington, Mikasa, Tune Hotels were the partner sponsors of shakey’s for this year’s tournament and also the Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Volleyball Federation who were the officials for this tournament. All the athletes, coaches and guests were billeted at the Tune Hotels in Ermita, Manila, playing venue is at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.
Our Athletes had a great experience going to the Shakey’s V-league National finals, the girls really fight their hearts out, We had a great battle in our first two games with central visayas and New Zealand the two power house teams in our bracket. It’s just that we felt short in the crucial minutes of the game, but in the last two games the girls redeemed their selves and got the 2 winning streak, ending our campaign on a high note. We treat the girls with a dinner at the David’s Tea house in malate Manila, just near the hotel together with parents, sports officer, our Asst. Prinicipal for Formation Mr. Mike Dailisan and also our Athletic Director Mr. Noli Ayo.
The teams were divided into 2 brackets, each bracket is compose of 5 teams. Then the top two teams in each bracket will advance to a cross-over semi-finals knock-out game and the remaining top two teams will fight for the championship game.
Bracket A- NCR, Australia, Western Visayas, Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon –
Bracket B- Central Visayas, New Zealand, Mindanao, Central Luzon, Eastern Visayas.
Semi-final game #1 – A1( NCR) vs. B2 (New Zealand) Game #2 – A2 ( Western Visayas) vs. B1 (Central Visayas)
Finals – NCR vs. Central Visayas Champion – NCR