DAVAO City’s 15 biggest schools will compete in the region’s biggest and most prestigious basketball league, the Davao Champions League (DCL), opening on Sep. 21 at the Davao City Recreation Center.
The basketball tournament presented by Phoenix Petroleum Philippines aims to produce Davao’s basketball stars and to provide opportunities for young talents to be discovered for bigger leagues outside Davao.
The seven-week tournament will be participated by the 15 biggest schools in Davao City: Agro Industrial Foundation College of the Philippines (AIFCP), AMA Computer College (AMA), Ateneo De Davao University (ADDU), Davao Central Colleges (DCC), Davao del Norte State College (DNSC), Davao Merchant Marine Academy (DMMA), Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC), John Paul College of Davao (JPCD), Jose Maria College (JMC), MATS College of Technology (MATS), Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC), San Pedro College (SPC), STI College (STI), University of Immaculate Conception (UIC), and University of Mindanao (UM).
The Davao Champions League is Davao’s own version of the UAAP and NCAA. It will be played annually and is open to both high school and collegiate levels. The winner from this year’s tournament will get a chance to represent Davao in the Mindanao Regional Championship of Philippine Collegiate Champions League.
DCL will also conduct a cheerdance competition that will signal the battle of the top four teams.