Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup

Summary

The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, also known as GlobalPort Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup due to sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball league in the Philippines. The league comprises teams from the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines. The league is the first basketball league to be based in the Visayas–Mindanao region since the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA), which merged with the National Basketball Conference in 2008 to form Liga Pilipinas, which folded in 2011.[3]

Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2022 Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup 1st Conference
VisMin Super Cup logo.png
SportBasketball
Founded2020; 2 years ago (2020)
Inaugural season2021
CEOCris Bautista
CommissionerCris Bautista
MottoAto Ni Bai
Hapit Na
No. of teams8
CountryPhilippines
Most recent
champion(s)
Basilan Peace Riders
(1st title)
Zamboanga Sibugay Warriors
(1st title)
Most titlesBasilan Peace Riders
Zamboanga Sibugay Warriors
(1 title each)
TV partner(s)MyTV Cebu
Solar Sports[1]
PTV
Sponsor(s)GlobalPort
Bounty Agro Ventures[2] (Chooks-to-Go)

As with its predecessors, the league aims to find and scout talent from southern Philippines (which comprises the Visayas and Mindanao regions).

The first tournament for the inaugural season of the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup opened on April 9, 2021. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, at least its first conference will be held in a bio-secure bubble, with Alcantara, Cebu and Pagadian City serving as hubs for Visayas- and Mindanao-based teams, respectively.[4] Cebu City was supposed to host the bubble for Visayas teams, but due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the city and its surrounding localities, the town of Alcantara, located roughly 100 kilometers southwest of Cebu City, was chosen as replacement host.[5][6][7]

FormatEdit

The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup 1st Conference in 2021 has two phases, the divisional tournaments and the Southern Finals. Participating teams are divided into divisions in the first phase, where they only play teams within their geographic region (e.g. Visayas-based teams will only play against fellow Visayas-based teams; Mindanao-based teams will play only against fellow Mindanao-based teams).[8] The Southern Finals, acts as the league's grand finals where the champions of the Visayas and Mindanao divisions face off against each other.

Originally there was a plan to hold two tournaments (or conferences as customarily known in the Philippines) within a season: the All-Filipino Conference & the other was the Reinforced Conference were imports are allowed to play. In addition, teams are also required to have at least six "home-grown" players: players who are from the general area the team is representing.[9]

TeamsEdit

The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup consists entirely of teams from the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines.

 
 
Shear Masters
 
Lawaan
 
CPG
 
Mariners
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Locations of Visayas teams
 
 
Barracudas
 
Golden Lions
 
ZamPen
 
Valientes
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Locations of Mindanao teams

Current teamsEdit

Team Location Main sponsor Head coach Joined
(Conference and year)
City/town Province/Region
Visayas Teams
Bohol – CPG Pure Mineral Water President Carlos P. Garcia Bohol CPG Pure Mineral Water Edsel Vallena 1st (2022)
Lawaan – Kalos PH Sportswear Parliament Lawaan Eastern Samar Kalos PH Sportswear Al Vergara 1st (2022)
Ormoc – OCCCI Sheer Masters Ormoc Leyte Metro Ormoc Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative Manuel Mislang 1st (2022)
Tubigon–Bohol Mariners Tubigon Bohol Gino Angelo Enriquez 1st (2021)
Mindanao Teams
Basilan – MACFI Golden Lions Isabela Basilan Mindanao Autonomous College Foundation, Inc. Ronie Gallo 1st (2022)
McDavid – ZamPen Zamboanga Peninsula McDavid Philippines Carmelo Gonzales 1st (2022)
Sultan Naga Dimaporo Barracudas Sultan Naga Dimaporo Lanao del Norte Karl Lanuza 1st (2022)
JPS Zamboanga Valientes MLV Zamboanga City Zamboanga del Sur MLV Group Joseph Romarate 1st (2021)

Former teamsEdit

Team Location Conference
City/town Province First Last
Visayas Division
ARQ Builders – Lapu-Lapu City Heroes Lapu-Lapu Cebu 1st (2021)
Dumaguete Warriors Dumaguete Negros Oriental 1st (2021)
KCS Computer Specialists–Mandaue Mandaue Cebu 1st (2021)
MJAS Zenith – Talisay City Aquastars Talisay Cebu 1st (2021)
Siquijor Mystics[a] Siquijor Siquijor 1st (2021)[a]
Tabogon Voyagers Tabogon Cebu 1st (2021)
Mindanao Division
ALZA - Alayon Zamboanga Zamboanga del Sur 1st (2021)
Clarin Sto. Niño Clarin Misamis Occidental
Iligan City Archangels Iligan Lanao del Norte 1st (2021) 2nd (2021)
Kapatagan Buffalos Kapatagan Lanao del Norte 1st (2021) 2nd (2021)
MisOr Kuyamis Misamis Oriental 1st (2021) 2nd (2021)
Pagadian Explorers Pagadian Zamboanga del Sur 1st (2021) 2nd (2021)
Roxas Vanguards Roxas Zamboanga del Norte 1st (2021) 2nd (2021)
Basilan -BRT Peace Riders Lamitan Basilan 1st (2021) 2nd (2021)
Zamboanga Sibugay Warriors Zamboanga Sibugay 2nd (2021)
Notes
  1. ^ a b The Siquijor Mystics was expelled mid-season due to misconduct. See: 2021 Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup scandal

List of championsEdit

Overall championsEdit

Year Conference Champion Series Runner-Up
2021 1st Basilan Jumbo Plastic 3–0 KCS Computer Specialist
2nd See Mindanao division
2022 1st
2nd

Division championsEdit

VisayasEdit

Year Conference Champion Series Runner-Up
2021 1st KCS Computer Specialist 2–1 MJAS Zenith Talisay Aquastars
2nd Not held

MindanaoEdit

Year Conference Champion Series Runner-Up
2021 1st Basilan Peace Riders 2–0 Roxas Vanguards
2nd Zamboanga Sibugay Warriors 2–0 Kapatagan Buffalo Braves

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup on Facebook
  • Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup on FIBA Live Stats - Genius Sports
  • Official website

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Galvez, Waylon (February 3, 2021). "GAB approves new league as VisMin Super Cup kicks off in April". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Chooks-to-Go now backs Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup". BusinessWorld. 8 April 2021. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  3. ^ Leongson, Randolph B. (October 13, 2020). "VisMin Super Cup opening in 2021 to unearth more talent from South". Spin.ph. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  4. ^ "VisMin Super Cup taps Dondon Hontiveros as ambassador". Tiebreaker Times. January 7, 2021. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  5. ^ Rosal, Glendale (February 18, 2021). "Alcantara to host Visayas leg of Pilipinas Vismin Super Cup". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  6. ^ "Alcantara andam mo-host sa Vismin Super Cup" [Alcantara prepared to host Vismin Super Cup]. SunStar Superbalita Cebu (in Cebuano). February 13, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2021.
  7. ^ Villaruel, Emmanuel B. (February 17, 2021). "Super Cup mapasalamaton sa Alcantara" [Super Cup thankful to Alcantara]. Banat News (in Cebuano). Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "Vis-Min Super League pormahon kon wala na'y hulga sa Covid-19" [Vis-Min Super League to be formed once Covid-19 threat disappears]. SunStar Superbalita Cebu (in Cebuano). September 11, 2020. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
  9. ^ Lozada, Bong (October 17, 2020). "VisMin hoops tournament to launch soon". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved October 19, 2020.