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FBL Canada Turkey Ball – A 2017 Major Basketball Event

By Emar Sy
September 27, 2017


With 71 teams from 19 basketball clubs including teams from Montreal competing in 9 Divisions (8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U and 16U) FBL Canada’s Turkey Ball is now considered a major basketball event in the GTA for 2017.

Club leaders and Team Administrators were very delighted about this development and credits FBL Canada’s innovations as key to its success. The all age group division introduced by FBL Canada allowed all players to be able to enjoy and play at their right age group mentioned by Maharlika’s Dome Florido. While Bayanihan’s William Marasigan compliments FBL Canada leadership for imposing an ID system and database that will remove the clutter of submitting much paper works in the future. Most ball clubs agree that the group is moving towards the right direction and looks forward for more FBL Canada organized tournaments in the future.

Coach Mike Cruz welcomed and thanked all for the support to this long weekend tournament and the changes being made by FBL Canada. He mentions that the group will continue to find ways to improve and provide more opportunities to our Fil Canadian players. He also invited all club leaders to send their best players born 2003 to 2001 to a tryout on October 14 at Lincoln Alexander on October 14 from 4 PM to 6 PM for the upcoming 5th International High School Basketball Championships in Malaysia.

Commissioner Wallie Landicho for his part explained the game format and informed all that with the high number of teams registered, scheduled games will start Thursday night and is expected to finish by Sunday. All teams will have a guaranteed 3 games at least.

A total of 133 games will be played in this long weekend basketball extravaganza. Clubs that will participate includes CKATT, North York, Crossover, Maharlika, Lapsley, Red Warriors, Bayan, Jayhawks, FBA Durham, Marksmen, Bayanihan, UNDFTD, One Ten, Durham Rising Suns, Hamilton, Toronto Elite, 24 MM, YDB and Montreal. No less than the Philippines Consul General Rosalinda Prospero and OBA’s Mike Barbin are expected to grace the opening ceremonies on October 7 at the Hoop Dome.

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