Inaugural HKBA Cup To Be Held In Hong Kong This Weekend
A new basketball cup tournament will tip off this weekend in Hong Kong, "giving local players a third regular home event to provide more playing opportunities while pulling in more sponsorship," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The inaugural Hong Kong Basketball Association Cup will feature teams from the top-tier A1 Division and the second-tier A2 Division, with a maximum of 36 games, including a best-of-three championship decider, all to be held at Southorn Stadium in Wan Chai. HKBA Cup Organizing Committee Chair Dick Choi Kai-sun said, "There are only two traditional events -- the league and the Senior Shield -- and with the launch of this tournament, we can provide more playing opportunities for players, especially those young players in the lower division." He added that all 10 commercial on-site A-boards had been sold, "with more sponsors likely to come in." Choi: "This is just the beginning and we are happy to receive an overwhelming response" (SCMP, 1/3).