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PVL organizers shorten Open Conference

Organizers of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) has decided to shorten its upcoming Open Conference to give way to the country’s participation in the 29th Southeast Asian (SEA)Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in August.

Alyssa Valdez
Sports Vision president Ricky Palou yesterday said they do not want to disrupt the preparations and the participation of national athletes in the biennial meet as the country aims to eclipse their previous showings in the 2015 Singapore edition.

The Open Conference fires off Saturday, employing a single-round robin format among eight teams in the men’s and women’s divisions. The top four squads will advance to the crossover best-of-3 semifinals, with the top two semifinal winners battling it out in the best-of-3 finals.

Alyssa Valdez of Creamline is the sole national women’s team member coming from the league, as well as most members of the men’s national squad.

Meanwhile, playing for the women’s division are Creamline, Xentro Mall Perlas Spikers, Adamson, Hair Fairy Air Force, BaliPure, Power Smashers, Hapee, and defending champion Pocari Sweat.

The men’s pool is composed of reigning titlist Air Force, Megabuilders, Gamboa Coffee, Army, Sta. Elena, Café Lupe, Instituto Estetico Manila, and Cignal.

Source: http://sports.mb.com.ph/2017/06/28/pvl-organizers-shorten-open-conference/

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