UNIVERSITIES, SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (USCAA)
Preseason Tournament 2004
1. AMA Computer University Cyber Tigers
2. Angeles University Foundation Great Danes
3. Bulacan State University
4. New Era University
5. Saint Clare College-Caloocan Saints
6. San Sebastian-Cavite Baycats
July 12 (M) - Angeles University Foundation Covered Court
1000 Opening Ceremonies
1100 St. Clare vs. New Era
1230 Bulacan St. vs. San Sebastian-Cavite
1400 Angeles U vs. AMA Computer
July 14 (W) - New Era University Gym
1100 AMA Computer vs. Bulacan St.
1230 St. Clare vs. San Sebastian-Cavite
1400 New Era vs. Angeles U
July 16 (F) - Bulacan State University Gym
1100 Angeles U vs. St. Clare
1230 San Sebastian-Cavite vs. AMA Computer
1400 New Era vs. Bulacan St.
July 20 (Tu) - Angeles University Foundation Covered Court
1100 St. Clare vs. AMA Computer
1230 San Sebastian-Cavite vs. New Era
1400 Bulacan St. vs. Angeles U
July 22 (Th) - New Era University Gym
1100 Bulacan St. vs. St. Clare
1230 Angeles U vs. San Sebastian-Cavite
1400 AMA Computer vs. New Era
July 24 (Sat) - to be announced (SEMIS)
#1 vs. #4
#2 vs. #3
July 26 (M) - to be announced (FINALS)
#5 vs. #6 (for Fifth place)
Semis Losers (for Third Place)
Semis Winners (Championship)
THE country's newest collegiate sports organization, the Universities, Schools and College Athletic Association (USCAA), will begin action with the staging of its preseason tournament starting with the opening ceremonies on July 12 at the Angeles University Foundation Covered Courts starting at 10:00AM. Aside from Angeles University, the said tournament features the five other USCAA founding members AMA Computer University, Bulacan State University, New Era University, Saint Clare College-Caloocan and San Sebastian College-Cavite.
The six teams will play a single-round robin with the top four advancing to the crossover knockout semifinals and the winners disputing the title in a one-game showdown on July 26. The member schools will take turns at hosting the games. The Basketball Association of the Philippines (BAP) has sanctioned the league.
"This is only a warm-up for our regular season come the second semester in October," said USCAA President Anthony A. Sulit of AMACU. "We hope to enlist at least two more schools. We want to give as many schools, especially those around the Mega Manila area, chances to display their talents."
Applying the regional basketball concept that has gained popularity in the last five years through leagues like the MBA and NBL, the USCAA will give priority to schools in the provinces.
Basketball will be the centerpiece event. Competitions are being mapped out in the fields of Volleyball, Football, Beach Volleyball, Chess, Badminton and Taekwondo.