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1978 PBA All-Filipino Conference Game Results

The 1978 PBA First Conference, the All-Filipino, opened on April 16, 1978, through research with most of the dates have yet to be determined, here are some of the incomplete game results in the first and second rounds of the eliminations.

First Round

Crispa – lost their first game to U-Tex, 93-104, on opening night on April 16, their first win was against Royal Tru-Orange, 133-114, the Redmanizers beat Filmanbank, 122-105. In Cebu City on May 5 and 7, they won against Tanduay, 119-102, and Great Taste, 139-116. In their much-awaited encounter with unbeaten Toyota Tamaraws on May 18, Crispa prevailed by 13 points, 123-110.

Toyota – the Tamaraws’ victories in the first round were against Tanduay, 127-120, in the first game of the season on April 16, they rout U-Tex, 144-110, beat Filmanbank, 139-123, and Honda, 128-118 on May 4.

U-Tex – the Wranglers’ two victories in the first round were against Honda, 102-100, and Filmanbank, 127-112, their losses were to Great Taste, 100-104 in Bacolod on May 5, and Tanduay, 98-100.

Great Taste – the Discoverers ended the first round with a 4-3 win-loss slate, aside from a victory over U-Tex, their three other wins were against Royal Tru-Orange, 109-107, Honda, 117-114, and Filmanbank, 108-97.

Filmanbank – the Bankers started out at 0-5, before winning their final two games in the first round, lost to Royal Tru-Orange, 95-101, in their debut game. In their next outing against Honda on April 20, the new team lost, 103-106, but their match was ordered to be replayed following a protest. Filmanbank finally scored their first-ever franchise win against Tanduay, 103-96, and beat Honda, 97-95 on the replayed game on May 16.

Second Round

Crispa – tied with the Tamaraws on top at 12-2, the Redmanizers’ wins were to U-Tex, 119-109, Great Taste, 142-117, and Tanduay, 129-114 in Iloilo City on June 17.

Toyota – the Tamaraws’ other loss besides Crispa during the first round, were to Tanduay, 128-133 in Davao on June 16. Their victories were against Filmanbank, 133-124 on May 27 at the Rizal Coliseum, Great Taste, 160-138, Honda, 159-129 on June 10, and Crispa, 158-135.

U-Tex – lost again to Tanduay in the second round, 90-95. In a bid to create a tie for the last semifinals berth, the Wranglers beat Royal Tru-Orange, 152-133.

Great Taste – lost all their games in the second round. In succession, the Discoverers were beaten by Tanduay, 109-121, Crispa, 117-142, U-Tex, 112-117 on May 27, Toyota, 138-160, Royal Tru-Orange, 119-129, Filmanbank, 96-130, and Honda.

Filmanbank – repeated over Honda, 112-110, and Tanduay, 99-97.

Honda – lost to Tanduay, 111-130, they won against Royal Tru-Orange, 150-111.

Some of the locals’ single game-highs during the elimination round:

Cisco Oliver – 62 points – Honda 129-159 Toyota

Lim Eng Beng – 45 points – U-Tex 100-104 Great Taste

Cisco Oliver – 40 points – Honda 118-128 Toyota

Ramon Fernandez – 38 points – Toyota 133-124 Filmanbank

Virgilio Cortez – 38 points – Honda 150-111 Royal

Lim Eng Beng – 36 points – U-Tex 117-112 Great Taste

Johnny Revilla – 34 points – Great Taste 108-97 Filmanbank

Fortunato Co – 33 points – Crispa 139-116 Great Taste

Fortunato Co – 33 points – Crispa 142-117 Great Taste

Lim Eng Beng – 32 points – U-Tex 110-144 Toyota

Danny Florencio – 32 points – Toyota 133-124 Filmanbank

Larry Mumar – 32 points – Filmanbank 124-133 Toyota

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Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Philippine Basketball Association


1983 PABL Founder’s Cup

After the league’s dry-run, the very first official tournament of the Philippine Amateur Basketball League (PABL) in 1983 was called “Founder’s Cup”. 15 teams were divided into two groups.

Group 1 – Southern Textile Mills, Arellano University, Perpetual Savings Bank, Manhattan Shirts (became known as Country Fair Foodmakers in the final round), Sampaguita Garments, Boogie Jeans (or Boogie Barnes), and ESQ Marketing.

Group 2 – Bank of Rizal, Davao All-Stars, RFM-Swifts, SMC-Magnolia Ice Cream, Cine Suerte, Customs-MCDC, CF Sharp, and Masagana 99.


The Opening game on October 9, with special guest Michael Keon doing the ceremonial toss. CF Sharp won the opening game against RFM-Swifts, 89-87.

The 8 teams who made it to the final round, from Group 1, Southern Textile Mills, which finish with a perfect 6-0, followed by Arellano (4-2), Perpetual and Manhattan with an even 3-3 card, advances via quotient over Sampaguita, which also finishes at 3-3. From Group 2, Bank of Rizal and Masagana 99 were tied on top with 5-2, and the other two entries in the final round were Magnolia (4-3) and Cine Suerte.

In the final round of 8, the Arellano University Flaming Arrows had a perfect 7-0 card while Development Bank of Rizal finish second with a 6-1 slate, Arellano needed to win only once to capture the title outright while DBR had to beat Arellano twice for the crown.

On December 9, 1983, Arellano beat the Bankers, 110-103, to win the first PABL Founder’s Cup title. National player Willie Pearson topscored with 31 points for the Flaming Arrows. Masagana 99 placed third in the classification while Magnolia took the fourth spot.

Manuel Luis “Totoy” Marquez of Bank of Rizal was adjudged as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. In the players’ all-around value of statistical points, Marquez finished on top, followed by William Pearson of Arellano, two Masagana 99 cagers; Elmer Reyes and Leo Austria, came in third and fourth respectively.

Perpetual Savings Bank’s Nazareno Batoon was at fifth, three Cine Suerte dribblers figured in the top ten, Anthony Mendoza at sixth, Alfonso Solis at ninth and Stevenson Dajalos at tenth. Ex-pro cager Kenneth Yap of Magnolia came in seventh while Southern Textile Mills’ Yves Dignadice was at eight.


The members of the champions Arellano University are team manager Peter Cayco, Coach Loreto Carbonell, Assistant coach Chuck Barreiro. The players are Ramon Cui, Ricky Cui, William Pearson, Jojo Guzman, Joey Loyzaga, Jay Ramirez, Jojo Villapando, Noni Robles, Billy Lim, Tem Gancayco, Melchor Frogoso, Jun Yambot, Coy Banal and Jun Moncada.

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Posted by on October 22, 2013 in Philippine Basketball League


1977 Toyota vs Emtex Sacronels

The final standings in the 1977 PBA Invitational Conference: Emtex/Brazil (7-0), Toyota (6-1), Crispa (4-3), Tanduay (4-3), U-Tex (3-4), Ramrod/Australia (2-5), Mariwasa (2-5), and Presto (0-7).

Results during the last three playing dates:

December 10 – U-Tex 159-131 win over Presto (Snake Jones with 45 points for U-Tex, Cisco Oliver with 44 points and Nino Samuel adding 37 points for Presto), Second game saw Crispa beat Ramrod, 131-112, Cyrus Mann scored 36 points for the Redmanizers, In the third game, Emtex Sacronels rout Mariwasa, 150-118 (Day with 38 points for the Panthers).

December 12 – First game: Tanduay’ 125-115 win over Presto (Harris with 37 points for the Esquires, Oliver with 45 points for Presto). Second game: U-Tex’ 140-109 win over Ramrod, Snake Jones scored 40 points for the Wranglers. Third game: Emtex’ 127-106 win over Toyota, Sky King scored 38 points while Sonny Jaworski added 30 points.

December 13 – U-Tex beats Mariwasa, 159-148, Jones with 44 points and Cristino Reynoso scoring 34 points, Day with 47 points and Jun Papa with 36 points for the Panthers. Second game: Toyota’ 134-126 win over Ramrod, three tamaraws scored above 30-plus points, Sky King with 36, Jaworski with 35 and Arnaiz with 34. Emtex beat Crispa in the third game, 106-99.

The 1977 PBA Invitational championship between Toyota Tamaraws and the visiting Emtex Sacronels of Brazil had Toyota winning via three-game finals sweep, the Tamaraws snapped the visitors’ win-streak by taking Game 1 on December 15, with Robert Jaworski scoring 26 points in a 115-99 victory.

The following day on December 16, Toyota made it 2-0 in a 113-108 win, John Irving topscored for the Tamaraws with 33 points, two nights later on December 18, Toyota finish off Emtex Sacronels, 129-108, Bruce “Sky” King scored 34 points and Irving added 30 points.

Tanduay won the series for third place over Crispa, 2-1, taking Games 1 and 3, 106-99 and 102-81, the Redmanizers took Game 2, 102-99.

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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Philippine Basketball Association


1979 PBA All-Filipino: The return of the Crispa-Toyota finale

In the 1979 PBA All-Filipino Conference, Crispa and Toyota finished the double-round eliminations on top with similar 14-win, 2-loss slates, joining them in the semifinal round were Filmanbank (12-4) and Tanduay (10-6). Teams that were eliminated are U/tex (7-9), Great Taste (6-10), Royal Tru-Orange (6-10), Honda (2-14) and new team Gilbey’s Gin (1-15) which placed last.

Crispa and Toyota split their two meetings in the eliminations, their other loss both came against last year’s runner-up Filmanbank in the second round and both by two points. Filmanbank beat Toyota, 106-104 on May 13, and Crispa, 89-87 on the last day of the elimination round on June 10.

The results of the two-round semifinals:

June 12 – Toyota 99-88 Filmanbank; Crispa 104-80 Tanduay

June 14 – Toyota 109-104 Tanduay; Crispa 107-90 Filmanbank

June 16 – Tanduay 125-115 Filmanbank: Toyota 120-111 Crispa

June 19: Crispa 100-87 Tanduay; Toyota 131-114 Filmanbank

June 21: Tanduay 106-99 Filmanbank; Crispa 172-142 Toyota, this was the night Atoy Co scored 50 points for the Redmanizers and Abe King scored a conference-high 60 points for the Tamaraws, as the two arch rivals sealed a finals showdown.

June 23: Crispa 121-117 Filmanbank: Tanduay 149-130 Toyota

The final standings were: Crispa (5-1), Toyota (4-2), Tanduay (3-3) and Filmanbank (0-6)

1979 PBA All-Filipino Conference championship:

June 28 – Crispa won Game 1 over Toyota, 122-107.

June 30 – Toyota evens the finals series with a 121-114 win over Crispa.

July 3 – Crispa edges Toyota, 112-109, in Game 3 as Atoy Co scored 33 points. Francis Arnaiz topscored for the Tamaraws with 26 points.

July 5 – Toyota forces a deciding game with a 113-110 victory over Crispa, sending the series to a do-or-die fifth game. Ramon Fernandez scored 27 points while Atoy Co led the Redmanizers with 31 points.


July 7 – In the finale, Crispa regains the All-Filipino crown and won for the fifth straight time in seven finals meeting with Toyota, winning 118-111. Atoy Co finished with 24 points while Ramon Fernandez had 36 points and Arnie Tuadles added 29 markers for the Tamaraws.


The Best-of-five series for third place also went to a full-five game limit.

June 28 – Tanduay took the opener over Filmanbank, 112-90.

June 30 – Filmanbank tied their series with Tanduay with a 111-100 victory.

July 3 – Tanduay routs Filmanbank, 120-102. Rene Canent scored 31 points for the Esquires while Rudolf Kutch had 38 points for the Bankers.

July 5 – Filmanbank evens series at 2-2, winning over Tanduay, 108-99. Rudolf Kutch scored 41 points for the Bankers and Angelito Ladores added 32 points.

July 7 – Tanduay clinch third place honors with a 119-105 win over Filmanbank. Jimmy Manansala topscored for the Esquires with 28 points, Kutch and Ladores had 35 and 30 points respectively for the Bankers.

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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Philippine Basketball Association