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PHP1M awaits inaugural VisMin Cup champs

Chooks-to-Go owner Ronald Mascarinas has sweetened the pot in the first Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup grand finals.
By Dugout Philippines

PAGADIAN--Chooks-to-Go has once again upped the stakes in the Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup.

For the Southern Finals pitting Mindanao champion Jumbo Plastic-Basilan and Visayas king KCS Computer Specialist-Mandaue, the champion will bring home P1,000,000 and the runner up P500,000.

The best-of-five Finals series begins on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at the Pagadian City Gymnasium. Games will be played every day until a champion is crowned.

"After some delays due to the ongoing pandemic, we have finally reached the Southern Finals. To reward the sacrifices of the teams and the players, we beefed up the prize money,” said Mascariñas.

"Personally, I have been waiting for this game as the league has brought out the best in the Visayas and Mindanao regions," added Mascariñas, a native of Butuan City.

"We are happy with this partnership with Chooks-to-Go since they have supported our vision of promoting talents in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The additional prize money will truly inspire both Basilan and KCS to do their best and put on a show," added league Chief Operations Officer Rocky Chan.

In both the Visayas and Mindanao legs, Chooks-to-Go gave P500,000 to the winners of the stops and P100,000 for the second-placers.

The Peace Riders of Basilan are heading into the Southern Finals armed with a 10-game winning streak after topping the Mindanao leg. They last played back on Monday when they completed their leg sweep with a masterful 89-70 Game Two win over Petra Cement-Roxas.

On the other hand, KCS last played on May 9 when it triumphed over heavily-favored MJAS Zenith-Talisay in Game Three to win the Visayas leg. Mandaue will not have Finals MVP Ping Exciminiano, All-Visayas team member Gryann Mendoza, and Al Francis Tamsi in the Southern Finals.

"It does not matter who wins the championship. In our hearts, they are all champions inspiring their respective basketball fans in the Visayas and Mindanao," said Mascariñas.

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