The Digicel-Filipino Basketball Tournament officially started on 23 July 2006 with a parade of 10 teams, a short program at the Digicel Court, music by ASYA Band and the first game of the tournament.
Mr. Dale Ramoon and Mr. Victor O’Garro of Cayman Islands Basketall Association, thanked everyone for the success of last year’s tournament. They also thanked the players for their discipline in last year’s games. They also asked everybody to support their dream of improving the facilities and the game of basketball in the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Jan Barrozo, of PABL, organizer of Digicel-Filipino Basketball Tournament showed support to the CIBA’s efforts. He also thanked the Digicel for it’s partnership with the League.
Best Uniform award went to Wendy’s team and Best Muse award went to Ally Ann.
In a surprise move, the spectators were treated with free snacks provided by Wendy’s and Papa John’s.
Antipolo Zulu, last year’s runner up, won the first game of the season by beating Brown’s On The Run, last year’s third place, in a very competitive game.
The start of Digicel-Filipino Basketball Tournament was attended by over 400 spectators. The tournament is sponsored by Digicel, Wendy’s and Papa John’s.
The objective of the tournament is to select among the playing teams, the Philippine entry to the CIBA Men’s League.