2011 PBA Games Live in Dubai

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2011
  • By Ion Gonzaga
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UPDATE: Meet and greet your favorite PBA teams and  players for autograph signing and picture taking at Pinoy Grill in Al Rigga, Deira:
  • June 29 Wednesday, 12:30PM (BMEG Llamados *)
  • June 30 Thursday, 12:30PM (Talk and Text Tropang Texters *)
  • July 1 Friday, 12:30PM (Barangay Ginebra Kings *)
- source Pinoy Grill Facebook Page (* subject to change, please call Pinoy Grill at 04 222 2225 for confirmation) 

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Philippine Basketball Association will again play official games in Dubai. In cooperation with UAE Basketball Association and FBC Sharjah, the PBA are bringing 3 high-profile teams for 2 matches. Grandslam-seeking Talk & Text Tropang Texters will play Derby Ace Llamados and crowd-favorite Ginebra in a rare 2 consecutive days matches.

It will be the 2nd time for Ginebra and BMEG (formerly Purefoods) to play an official game in Dubai. In 2007 Fiesta Cup, Ginebra defeated Purefoods 92-82. Ginebra was without its superstars Mark Caguioa, Jayjay Helterbrand and Eric Menk then. Purefoods was less Kerby Raymundo. Mark, Jayjay and Kerby were loaned in the National Team while Eric was nursing an injury. This time, these superstars are present.

Ginebra will also be sporting a promising back court courtesy of the surprising Rob Labagala and John Wilson along with Mike Cortez, Willie Miller, Ronald Tubid and Jimbo Aquino. Willie Wilson, Enrico Villanueva and high-flying JC Intal will add more flavor to the game for our kababayans.

Derby Ace will also have Rico Maierhofer, PJ Simon, Jonas Villanueva, Rafi Reavies, Roger Yap, Rommel Adducul, Don Allado, Marc Pingris and the newly-acquired MVP-contender Joe Devance.

2007 Dubai game between Ginebra and Purefoods. 
Talk and Text will definitely add excitement as they're not only bringing their superstar lineup lead by Kelly Williams, Jimmy Alapag, Ali Peek, Ranidel De Ocampo, Jason Castro, Harvey Carey, Larry Fonacier and Jared Dillinger; Their latest 2 championship crowns are enough to say that they're bringing a heavy competition in the games. Not to mention, they're coached by Chot Reyes.

In 2007 Dubai game, Ginebra still has Andy Siegle, Mike Holper, Mark Macapagal , Gec Chia and Sunday Salvacion. Purefoods still has Rey Evangelista, Noy Castillo, Paul Artadi and Jun Limpot
The games will be held at Al Shabab Sports Club, beside Century Mall in Al Mamzar.

Derby Ace will first play the Tropang Texters on June 30 at 7:30PM. On Friday, July 1 at 6:30PM Ginebra will test the mettle of the Tropang Texters - it will also be their first game since the Commissioner's Cup Finals.

Ticket prices are AED 150 for ringside and AED 60 for upperbox; available at the following outlets:
  • Orlando Sports (Dubai, Sharjah, RAK, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi)
  • Pinoy Grill (Dubai)
  • Pizzeria Uno (Dubai)
  • Mr. Inasal (Dubai)
  • Tipanan Restaurant (Dubai)
  • Tagpuan Restaurant (Dubai, Sharjah)
  • Royal Palace Bakery (Sharjah)
  • Mabrook - Mabuhay Restaurant (Fujeirah)
  • Filipino Club (RAK)
  • Golden Pinoy Restaurant (Abu Dhabi)
  • Dana Travel (Dubai
  • Agemono (Dubai)
  • Naysee Trading (Dubai)
  • Al Barjeel Restaurant (Al Ain)
  • Boracay Club / Asiana Hotel (Dubai)
For more info call Ramon Pizzaras (050 6901779), Jimmy Santos (050 1874481), Rico Cardoniga (050 5854836), Ryan Palad (056 7240677), Karlo Calleja (050 4656378), Sherwynne Pizzaras (050 9091257), Kitt Sanque (050 8057189)

In 2007, Ginebra was with import Rod Nealy and Purefoods was with Marquin Chandler. 

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