Pinoy Basketball of Qatar opened its 25th conference, “Ooredoo Cup 2018”, this conference will be highlighted by the launching of PIBAQ’s first ever Inter Nations Division which features the different basketball communities here in Qatar, aimed at bringing close together all basketball aficionados. UFOQ’s Vice Chairman, Mr. Jafar Abdul Hamid graced the event and reiterated their commitment in promoting the sports development of the Filipinos. He also encouraged everyone to participate in activities within the community and get involved in the coming Philippine Independence Day celebration here in Qatar. While PIBAQ President, Pat Carido expressed his gratitude to the QBF, the Philippine Embassy, UFOQ and the SBP for their confidence and support in PIBAQ’s goal of providing the Filipinos in Qatar with the best basketball experience within the community. Now on its 13th year, PIBAQ continues to evolve and open its doors to every basketball loving Filipino by continuously developing categories which will enable each and every basketball enthusiast to experience playing in PIBAQ. It has successfully brought our Kababayan’s game experience to their love ones back home by live streaming games through social media and its website, pibaq.com. Being the only SBP affiliated organization in Qatar, PIBAQ has worked closely with the QBF in promoting the sport and developing not just Filipino players but game officials as well with the PIBAQ President’s concurrent role as SBP Head of Referees and Sports Development for Qatar.
With the exception of the Inter Nations Division, the rest of this conference’s categories will feature all Filipino teams namely, the Rising Division for 5’11”and below, the Small Ball Division for 5’9”and below, the Women’s Division, the Inter Company Division and the Inter ORG Division.
The Best in Uniform awards went to Pilipinas Beton in the Inter Nations Division, One Love in the Rising Division, Reapers in the Small Ball Division, Zack Warriors in the Women’s Division, Ooredoo in the Inter Company Division and PEACE Qatar in the Inter ORG Division. The Best Muse of the Conference went to Ms. Jessica Bie of Reapers Team .
The Ooredoo Cup PIBAQ 25th Conference is brought to you by the Qatar Basketball federation in cooperation with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Inc. and the Philippine Embassy in Qatar. It is also sponsored by Philippine Airlines, McDonald’s, Happy Journey Travels and Season Restaurant. This year PIBAQ will also have Filipiknows as its media partner along with Mr. Ronnie Castro as its official photographer.