THE Southwestern University-Phinma Cobras and the University of the Visayas Green Lancers will be playing a lot closer to home after the Escandor Cup/Visayas - Mindanao Regional Championship of the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL) National Collegiate Championships was moved to March 1 to 5, 2020, at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center in Dumaguete City.
Initially scheduled on February 17 to 20 in Davao City, the event was postponed because of the threat of the 2019-nCoV virus and the recommendation of the Davao City government to postpone all public gatherings in their area.
The development means that SWU-Phinma and UV will be competing against the top three teams in the Mindanao qualifiers — Holy Cross of Davao College, Holy Trinity College of General Santos City Inc., and Mats College of Technology — and the champion of the Visayas qualifiers — Asian College - Dumaguete Campus — for the remaining slot in the Final Four over in Dumaguete City.
The NCC Final Four has also been rescheduled on March 7 to 8 in Manila. (JNP)