THE Premier Volleyball League Open Conference gets going this Saturday with a trio of games starting with the clash between PLDT and Chery Tiggo over at the PCV Socio-Civic Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.
Four other squads are also seeing action in the kickoff playdate of the five-week tournament with Perlas battling Cignal HD and fancied Creamline going up against Sta. Lucia. Completing the 10-team PVL Open roster are Petro Gazz, Choco Mucho, Bali Pure and guest squad Philippine Army.
Teams will be playing in a single round robin with the top four teams moving on to the crossover best-of-three semifinals. Winners will then fight for the title, and the bragging rights as the first pro volley league champion, in another best-of-three series.
The Crossovers and the Power Hitters will start the hostilities at 1 p.m. with Perlas Spikers and Cignal HD Spikers tangling at 4 p.m. and the Cool Smashers and the Lady Realtors mixing it up at 7 p.m.
As part of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force’s strict and health protocols together with the PVL Omnibus Guidelines, matches will be held without audience. (JNP)