|Representatives of the eight clubs who will compete in the Danang Basketball Championship from May 27 to June 4. in Đà Nẵng City. Photo courtesy of DBC 2023|
ĐÀ NẴNG — The Danang Basketball Championship 2023 will be organised from May 27 to June 4 at Sơn Trà District's Culture and Sports Centre in Đà Nẵng.
The DBC 2023 is sponsored by VNPAY is jointly organised by New Sports Company and VTVcab.
It is the closing event of the Vietnam Basketball Championship (VBC), which includes the Hà Nội Basketball Championship 2022 and the Saigon Basketball Championship 2023.
Eight clubs will be divided into two groups and compete in a round robin format. The best two teams of each group will advance to the semi-finals, and the winner will walk away with VNĐ80 million along with gifts from sponsors.
The second and third place teams will pocket VNĐ40 million and VNĐ30 million, respectively.
The MVP of the tournament will receive a bonus of VNĐ20 million.
The organisers will allow each team to register an unlimited number of athletes of Vietnamese origin.
Vietnamese overseas players and foreign players who are living and working in Việt Nam are allowed to compete in the championship.
According to Tô Duy, head of the organising board, the Đà Nẵng competition was also the final stage of the VBC. The organisers expect to promote the development of basketball in the community.
"We hope to find new talent from this amateur tournament. They will be introduced to the either the Đà Nẵng team or Việt Nam Basketball Association's pro clubs, taking part in the national championship and international competitions," said Duy.
He also added that the DBC's success would be a strong push for the organisers to spread the tournament to other cities and provinces, and even upgrade it into a national championship following the VBC format.
The DBC will be broadcasted on VTVcab's ON Sports channel; apps ON Plus and ON; facebook page ON Sports and Youtube: ON Bóng rổ. VNS