Friday, June 03, 2005

Annual William Jones Cup Invitational tips-off in mid-July

The 27th (2005) William Jones International Invitational Tournament, known by many as Jones Cup, will tip off on July 15th. Min-shen Daily News reported as many as 11 men’s teams and 6 women’s teams will participate in the two-week tournament.

Among those men’s teams who have confirmed participation are Taiwan NT, Japan NT, Qatar NT, Kazakhstan NT, India NT, South Korea College All-Stars, Samara of Russia, AIS of Australia and a PBA team from Philippines. CTBA is still talking to Syria, Portugal and Mozambique.

If all 11 teams enter the tournament, this will be the biggest men’s Jones Cup in years.

The six teams in the women’s competition are Taiwan NT, Japan NT, New Zealand NT, South Korea All-Stars and Spartak of Russia.