I will be out of town for a trip for five days, during which the 2010 Probation Cup (Guanhu Cup) invitational tournament will be played in the eastern Taiwan city of Hualien. So I will not update this blog until Oct. 28.
Four SBL teams -- Yulon, Taiwan Beer, Dacin and Bank of Taiwan -- and a pair of Chinese teams - Liaoning and Sichuan -- entered the six-team tournament.
The tournament has been plagued by bad weather in Taiwan as Typhoon Megi has brought around one meter of rain in eastern Taiwan over the past 24 hours.
In the first day of action Thursday, Liaoning, a team in the first division Chinese Basketball Association, pounded BOT 85-52. BOT was led by Chuan Hsiao-wen's 13 points and Sun Huan-po's 10 points.
Yulon Luxgen defeated Sichuan of the Chinese second division NBL 72-64 with Chou Shih-yuan pacing the team with 18 points and Lin Kuan-lun added 14. Sichuan won the NBL regular season champion with a 16-2 record this past season. However, it only finished 5th in the post-season.