CAMAGÜEY.-With the duels Sancti Spíritus-Villa Clara and Camagüey-Cienfuegos initiated last Tuesday October 16, in the Palace of Sports Rafael Fortún Chacón, of this city, the National Ascent Basketball Tournament for men of the central region of Cuba.

Every day two parties will be disputed, the first one at five o'clock in the afternoon and the second one two hours later. On the 21st, rest day, will be carried out the tournament of the modality 3x3, novelty in these fights.

The selection of the Tigers which will fight for one of two tickets for the Top League was registered this Monday in the University of Camagüey Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz.

During the act, Dr. C. Santiago Lajes Choy, rector of the house of high studies, delivered the ensign to the captain of the local team, Raymer Ricardo Caballero.

“Most of these athletes are students or teachers of our institution and they will represent the province but also the University, therefore, they will receive a big support in the terraces of the workers and of the University Student Federation”, mentioned Lajes Choy.

The technical director, Juan Antonio Morales, told that the team will face the contest in excellent sports form and state of health and that for a strategic problem it will not start by aligning Yordanis Jaca, but there are already other boys like Keiler Kala, Julio César Villegas and Ernesto Cuervo who are going to assume this responsibility.

“In our set it predominates the youth and precisely the new figures are going to have this year many other minutes because they have demonstrated an excellent level in the trainings. Also, we count with athletes who come from the Under 23 and the juvenile with perspectives, as the base organizer Yohander Martín Jorge”, added Juan Antonio Morales.

On the Camagüey incursion in the basketball event 3x3, the trainer declared that he has not still defined the players' trio that he will use, since his priority is the classification of the traditional format to the LSB.

The TNA will be disputed up to 26 of the present month under the system of all against all to two turns. After facing Cienfuegos, the Tigers will play against the quintet of Sancti Spíritus on Wednesday, they will play against Ciego de Avila on Thursday and they will close the first round measuring themselves to the strong cadre of Villa Clara.

The area of the center of the country turns into one of the most competitive for the presence of the current holder: Villa Clara, in addition to the Buffaloes of Ciego de Avila, monarchs in several of the last editions of the biggest sports event of the baskets in Cuba

Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez

Calendario TNA 2018. Zona Central

 Fecha y hora Partido Equipos
 16-10 5:00 p.m.  1  SSP-VCL
          7:00 p.m.  2  CFG-CMG
 17-10 5:00 p.m.  3  VCL-CAV
          7:00 p.m.  4  SSP-CMG
 18-10 5:00 p.m.  5  SSP-CFG
          7:00 p.m.  6  CAV-CMG
 19-10 5:00 p.m.  7  VCL-CFG
          7:00 p.m. 8 CAV-SSP
20-10 5:00 p.m. 9 CFG-CAV
          7:00 p.m. 10 VCL-CMG
 Fecha y hora Partido  Equipos
22-10 5:00 p.m. 11 VCL-SSP
          7:00 p.m. 12 CFG-CMG
 23-10 5:00 p.m. 13 CAV-VCL
          7:00 p.m. 14 SSP-CMG
 24-10 5:00 p.m. 15 CFG-SSP
          7:00 p.m. 16 CAV-CMG
25-10 5:00 p.m. 17 CFG-VCL
          7:00 p.m. 18 SSP-CAV
26-10 5:00 p.m. 19 CAV-CFG
         7:00 p.m. 20 VCL-CM