1983 Gilbey's Gin Gimlets season

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1983 Gilbey's Gin Tonics season
Head coachArturo Valenzona
Owner(s)La Tondeña Incorporada
All Filipino Conference results
Playoff finishFinals
Reinforced Conference results
Playoff finishSemifinals
Open Conference results
Playoff finishSemifinals
Gilbey's Gin Tonics seasons
← 1982
1984 →

The 1983 Gilbey's Gin Gimlets season was the 5th season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Known as Gilbey's Gin Tonics in the Open Conference.

Off-season transactions[edit]

Terry Saldaña Acquired from Toyota
Gary Vargas Acquired from defunct U-Tex Wranglers
Steve Watson Acquired from defunct U-Tex Wranglers
Dennis Roldan Rookie, the actor recruited by coach Valenzona to play for the team


Gilbey's Gin landed in the finals of the revived All-Filipino Conference, after a two-year absence of the league's most prestigious tournament, the Gins lost to powerhouse Crispa Redmanizers via three-game sweep in the best-of-five title series.

The high-scoring Lew Massey return as their import with Gilbey's now sported a new monicker "Gimlets" in the Reinforced Filipino Conference. Gilbey's split their 14 games in the eliminations with seven wins and seven loss each and won all three of their quarterfinal matches. [1] In the semifinal round, the Gimlets create a triple tie with Crispa and Great Taste for the two finals berth. The Redmanizers enters the finals first with a higher quotient while Gilbey's lost to Great Taste in a playoff match.

Gilbey's will have another monicker as the Gin Tonics in the Open Conference and two new imports suited up, Anthony Roberts, a first round draft pick by Denver who played the entire 82-game schedule of the NBA as a rookie in the 1977-1978 season, and Jack Dorsey, a second round pick by New Orleans Jazz in the 1976 NBA draft and who had brief stints with three NBA teams. Three games into the Open Conference, "Sweet Lew" Massey was reinstated to replaced Anthony Roberts after Gilbey's dropped their first two outings. Massey teamed up with Jacky Dorsey as Gilbey's again figured in a finals playoff berth with all four semifinalist tied with three wins and three losses. [2] The Gin Tonics fell short of advancing in the championship round and were denied by Great Taste Coffee Makers for the second time in the season.


Gilbey's Gin roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G/F 6 Pasco, Conrado 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1959-10-17 Far Eastern
F 7 Watson, Steve 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1957-09-22 Ateneo de Manila
F 8 Jacutin, Marlowe 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1954-07-12 University of Visayas
F/C 10 Ducut, Eduardo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1956-11-30 Letran College
F 11 Vargas, Gary 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 162 lb (73 kg) 1959-02-21 PSBA
G 12 Roldan, Dennis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1960-12-08 Trinity College
F/C 13 Saldaña, Antero 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1958-11-17 University of Santo Tomas
G/F 15 Clariño, Alex 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1956-08-26 Lyceum
G 17 Herrera, Joseph 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) 1957-05-05 Letran College
F/C 18 Del Rosario, Eusebio 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1957-12-16 UE
F 20 Buhay, Rolando 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 147 lb (67 kg) 1959-12-06 NCBA
G 24 Generalao, Wilfredo 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 150 lb (68 kg) 1958-08-29 University of Visayas
G/F 23 Massey, Lew (I) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1956-02-16 University of North Carolina
F 0 Roberts, Anthony (I) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1955-04-15 Oral Roberts University
C 1 Dorsey, Jacky (I) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1954-12-18 University of Georgia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Philippines Guillermo Afable

  • (C) Team captain
  • (I) Import
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (IN) Inactive
  • (S) Suspended
  • (R) Rookie
  • Injured Injured

Team Manager: Adolf Ferrer


  1. ^ "1983 PBA Reinforced Filipino Conference Stats: Gilbey's gobbles Toyota".
  2. ^ "1983 PBA Open Conference Stats: Gilbey's Gin gain playoff, swamp San Miguel".