1989 PBA Open Conference

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1989 PBA Open Conference
Duration March 5 - May 21, 1989
TV partner(s) Vintage Sports (PTV)
Finals
Champions San Miguel Beermen
Runners-up Formula Shell Zoom Masters
Awards
Best Import Bobby Parks (Shell)
PBA Open Conference chronology
PBA conference chronology

The 1989 Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Open Conference was the first conference of the 1989 PBA season. It started on March 5 and ended on May 21, 1989. The tournament is an Import-laden format, which requires an import or a pure-foreign player for each team. [1]

Format[edit]

The following format will be observed for the duration of the conference:

  • Double-round robin eliminations; 10 games per team; Teams are then seeded by basis on win-loss records.
  • Team with the worst record after the elimination round will be eliminated. [2]
  • Semifinals will be two round robin affairs with the five remaining teams. [3] Results from the elimination round will be carried over.
  • The top two teams in the semifinals advance to the best of seven finals. The last two teams dispute the third-place trophy in a best-of-five playoff.

Elimination round[edit]

Qualified for semifinals
# Team Standings W L PCT GB
1 San Miguel Beermen 10 0 1.000 –-
2 Presto Ice Cream Makers 5 5 .500 5
3 Formula Shell Zoom Masters 5 5 .500 5
4 Purefoods Hotdogs 4 6 .400 6
5 Alaska Milkmen 3 7 .300 7
6 Añejo Rum 65ers 3 7 .300 7

Playoff[edit]

April 13
Alaska Milkmen 133, Añejo Rum 65ers 120

Semifinal round[edit]

Qualified for finals
Qualified for battle-for-third
# Team Standings Cumulative SF
W L PCT GB W L
1 San Miguel Beermen 14 4 .778 –- 4 4
2 Formula Shell Zoom Masters 10 8 .556 4 5 3
3 Presto Ice Cream Makers 9 9 .500 5 4 4
4 Alaska Milkmen 7 11 .389 7 4 4
5 Purefoods Hotdogs 7 11 .389 7 3 5

Battle for third[edit]

May 11
Alaska Milkmen 133, Presto Ice Cream 112
May 14
Alaska Milkmen 135, Presto Ice Cream 126
May 16
Alaska Milkmen 135, Presto Ice Cream 129
Alaska wins series, 3-0

Finals[edit]

May 11
San Miguel Beermen 146, Formula Shell 132
May 14
San Miguel Beermen 114, Formula Shell 107
May 16
San Miguel Beermen 130, Formula Shell 124
May 18
San Miguel Beermen 104, Formula Shell 115
May 21
San Miguel Beermen 123, Formula Shell 105
San Miguel wins series, 4-1

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