1989 PBA Open Conference Finals

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1989 PBA Open Conference Finals
Team Coach Wins
San Miguel Beermen Norman Black 4
Formula Shell Zoom Masters Dante Silverio 1
Dates May 11–21, 1989
Television Vintage Sports (PTV)
Radio network DZSR
PBA Open Conference Finals chronology
1988

The 1989 PBA Open Conference Finals was the best-of-7 series basketball championship of the 1989 PBA Open Conference, and the conclusion of the conference's playoffs. The San Miguel Beermen and Formula Shell Zoom Masters played for the 42nd championship contested by the league. The finals series serves as a rematch between these two teams that battled in the Third Conference finals last season.

The San Miguel Beermen repeated against the Formula Shell Zoom Masters in a similar 4-1 conquest, and retains the PBA Open Conference crown.[1]

Qualification[edit]

San Miguel Shell
Finished 10–0 (1.000), 1st Eliminations Finished 5–5 (.500), tied for 2nd
Finished 14–4 (.778), 1st Semifinals Finished 10–8 (.556), 2nd

Series scoring summary[edit]

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Wins
San Miguel 146 114 130 104 123 4
Formula Shell 132 107 124 115 105 1
Venue ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA

Games summary[edit]

Game 1[edit]

May 11
7:30 pm
San Miguel Beermen 146, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 132
Scoring by quarter: 33-20, 34-30, 50-32, 29-50
Pts: Ramon Fernandez 36 Pts: Bobby Parks 39 Benjie Paras 34
San Miguel leads series, 1-0

Ramon Fernandez played superb, aside from 36 points, dishing out a lot of brilliant assists that sparked the Beermen's breakaway from the very first quarter, the Zoom Masters fell behind by as much as 39 points going into the last quarter.

Game 2[edit]

May 14
6:30 pm
San Miguel Beermen 114, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 107
Scoring by quarter: 25-19, 30-25, 27-32, 32-31
Pts: Michael Phelps 28 Pts: Bobby Parks 50
San Miguel leads series, 2-0

Shell remained in the fight until the last minute, the Zoom Masters cut down every sizable lead of the Beermen, Fernandez lead his team in hanging tough whenever the Zoom Masters threatened with repeated rallies.

Game 3[edit]

May 16
7:30 pm
San Miguel Beermen 130, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 124
Scoring by quarter: 36-31, 27-30, 39-39, 28-24
Pts: Michael Phelps 33 Pts: Bobby Parks 54
San Miguel leads series, 3-0

The Zoom Masters were up by four, 124-120, with about two minutes left, a spate of errors and bad plays saw them blank the rest of the way in a 10-0 blast by San Miguel in the endgame, Bobby Parks committed a lane violation on the inbound play, with the Beermen on top, 125-124.

Game 4[edit]

May 18
6:30 pm
San Miguel Beermen 104, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 115
Pts: Michael Phelps 46 Pts: Bobby Parks 46 Benjie Paras 27
San Miguel leads series, 3-1

Capitalizing on the absence of four-time MVP Ramon Fernandez, who was sideline due to a right, wrist sprain, the Zoom Masters leaned on the heroics of Benjie Paras and Bobby Parks to prevent a series shutout.[2]

Game 5[edit]

May 21
6:30 pm
San Miguel Beermen 123, Formula Shell Zoom Masters 105
Scoring by quarter: 22-24, 27-22, 32-29, 42-30
Pts: Michael Phelps 31 Pts: Bobby Parks 30
San Miguel wins series, 4-1

After keeping Shell at bay for three quarters, San Miguel broke the game wide open in the final period in a scintillating display of teamwork and hardcourt brilliance. The Zoom Masters made a gallant stand but ran out of gas and could not stop the highly charged Beermen from winning the title.[3]

1989 PBA Open Conference Champions

San Miguel Beermen
Sixth title

Awards[edit]

SCOOP Most Outstanding Local player in the finals series: Hector Calma (San Miguel Beer)

Rosters[edit]

San Miguel Beermen roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 4 Reyes, Elmer 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) San Beda College
G 5 Pumaren, Franz 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) De La Salle
G 6 Agustin, Ato 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Lyceum
G 7 Almario, Alfie 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) De La Salle
F 8 Jose, Bobby 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) UST
F 9 Lim, Samboy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Letran College
F 10 Teng, Alvin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Arellano University
C 11 Yturri, Tonichi 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) De La Salle
F 12 Dignadice, Yves 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) West Negros College
G 14 Calma, Hector 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Adamson
F 15 Cui, Ricardo 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Lyceum
F 17 Graves, Jeffrey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Angeles University
C 19 Fernandez, Ramon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) University of San Carlos
G/F 25 Phelps, Michael (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Alcorn State University
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



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

Formula Shell Zoom Masters roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 1 Manansala, Jaime 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) UE
F 2 Ramirez, Jay 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) University of Visayas
G 5 Magsanoc, Ronnie 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) UP-Diliman
F 8 Ruiz, Jerry 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Letran College
G 9 Dela Cruz, Ramon 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) PCU
G/F 10 Hubalde, Freddie 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Mapua Tech
F 11 Tuadles, Arnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) University of Visayas
F 12 Dela Rosa, Romeo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) SWU
G 13 Austria, Leo 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Lyceum
C 14 Paras, Benjie 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) UP-Diliman
F 22 Parks, Bobby (I) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Memphis State University
G/F 32 Coloso, Timoteo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Letran College
G 33 Tuadles, Calvin 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) SWU
Head coach




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

Broadcast notes[edit]

Game Play-by-play Analyst Courtside reporters
Game 1 Joe Cantada Joaqui Trillo
Game 2 Sev Sarmenta Andy Jao
Game 3 Joe Cantada Joaqui Trillo
Game 4 Sev Sarmenta Andy Jao
Game 5 Ed Picson Quinito Henson Romy Kintanar and Ronnie Nathanielsz

References[edit]