PVL lays out full conference plans for the 2022 season

Alyssa Valdez and the Creamline Cool Smashers are ready to make their return in the 2022 PVL season (PVL photo)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

The Premier Volleyball League (PVL) is ready to return with a bang after announcing its plans this 2022 season.

Fresh from a warmly welcomed conference several months ago where the Cherry Tiggo squad outlasted Creamline for the title, the first volleyball pro league in the Philippines will be launching a three-conference format.

The first conference had an initial date of February 16 with at least 10 teams gracing the tournament under a full bubble setup.

PVL organizers are eyeing two venues for the conference:  the Paco Arena Events and Sports Center in Manila or at the Royale Tagaytay.

“We’re looking at three conferences this year which will start with the Open Conference, hopefully, next month in a bubble set up. We have Royale Tagaytay as our backup venue in case we won’t be allowed to hold our games in Manila,” said PVL president Ricky Palou.

According to the proposed format of the Open Conference, a single round-robin preliminary rule will be applied.

The top four teams will then advance to the semifinals of the tournament where two brackets of best-of-three series will be played.

Aside from the Open Conference, a highly-anticipated PVL Asian Invitational crown is being planned from July 2 to August 7.

However, Palou shared that the PVL is still waiting for the green light from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) to have their plans materialized.