A clash between the two top teams will usher the season between PVL crowd favorites Creamline Cool Smashers and Philippine Superliga transferee Sta. Lucia Realtors on the triple-header opening day of the 2021 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on July 17.

/ 12 July 2021

With the early face-off of the two much-anticipated teams, it will rekindle former collegiate rivals Alyssa Valdez of Creamline and Mika Reyes of the Realtors facing off against each other at 7 p.m. for the last game of the day. 

All systems go for the PVL to play its elimination games at the PCV Socio-Civic and Cultural Center in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte six days a week, with Thursday as a rest day, and will follow a single round-robin format.

The first game of the day will highlight a battle between ex-Philippine Superliga squads, Chery Tiggo and PLDT, followed by Nicole Tiamzon-led Perlas Spikers and debuting Rachel Anne Daquis-bannered Cignal HD Spikers at 4 p.m.

On July 18, Sunday, the other four squads will raise the curtain following a match-up between Petro Gazz Angels facing the Philippine Army Lady Troopers at 3 p.m. and BaliPure Purest Water Defenders battling Choco Mucho Flying Titans at 6 p.m.

All games will be conducted every day from July 17 to August 2 except Thursday as a rest day, according to the initial schedule.

A total of 10 teams will be competing for the top four teams slot that will advance to the best-of-three semifinals with the top seed facing the fourth-ranked squad while the second will go against the third-ranked squad. 

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 17

1 pm Chery Tiggo vs. PLDT

4 pm Perlas vs. Cignal

7 pm Sta. Lucia vs. Creamline

Sunday, July 18

3 pm Petro Gazz vs. Army

6 pm Balipure vs. Choco Mucho 

Monday, July 19

3 pm PLDT vs. Sta. Lucia

6 pm Cignal vs. Chery

Tuesday, July 20

1 pm Choco Mucho vs. Perlas

4 pm Creamline vs. Petro Gazz

7 pm Army vs. Bali Pure

Wednesday, July 21

3 pm Chery vs. Sta. Lucia

6 pm PLDT vs. Cignal

Thursday, July 22

3 pm Creamline vs. Army

6 pm Perlas vs. Petro Gazz

Friday, July 23

1 pm Cignal vs. Sta. Lucia

4 pm Choco Mucho vs. PLDT

7 pm Bali Pure vs. Chery

Sunday, July 25

1 pm Perlas vs. Bali Pure

4 pm Chery vs. Creamline

7 pm PLDT vs. Army

Monday, July 26

3 pm Petro Gazz vs. Cignal

6 pm Sta. Lucia vs. Choco Mucho

Tuesday, July 27

1 pm Army vs. Perlas

6 pm Bali Pure vs. Creamline

Wednesday, July 28

4 pm PLDT vs. Petro Gazz

7 pm Choco Mucho vs. Cignal

Thursday, July 29

3 pm Cignal vs. Bali Pure

6 pm Sta. Lucia vs. Army

Friday, July 30

1 pm Petro Gazz vs. Choco Mucho

4 pm Perlas vs. Chery

7 pm Creamline vs. PLDT

Sunday, August 1

1 pm Army vs. Cignal

4 pm Creamline vs. Perlas

7 pm Choco Mucho vs. Chery

Monday, August 2

3 pm PLDT vs. Bali Pure

6 pm Sta. Lucia vs. Petro Gazz

Tuesday, August 3

3 pm Army vs. Chery

6 pm Creamline vs. Choco Mucho

Wednesday, August 4

4 pm Petro Gazz vs. Bali Pure

7 pm Sta. Lucia vs. Perlas

Thursday, August 5

3 pm Choco Mucho vs. Army

6 pm Cignal vs. Creamline

Friday, August 6

1 pm Chery vs. Petro Gazz

4 pm Bali Pure vs. Sta. Lucia

7 pm Perlas vs. PLDT

The schedule can be found over at PVL.ph.