WORLD CLUB BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT


Dear Team Manager
Please find  details on the World Club Basketball Tournament 2017 , which will be hosted in Hastings, East Sussex England on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September. WCBT is the Number One international tournament staged in the United Kingdom, and we would be privileged to have any teams your represent take part.

The tournament ‘ The UK’s No1 International Basketball Event’ hosted by Bexhill Giants Basketball Club & UK - International Events, is open to senior male players from teams across the world, professional , semi pro or high standard amateurs.  Players must be part of a team, individual players will not be accepted.

Background
The objective of tournament is to provide players off all abilities the opportunity to compete against other international teams, showcase their talent in front of coaches in attendance and experience the fantastic architecture and history of London and England.

The tournaments has previously featured teams from countries including Canada, USA England, Europe and the Philippines. In addition the tournament will also be filmed for a documentary and overseas TV plus other social media outlets, the matches will be streamed live via YouTube and British Basketball League, English Basketball League & European coaches will be invited to attend to select players for the 2017/ season.

Media –Exposure

There will be extensive media coverage of the tournament including live streaming of matches, exclusive tournament videos including player interviews, distribution on our extensive social media networks and our dedicated event website www.worldclubbasketballtournament.com
A number of players who have received exposure at our tournaments have gone on to gain professional contracts overseas after been seen at our event, and by including the UK’s number 1 international tournament on their resume.

Tournament Location –
The tournament will be played at the Summerfields Leisure Centre in Hastings East Sussex, Bohemia Road TN34 1AT.

Day One 9th September will be played on two courts for each group, Day 2 10th will be played on the show court for the playoffs and finals.

The tournament is endorsed by the England  governing body Basketball England and is covered by £5 million public liability insurance to cover injuries to Basketball England registered members.

The town of Hastings is in the South of England, East Sussex 30 miles from London Gatwick Airport, 5 and 25 miles from Brighton and approximately 90 minutes by train from London Victoria and London Bridge train stations. Heathrow airport also has very straightforward train links to Hastings via London underground train stations.
There are direct train links from Gatwick Airport to Hastings train station with regular taxi services available virtually 24/7.
Transportation can also be arranged to and from the airport if required by our preferred supplier 01424 247247 Taxis, who will offer discounted rates to teams competing in the tournament.
Hotels and accommodation is located at various locations across East Sussex and should be organised by the teams however we will be happy to support on request.


Recommended accommodation as follows:

The Big Sleep, Eastbourne - http://www.thebigsleephotel.com/eastbourne/ 13 miles from venue
Travelodge, Hastings -https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/302/Hastings-hotel 0 miles from
Coghurst Hall, Holiday Park Hastings - http://www.parkholidays.com/ 5 miles from venue
Host Families in Bexhill On Sea – Contact organiser for details.
Astra Lodge, Hastings – Multi rooms 6/8 per room - http://www.astrallodge.com/ 1 mile from venue

Where required Team Managers only are permitted to book transportation to and from their accommodation to the tournament venue using 01424 247 247 with the account code which will be sent separately. Any charges outside of these journeys are the responsibility of the teams.

Tournament Format

The tournament format will consist of two groups of four teams with the top two of each group progressing to the A semi-finals then finals. Teams finishing third and fourth will progress to the B Semi Finals and subsequent finals, and then final overall placings.

Each team will play a minimum of four or five matches 2 x 15 minutes halves stopping clock, the matches will be played over two days on  Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017, Group matches on Day 1 & play offs and finals on Day 2.
Medals and trophies will be available for winners, runners up and tournament MVP, along with testimonials and Statistics compiled from the tournament organisers for all competing players.

Matches will be played from 11am until 6pm on the Saturday and from 10am until 6pm on the Sunday.
Scrimmage matches can also be arranged for teams against professional British Basketball League teams across the country at your request.

Entry Fee
The entry fee is £250 ($315) per team and once payment has been received the team will have their place in the tournament guaranteed. In the event the tournament organisers cancel the tournament the fee will be refunded in full.

Entry fees should be paid by PayPal to eric.douglin@btopenworld.com or BAC to:

Bexhill Giants Basketball.
Sort Code: 16-14-29
Account: 10910638

Closing Dates for entries is 30 July 2017 and will be teams will be confirmed once the full entry fee has been received.

Previous teams that have competed in our tournaments include:
Lake Michigan Admirals – USA              
ABA Toronto Knights – Canada
U-Hoops – USA
Team Kampi – Philippines
United Nation Ballers Club- Europe Select
Great Britain Police
USA Select Basketball – USA
USAF Lakenheath Eagles – USA
Coventry Tornadoes – England
Crawley BC- Lithuania Select 
Argyle Kings - England


We can also organise this or any tournaments, or exhibition matches to meet your requirements at any date suitable to your needs.
Please feel free to contact me for further details or we can arrange a Skype call if required.

Kind Regards
Eric Douglin
Founder – World Club Basketball Tournament
Chairman - Bexhill Giants Basketball
England Basketball Membership CA1256
+44 07971821457
www.worldclubbasketballtournament.com

 


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