WORLD CLUB BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The 'Award Winning' World Club Basketball tournament is‘ The UK’s No1 International Basketball Event’ hosted by Bexhill Giants Basketball Club of East Sussex , England, the tournament is open to senior male players from teams across the world, including professional, semi pro or high standard amateurs.
WCBT was founded in 2015 and since then has included players who have competed ay the highest level around the world, including the NBA, NCAA, Euro League , and other professional leagues around the world.
WCBT 2019 will be our 5th consecutive event and will host teams from across the world.
WCBT2018 included the following teams : Wales National Men's Team, Las Vegas Unknown, New York Court Kings & Chicago Legends (USA), Argyle Kings (England), London Patriots (Poland) , Sussex Lions & USAF Lakenheath.
There will also be a free children's coaching clinic, music, competitions, giveaways and entertainment over the weekend making WCBT a fun filled activity for all the family at one of the Europe's best basketball events.
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 2017/8 season.
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 8th September will be played on two courts for each group, Day 2 9th 2018 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 37 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 , 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 authorised firms with the account code which will be sent separately. Any charges outside of these journeys are the responsibility of the teams.
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 7th and Sunday 8th September 2018, 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.
The entry fee is £400 GBP 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 email@example.com or BAC to:
Bexhill Giants Basketball.
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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.
Founder – World Club Basketball Tournament
Chairman - Bexhill Giants Basketball
England Basketball Membership CA1256
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