Thursday, October 17, 2019
Preparations moving ahead towards All Native Basketball Qualifying tournament in November
The Big show doesn't come for a few months yet, but for a few teams hoping to get that highly coveted invite to the All Native Basketball Tournament in February the road to Prince Rupert begins with a Qualifying Tournament next month.
The All Native Tournament organizing committee is in the process of forwarding the invites to those hoping to attend the Qualifying event, with some of the teams from the 2019 event of February requested to indicate their interest as to whether they wish to be invited to the Fall event.
As of earlier this month, Tourney organizers were hoping to hear back from twelve teams found in all four categories:
Women -- Massett, Bella Bella, Kitkatla
Intermediate -- Kitkatla, Kitamaat, Massett
Senior Mens -- Kitamaat, Lytton, New Aiyansh
Masters -- Massett, Kincolith, Kitamaat
The November Qualifying tournament will take place from November 20th to 23rd at the Russell Gamble Gymnasium in Prince Rupert.
This month the Organizing Committee also announced the names of the two players who will be inducted into the All Native Basketball Hall of Fame during Tournament week in February.
Selected for the Class of 2020 will be Mitch Martin from Bella Bella and Marven Morgan of Prince Rupert and Gitwinksihlkw.
They will be honoured during a ceremony at the February event.
The 2020 Tournament will take place from February 9 to 16, with games to be played in both the Russell Gamble Gymnasium and the Arena of the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre complex.
To keep up with all the new developments for the coming Tournament follow the ANBT Facebook page
With the start of the preparation for the 2020 Tournament, we have created a home page for our notes on the annual event, as more notes come along towards February you can access our archive page here.
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