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2018 Tournament

Welcome to the Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament 2018.


Three day tournament

Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of January 2018

Player Registration Friday 12th 8.30am -9.30am


“This event is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council and Visit Sunshine Coast”


In 2018 we will conduct three-divisions: Premier grade, A grade and B grade. Please be aware that you are to nominate your own division. The Technical Committee reserves the right (if needed) to reselect your division in accordance with your skill level in comparison to the other nominated teams.


The event will conclude with a presentation ceremony following the Premier Grade grand final on Sunday 14 January at approximately 2.30pm.


Awards being presented include:

  • 1st , 2nd & 3rd place medals for each grade
  • All Star 5 Awards
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards
  • Encouragement Awards
  • Mandy Fooks Sportsmanship Award
  • Face Plant Award


The event is being held on the Sunshine Coast, situated 100km north of Brisbane with airports located at Maroochydore and Brisbane. Travel time from Maroochydore to Caloundra is approximately half an hour.



Events Date – January 2018 Venue
Arrivals Thursday 11 Brisbane & Maroochydore Airports
Accommodation Thursday 11 – Sunday 14 Various
Competition Friday 12 – Sunday 14 Caloundra Indoor Stadium
Tournament Dinner Saturday 13

@ 5:45pm for 6:30pm start

Caloundra RSL Function Centre
Presentations Sunday 14 @ 2:30pm Caloundra Indoor Stadium
Departures Sunday 14  – Monday 15 Brisbane & Maroochydore Airports


For First Time Competitors:
Suncoast Spinners wheelchair basketball tournament will run over three days, January Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th.

The event will start with registration on Friday at approximately 8.30am – 9.30am followed by opening address.

Games are expected to start at 10am and may run to 5 or 6 pm, later if needed.

Games will run daily Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Games will start on Saturday & Sunday between 8 -9 am.

Saturdays games will finish around 4 – 5pm to allow time to change for tournament dinner.

Grand final games begin at approximately 12.30 pm Sunday 14th, with Premier Grade Grand Final starting at 1.30pm finishing at 2.30pm.

2.30pm – 3pm will be the medal ceremony and closing .

These times are an estimate and will be confirmed once draw is set.



The Venue

Caloundra Indoor Stadium is the Sunshine Coast’s only four-court multi-purpose air-conditioned stadium. The venue has an operating cafeteria for hot and cold meals and beverages. There are disabled facilities available.

Caloundra Indoor Stadium

North Street Golden Beach 4551

First Aid responders will be in attendance courtside throughout the tournament.

The Lions Club will host a BBQ during the three day event



If you require a mobility vehicle to hire/buy contact Donna and Jack Reilly from Nation Wide Mobility Vehicles located here on the Sunshine Coast for a large range of mobility vehicles with side lift chairs &/or rear loading ramps. Visit their website for a full range of services available.

Repair Station & Storage

A repair station will be available on site over the weekend to assist with minor repairs. All repairs will be at the individual’s own cost.

There is no lock up storage at the venue.  Chairs can be left at the stadium overnight and are left at your own risk.  The stadium will be locked.  The Tournament Committee and Venue takes no responsibility for personal belongings left on site.



Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast is renowned around the world for its superb quality, winning locations and incredible variety. Choose from hundreds of options along the coast with many boasting unforgettable water views.



The Oaks Hotel Resorts in Caloundra are generously providing a discount for all competitors who book their accommodation with them. Visit and enter “Promo Code SSWB2018”.

For group bookings contact Danielle:



121 Care Disability Services has created a list of accessible accommodation that has been checked in person by a 121 Care volunteer.  121 Care has not accepted financial or commercial incentives to include these accommodation providers on this list.

Download the pdf here

Tournament Dinner

The tournament dinner will be held at the Caloundra RSL Function Room, on Saturday the 13th January 2018 with pre-dinner drinks from 5:45pm for 6:30pm start.  The Caloundra RSL is within walking/wheeling distance from the Stadium and the Oaks, map above, use link.

Address19 West Terrace, Caloundra QLD 4551

Phone(07) 5438 5800

The dinner is included in player tournament fees. Players need to indicate on nomination form if attending dinner or not.  The tournament committee subsidize dinner fees for players only, players not attending the dinner but who wish to transfer their ticket to a non-playing person, will incur a $15 charge. Payment and names of transferred ticket holders must be received by 31st Dec 2017.

Additional dinner seats (for managers, coaches, family etc) will be $45 per person – Please include additional names on the nomination form or contact Suncoast Spinners at The Caloundra RSL does operate a courtesy bus, however it is not wheelchair accessible.


Caloundra RSL proudly supports the Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball


Volunteers & Officials

Volunteers and officials are needed to fill various positions for the event. Score bench experience is preferred however, training can be provided on the day. All teams are required to supply one score bench volunteer to man the next game. If you or anyone you know is interested in assisting, please contact


Entry Details

Nomination Fee:             $105 Senior (18 and over)             $85 Junior (under 18)


Late Fee: $30 per person (if not paid prior to 31st October)


All players must enter an individual nomination online by 31st October, 2017, to secure tournament singlet and dinner seating.  Fees include nomination entry, tournament singlet and tournament dinner.


Nominations close October 31st 2017

Please note players must make payment with their Nomination Form online for their nomination to be accepted. Paypal and Credit Card payments available once form submitted.

Team Managers will be contacted once individual nominations have been received to confirm team list and entry grade.

Tournament Singlets Limited additional tournament singlets will be available for purchase at the event on a first in basis.



Format The competition will be played using a 5-on-5 format with 4 x 10 minute quarters, running clock. We will play under full shot-clock for grand final matches.

Able-bodied players A maximum of 2 able-bodied players is permitted per team, with only one able-bodied player on court per team at a time, with the exception of B Grade.  Able-body players are classified as 4.5 on court.

Point rule Premier Grade will have a minimum of 3 National League athletes per team. Premier Grade will play to the 15 point rule in all games. The A Grade competition will be run with a maximum of 16 points on court at one time.  There will be no more than two National League athletes per team.

The B Grade competition will be run without a maximum classification point’s rule, however the B Grade competition will enforce a “No Zone Defense” rule to improve game quality and development of players in this division.

B Grade is an opportunity to develop and improve participation and skills within the wheelchair basketball community. For clarification on team selection send team lists with player classifications to  Tournament Advisory Panel will have the final say on the team lists to ensure fair play.  If you are unsure as to the suitability of your team list or placement contact for clarification.

Please note that the Tournament Advisory Panel will have the final say on the team placement and your team will be notified before the tournament draw is distributed.

Player’s Classification Cards must be available for all games.  If you require Classifying indicate on form with TBC and the classifier will contact you at the tournament to arrange an assessment.  Able-bodied athletes will be classified as 4.5.

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