Welcome to the Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament 2018.
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.
NOMINATIONS OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2017
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.
First Aid responders will be in attendance courtside throughout the tournament.
The Lions Club will host a BBQ during the three day event
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.
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The tournament dinner will be held at the Caloundra Returned Services League, 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.
Address: 19 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 email@example.com. 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. If you or anyone you know is interested in assisting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
(Online link here) 2018 Suncoast Spinners Online Nomination Form
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.
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. Maximum of two able bodied players on court at one time.
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.