2018 End Of Season College Tournament | Men' & Women's | LBA
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2018 End Of Season College Tournament | Men’s & Women’s

RECAP


This past March we had the End of Season Tournament. We had a new sponsor for the tournament, Sporch, and they provided the MVP prize for the tournament with a £250 NBA game ball as well as the prize for the team that won the tournament, a set of reversible kits. We also had Brandon Peel from the London Lions as the presenter of the awards. We were unable to get enough teams interested to host a women’s tournament to run parallel with the men’s. We hope to have a women’s tournament next year.

This iteration of the tournament we opened with 12 teams this year with 2 of them coming form outside of London. Defending champs Alec Reed Academy did not participate this year but last year’s runner-up John Ruskin was among the 12 teams and made a spirited run in the tournament. Pool 2 was the most contested as it featured the only undefeated team, North School, and John Ruskin who only dropped 1 game to North School in the their group stage. LBA playoff runner-ups City of Islington College also contested for a top two spot but lost games to Lambeth College and Hammersmith College. Pool 1 featured LBA playoff champ St. Francis Xavier, Harris Academy St. Johns Wood, and North Fleet Tech.

At the end of the Group Stage, Harris Academy St. Johns Wood and North Fleet Tech advanced to the semifinals from Pool 1 while the North School went undefeated in their group stage to claim the top spot in their pool with John Ruskin coming in second. The semifinals saw John Ruskin face off against Harris Academy St. Johns Wood and North School played rival school North Fleet Tech. Harris Academy St. Johns Wood had a fantastic come from behind victory in the dying seconds after getting the initial bucket and the following foul shot to complete the 3 point play and win by 1. North School and North Fleet went back and forth in their rivalry matchup but North School would end up the victors.

In the final it was Harris Academy St. Johns Wood and the North School. Harris Academy played valiantly but North School would come out as victors due to their stunning control and passing. North School maintained a perfect undefeated record on their way to 1st place. Third place was claimed by North Fleet Tech.

ACCOLADES


For the final awards, North School has claimed 1st place, Harris Academy St. Johns Wood claimed 2nd, and North Fleet Tech got 3rd place. The MVP was claimed by Kai Potts  from the North School after having a stellar tournament filled with highlight reel plays, and Jerome Jack from Harris Academy St. Johns Wood claimed the Coaching Award.

Descending: North School in 1st Place, Harris Academy St. Johns Wood in 2nd Place, North Fleet Tech in 3rd Place, Kai Potts gets the MVP Award and NBA Game Ball, Jerome Jack gets the Coaching Award

CONCLUSION


To conclude it was a successful day and everyone is looking forward to next years event. We had our first ever scrimmage that ran alongside the final. We had large participation during this and we hope to bring it back with the tournament next year. We hope to open it up to more teams and have a female competition run parallel. Other than that LBA would like to say thank you to the coaches, players organization, we saw great team camaraderie, tones of potential and it was a pleasure to host this for you.

 


New Sponsor

We have a new sponsor for the tournament Sporch. Thanks to them we will be adding two new prizes along with our normal awards. The championship team will receive reversible kits worth £300 and the winner of the MVP Award will receive an NBA game ball worth £249.

We also have the London Lions helping us out this year and they are giving us 150 tickets for the game against Leicester tonight. We have player Brandon Peel coming down to present the awards and to give a speech to the participants.

 

 

Introduction

We are happy to announce the highly anticipated return of the LBA End of Season College Tournament!

On 29th March 2018, London Basketball Association will be playing host to some of the city’s brightest young talent, as they get the chance to compete in a genuine Olympic venue! This year’s tournament will be even bigger and better than previous years, as we welcoming college teams from all over to the Copper Box Arena. The event will of course, be covered by our ever-growing social media team, so bring your crispiest moves and try to keep those ankles in tact!

So get ready for a jam-packed day of basketball action. From 09:00 until 16:00, college athletes from all across London (not limited to) will battle it out to see who will be crowned champions!

Confirmed Teams

All Teams for the tournament have been confirmed:

Harris Academy St. Johns Wood

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

St. Francis Xavier College

North Fleet Technology College

Lambeth College

John Ruskin College

West Thames College

City of Westminster College

Cardinal Newman College

Havering Sixth Form College

The North School

City and Islington College

Sign Up Information

  • Any College or 6th Form can apply to enter, with a fee of £150.
  • Sign up before 15th February to qualify for our Early Bird Price of £100
  • Members of the LBA College league automatically qualify to enter FREE of charge, but schools must confirm via email (info@https://thelba.co.uk) before the final deadline.
  • Deadline for entry is 2nd March. Any teams pulling out after this deadline will still be charged the full amount.
  • Tournament will take place on 29th March 2018, from 09:00 – 16:00 at the Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB
  • First Come first serve and places are limited

Tournament Information

 

General Info 

  • LBA recommend each team bring 2 balls & that everyone brings packed lunch and plenty of water although the site has a cafeteria
  • Each team need 2 kits or a reversible kit
  • Each team needs it’s own coach

 

Day Format:

Date: 29 March 2018

  • 09:00 Arrival at the Copper Box Arena at Olympic Park (E20 3HB)
  • 09:15-09:45 Registration
  • 09:45 Welcome Note
  • 10:00 Round-robin begins
  • 14:10 Round-robin ends
  • 15 minute break/announcement period
  • 14:25 Semi-final begins in Courts A & B
  • 14:25 Open scrimmage will take place in Court C, first to 7, winner stays on
  • 14:50 Final and Third place match begins

Rules:

The rules for the tournament are simple. We will be following FIBA’s rules where possible. Here is an outline of the rules on the day:

  • Game times and pools can be viewed HERE
  • 3 points for a win 0 for a loss
  • Each team has a designated area while not playing, and teams are expected to manage it and keep their belongings in it. The tournament facility has limited areas of use, so please adhere to this.
  • If game remains tied after normal time then, 2 minutes of overtime (1 over time max then first to score)

 

Game Format:

  • Each game has a 2 minute warmup
  • Games will be 18 minutes (9 minute halves) running clock
  • 1 minute half-times
  • Clock will stop only during the final minute of each half
  • Each team gets 1 timeout (1 minute) per game
  • 7 fouls to be in the bonus per half
  • 4 fouls to foul out

Prizes

Medals will be awarded for the following:

  • Tournament Champions 2018
  • The ‘LBA’  Tournament MVP Award
  • The ‘London Youth’ Tournament Standout Coach Award 2018
  • The ‘LBA’ Spirit Award (only one award across both age groups)

We also have awards provided by Sporch, the champions of the tournament all get reversible kits while the winner of the MVP Award will also get an NBA game ball worth£250

Boys Game Schedules

Court A

Ref # Home Away Home Score Away Score
A#1 Harris Academy St. Johns Wood North Fleet Technology College  19  16
A#2 St. Francis Xavier College West Thames College  26  34
A#3 West Thames College Cardinal Newman College  27  14
A#4 North Fleet Technology College City of Westminster College  24  17
A#5 Cardinal Newman College North Fleet Technology College  14  22
A#6 Harris Academy St. Johns-Wood West Thames College  22  17
A#7 West Thames College City of Westminster College  17  15
A#8 St. Francis Xavier College North Fleet Technology College  16  19
A#9 City of Westminster College Harris Academy St. Johns Wood  7  22
A#10 Cardinal Newman College St. Francis Xavier College  10  17
A#11  North Fleet Technology College The North School
A#12

 

Court B

Ref # Home Away Home Score Away Score
B#1 Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College Lambeth College  21  18
B#2 John Ruskin College City and Islington College  23  17
B#3 Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College John Ruskin College  21  31
B#4 City and Islington College Havering Sixth Form College  19  17
B#5 Havering Sixth Form College Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College  14  29
B#6 John Ruskin College Lambeth College  21  7
B#7 Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College City and Islington College  15  18
B#8 John Ruskin College The North School  15  19
B#9 City and Islington College Lambeth College  13  28
B#10 The North School Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College  13  18
B#11 Harris Academy St. Johns Wood  John Ruskin College
B#12

 

Court C

Ref # Home Away Home Score Away Score
C#1 The North School Havering Sixth Form College  24  22
C#2 Cardinal Newman College City of Westminster College  9  25
C#3 Lambeth College The North School  13  22
C#4 St. Francis Xavier College Harris Academy St. Johns Wood  5  21
C#5 The North School City and Islington College  26  8
C#6 City of Westminster College St. Francis Xavier College  8  10
C#7 Lambeth College Havering Sixth Form College  17  13
C#8 Harris Academy St. Johns Wood Cardinal Newman College  29  13
C#9 Havering Sixth Form College John Ruskin College  4  22
C#10 North Fleet Technology College West Thames College  16 6
Strictly Scrimmage Strictly Scrimmage Strictly Scrimmage Strictly Scrimmage Strictly Scrimmage

Court C will have an Open Scrimmage for the rest of the evening once the round robin ends

Boys Tournament Standings

Pool 1

Place Team Points Wins Losses
1 Harris Academy St. Johns Wood  15  5  0
2 St. Francis Xavier College  6  2  3
3 West Thames College  9  3  2
4 North Fleet Technology College  12  4  1
5 Cardinal Newman College  0  0  5
6 City of Westminster College  3  1  4

 

Pool 2

Place Team Points Wins Losses
1 Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College  9  3  2
2 Lambeth College  6  2  3
3 John Ruskin College  12  4  1
4 City and Islington College  6  2  3
5 Havering Sixth Form College  0  0  5
6 The North School  12  4  1

 

Check out last year’s highlights for an idea of what’s to come in 2018!