2021 Boroughs’ Mid-Season Tournament Finals
Introduction to Annual Event
Watch out for this space in December! The London Basketball Association is happy to announce that we will be hosting the 7th Mid-Season Tournament FINALS for both girls and boys in secondary schools, now across 3 Boroughs! Those being Westminster, Lambeth and Wandsworth.
Things have taken a few twists and turns due to COVID-19, particularly with Omicron which has led to some teams not being able to attend the Finals Tournaments. However this won’t stop the Boroughs’ Mid-Season Finals Tournament, as we still have 24 teams in total across the 3 boroughs entering this competition! Half of them are males and the other half are females which is a fantastic representation of basketball in London and how the sport is becoming so popular.
We are able to make this event real special for everyone that will be joining us as we will be supplying every participant with trophies and Michael Jordan brand merchandise. This includes not only participants, but coaches, referees and officials!
The event will be packed with banging music, a professional environment with banners and the LBA will be bringing a special guest from London’s only professional BBL club, the London Lions! We will have a picture booth section to get exclusive photos with the athlete who will be joining us.
We will also be using some of the best and iconic basketball facilities that London has to offer including Moberly Sports Centre and the Nike Regal Court @ Black Prince Trust!
The LBA staff have been sensational as they work with all the twists and turns from COVID-19 to make this event possible. Giving the community an exceptional experience as always, we would like to thank Tony, Sarah, Robert, volunteers and interns for doing their best to make this event happen.
As usual, the LBA will organise qualified referees and table officials, whilst non-participating players will be supporting the events as Table Officials and media crew members, many of whom have got qualified from different schools and it will be great to see them in action.
We met with students that took part in this event five years ago who are now off to University across the country and world, and they have never forgotten this event and are really grateful to be an LBA Alumni.
The winners of each borough will progress into the ‘Battle of the Boroughs’ London Youth Games (LYG) School Games Competition!
- Teams are to arrive already changed into their kit before the tournament starts.
- Winners advance to the Battle of the Boroughs, representing their boroughs as the best teams.
- Stay updated and watch the tournament unfold by following us on our social media platforms (located at the bottom of the page)
- We recommend bringing two numbered kits, or one numbered reversible kit
- Each team brings their own balls for warm up.
- All players must complete the consent form for the league/tournament
- No bags in the sports hall
- Each team has a designated area while not playing, and teams are expected to manage it. The tournament facility has limited areas of use, so please adhere to this.
We will be following FIBA’s rules where possible. Here is an outline of the rules on the day:
- Length of game – 10 minutes running clock per quarter
- A player fouls out after 4 personal fouls
- Each team will have 1×30 second timeout per game
- If the game remains tied after normal time, there will be a 2 minute overtime. If the game is still tied after overtime, it will become a Golden Basket – the first team to score will win the game.
Engraved trophies will be awarded for the following:
- LBA Tournament Champions 2021
- LBA Tournament MVP Award 2021
- LBA Tournament Runner-up 2021
- LBA Spirit Award 2021 (only one award across both age groups)
- Date: 7th & 10th December 2021
- Time: 15:30 – 18:00
- Venue: The Regal
|Time||7 December||10 December|
|15:15||Team Arrival & Registration||Team Arrival & Registration|
|15:30||Intro/Welcome Speech||Intro/Welcome Speech|
|15:40||U14 Girls Final – Norwood School v Harris Academy Clapham||U16 Girls Final – Bishop Thomas Grant v Elmgreen School|
|16:40||U14 Boys Final – Harris Academy Clapham v Trinity Academy||U16 Boys Final – Bishop Thomas Grant v Lambeth Academy|
- Date: 10th December 2021
- Time: 12:00 – 14:30
- Venue: Moberly Sports Centre
|Time||Court 1||Court 2|
|12:10||U14 Girls Final – American School in London v Westminster Academy||U14 Boys Final – St Georges v American School in London|
|13:10||U16 Girls Final – St George’s v Harris Academy St Johns Wood||U16 Boys Final – Westminster Academy v Harris Academy St John’s Wood|
- Date: 13th & 14th December 2021
- Time: 16:00 – 18:00
- Venue: Battersea Sports Centre
|Time||13 December||14 December|
|16:15||U16 Boys Final – Southfields Academy v Graveney||U14 Girls Final – Burntwood v Ark Putney|
|17:30||Presentation||U14 Boys Final – Harris Battersea v Ark Putney|