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2022 End of Season College Tournament

Introduction to Annual Event

We are happy to announce the return of the LBA End of Season College Tournament!
On the 27th June 2022, London Basketball Association will be playing host to some of the city’s brightest young talent, as they get the chance to compete at a great level! This year’s tournament will be even bigger and better than previous years, as we welcome college teams from all over to the SCORE Centre. 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 intact! There will be both a female tournament and a men’s tournament.
So get ready for a jam-packed day of basketball action. From 10:00 until 16:00, college athletes from all across the country will battle it out to see who will be crowned champions!
  • Any College or Sixth Form can apply to enter. The fees are:
    • Men’s team: £180
    • Women’s team: £150
  • Sign up before 1st of June to qualify for our Early Bird* pricing:
    • Men’s team: £150
    • Women’s team: £130
  • Members of the LBA College League automatically qualify to enter at a discounted rate:
    • Men’s team: £125
    • Women’s team: £100.
    • Colleges must confirm via email ([email protected]) before the final deadline.
  • Sign up via Eventbrite.
  • Deadline for entry is 13th of June. Any teams pulling out after this deadline will still be charged the full amount.
  • Tournament will take place on 27th June 2022, from 10:00 – 16:00 at the SCORE Centre, 100 Oliver Road, London E10 5JY
  • First come first served as places are limited!

 

To secure your place, payment must be received before 10th June 2022. Payment after this date will result in an additional late fee.

*Please note that in order to qualify for the early bird price you will need to pay via the Eventbrite portal.

General information

  • LBA recommends each team to bring:
    1. 2 basketballs
    2. 2 numbered kits or a numbered reversible kit per player
    3. packed lunch or cash (as the site has vending machines)
    4. water
  • Each team needs its own coach
  • Each team will play a minimum of 4 games
  • Stay updated and watch the tournament unfold by following us on our social media platforms (located at the bottom of the page)

RULES

Day Rules

  • Team arrival no later than 9:15 AM for registration
  • Round robin group stages, followed by play off schedule

Game Rules

We will be following FIBA’s rules where possible. Here is an outline of the rules on the day:
  • 5 vs 5 format for both Men’s & Women’s Leagues
  • Length of game – 10 minute halves
  • Halftime break – 2 minutes
  • Running clock. Clock will stop only during the final minute of the game.
  • Each team will have 1×45 second timeout per game
  • 5 team fouls
  • 4 individual player fouls to foul out
  • If a game remains tied after the end of regulation, then 2 minutes overtime will be played. (depending on time constraint this may be changed to a sudden death foul line shot)

SCORE Centre has 4 courts available for the tournament.

PRIZES

Engraved trophies will be awarded for the following:
  • LBA Tournament Champions 2022
  • LBA Tournament MVP Award 2022
  • LBA Tournament Standout Coach Award 2022
  • LBA Spirit Award 2022

The College End of Season Tournament was again a success this year with 16 teams battling it out at the Score Centre in Leyton. Plenty of prizes were up for grabs! We can’t go without also acknowledging the coaches and players of the tournament, and all staff and volunteers at the event. This year, LBA was fortunate to engage with female teams who also entered into the tournament. We were lucky enough to have 3×3 Commonwealth Winner Kayne Henry in attendance to give awards out. We also had Britain finest and London Lions star Justin Robinson engaging with the players. In attendance we had the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Basketball England, Duncan Whalley!

Being one of the biggest college tournaments LBA has put on, this year there were teams from Wolverhampton and Uxbridge joining and for the first time a female LBA select team. QR codes were dotted around the venue so that every coach, player and spectator could see how their team were able to check out their stats and scores in real-time. Our marketing team gave you some behind the scenes footage of the day.

There were some extremely close contested games, like the 25-21 game between Newham Sixth Form College and Loughborough Chinese Basketball Team. Both finals led to Lambeth College and City of Wolverhampton College for the Men’s, while LBA Select and Cardinal Pole Catholic School reached the final of the Women’s. All players fought extremely hard but it was Lambeth that started and ended the game strong. While City of Wolverhampton College put up an impressive fight and challenged the defence. However, they could not snatch the win. The final score of the game was 34-31, with Lambeth College becoming the champions of the 2022 Men’s College Tournament. Now with it being the first ever Women’s End of Season Tournament, the atmosphere was great! LBA Select came out with the win. The score was 21-11.

The day concluded with Kayne Henry presenting the first, second and third place awards, MVP, Defensive Player awards, Coach of the Tournament and the Spirit award. The event could not have been done without the 16 LBA staff/volunteers. All Officials including 8 table officials, 8 referees. Not forgetting members from Basketball England and our Basketball influencers. It also wouldn’t have been possible without the LBA Marketing and Senior Team. These people were truly amazing throughout the day. A big thank you to all the 60 female participants and 160 male participants for putting in a huge effort for your team.

Overall, this was an amazing tournament. Each team showed up to play their very best, and all of them did. They played with intensity and aggression while keeping an air of sportsmanship and fair play. They all deserve praise for their outstanding effort and performance.

Accolades