BLESSED SACRAMENT YELLOW JACKETS
2022- 2023 TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
With the pandemic hopefully behind us, the Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets Basketball Club will once again be hosting its invitational tournaments. Unlike previous years, where the club had guaranteed five games over a weekend event, the club is changing the format for this year’s event.
The format for this year will be having entered teams compete over two weekends. Depending on the division, team will play either three or four games on their two weekends for a total of 7 guaranteed games. Games will be played on Saturday and Sundays (no Friday night games) and will involve four games of round robin play followed by a three-game elimination tournament (See typical format below). The round robin portion of the event will be used to properly seed the elimination tournament, with the objective of competitive games and a final ranking for Ontario Cup Seeding purposes.
Each team will be guaranteed 7 games. In keeping with our tradition, all participants will receive a tournament t-shirt. Unlike previous our previous tournaments, the participants will “not” receive a medal at the conclusion of the event.
Grade School Teams U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, $1300.00
High School Teams U15, U16, U17, U19 $1350.00*
*Additional fee for shot clock operator.
Calibre of Play
The current format allows for only 8 teams to compete in each age division. The targeted calibre of play for the tournament is “A”. Note: there are two divisions for the boys and girls Grade 7 (U13) and Grade 8 (U14) age groups, where we are hoping for the Calibre of play to be either A+ or A-.
The following are the Tournament Dates
BOYS U13, U14 and GIRLS U13, U14 Calibre of play A to A+ 1st weekend November 12th, November 13th 2nd Weekend January 7th, January 8th
BOYS U11, U12 and GIRLS U11, U12 Calibre of play A 1st weekend November 26th, November 27th 2nd Weekend January 28th, January 29th
BOYS U10 and GIRLS U10, U15, U16 Calibre of play A 1st weekend February 18th, February 19th 2nd Weekend March 11th, March 12th
BOYS U13, U14 and GIRLS U13, U14 Calibre of play A- to A 1st weekend April 1st, April 2nd 2nd Weekend April 15th, April 16th
Note: Depending on draw teams will play 4 games on one of the two weekends.
1st Weekend Saturday (All teams play 2 round robin games)
1st Weekend Sunday (Teams playing four games on the first weekend play 2 round robin games, Teams playing three games on the weekend play 1 round robin game)
2nd Weekend Saturday (Teams that played only three games on the first weekend play their final round robin game)
After Completion of round robin play, teams are ranked for the elimination tournament.
1st Round Quarter Finals (Game QF1 1st vs 8th, Game QF2 2nd vs. 7th, Game QF3 3rd vs. 6th, Game QF4 4th vs. 5th)
2nd Round Consolation Semi Finals (Game ConSF1 Loser QF1 vs Loser QF4, Game ConSF2 Loser QF2 vs. Loser QF3)
Championship Semi Finals (Game ChampSF1 Winner QF1 vs Winner QF4, Game ChampSF2 Winner QF2 vs. Winner QF3)
3rd Round (Final Ranking Games) 7/8 Game Loser ConSF1 vs. Loser ConSF2 5/6 Game Winner ConSF1 vs. Winner ConSF2 3/4 Game Loser ChampSF1 vs. Loser ChampSF2 1/2 Game Championship Winner ChampSF1 vs. Winner ChampSF2
Note: Teams that played 4 games the first weekend with play the elimination tournament the second weekend with two games on Saturday and one game on Sunday. The teams that played only three games the first weekend will play their final round robin game and one elimination game on the Saturday with the final two elimination games on the Sunday.