July 6th, 7th, 8th, 2018
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to determine grading and re-grade teams. Teams can only change their declared Grade up to the closing of entries date. Any changes after the closing date will only be allowed at the discression of the Tournament Committee.
If teams have not fully disclosed the player’s rankings in the Team Entry Form or have left the disclosure of the player’s rankings far too late for the team to be re-graded, the tournament committee reserves the right to disqualify teams from the Tournament Finals playoffs.
- A grade is open to players and teams playing in the Victorian Championships or the VJL. Depending on numbers of entries, up to two grades will be run to cater for different standards. The aim is to produce a competition of the standard of lower half Championship or top half VJL 1. Top ranking Championship teams would be expected to either play in the next age group up or split the team.
- B grade is aimed at high standard domestic/club teams. These teams may include up to two players playing in VJL 1 & or Country div 1 or four players in VJL 2 & or Country div 2, provided they are genuinely regular players with that team. Victorian Championship restricted players are not permitted. The grade is also open to teams from the representative B-grades — Regional East Qualifying, North West League, subject to the above player restrictions. Representative VJL 1 & Top Ranked Country Div 1 league teams are not permitted.
- C grade is aimed at teams playing in local or domestic B and C grades only or an equivalent standard. Representative VJL 1, 2 or 3 & Country Div 1 league players are not permitted to play.
Note: Don’t forget to gather up the players tickets for half time to be checked by an official against the players on the scoresheet. Please assist in being ready with your tickets at half time.
AGES for 2018.
Victorian Country Basketball Council (VCBC) players – kids from the country at this tournaments will be playing in the normal age group divisions The same as Metro teams..
Age Groups DOB for 2018
Under 10 2009, 2010, 2011
Under 12 2007, 2008
Under 14 2005, 2006
Under 16 2003, 2004
Under 18 2001, 2002
23 & Under 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996
Tournament Rules - A summary
The PRINT button will supply Team Managers all they need to know at games.
For more details you can download the complete set of Rules.pdf file for a printout of the rules.
Player & Spectator Ticket Payments
Players and Spectators are expected to pay the following fees over the Tournament weekend.
Due to rental increases we have passed on the costs.
We will still try to keep any future cost increase to a minimum
Player Weekend Pass $20
Spectator Weekend Pass $ 10
Spectator Friday Pass $ 4
Spectator Saturday Pass $ 5
Spectator Sunday Pass $ 5
Under 12 Spectators FREE
All players must buy a $20 pass. Saturday or Sunday player passes for the Tournament are NOT sold or allowed. A player is in for the full Tournament or not. The Admin has spent many hours juggling games & times. Some of the teams wont be playing on Friday night due to the set up of the fixture and some wont start Friday to save on Motel fees and minimising Traveling.
You should know just after the entries close if your teams entry has been accepted. If you not on the teams list then call us.
Fixture information will be posted on the website by Monday 3rd July at the latest Wednesday 5th July. Call or e-mail David Watson Wednesday night if the website is not showing information about teams entered into the Tournament.
Click on PRINT to download the complete team entry form to enter this tournament. These three forms are to be sent to the tournament administrator along with your teams payment to enter your team/s before the closing date June 20th.
On the first night of your game coaches must present only the one Team Entry Form. We have spare forms at the Stadium if you forget.
Before your first game you should be at the Stadium at least 1hr prior to your game time in case of any unforeseen delays. Upon arrival at the stadium you will need to process your team entry form and fill in your scoresheet so it is vital that you get there early enough to do these things.
Coaches are to pick up their coaching passes for the weekend and MUST hand in to an authorised Melbourne tournament official an up to date team entry form. This shall be done at the coach's desk before your first game.
Team Sheets and Checking Tickets
Each team has been asked to attend their first game ready to show their tickets. Team managers please take charge and collect the players tickets for easy processing.
The number of player tickets and the number of players on the scoresheet & team registration sheet must all match up. If the number of tickets is less than what is on the scoresheet – someone from the team will have to purchase tickets to make up the numbers.
There will be a First Aid Officer stationed in the First Aid room, hallway just past the foyer area.
Taping ankles and knees is not part of the First Aid-ers job. Please bring your own tape
Tournament Scoresheets that are marked with the teams details and the court to be played on will be provided for each game in the foyer area. The scoresheets will be laid out on a clipboard desk opposite the canteen. Players names and numbers will have to be filled in prior to each game. The second team filling in the scoresheet takes the sheet to the court your team is playing on prior to the start of the game. Boys scoresheets are in blue and girls are in pink for easier identification.
signing names on the back of the scoresheet is not required.
Scoring method can be either by what is done in domestic games and or what is done in VJBL games (FIBA / Friday night).
What ever way you score please check the final results are correct. We get too many wrong result scores because the addition is wrong.
The winning team is responsible for the scoresheet. The referees have been asked to take the scoresheets to the referees room. Either way thats where the final result scoresheet must end up.
There are no point penalties for incorrect uniforms or players names or numbers missing. Players should have registered on the first night of the tournament. If there are any disputes you can see the tournament management or referee supervisors for information or download the official complait form to register your complaint.
Timing rules for all games
- except grand finals:
• Two minutes warm-up time is allowed prior to the start of the match. Matches consist of two eighteen minute halves. Half time is two minutes. Players should be ready to start the second half immediately the half-time interval is concluded. Games will not be delayed because players are not on court.
• Teams are allowed one time-out per half.
• The clock shall stop for all time outs in each half and in the last three minutes of the second half for all shooting fouls, time outs, substitutions, jump balls. The clock does NOT stop for any violations.
• Draws are allowed, except in semi-finals and grand-finals. In the case of a draw in finals, extra time will be played. Each extra-period will be three minutes.
Timing rules for Grand Finals:
• Two minutes warm-up time is allowed prior to the start of the match. Matches consist of two twenty minute halves. Half time is two minutes. Teams are allowed two time-outs per half. The clock stops for time-outs. In the last minute of the first half and the last three minutes of the second half, the clock stops for all whistles.
The following is the recommended procedure that potential disputes will be resolved by teams competing at the Melbourne Tournament. We have received approval from BV on this procedure.
Handling of disputes will be implemented in two stages;
- Tournament Administrator – to hear and help with any dispute that may arise.
- An Independent Disputation Committee – to make a decision, within the laws governed by BV.
Any team requesting a resolution to a dispute should;
- Put the dispute or complaint in writing on the back of the scoresheet within one hour of the game finishing, and submit the complaint via the club administrator, team manager or coach (only the Coach & Team Manager – named on the team entry form will be recognised as team officials) to the Tournament Administrator.
- If questions are needed to be asked of the team, only the Club Administrator, or two team officials (Coach & Team Manager – named on the scoresheet) are permitted to represent the team. No discussion will be entered into with parents or players of teams involved.
- The Tournament Administrator will investigate the dispute and will make a decision based on tournament rules or take it under advisement and seek the Dispute Committees decision.
- If this decision is not accepted by the team/s concerned they should put their concerns and reasons in writing on the FORMAL COMPLAINTS FORM (this can be downloaded ). You can then ask for the complaint to be reviewed by the Dispute Committee.
- The Dispute Committee will be made up of three independent senior members (not Melbourne basketball club members) of the basketball community.
- The Dispute Committee’s decision will then be handed down, as soon as practical, to either the club administrator, team coach or manager – named on the Team Entry Form.
- Once the Dispute Committee have handed down their decision, there will be no further discussion entered into. The decision of the Dispute Committee is final.
- If sufficiently serious — for example, a reported player — such matters may be referred onto Basketball Victoria for the BV tribunal to review.
The disputing team should ensure all information provided on the disputation form is correct.