Waimakariri Events

2017 South Island Basketball Tournament

22nd April
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Event Details

Organiser Information

North Canterbury Basketball


For 26 years, North Canterbury has hosted this major event, where South Island Clubs and Associations are invited to come together to compete for the championship title over a hard-fought three days. Two years ago, we made the tournament even bigger, and more family friendly, by introducing a Year 5/6 grade. This provides young players with a first taste in tournament basketball, which is always a highlight for them. We warmly invite you to take part in this event which, in 2016, had over 40 teams participate. This is especially a great opportunity for primary school basketball players to test themselves against the best from around the South Island.


Each grade will have a boys and girls section.

  • Grade: The ‘A’ Grade is where the top Year 7&8 players compete against each other, with a lot of the players having already participated in local and regional representative teams.
  • Development Grade: The development grade is a great place for players relatively new to the game or for those wanting to compete in a less competitive grade. Clubs and Associations are welcome to enter more than one team in this grade.
  • Year 5 & 6: A great opportunity to give younger players their first taste at competing in a tournament and we look forward to seeing them running around and having fun whilst experiencing the thrill of their first South Island tournament.