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    June 1, 2016

    Junior High Basketball Championships

    Welcome to the Junior High Basketball Championships!

    Since 1996, Basketball Manitoba has been hosting the Junior High Basketball Championships (JHBC) (aka Junior High Invitational Tournament) during “March Madness”.  The tournament is open to 12 teams from each gender and level (Senior & Junior) from the Junior High / Middle School levels.  The Junior category consists of students in Grade 7 and 8.  The Senior Category consists of students in Grade 9, not playing Junior Varsity.  The event traditionally runs the third week of March.

     Tournament Dates: March 20-23, 2017

    Deadline to Register: 
    Friday March 10, 2017, 4:30 pm

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    Contents
    1. Overview
    2. Tournament Schedules
    3. Format
    4. Eligibility
    5. Selection Criteria
    6. Tournament Rules
    7. Registration
    8. Other Information
    9. Past Champions
    10. Contact
    Tournament Schedules
    Schedules to be posted March 14, 2017
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    Tournament Sample Schedule

    Please note that schedules can change! 
    Check back often to ensure you have the latest version! 

    Senior Boys Schedule (Grade 9)


    Senior Girls Schedule (Grade 9)


    Junior Boys Schedule (Grade 7-8)


    Junior Girls Schedule (Grade 7-8)



    Tournament Overview

    This March, Basketball Manitoba will be hosting its annual Junior High Basketball Championships, March 20-23, 2017.  The tournament will be open to 12 teams from each level (Senior & Junior) for boys & girls, totaling 48 teams participating.  The JHBC will wrap-up the junior high basketball season by providing a year-end program for interested teams.

    If your school’s team is interested in participating in this year’s tournament, please submit the Tournament Application, Season Record form, and Team Registration form (must be signed by the principal) to Basketball Manitoba no later than Friday March 10, 2017.   All forms are to be submitted online (see bottom of page).  You will receive an email with receipt of the application. 

    The Selection Committee will meet Sunday March 12, 2017 at Sport Manitoba (145 Pacific Ave) from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM to make the final decisions on who is in the tournament.  All coaches who apply for a spot in the tournament are strongly recommended to attend the selection meeting, however it is not mandatory.  The more coaches that attend the selection meeting, the more input the Selection Committee will have and the better the tournament will be!


    The 2017 sites have been confirmed at... (subject to change)
    • Junior Girls (Grades 7-8) - Sargent Park School
    • Senior Girls (Grade 9) - Acadia Junior High
    • Junior Boys (Grades 7-8) - Valley Gardens Junior High
    • Senior Boys (Grade 9) - J.H. Bruns Collegiate
    • All Finals - Tec Voc High School (Thursday night) 
    Contact Ian Dickey if you are interested in being a future site host!


    Tournament Format

    1. 12 teams are to make up each of the four divisions (Senior Boys, Senior Girls, Junior Boys, and Junior Girls) in the tournament.

    2. Teams Seeded 1-4 will receive a bye in the first round of the tournament.   Teams seeded 5-12 will play in the first round with the winning teams joining teams seeded 1 – 4 in a single game knock-out bracket style tournament.  (View Sample Schedule).  Seeding of teams will primarily be based on matching different school divisions to avoid inter-conference play and match those teams that have not faced each other this season. An open committee of coaches will be formed at each level to determine the teams to be invited into the tournament and the seeding in the draw.  We invite all active Coaches / Conveners in the Junior High Leagues to contact Basketball Manitoba if they would like to serve on any of these selection committees.

    3. Game times for the week will be 4:15 pm, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm.

    4. Each team participating will pay a non-refundable entry fee of $200.00 (payable to “Basketball Manitoba”). Fees will go to cover tournament officials, administration, insurance & awards. Those teams receiving one (1) game in the tournament will receive a $125.00 rebate. Those teams receiving two (2) games in the tournament will receive a $50.00 rebate. Those teams receiving 3 or more games in the tournament will not receive a rebate. Basketball Manitoba will cover the costs associated with all teams who make their respective finals.   

    5. Basketball Manitoba must receive full payment by cheque in the mail, Visa or MasterCard number over the phone or Visa, MasterCard, cash or Interac in person along with a completed team registration forms no later than Friday March 17, 2017 by 4:30 PM.  Payment will not be taken at the gymnasium they must be in prior to the tournament.  It is suggested that coaches take care of payment in person to Basketball Manitoba to delay in the mail. Receipts will be issued by mail the week following the tournament if requested.

    Tournament Eligibility

    1. 'Junior' athletes are classified as being in Grade 7 or 8 and born after January 1, 2003

    2. 'Senior' athletes are classified as being in Grade 8 or 9 and are born after January 1, 2002.

    3. All athletes are eligible to play in the tournament that played in your school’s program in the current school year, based on each Division’s eligibility guidelines. 

    4. All participants MUST be full time students of the current school they are representing. 

    5. The team must have the school's administration approve their participation in this event.  

    6. No players are allowed to move down to a team that they did not play for in the current school year (i.e., If a Senior team does not qualify for the tournament and the Junior team does, no players from the Senior team can be brought down to the Junior team).

    7. Players are permitted to play as many as 2 GAMES up at a higher level in the current school year and remain eligible for their current team.  Once a player plays 3 OR MORE GAMES at a higher level, they are no longer eligible for the JHBC.  All tournaments played 'up' are considered as 2 games as defined by the MHSAA.  Examples include if a Grade 9 player moved up and played 3 games or more at the Junior Varsity / Varsity levels, they are ineligible to compete in the tournament at the grade 9 level.  If a Grade 8 player moved up to the Grade 9 or Senior level and played 3 games or more during the current school season, they are ineligible to compete in the tournament at the grade 8 level.  Please note that for a grade 9 or under athlete to compete at the Junior Varsity or Varsity level, their name must appear on an MHSAA eligibility form with that respective team from within your school prior to their roster freeze date (typically mid-January).  Players who play in the MHSAA JV Basketball Championships cannot also participate in the JHBC.   

    8. All teams that participate in the tournament must have played in the same level they played in during the current school year's season.  For example if a Grade 9 team played at the “Junior Varsity” level for the current school year season, or if a grade 9 player played up at the Varsity level all season, they are ineligible for this tournament.

    9. Teams must declare what players will be on their roster for the JHBC, prior to their conference playoffs. Teams adding new players after this point will be declared ineligible for the tournament.

    10. Appealing Rules of Eligibility.  Please submit a letter stating the full details of your appeal on behalf of your player / team with your Tournament Application.  The Tournament Committee will review each case at the selection meeting and will inform you of the ruling.  All decisions of the tournament committee are final.  Please send this information by email to Ian Dickey.

    Selection Criteria

    1. Overall team record (W-L)
    2. League record (W-L)
    3. Tournament play & final placing
    4. Calibre of schedule (number of games, strength of opponents, etc.)
    • All applications received past the date of the Selection Meeting will not be accepted for any reasons.
    • All teams that applied will be officially notified by email of the decisions of the Selection Committee.
    • All decisions of the Selection Committee are final.  All concerns must be made in writing and forwarded to Ian Dickey at Basketball Manitoba.

    Other Information

    • It is our intention to recognize league winners with automatic berths, but as many leagues do not declare their champions until that preceding weekend, it may be necessary to pre-seed teams based on their league records.  Furthermore, since this is an “Invitational Tournament”, it is quite possible that some teams may not wish to extend their season.

    • Referees will be selected from two sources: Certified MABO Officials and recommended Junior Officials from the various Conferences.  If you know of a quality Junior High official, please add their name and phone number to the Application Form and submit it to Basketball Manitoba.  All officials must have attended a referee’s clinic during the current season season in order to be eligible to work.

    • All teams must provide for themselves warm-up balls and appropriate matching FIBA approved uniforms.  Uniform numbers can range from 0-99 inclusive.  A matching uniform includes an under shirt (if worn) being the same colour as the uniform top. This will be enforced by game officials.

    • Tournament banners and t-shirts will be presented to Tournament Champions and Finalists (2nd place).  A maximum of 17 t-shirts per team, including coaches, will be awarded to the Champions and Finalists players.   Any extra t-shirts needed are the responsibility of the team.

    • There will be no changes made to the tournament schedules once they have been released on the Tuesday prior to the event. Teams must be able to field a team of at least 5 players on any of the times scheduled during the week.  No exceptions.
    PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL COACHES IN YOUR SCHOOL ARE AWARE OF THIS INFORMATION!!

    If you would like to sit on the committees or you have the names of coaches in your league that would be interested, please contact Ian Dickey.  We are hoping to see your program involved in this year’s tournament!




    Past JHBC/JHIT Champions

    Please email us any information that we have missing below!

    Year 
    Senior Boys
    Senior Girls 
    Junior Boys
    Junior Girls
     1996
     Darwin
     Charleswood
     Charleswood
     Shamrock
     1997
     Sisler
     JH Bruns
     Ken Seaford
     Gordon Bell
     1998
     Ken Seaford
     Samuel Burland
     Sargent Park
     Sargent Park
     1999
     Sargent Park
     Samuel Burland
     John Pritchard
     Sargent Park
     2000
     Sargent Park
     George McDowell
     Beliveau
     Henry G Izatt
     2001
     Acadia
     Acadia
     Sargent Park
     George McDowell
     2002
     Sargent Park
     Sargent Park
     Sargent Park
     Charleswood
     2003
     Sargent Park
     George McDowell
     Churchill
     Churchill
     2004
     Sisler
     Henry G. Izatt
     Sargent Park
     Stanley Knowles
     2005
     Sargent Park
     Sisler
     Stanley Knowles
     Stanley Knowles
     2006
     A.A. Leach
     Sisler
     Stanley Knowles
     Charleswood
     2007
     Sisler
     Charleswood
     Sargent Park
     A.A. Leach
     2008
     A.A. Leach
     John Pritchard
     Stanley Knowles
     Sargent Park
     2009
     St. Paul's
     Arthur A. Leech
     Sargent Park
     Sargent Park
     2010
     Sargent Park 
     Sargent Park
     Stanley Knowles
     Sargent Park 
     2011
     Sisler
     Sargent Park 
     Stanley Knowles
     Sargent Park
     2012
     Kildonan East
     Sisler
     Stanley Knowles
     Sargent Park
     2013
     Sisler
     Sargent Park
     Stanley Knowles
     Sargent Park
     2014
    Sisler
    Sargent Park
    Stanley Knowles
    Linden Meadows
     2015
    Sisler
    Henry G. Izatt
    Arthur A. Leach
    Linden Meadows
     2016
    General Wolfe
    Sargent Park
    Stanley Knowles
    Sargent Park
     2017
    Sisler
    Sisler
    Acadia
    A.A. Leach
     2018




     2019

     2020

    Tournament Rules

             Official tournament rules of the JHBC








    Contact 

    For more information on the JHBC, please contact Ian Dickey




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