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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 19-22, 2018

    Deadline to Apply: 
    Friday March 9, 2018, 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 13, 2018
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    Tournament Sample Schedule

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

    2018 Senior Boys Schedule (Grade 9)


    2018 Senior Girls Schedule (Grade 9)


    2018 Junior Boys Schedule (Grade 7-8)


    2018 Junior Girls Schedule (Grade 7-8)



    Tournament Overview

    Basketball Manitoba will be hosting its annual Junior High Basketball Championships, March 19-22, 2018.  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 to Basketball Manitoba no later than Friday March 9, 2018.   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 11, 2018 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 2018 sites will be held at... (subject to change)
    • Junior Girls (Grades 7-8) - Sargent Park School
    • Senior Girls (Grade 9)  - Sisler High School
    • 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 Jillian Kehler 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 knockout bracket style tournament.  (View Sample Schedule).  Seeding of teams will primarily be based on matching different school divisions to avoid intra-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 no later than Friday March 16, 2018 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 currently in Grade 7 or 8 and born after January 1, 2004

    2. 'Senior' athletes are classified as being currently in Grade 8 or 9 and are born after January 1, 2003.

    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. (Game allowance changed to 3 for 2018) - Players are permitted to play as many as 3 GAMES up at a higher level in the current school year and remain eligible for their current team.  Once a player plays 4 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 4 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 4 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 Varsity or Junior Varisty 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 Jillian Kehler.

    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 Jillian Kehler at Basketball Manitoba.

    Tournament Rules

    The tournament rules will played under current FIBA rules with MHSAA administrative guidelines.
    1. GAME TIME: Games are to be played with four (4), eight (8) minute periods, stopped time with an overtime period, if necessary, of four (4) minutes.  Half times will be ten (10) minutes in length (unless the tournament is running behind schedule the host may shorten this at their discretion).  Teams will be given a “grace period” of five (5) minutes to field a team of five players.  Teams that do not field a team within the grace period will default the game (lose) to the opposing team.  The “official game time” will be that of the tournament organizer on site.
    2. ZONE DEFENSES: In keeping with the “spirit of the game,” all coaches are asked to play 'man-to-man' defense at all times.  No zones, zone presses or match-up defenses of any kind are permitted.  Man-to-man does allow “help” or double-teaming on the ball at anytime on the court. Teams cannot double team a player without the ball on an inbound-play.  Teams cannot triple-team the ball.  Defenses can rotate to address any traps or double teams but must still guard a player, not a place on the floor.   No “clear-out” offenses are to be used to isolate a player and test the boundaries of the rules.  Referees are asked to review this point in their pregame conference with the head coaches and captains. Any style of defense can be played at the 16U, 17U and 19U or older age levels. Violations of the 'No Zone' rule will see the referee...
      1. 1st Infraction per game: Give an official warning to the team to be recorded on the scoresheet.
      2. 2nd Infraction per game1st technical foul assessed to the head coach
      3. 3rd Infraction per game: 2nd technical foul assessed to the head coach resulting in the head coach being removed from the game 
    3. DEFENSIVE PRESSING: Teams will be allowed to full-court press the entire game up to a 15-point advantage.
    4. BALL SIZE: The size 6 (28.5) regulation size basketball will be used at the Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Senior Girls with the size 7 regulation sized basketball used at the Senior Boys levels throughout the tournament.  The Wilson Evolution basketball will be the official game ball of the JHBC.
    5. FREE THROW LINE: The free throw line will be at regulation length for all Junior Boys, Senior Boys and Senior Girls levels (15 feet).  The Junior Girls will shoot from the line marked at 13 feet from the basket (2 feet in).
    6. THREE-POINT LINE: The 6.25m (old FIBA line) or the marked 3-point line will be used in ALL levels of the tournament including the Senior Boys, Senior Girls, Junior Boys and Junior Girls. 
    7. SHOT CLOCK: A 30-second shot clock with a 10 second backcourt line will be used at the ALL levels of the tournament including the Senior Boys, Senior Girls, Junior Boys and Junior Girls. 
    8. BEHAVIOR: Inappropriate actions or behavior of players, coaches of spectators will not be tolerated.  The decisions of Tournament Officials and Organizers are final.  The Basketball Manitoba Codes of Conduct will be in effect throughout the tournament.  

    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 optional 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.  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 indicate this on the online application form at the below registration link.  We are hoping to see your program involved in this year’s tournament!






    Teams Registered to Date

    The following chart is automatically updated every 5 minutes with the current list of all teams who have applied for consideration into the Championships.  Scroll up and down the list using the scroll to the right of the chart.  The list is sorted by level.  Can't see the below chart?  CLICK HERE to view it in a new window.

    To view this information properly on a smartphone, rotate your device to a 'landscape' position to see all the data. 


    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




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    Contact 

    For more information on the JHBC, please contact Jillian Kehler




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