The Basketball Manitoba Board of Directors has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Junior High Basketball Championships.  This was not an easy decision to make but was made after numerous consultations and was deemed to be the right one in light of the ever-unfolding health situation facing our community.  

Details on the announcement of the Basketball Manitoba Board can be seen here...

So it goes without saying, but we will anyway, the Sunday meeting to make our selections is obviously cancelled.  At this point, with no definitive end to this health concern, the plans to reschedule the event are not looking feasible.  With the spring, we will (hopefully) see other programs return as soon as possible and commitments by our players, coaches, hosts, venues and officials will continue with different basketball and other activities making this virtually impossible to even consider it being rescheduled.  However, our staff and Board will continue to evaluate this event and the many others affected by this unprecedented situation we are all facing.  

Logistically, since no decisions were made on teams entering the event, no fees have been collected to date.  If you have a payment request in your system, that can be cancelled and if we were to receive any payments by mail, we would return them to the school.  

Thanks again for your interest and support of middle school / junior high basketball all season and we hope everyone remains safe and healthy.  


APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2020 AT 4:30 PM: Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce details on the 2020 Junior High Basketball Championships (formerly Junior High Invitational Tournament or JHIT) to teams at the Junior High and Middle School levels. The tournament is open to 12 teams from each gender and level (Senior & Junior) from the Junior High / Middle School levels totalling 48 teams participating. 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 will run March 23-26, 2020 out of 4 locations in the greater Winnipeg area.  The deadline to register a team for consideration in the event is Friday, March 13, 2020.

The tournament format will see a 12-team single-game knockout format used (similar to the high school provincial championships) at all levels of the tournament.  All tournament finals from the four levels of play will be held at one site location on Thursday, March 21 at Tec Voc High School.

The 2020 sites for the tournaments are confirmed as follows: (subject to change)
  • Junior Girls (grades 7-8) - Sargent Park School
  • Junior Boys (grades 7-8) - Leila North School
  • Senior Girls (grade 9) - Sisler High School
  • Senior Boys (grade 9) - Windsor Park Collegiate
  • All Finals - Tec Voc High School
Full details on the event including player and team eligibility can be found at...

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