New Delhi to host 64th National Basketball Championship for Men & Women 2014

Posted on Feb 24 2014 - 2:34pm by Gopalakrishnan R

64th senior nationals resized final

Press Release, New Delhi, 24th February 2014: Delhiites will have a unique opportunity to come up close and personal with the the best Indian Men and Women Basketball Players as New Delhi gets ready to host 64th National Basketball Championship for Men & Women from 26th February to 5th March, 2014 at Thyagaraj  Stadium.  The Basketball Federation of India organised and IMG-Reliance supported event will feature many of the players who made the country proud by winning the Gold and Bronze medals in the Senior Men and Women’s Basketball events, respectively, at the recently concluded 2014 Lusofonia Games held in Goa. 

Defending champions Uttarakhand Men will hope for a repeat of their last year’s breathtaking performance. In the women’s category, Indian Railways with an unblemished record of last six years will look forward to maintain their dominance once again. In all 51 teams, 27 men and 24 women will participate in the country’s top most competition played on League–cum–Knock-out basis. Top 10 teams of the previous year ranking are grouped in Pool A’ & B’ (Level I).  The winner will take home Rs 1,00,000 while the first and second runners-up will receive Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000, respectively. The rest of the teams will be playing the qualifying league in the Pools ‘C,D,E,F’ for a chance to be promoted to Level 1 for the 65th Senior National Basketball Championship. The competition will take place on three indoor basketball courts of Thyagaraj Stadium. Nivia Pro Touch is the official basketball for this Championship.

NBA Hall of Fame Coach Del Harris will be a guest of honor for opening ceremonies on 26th February and will be conducting a “Train The Trainers” Coaching Clinic during the Championship.

The National Championship will also serve as a selection ground for upcoming 17th Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea and players from all over the country would be putting their best foot forward therby raising the level of competition.

“Train The Trainers” Coaching Clinic

‘Coaches Clinic’ will be held on 27th February 2014 from 11am to 1pm at the Tyagraj Stadium in New Delhi for the local as well as the participating team coaches. Del Harris NBA Hall of Fame Coach and Scott Flemming, Men’s National Basketball Team Head Coach will be conducting the Clinic. The clinic is open to all coaches and/or players.

Ms Roopam Harish Sharma, CEO, BFI said “I am pleased to announce that the 64th National Basketball Championship is being held in New Delhi. The National Basketball Championship continues to be one of the most competitive basketball tournaments in India at the highest level. BFI and its partners IMG-Reliance have made significant progress in developing the sport of basketball in the country and competitions like these will help to boost the popularity of the sport. I would also like to thank Coach Del Harris for making himself available and being a part of enhancing the knowledge of our coaches.”

About Del Harris

Del Harris has coached basketball at every level over the past 53 years, spanning seven decades. He started as a coach in junior high and coached four more years in public schools followed by ten successful years at the college level. He been involved with the NBA at various levels for thirty-eight years and has been head coach of the Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers, where he was Coach of the Year in 1995.  He became only the 19th NBA coach to win 500 regular season games in 1997.  His teams won over 540 games in just 12 full seasons.  He is currently Vice President of the Texas Legends team in the NBA Development League, the Mavericks minor league affiliate. He has coached the national teams of Puerto Rico, Canada, the United States, Dominican Republic and China.  He was the first foreign head coach of the national team of China for the 2004 Olympics, guiding them to the best performance in their history, where they eliminating the at the time World Champion Serbia to gain entry to the medal round.

He is the author of many basketball coaching articles and three coaching books as well as a sports novel for young readers. His latest book, On Point—Four Steps To Better Life Teams, has achieved much acclaim for its theories on the topic of Teambuilding. In addition he is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, having appeared in various television and movie productions, including the iconic movie, Space Jam.

He is a member of five Halls of Fame, including the Indiana Basketball Hall and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall, Earlham College,  Milligan College, and his hometown of Plainfield, Indiana. He has been nominated for consideration to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

About Basketball Federation of India

The Basketball Federation of India or BFI is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India, and is responsible for the development and promotion of the sport at all levels. BFI has been involved in conducting camps, clinics, events, and training sessions at its academies for the development of basketball. BFI came into being in 1935 and took complete control over Indian basketball in 1950. Prior to that time, the Indian Olympic Association handled the conduct of Indian basketball championships. Since 1950, the BFI has been conducting various such championships, from the grassroots to senior team participation in international tournaments. In addition, the BFI has been responsible for the establishment of strong sub-junior and junior level programs. The BFI has to its credit produced several international players of repute, among them 16 have been bestowed with the honor of Arjuna Award. More information at www.indiabasketball.org.

GROUPINGS (MEN)

LEVEL – 1                                                        LEVEL – 2                                                                                                      

GROUP “A” GROUP “B” GROUP “C” GROUP “D” GROUP “E” GROUP “F”
UTTARAKHAND PUNJAB HARYANA KARNATAKA MAHARASHTRA GUJARAT
TAMIL NADU SERVICES GOA CHANDIGARH BIHAR ASSAM
IND. RLYS RAJASTHAN H P J & K JHARKHAND M P
CHHATTISGARH KERALA U.P PUDUCHERRY ODISHA MIZORAM
DELHI A.P WEST BENGAL

 

WOMEN

LEVEL 1                                                                   LEVEL 2

GROUP “A” GROUP “B” GROUP “C” GROUP “D” GROUP “E” GROUP “F”
IND. RLYS TAMIL NADU A P U P RAJASTHAN BIHAR
DELHI CHHATTISGARH H P HARYANA CHANDIGARH ASSAM
KERALA MAHARASHTRA J & K JHARKHAND ODISHA PUDUCHERRY
KARNATAKA PUNJAB UTTARAKHAND
WEST BENGAL M P

COMPETITION INFORMATION

  1. Venue: Thyagarja Indoor Stadium, New Delhi
  2. Dates: 26th February 2014 to 5th March 2014
  3. Format: League cum knockout. Classification upto 10th place. Loser knockout.
  4. Groups: Level 1 – A & B Groups

Level 2 – C, D, E &F Groups

  1. Team Bench The First Named team in the programme shall occupy the bench on the left side of the scorers table/ The second named team in the programme shall occupy the bench on the right side of the scorer’s table.
  2. Uniform: The first named team in the programme shall wear WHITE uniform.  The second named team in the programme shall wear DARK colour uniform.
  3. Protest: As per the rules of the BFI along with a fee of Rs 2000/- (Rupees Two thousand only)
  4. Teams Walkout: A TEAM LOSES THE GAME BY “FORFEIT”. If a team refuses to play after being instructed to come in and play by the official, “the game is awarded to the opponents and the score will be recorded as 20-0”.
  5. Managers meeting: 25th February 2014 at 06.00 PM (Thyagaraja Indoor stadium)
  6. Referees Clinic: 25th February 2014 at 06.30 PM (Thyagaraja Indoor Stadium)

 

26.02.2014

Court – 1

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
1 MADHYA PRADESH Vs PUNJAB WB 08.00 AM
2 MAHARASHTRA Vs TAMIL NADU WB 09.30 AM
3 SERVICES Vs RAJASTHAN MB 11.00 AM
4 UTTARAKHAND Vs IND. RAILWAYS MA 12.30 PM
5 PUNJAB Vs ANDHRA PRADESH MB 02.00 PM
6 IND. RAILWAYS Vs WEST BENGAL WA 03.30 PM
      INAUGURATION AT 4.30 PM. MATCHES COMMENCE AFTER INAUGURATION
7 DELHI Vs CHHATTISGARH MA
8 DELHI Vs KARNATAKA WA

 

 

Court – 2

 

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
9 UTTAR PRADESH Vs GOA MC 08.00 AM
10 HARYANA Vs WEST BENGAL MC 09.30 AM
11 HIMACHAL PRADESH Vs ANDHRA PRADESH WC 11.00 AM
12 MAHARASHTRA Vs ODISHA ME 12.30 PM
13 UTTAR PRADESH Vs HARYANA WD 02.00 PM
14 PUDUCHERRY Vs JAMMU & KASHMIR MD 03.30 PM
                           AFTER INAUGURATION
15 KARNATAKA Vs CHANDIGARH MD
16 GUJARAT Vs ASSAM MF

 

 

Court – 3

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
17 RAJASTHAN Vs CHANDIGARH WE 08.00 AM
18 BIHAR Vs JHARKHAND ME 09.30 AM
19 MADHYA PRADESH Vs MIZORAM MF 11.00 AM
20 BIHAR Vs ASSAM WF 12.30 PM
21 UTTAR PRADESH Vs HIMACHAL PRADESH MC 02.00 PM
                            AFTER INAUGURATION
22 PUDUCHERRY Vs UTTARAKHAND WF
23 GOA Vs WEST BENGAL MC

 

 

 

 

 

 

27.02.2014

Court – 1

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
24 CHHATTISGARH Vs MADHYA PRADESH WB 08.00 AM
25 KERALA Vs KARNATAKA WA 09.30 AM

BASKETBALL CLINIC BY NBA HALL OF FAME COACH DEL HARRIS

26 PUNJAB Vs RAJASTHAN MB 01.00 PM
27 PUNJAB Vs MAHARASHTRA WB 02.30 PM
28 KERALA Vs ANDHRA PRADESH MB 04.00 PM
29 UTTARAKHAND Vs TAMIL NADU MA 05.30 PM
30 DELHI Vs WEST BENGAL WA 07.00 PM
31 DELHI Vs IND. RAILWAYS MA 08.30 PM

 

Court – 2

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
32 HIMACHAL PRADESH Vs JAMMU & KASHMIR WC 08.00 AM
33 JHARKHAND Vs UTTAR PRADESH WD 09.30 AM

BASKETBALL CLINIC BY NBA HALL OF FAME COACH DEL HARRIS

34 HARYANA Vs HIMACHAL PRADESH MC 01.00 PM
35 KARNATAKA Vs PUDUCHERRY MD 02.30 PM
36 MAHARASHTRA Vs BIHAR ME 04.00 PM
37 JHARKHAND Vs ODISHA ME 05.30 PM
38 ASSAM Vs MADHYA PRADESH MF 07.00 PM

 

 

Court -3

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
39 CHANDIGARH Vs JAMMU & KASHMIR MD 08.00 AM
40 GUJARAT Vs MIZORAM MF 09.30 AM

BASKETBALL CLINIC BY NBA HALL OF FAME COACH DEL HARRIS

41 BIHAR Vs PUDUCHERRY WF 01.00 PM
42 ASSAM Vs UTTARAKHAND WF 02.30 PM
43 WEST BENGAL Vs HIMACHAL PRADESH MC 04.00 PM
44 RAJASTHAN Vs ODISHA WE 05.30 PM

 

 

 

28.02.2014

Court – 1

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
45 TAMIL NADU Vs CHHATTISGARH WB 08.00 AM
46 SERVICES Vs ANDHRA PRADESH MB 09.30 AM
47 KERALA Vs WEST BENGAL WA 11.00 AM
48 MAHARASHTRA Vs MADHYA PRADESH WB 12.30 PM
49 TAMIL NADU Vs CHHATTISGARH MA 02.00 PM
50 PUNJAB Vs KERALA MB 03.30 PM
51 DELHI Vs IND RAILWAYS WA 05.00 PM
52 UTTARAKHAND Vs DELHI MA 06.30 PM

 

Court – 2

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
53 HARYANA Vs GOA MC 08.00 AM
54 WEST BENGAL Vs UTTAR PRADESH MC 09.30 AM
55 ANDHRA PRADESH Vs JAMMU & KASHMIR WC 11.00 AM
56 HARYANA Vs JHARKHAND WD 12.30 PM
57 KARNATAKA Vs JAMMU & KASHMIR MD 02.00 PM
58 JHARKHAND Vs MAHARASHTRA ME 03.30 PM
59 GOA Vs HIMACHAL PRADESH MC 05.00 PM
60 GUJARAT Vs MADHYA PRADESH MF 06.30 PM

 

 

Court -3

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
61 ODISHA Vs CHANDIGARH WE 08.00 AM
62 ODISHA Vs BIHAR ME 09.30 AM
63 CHANDIGARH Vs PUDUCHERRY MD 11.00 AM
64 MIZORAM Vs ASSAM MF 12.30 PM
65 BIHAR Vs UTTARAKHAND WF 02.00 PM
66 ASSAM Vs PUDUCHERRY WF 03.30 PM
67 UTTAR PRADESH Vs HARYANA MC 05.00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

01.03.2014

Court – 1

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
68 KARNATAKA Vs WEST BENGAL WA 08.00 AM
69 PUNJAB Vs TAMIL NADU WB 09.30 AM
70 RAJASTHAN Vs ANDHRA PRADESH MB 11.00 AM
71 CHHATTISGARH Vs MAHARASHTRA WB 12.30 PM
72 IND RAILWAYS Vs CHHATTISGARH MA 02.00 PM
73 IND RAILWAYS Vs KERALA WA 03.30 PM
74 DELHI Vs TAMIL NADU MA 05.00 PM
75 SERVICES Vs KERALA MB 06.30 PM

 

Court -2 (QUALIFYING  MATCHES)

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
76

C 1

Vs

F 1

WOMEN 08.00 AM
77

C 1

Vs

F 1

MEN 09.30 AM

LOSER KNOCKOUT (QUARTER FINALS)

78

C2

Vs

E3

WOMEN 11.00 AM
79

C 2

Vs

E 3

MEN 12.30 PM
80

F2

Vs

D3

WOMEN 02.00 PM
81

F2

Vs

D3

MEN 03.30 PM

 

Court – 3 (QUALIFYING MATCHES)

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
82

D 1

Vs

E 1

WOMEN 08.00 AM
83

D 1

Vs

E 1

MEN 09.30 AM

LOSER KNOCKOUT (QUARTER FINALS)

84

E 2

Vs

C 3

WOMEN 11.00 AM
85

E 2

Vs

C 3

MEN 12.30 PM
86            F 3 Vs

D 2

WOMEN 02.00 PM
87

F 3

Vs

D 2

MEN 03.30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02.03.2014

Court – 1

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
88 CHHATTISGARH Vs PUNJAB WB 08.00 AM
89 TAMIL NADU Vs MADHYA PRADESH WB 09.30 AM
90 PUNJAB Vs SERVICES MB 11.00 AM
91 IND RAILWAYS Vs KARNATAKA WA 12.30 PM
92 UTTARAKHAND Vs CHHATTISGARH MA 02.00 PM
93 KERALA Vs RAJASTHAN MB 03.30 PM
94 TAMIL NADU Vs IND RAILWAYS MA 05.00 PM
95 DELHI Vs KERALA WA 06.30 PM

 

Court – 2

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing

QUALIFYING MATCHES

96 W/O (D 1 X E 1) Vs W/O (C 1 X F 1) WOMEN 08.00 AM
97 W/O (D 1 X E 1) Vs W/O (C 1 X F 1) MEN 09.30 AM
WINNERS WILL CHOOSE EITHER A 5 OR B 5 (WITHIN 30 MINUTES) AFTER THEIR MATCH

LOSER KNOCKOUT – SEMI FINALS

98 W/O (E 2 X C 3) Vs W/O (F 3 X D 2) WOMEN 11.00 AM

 

Court – 3

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing

LOSER KNOCKOUT – SEMI FINALS

99 W/O (C2 X E 3) Vs W/O (D3 X F 2) WOMEN 08.00 AM
100 W/O (C 2 X E 3) Vs W/O (D 3 X F 2) MEN 09.30 AM
101 W/O (E 2 X C 3) Vs W/O (F 3 X D 2) MEN 11.00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03.03.2014

Court – 1

QUARTER FINALS

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
102

A 3

Vs

B 2

WOMEN 08.00 AM
103

A 3

Vs

B 2

MEN 09.30 AM
104

B 3

Vs

A 2

WOMEN 11.00 AM
105

B 3

Vs

A 2

MEN 12.30 PM
106

A 1

Vs

W/O (B 4 X A 5)

WOMEN 02.00 PM
107

A 1

Vs

W/O (B 4 X A 5)

MEN 03.30 PM
108

B 1

Vs

W/O (A 4 x B 5)

WOMEN 05.00 PM
109

B 1

Vs

W/O (A 4 X B 5)

MEN 06.30 PM

 

Court – 2

 PRE QUARTER FINALS (KNOCKOUT) LEVEL – I

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
110

B 4

Vs

A 5

WOMEN 08.00 AM
111

B 4

Vs

A 5

MEN 09.30 AM

LEVEL 1 TO LEVEL 2 (FOR NEXT YEAR)

112

A 5

Vs

B 5

WOMEN 11.00 AM

 

Court – 3

 PRE QUARTER FINALS (KNOCKOUT) LEVEL – I

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
113

A 4

Vs

B 5

WOMEN 08.00 AM
114

A 4

Vs

B 5

MEN 09.30 AM

LEVEL 1 TO LEVEL 2 (FOR NEXT YEAR)

WOMEN
115

A 5

Vs

B 5

MEN 11.00 AM

 

 

 

04.03.2014

 

Court – 1

LOOSER  KNOCKOUT  FINALS

116 WOMEN 08.00 AM
117 MEN 09.30 AM

 

CLASSIFICATION FOR 9TH & 10TH PLACE

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
118 L/O (A 5 X B 4) Vs L/O (A 4 X B 5) WOMEN 11.00 AM
119 L/O (A 5 X B 4) Vs L/O (A 4 X B 5) MEN 12.30 PM

SEMI – FINALS  LEVEL 1 &2

120 W/O A 1 VS (W/O A5 X B4) Vs W/O (A 3 X B 2) WOMEN 02.00 PM
121 W/O A 1 VS (W/O A5 X B4) Vs W/O (A 3 X B 2) MEN 03.30 PM
122 W/O B 1 VS (W/O B 5 X A 4) VS W/O (A 2 X B 3) WOMEN 05.00 PM
123 W/O B 1 VS (W/O B 5 X A 4) VS W/O (A 2 X B 3) MEN 06.30 PM

 

Court – 2

FOR 5TH, 6TH, 7TH & 8TH CLASSIFICATION

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
124 L/O  GROUP “C” Vs L/O  GROUP “D” WOMEN 08.00 AM
125 L/O  GROUP “C” Vs L/O  GROUP “D” MEN 09.30 AM
126 L/O  GROUP “E” Vs L/O GROUP “F” WOMEN 11.00 AM
127 L/O  GROUP “E” Vs W/O GROUP “F” MEN 12.30 PM

 

Court -3

FOR 5TH & 6TH PLACE

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
128 W/O  GROUP (C x D) Vs W/O  GROUP (E x F) WOMEN 4.00 PM
129 W/O  GROUP (C x D) Vs W/O  GROUP (E x F) MEN 5.30 PM

 

FOR 7TH & 8TH PLACE

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
130 L/O GROUP (C X D) VS L/O GROUP (E X F) WOMEN 4.00 PM
131 L/O GROUP (C X D) VS L/O GROUP (E X F) MEN 5.30 PM

 

 

 

 

05.03.2014

Court – 1

No Group Timing
132 3RD AND 4TH PLACE WOMEN 09.00 AM
133 3RD AND 4TH PLACE MEN 10.30 AM
134 FINALS WOMEN
135 FINALS MEN

 

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