The Jayanagar Sports Club (JSC) Bengaluru will be conducting the JSC Basketball Championship 2014 for Men and Women from 13th to 22nd June. Twenty-two teams all across Karnataka have confirmed their participation in this state level tournament that will be played during the day and also under floodlights at the Madhavan Park courts in Jayanagar 3rd block, Bengaluru. The teams in this competition will be vying for the JSC Basketball Cup accompanied by grand prize money. There will also be awards handed out to the best players in the men’s and women’s sections.

To encourage more participation and crowd presence, all the matches will be held over two consecutive weekends (13th to 15th June and 20th to 22nd June). Additionally, a three pointer contest and a skills challenge open to the participants of all teams will be conducted alongside the main tournament.

On the opening day (Friday, 13th June 2014), after the conclusion of the morning matches, a grand inauguration ceremony will be held in the evening at 6:00 pm with Shri Vijayakumar, MLA, Jayanagar Constituency as the honourable chief guest. Also gracing the occasion will be Shri K Govindraj, Member of Legislative Council & President, Karnataka Olympic Association and Shri S Nagaraju, Corporator, BBMP. The ceremony will be presided over by Shri Atul Gurjar, President of JSC.

This is a league cum knockout tournament. League matches will be played in the mornings and evenings starting tomorrow, 13th June (Friday) and conclude on 15th June (Sunday). Knockout matches will be held on the last three days, from 20th to 22nd June, in the evening session only. The morning session matches will commence from 7:00 am onwards and evening matches will be played from 4:30pm onwards.

Men Teams: Pool 1- Vijaya Bank, Koramangala, BSNL, Rajkumar; Pool 2- Beagles, YMMA, Young Orions, PPC; Pool 3- HAL, Orions, Sakarnagar, NGV; Pool 4- CMP, JSC, Creative, Mico

Women Teams: Pool 5- Mounts, Appaiah, Beagles; Pool 6- IBBC, NGV, JSC

About Jayanagar Sports Club (JSC)

JSC was founded in 1977 with the objective of introducing children to the growing sport of basketball. Subsequently, the Sri Manjunath Sports Development trust was formed with the support of well-wishers and its alumni in order to broaden the facilities of JSC and to expand its activities across other sports as well. Late Shri K.L Manjunath and Mr.Srinivas Murthy started JSC under the guidance of late Shri Appaiah, the legend of Indian Basketball, to identify talent in the field of sports. Through the years, JSC has nurtured many sports men and women who have represented the state and India at various international competitions. JSC proudly holds the record for the most number of age-group state championship wins.

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