Bengaluru, 16th September, 2016: The Karnataka State Basketball Association is conducting the State Sub Junior (U-13) Championship, also referred to as the Mini Championship. The tournament is being held at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium courts. Player born on or after 01.01.2003 were considered eligible to play.

The tournament will also serve as selection trials for the state team, which will participate in the 43rd Mini National Championship, that is scheduled to be held in Hyderabad from October 1st to 7th, 2016.

Results on 15/09/2016

Bharath SU 53 (Karthik 14) bt Creative Chitradurga 12 [HT 25-11]

Devanga Union 27 (Sai Likin 8) bt S. Blues 23 (Nihal 9) [HT 14-7]

The matches that were to take place on the evening of the 15th were postponed due to rain.

Results on 16/09/2016
Boys

VBC Mandya 43 (Tejas Gowda 11) bt Bharath SU 37 (Karthik 12) [HT 14-16]

YMMA 62 (Shiva 36) bt Devanga Union 15 (Hemanth 6) [HT 24-4]

BCBC 32 (Yashas 12) bt CJC 08 [HT 22-8]

Viveks SC 32 (Aayush 10) bt Pattabhiram SC 13 [HT 24-8]

MCHS 41 (Vishak 17, Varun 13) bt Vasanthnagar BC 16 (Leher 6) [HT 17-8]

Merchants Davangere 33 (Amit 10) bt Orions BC 06 [HT 21-2]

Girls

Rajmahal BC 17 (Aishwarya 10) bt MCHS 08 [HT 11-0]

Beagles BC 33 (Trisha 13, Diya 12) bt VNSC 13 (Niharika 6) [HT 9-7]

Mounts club 44 (Simran 16, Diya 10) bt Creative BC 07 [HT 22-01]

About Karnataka Basketball

The official recognition to the game of basketball was given in the year 1934 by the Indian Olympic Association. This gave a fillip to the game, and the first National basketball Championship was organized in 1934 by the Indian Olympic Association.

Basketball was introduced to the Mysore State by Y.M.C.A. in 1920s. The Y.M.C.A. has played a vital role not only in spreading the message of sports in Bengaluru, but also developing organized system to promote sports. Mr. A.C. Das, Director of Physical Education and General Secretary Y.M.C.A. took up the primary responsibility. The Mysore State team did not participate in the first National Basketball Championship conducted by the Indian Olympic Association that was held at Delhi. It was in 1936 for the first time Mysore state basketball team was selected and fielded by A.C. Das at Lahore National Championship.

Captain M.G. Vijayasarathy, a product of Y.M.C.A. Chennai was another officer who rendered a great service in popularizing the game in the state. He was like a fatherly figure in the field of Mysore State sports and was responsible for promoting basketball along with his friends and colleagues in Colleges and other Institutions.

Basketball in Karnataka achieved new heights in the year 2014, because for the first time in its history, the state men’s team participated in a six nation International Basketball Tournament along with teams from Australia, Philippines, Singapore, Taipei and hosts Malaysia, for The Chief Ministers trophy at Penang, Malaysia.

Team Ekalavyas
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