Bengaluru, 17th 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.
The 17th of September saw the Pre Quarterfinals matches being held.
Results on 17/09/2016
YMMA 49 (Shiva 36) bt Vimanapura SC 45 (Rohan 17) [HT 23-22]
Viveks SC 35 (San 6) bt Kanaka Kolar 07 [HT 21-2]
VBC Mandya 25 (Janani 13) bt IBBC 10 [HT 14-4]
Rajmahal BC 31 (Chahithi 8) bt Merchants Davangere 07 [HT 19-2]
Appaiah BC 26 (Subhishka 11) bt S. Blues 09 [HT 15-6]
Beagles BC 24 (Trisha 15) bt BCBC 15 (Tanisha 8) [HT 10-5]
Mounts Club 34 (Simran 18) bt Viveks SC 07 (Shreya 6) [HT 16-4]
CJC 23 (Disha 10) bt Vasanthnagar BC 15 (Mekhala 12) [HT 3-2]
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.