Bengaluru, 20th 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.
Both the finals games were determined by a wide margin of victory and Beagles and DYES emerged as easy winners. They are the champions of the Karnataka State Sub Junior Championship.
Results on 20/09/2016
Beagles BC 44 (Achintya18, Kalyan 10) bt YMMA 23 (Shiva 12) [HT 21-9]
DYES, Mandya 31 (Janani 20) bt DYES, Vijayapura 11 [HT 18-7]
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.