12th-14th JUNE 2021
ENTRY FEE $450
What competition should I put my team in?
What competition should I put my team in?
With over 600 teams expected to enter, we take great care to ensure the grading is as accurate as we can get.
We have used the following information to help you decide which division to select. Sections are subject to change depending on the number of entries. You may choose to challenge your team and request a grade outside these suggestions. These examples are just a guide. The more information we receive on entry forms, the easier the grading is to sort out. Indicate in the ' notes' section of the entry if your team will be missing players for the tournament or looking for a challenge or losing every game during the season as an example.
- A grade - suits VC, high VJL 1, SA Div 1, NSW Div 1
- A Reserve grade - suits Lower VJL 1, SA Div 1, NSW Div 1 and Qld Div 1
- B1 grade - suits VJL 2, high VJL 3, high SA Div 2 and will be sorted into various pools depending on the amount of entries
- B2 grade - suits VJL 3, VJL 4, NSW Div 2 and SA Div 2
- B3 grade --suits VJL 5 and high VJL6 teams (formerly East 1, North 1) and will be sorted into various pools depending on the amount of entries
- C grade - will be sorted into C1,2,3 and 4 grades and various pools depending on the amount and grade of entries suits VJL 6 - 10, SA & NSW Div 3 and lower as well as lower grade domestic teams.
Under 11 –This competition is designed for players new to basketball. Suits only very young development or low skilled domestic players - not currently playing rep or very lowest grade with no wins.
VJL is the same as the old Metro grading that was used by Basketball Victoria for many years so VJL1 and sometimes VJL2 would usually be top age players not up to the highest level.
VJL 3 & 4 typically are bottom age players unless the skill level wasn't there.
VJL 5-10 is the same as last year’s Victoria Junior Basketball League East and North / West divisions - usually for kids with lower skills - could be top or bottom age - would usually be compared to B / C grade in domestic or lower as the VJL numbers go down.If you require more information please call Lyn Payet Tournament Director on 0401 156 204 (best on Wednesday, Thursday Friday anytime or after business hours on Monday and Tuesday) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How much is stadium entry?
Your team has paid an entry fee for the tournament and that fee covers the cost of the stadium entry for everyone. You can bring Grandma, Grandpa or any one your want too and it will not cost you a cent for them to get in. You could help us by purchasing a raffle ticket but that's only if you want to. It's not compulsory.
Our team may make Classic, what should I do?
Teams who have also entered for the Classic are invited to enter our tournament as a backstop (don’t forget to inform us in the notes if you are potentially plaing in the Classic). We understand that quite often airfares and accommodation have been booked in the hope of Classic selection. For those teams who do not make it we offer a very high level competition as an alternative.
## Classic Entries ONLY - Please fill in the entry form and return with no payment, marking the entry ‘entered in Classic’ in the notes area. We work very closely with the Classic organizers and will not close those entries until final details are received from Basketball Victoria.
What time does the tournament end on the Monday?
Grand finals will conclude by 3pm on the Monday. Interstate teams booking flights should book an evening flight to allow enough time to get to the airport.
How many games does each team play?
We guarantee a minimum of 5 games but most teams usually play at least 6 or 7.
When are the games played?
The tournament commences on the Saturday at 8:00am and concludes each night at 10:30pm. Semi Finals if required commence on the Sunday night or early Monday morning followed by Grand Finals on Monday.
I am a referee and would like to referee in the tournament, who should I contact?
We are always on the look-out for refs and interstate refs who may be coming over with family members. Just send us an email email@example.com and the Referee Supervisor will follow up.
I'm registering a player into the system but it's different to what I'm used too. Is there any help?
Yes, Basketball Australia are now rolling out the National Database. We are first to trial the program. Instructions on how to register via email sign on are available. http://support.sportingpulse.com/help/article/link/email-sign-on-registering . We strongly recommended instead of the team manager registering all players into the team each parent should register their child.
We are only a domestic club, can we enter the tournament?
Yes you can. Any teams that meet the age criteria may enter.
When will the fixture be released?
There are 600+ teams conmpeting. To get it right we need time. It is a very large complex process which is not easy. Please do not hassle us, you will only be delaying its release. We anticipate to have the fixture available by 5:00pm Wednesday prior to the event. If it is any earlier we will contact you, if it is any later we will let you know.
I am the team manager and upon logging in to my SP Passport to manage the team I noticed that some players are not listed in the team list. I attempted to add one of them but it gave me a duplicate player error. Could you please explain.
Associations are required to resolve possible duplicate member records. A duplicate is created when a member is added that matches a member record already in the database. If an administrator/team manager creates a new record for a member that has just joined their team, club or association but that member has previously registered with a different club or association, the database will identify this and we the governing administrator are required to merge the member's new record with all of their historical data.
You are however able to still able see who has registered into your team. Click on the Reports tab then select the 'Teams' icon then click on Run. This will display the player list of the current players registered into the team.I need to register an extra/my player, but didn’t receive a link. How do I do this?
When the team is registered the team manager receives a confirmation email starting with the subject title ’Registration details for MEBA - Spectres Tournament’. The email contains a link which can be forwarded to you and used to register the player to the team.
What is the age criteria?
Players are eligible to play in an "Under Age" grade provided they do not turn that age in 2019.
You will receive a full refund minus the SportsTG payment gateway fee if you withdraw your team before the closing date. However if you withdraw your team after the closing date we will only return 50% of your team entry fee. If you withdraw your team from the competition after June 1 there will be no refund. When requesting a refund please be sure to send us an email with your team name, grade, your name and your bank account details so we can promptly send the money back to you.