Today is the last day to sign up for the Docomo Pacific Spring Break Basketball Tournament, which will kick off this Saturday and run until April 6 at the Gillette Multi-purpose Gymnasium.
The tournament will have two divisions, the U17 and U30.
A Pacific Islands Club gift certificate, valued at $250, will be awarded to the U17 winner, while $200 cash prize will go to the U30 champion. Trophies will also be handed out to the winning teams.
Moreover, there is a mandatory 6pm meeting for all interested teams, new entrants included, tonight at Garapan court.
So far, there are five U17 teams that have already signed up and only three slots are available. There are also four U30 squads registered with two remaining slots still open.
The competition is five-on-five full court game and will have a round robin format in the elimination with 15-minute halves, while the finals is extended to 20-minute halves.
The tournament will follow standard Federation De Basketball (FIBA) rules with some additional ground rules, such as teams in possession of the ball are allowed to call a timeout on the court.
The U17 division will open the competition with games running from 8am to 8pm. Sunday will follow the same schedule, while U17 games on Monday and Tuesday are set to take place from 4pm to 9pm. Wednesday's playoffs are from 3pm to 5pm, and Thursday's championship is scheduled to tip off at 5:30pm.
The U30 tournament opens after the U17 division or on April 1, from 5pm to 8pm. U30 matches will also take place from 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, while Saturday's playoffs will run from 8:30am to 10:30am, followed by the finals at 2pm.
Entrance fee is set at $150 per team and rosters are limited to 12 players per squad.
Event sponsors include Docomo Pacific, PIC, the Unified Basketball Association, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation, and the Rollers Basketball Club.
For more information, contact event coordinator James Lee at 483-0290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.