Tournaments & Special Events

Upcoming Tournaments--California and Other States

If you've got a tourament that's not listed below, let us know, either by e-mail or by posting it up to our SoCalHoops Message Board. For past tournaments, check out the Tournament Articles Archives, the 1998 Tournament Listing Archives or the 1997 Tournament Listing Archives. These archives should be useful for future planning, since many of these events are annual; if you don't see yours listed for the current year, check the archives.

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August 1998

SoCal Events:

San Diego, CA: Nike National Basketball Championships
When: July 30 through August 2 1998 Where: Campus of USIU, San Diego at the High Five America Sports Center. National tournament featuring traveling and all-star teams. Qualifiers must have one at least one major tournament this spring and summer. Contact: High Five America (619) 536-3211.

Santa Barbara, CA: Snow Valley Basketball Camp
When: August 2-7, 1998 Where: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. Top flight camp, featuring solid instruction and great competition among the elite players in SoCal.

Orange County, CA: NJB Summer Jam Tournament
When: August 1, 2 & 3 Tournament for boys and girls, ages 12U through 15U. Held in Orange County, CA. Entry fee is $200. Features a 3 game format. Over 60 teams participate. 1st place teams qualify for Las Vegas Tournament in August (Mae Fischer's Vegas Tournament). 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Consolation teams receive individual trophies. Team plaques for 4th, 5th, and Consolation runner-up. Prize packages are given to all players. For further information contact NJB Headquarters, (714) 541-4450, or visit the NJB website.

Westminster, CA: Westminster Summer Splash Tournament
When: August 22-23, 1998. For Boys ages 14-U, 15-U. Proceeds from tournament to support Boys and Girls Club of Westminster Athletic Program. Double elimination or pool play tournament. $100 per team. 1st-3rd place team trophies. Eight team tournament is limited. Must register by August 7, 1998. For further information contact Eric Jensen, 16787 Beach Blvd. #468, Huntington Beach, CA., (714) 565-4416,


NorCal Events:

Alameda/Contra Costa, CA: Summer Jam Invitational
When: July 31-August 2, 1998. Boys and Girls' divisions, grades 5, 6, 7, 8, JV and Varsity. Games are played in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Entry $225 per team, 3 game guarantee. Boys: 5-6-7-8-JV-Varsity. Girls: 6-7-8-JV-Varsity. For further information or registration, contact Gary DiGrazia, PO Box 20956, Castro Valley, CA., (510) 582-6563

Santa Rosa, CA: Wine Country Basketball Summer Classic
When: Early August 1998. Boys & Girls divisions, 11-U, 12-U, 13-U, 14-U, JV and Varsity. A highly competitive tournament featuring teams from all over California. $195 entry fee. 3 game guarantee. Played at Sonoma State University and various high school gyms. For further information contact Scott Alvarez, 5215 Old Redwood Hwy. Apt. #2, Santa Rosa, CA., (707) 575-8244


Other States:

Charlotte, NC: 1998 Maccabi Games--Basketball Tournaments
When: August 10-14, 1998, Where: Charlotte, NC. Competition in conjunction with the National Maccabi Games to be held in Detroit this summer. Boys' teams in 15-16 and 13-14 age brackets, Girls' teams 16 & U. Teams from various cities and countries. The Charlotte Games take place a week before the larger games in Detroit, and are designed to accomodate those athletes whose schools go into session a week earlier, such as Houston, Phoenix, Milwaukee, and others.

Detroit, MI: 1998 Maccabi Games-- Basketball Tournaments
When: August 17-23, 1998, Where: Detroit, Michigan. Competition, in conjunction with the National Maccabi Youth Games to be held in Detroit this summer. Boys' teams in 15-16 and 13-14 age brackets, Girls' teams 16 & U. Teams from New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Orange County, Portland, Seattle, Kansas City, Chicago, Florida, Israel, Mexico, Canada, and other domestic and foreign teams.


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