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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February 1999

SoCal Events:

Torrance, CA: 4 "D" Stars Winter Developmental League
When: Continuing: January 10 through March 1, 1999. High School, JV & Varsity, Boys 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. Girls 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th grades, and varsity. Held at various South Bay High Schools. For further information contact Renaldo Henry-Ala at P.O. Box 5023, Torrance, CA 90510. Phone (310) 326-3060, fax (310) 326-3062. Or check the 4 "D" Website at

Santa Barbara, CA: 38th Annual Valentine Classic
When: February 6-7, 1999. Boys & Girls, Grades 4-8 (10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U). This is one of SoCal's oldest youth tournaments. Boys teams between grades 4 and 8, and girls 8th grade teams. For registration and date confirmation contact David DePonce, P.O. Box 1485, Santa Barbara, CA, (805) 569-2071.

Westminster, CA: Westminster Orange County Winter Classic
February 6-7, 1999. Westminster, CA . Boys grade 7 (13U). First through third place awards, all tournament and MVP awards. Double elimination, two game guarantee. Enter by end of January. Register early. $100.00 per team. Contact Eric Jensen, 16787 Beach Blvd. #468, Huntington Beach, CA (714) 565-4416 Email:

Irvine, CA: The 1998 Nike Extravaganza III Tournament
When: February 6, 1998, Played last year at UCI's Bren Center. Featuring national level high school competition. Teams last year included Compton Dominguez and national power Oak Hill Academy from Mouth of Wilson, Va., Etiwanda and Ocean View, Servite and Santa Margarita, Los Alamitos and Capistrano Valley, St. Patrick (NJ) and Mater Dei, and Beaverton (Ore.) and Glendora

Carson, CA: 18th Annual Slam-N-Jam Presidential Invitational
February 13-14, 1999. Separate divisions for boys and girls. Played in Carson and Torrance, CA. Boys grades 3-9, and girls grades 5/6 and 7/8. Many of the top traveling all-star teams compete at this tournament, which is used for seeding of the Southern Pacific Amatuer Athletic Union Regionals. For further information contact Issy Washington, 19621 Galway St., Carson, CA, (310) 532-0622


NorCal Events:

Foster City, CA: Bowditch President's Day Classic
February 13-14, 1999. 6th grade boys (12U) only. 4 game guarantee, $100 per team. 8 to 12 teams participate. For registration or further information contact Herb Yaptinchay, 902 Lido Lane, Foster City, CA., (415) 855-2499

Fairfield/Vacaville, CA: Boys' & Girls' Club Invitational
February 13-14, 1999. Tournament for boys and girls, grades 5 through 8 (10U-14U). Played at four different locations in the Vacaville/Fairfield area. For registration and further information contact Gary Washington, P.O. Box 338, Fairfield, CA., (707) 426-3443

Sacramento, : NorCal Tournament of Champions
When: February 13-14. Features top 8th grade teams in the Northern California area. 24 to 40 teams participate each year, from as far away as Oregon, Nevada, and Bakersfield. Teams play 4 to 5 games. Entry fee is $150. This tournament has been in existence for 21 years. It is held at Mira Loma High School. Contact Bob McCoy, Sacramento, CA, (916) 971-7862

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