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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May 1999

SoCal Events

Los Angeles, CA: ARC Instructional Academy Spring Session
When: Continuing through June 6 Saturday--North Hollywood H.S. 9 A.M.; Olive Recreation Center (Burbank) 11 A.M.; Pierce College 1 P.M. Learn the fundamentals from current and former high school coaches. Develop the skills to become a top high school player. Traveling teams will be formed. Any team can enter league competition. ARC division tournament for all teams after completion of league play, plus eventual regional and national tournaments. Former ARC players include NBA Stars: Jason Kidd, Shawn Kemp, Byron Scott, Don MacLean, Trevor Wilson, Tracy Murray, Mitchell Butler, Chris Mills, Sean Higgins, Steve Kerr, Sean Rooks, Tom Hammonds, Dwayne Schintzius, Ronnie Grandison, Darrick Martin, and James Cotton. Games and league play at North Hollywood High, Pierce College in Woodland Hills, various schools in Burbank, Olive Rec Center, and now in Orange County. For more information, e-mail hoopstars@archoops.com, or call (818) 995-3761. Snail mail to ARC, 15155 Weddington Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411. Or visit the ARC website at http://www.archoops.com for more current information.

Los Angeles/Inland Empire, CA: 20th Annual Slam-N-Jam Spring League
When: continuing through May 1999 Games are played on Saturdays and Sundays. For Boys 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, Future Stars (primarily for 1999/2000 high school freshmen and Sophomores) and Varsity (for players with 1999/2000 high school eligibility. Separate Slam-N-Jam leagues will be held in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire areas. This has been called by some the "Rolls Royce" of boys basketball Spring Legues." Nationally recognized as one of the most prestigious boys basketball leagues in the country. A key recruiting event for major college coaches. For more information contact Issy Washington (310) 532-0622

Torrance, CA: 4 "D" Stars Spring Developmental League
When: March 15 through May 24, 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 http://www.4dbasketball.com.

San Diego/Vista, CA: Future Stars Springtime Jamboree
When:
May 1, 1999 - May 3, 1998
(TBA). Boys and Girls Teams, Grades 5-12. Games played at University High School. 4 boys divisions, and 4 girls divisions: 5th/6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, high school. Eight teams in each division. $150 per team. Contact: Future Stars Basketball Club, 623 S. Santa Fe Ave, Suite B, Vista, CA., (619) 726-4408 or (619) 969-0727

Lake Elsinore, CA: 1st Annual Elinsore Jaguars May Day Tournament
When:
April 30-May 1, 1999
7th Grade Boys & Under Tournament, games played at Elsinore High School, located in Lake Elsinore.  $200 with four game guarantee. Fee, $200.00 For more information, contact Mike Horton at (909) 674-4957, Grayland Schuler at (909) 678-7759, or e-mail wallie@pe.net

Santa Ana, CA: ARC Razorbacks Invitational Tournament
When: May 7-9, 1999. ARC Razorbacks are hosting their annual Invitational Tournament May 7-9 at Santa Ana College. Tournament is open to 6th, 7th 8th grade Boys and 7th, 8th grade Girls. CIF rules, 3 game guarantee. Cost is $200 per team. For more information please call 714-865-2083 or 714-524-8928.

Torrance, CA: 4 "D" BCI Golden State Classic Tournament
When: May 21-24, 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 http://www.4dbasketball.com.   Also sponsored by Hoopmasters and now affiliated with BCI.

Buena Park, CA: West Orange County Slam Tournament
When: May 28-30, 1999. Location: Buena Park Boys & Girls Club; Divisions: Boys 6/7 & Girls 5/6. Price: $125.00 per team. Games: (3) game guarantee Play: Pool and Bracket. Also all Junior High School teams and traveling club teams are welcome to attend and play in their own divisions. All teams are encouraged to enter this tournament. Please contact Don Small or James Matthews at (714)780-0003 or visit their website at  www.westocslam.org or send e-mail to DonSmall@westocslam.org or JMatthews@westocslam.org

San Diego/Poway, CA: High Five America Memorial Day Tournament
When:
May 29-31 1999. The entry fee is $300 per team. For further information be sure to check the High Five America Website or contact High Five America's General Manager and Tournament Director, David Axelson at High Five America c/o The SportCenter at USIU, 10455 Pomerado Road,  San Diego, CA 92131. (619) 536-3211 Ext. 114 or (619) 536-5199. E-mail: daxelso1@san.rr.com

Los Angeles, CA: 7th Annual Inter-City B-Ball Memorial Day Classic
When: May 23-25 (Sat, Sun, Mon), 1998 Separate divisions for Boys 5-9th grades and High School (Must have remaining HS eligibility). Separate divisions for girls, Jr. High and High School (must have remaining HS eligibility). Contact Sam Minor at (310) 632-6100 or (310) 604-3457 for further information.

Fresno, CA: adidas Hoops Summit II
When: May 23-25, 1999 Where: Fresno, California

San Diego, CA: Memorial Weekend Hoops Festival
When: May 23-25, 1999 For Boys 5-9th grades and Junior Boys (Must have remaining HS eligibility). Played in the San Diego Area. Many of the top Southern California all star traveling teams participated in last year's tournament. Call High 5 America, Ollie Goulston at (800) 676-4872 for further information.

San Diego, CA: 6th Annual San Diego Sharks Memorial Day Classic
When: May 23-26, 1999 For Boys and Girls 10U-High School. Played in San Diego. Contact Jimmy Brooks at (619) 485-5558 or (619) 676-9622 (fax).

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Other States:

West Lafayette, IN: Spiece Run-N-Slam All-Star Classic
When: Early May 1999 Where: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Another top flight all-star classic featuring some of the top talent from across the midwest and the country.

Fairfield, OH: Northern Cincinnati AAU Tournament
When: Early May 1999 Where: Fairfield, Ohio

Toledo, OH : Toledo Player's AAU Tournament
When: Mid May 1999 Where: Savage Hall, Toledo, Ohio.

Columbus, OH: Nike Midwest Futures Shootout and Showdown
When: Late May 1999 Where: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Chapel Hill, NC: Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions
When: Late May 1999 Where: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Olkahoma City, OK: Converse Midwest Shootout
When: Late May 1999 Where: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Sites still being arranged. For Prep Boys and JUCO players. For further information, contact Greg Swaim (405) 377-4667. To register to play, contact Midwest Hoops, and register online.

Kearney, NE: Mr. Basketball 1998 Slamfest A-B Division Tournament
When: Late May 1999 Where: Kearney, Nebraska. Divisions for - Class A & B varsity squads - 16-17 & under AAU teams (multi-school teams)--- 9th Grade To-Be. Teams are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a spot, send $45 non-refundable deposit for each team. Teams will be billed for the balance. Tournament Fees: $45 per player, with a minimum of 8 players highly recommended. Housing Arrangements: Mr. Basketball has secured discounted rates at several Kearney motels ranging from $50-$58 per night with 4 kids per room. These include motels with indoor pools, etc., and all of these are within five minutes of the various arenas. Contact Doug Koster Mr. Basketball, Inc., 4215 Ave. E, Kearney, NE 68847. Phone: (308)-237-4012 Fax: (308)-237-4013

Merrillville, IN: Spiece Memorial Day Run-N-Slam All-Star Classic
When: Late May 99 Where: Merrillville, Indiana. Another top flight all-star classic featuring some of the top talent from across the midwest and the country.

Tulsa, OK: BCI State Tournament
When: Late May 1999 Where: Tulsa, Oklahoma. For Boys, ages 13-14. For further information contact Jim Cox (918) 369-1100

Kearney, NE: Mr. Basketball 1998 Slamfest C-D Division Tournament
When: Late May 1999 Where: Kearney, Nebraska. Divisions for - Class B, C, D varsity squads - Junior varsity squads from all classes - 14-15-16 & under AAU teams (younger multi-school teams). Teams are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a spot, send $45 non-refundable deposit for each team. Teams will be billed for the balance. Tournament Fees: $45 per player, with a minimum of 8 players highly recommended. Housing Arrangements: Mr. Basketball has secured discounted rates at several Kearney motels ranging from $50-$58 per night with 4 kids per room. These include motels with indoor pools, etc., and all of these are within five minutes of the various arenas. Contact Doug Koster Mr. Basketball, Inc., 4215 Ave. E, Kearney, NE 68847. Phone: (308)-237-4012 Fax: (308)-237-4013

Kearney, NE: Mr. Basketball 1998 Slamfest ABCD Division Tournament
When: Late May 1999 Where: Kearney, Nebraska. Divisions for - Class A, B, C, D varsity squads- Junior varsity squads from all classes. Teams are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a spot, send $45 non-refundable deposit for each team. Teams will be billed for the balance. Tournament Fees: $45 per player, with a minimum of 8 players highly recommended. Housing Arrangements: Mr. Basketball has secured discounted rates at several Kearney motels ranging from $50-$58 per night with 4 kids per room. These include motels with indoor pools, etc., and all of these are within five minutes of the various arenas. Contact Doug Koster Mr. Basketball, Inc., 4215 Ave. E, Kearney, NE 68847. Phone: (308)-237-4012 Fax: (308)-237-4013


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