URBOND
Saturday, 22nd February saw URBOND organised it’s 1st Community Basketball Tournament for 2020. The aim of this tournament is to engage our community members in to fitness and sporting activities. All funds raised would go towards the URBOND Education Programme.
8 teams participated at this year’s tournament with 55 players taking part. Over 45 basketball fans turned out to watch the games. Big name teams in the city such as Tres Basketball and Chichester Knights weren’t left out at this fundraising tournament as they seek to promote the basketball within communities.
The teams had 2 pools of 4 teams each with the winners of each pool heading straight to the finals and the 2nd place teams to the 3rd place game.
Pool A
  1. The Brick Layers (1pt)
  2. Chichester Knights (3pts)
  3. The Embers (4pts)
  4. Hot Shots (9pts)
Pool B
  1. M.E Buckets (0pt)
  2. Team Evil (9pts)
  3. Uni & Friends (3pts)
  4. Tres basketball (6pts)
For the 3rd place, Tres Basketball (22pts) defeated The Embers (9pts) to grab the bronze medal.
The Finals was a very close game but Team Evil edged past Hot Shots. Final scores 15pts to 14pt with Team Evil grabbing the gold medal and the 2020 1st Community Basketball Tournament Winners Prize. MVP Award went to Tom Smith from Team Evil.

 

Congratulations to Team Evil !!

1st Community Basketball Tournament 2020 Winners

 

This tournament wouldn’t have been possible without the support from the tournament sponsors, Richmond Motor Group and the University of Portsmouth Basketball Team who provided us with 5 volunteers who helped us out with the scoring and refereeing – Thank you Alicia, Marisa, Ichi, Alex and Charles, you guys were amazing!

 

Pictures: Click here to view or download some images from the tournament.

 

We raised £530 towards our Education Programme. Well done to all the participants.

 

Our 2nd Community Basketball Tournament is on Saturday, 30th May 2020 at the Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth, PO2 9QA. To book a team, email your team name and number of players to Hans, ws@urbond.org . Only 10 spots available, BOOK NOW!!