DALLAS 2016 BIG TIME FUN
HOW – DEE!!! GET READY FOR LIPSMACKING BBQ and MARGARITAS as the NACBA is heading to DALLAS, TEXAS for the 36th Annual Invitational Basketball Tournament.
Dallas is well known for its genuine down-home hospitality, entertainment districts, expansive shopping and some of the best steak and barbecue in the United States. Add to that attractions such as: Southfork Ranch – home to the t.v. series, “Dallas”; and Gilley’s, a bar/honky tonk made famous in the movie “Urban Cowboy”. Other hotspots for the family include the Dallas Zoo and Aquarium. For those who are little more adventurous, you can head to Fort Worth and check out the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive presented by the Fort Worth Herd; or head to Downtown/Sundance Square, a 35-block shopping, entertainment, and dining district.
The weekend of events will center around two cities in the Dallas Metropolitan area: Richardson and Plano. Both are about a 20-minute drive north from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL)
The official tournament hotels will be in Richardson, Texas and they are the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel and the Hyatt Regency North Dallas. The Hyatt will host the Friday night meetings/festivities and the Renaissance will play host to the Sunday Night Awards Banquet & Barbecue. Getting to the attractions in downtown Dallas/Fort Worth from Richardson is easy via the “DART – Dallas Area Rapid Transit”, the rail line that transports passengers to and from many of the attractions in Dallas.
In Plano, Texas; the Plano Sports Authority 2 complex will host 3 days of exciting, buzzer beating hoops. The facility features 8 courts in one location so there will be plenty of time to see others play without having to drive to another location and to enjoy the sights nearby.
Other events and activities are still being planned like a golf outing on Friday. To find out the latest news and exciting events scheduled for DALLAS 2016, go to our FACEBOOK page, or just go to: www.nacbait.com, the official site of the NACBA.
So get ready for some “BIG TIME FUN”. See you in DALLAS!
On behalf of the North American Chinese Basketball Association and the Dallas Team Texas Basketball Organization, we would like to invite your team to participate in the
Founded by Gene Lee and first held in 1981 in Chicago, today the tournament boasts nine separate men’s, women’s and youth divisions ranging in age from 15-under to 50+ over. Divisions this year include: Men’s Open, Men’s Friendship, Men’s 30+, Senior 40+, Masters 50+, Boys 18u, Boys 15u, Women’s and Girls 18u.
(Teams and Cities represented annually include: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York, New Jersey, Ottawa, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Washington. In the past, we’ve even had teams from as far as Canton, China and South Africa).
It’s a weekend full of basketball, fun, and non-stop action beginning with the tip-off to the awards banquet, after party and championship games.
The NACBA is proud to announce the following divisions of play for DALLAS 2016:
MEN’S OPEN - will mark a return to the early years when the NACBA only had one Men’s division and the best of the best teams in Chinese basketball representing different cities came to compete. Teams such as the San Francisco Saints, Los Angeles Little Horse and the Seattle Bladerunners are those who have won numerous championships. In 2015, Lunar NYC captured its second Men’s Open title and may be well on its way to cementing its place in NACBA history.
MEN’S FRIENDSHIP - A recreation division for teams who still are somewhat competitive. Teams that once competed in the Men’s Open division may move down as they get older. It’s also a perfect opportunity for teams moving up from the Boys 18u division after their eligibility is exhausted. It’s also a good opportunity for those teams participating in the event for the first time.
New for 2016 will be the reclassification of our Men’s age group divisions to the following:
MEN’S 30+; SENIOR 40+ and MASTERS 50+
We’re excited about the introduction of these new divisions as the NACBA continues to expand and innovate.
Women’s Open – A changing of the guard has already taken place in this division as many of the older established teams retiring from tournament play and coinciding with the arrival the Toronto Warriors, champions of 2014 and 2015.
GIRLS 18U – Entering its second year, hopes are high after a nice beginning in 2015 as five teams took to the hardwood and Vancouver Strathcona capturing the inaugural “CHIP”.
BOYS 18U – It’s been 20 years since the Chinatown Life Rockits captured the first junior national championship in Boston. Aside from the Men’s Open division, the Boys 18u division has the second longest tenure and a history of showcasing some of the best young Chinese ballers. 2016 promises to be the same.
BOYS 15U – a record setting 7 teams competed in 2015 with the Toronto CCYAA taking home the coveted championship.