DALLAS 2016 WELCOMES 73 TEAMS FROM USA, AND ASIA
HOW-DEE!!! The 36th Annual NACBAIT welcomes 73 teams to Dallas/Plano for a weekend of basketball and fun. The Chinese community in the Dallas area has fully embraced this tournament with numerous local teams participating in their very first NACBA event and his highlighted by the introduction of our inaugural Boys 12u division featuring two travel teams from the New York, the Junior Rockits and Titans.
The list of returning teams include all of the 2015 champions. In the Men's Open, the Lunar NYC Warriors will look to cement their place in NACBA history by looking to repeat against another top notch field of participants. The same can be said in the Womens division as the 2- time defending champions, Toronto Warriors go for a 3-peat. In the Friendship division, Markham FCCM will be look to defend their title against a field of 21 others. The Toronto CCYAA 40+ team could also be looking at a 3-peat. In the Boys 18u, the NY Titans will look to a new crop of players moving up in their program as the bulk of last year's championship team has aged out. Toronto CCYAA will be going for two straight in the 15u division. And finally, in the Masters 50+, its wide open as the 2015 champs, Toronto CCYAA couldn't make it to Dallas to defend their title.
Don't forget to check out all the exciting things to do in Dallas, Fort Worth, Richardson and Plano. Like heading over to Southfork Ranch â€“ home to the t.v. series, "Dallas"; and Gilley's, a bar/honky tonk made famous in the movie "Urban Cowboy". 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. For those traveling with families, the Dallas Zoo and Aquarium are a must see.
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!
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.