We have been invited to participate in the 12th Annual 609 Steveston Sqn Classic Basketball Tournament. If we have enough cadets interested in joining this year’s inter-squadron basketball tournament, I need to reply to the organizer as soon as possible! They are keeping the previous tournament format and will only be able to host a maximum of 16 squadrons (including the host) so the first 15 teams that register on Fortress and send a confirmation email will secure their spots for the tournament. The basketball tournament will be a 1-day event occurring on Saturday March 09th, 2024 at 0800-1700 hrs. The location will be Steveston-London Secondary School (6600 Williams Road, Richmond, B.C). A team roster needs to be submitted. Deadline for Fortress submissions is February 11. Registration eligibility/priority will go to all units within the Fraser River Competition Zone. If they are unable to fill the 16 teams by February 11, then they can start taking in teams from other Zones based on FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Even though we’re not in the Fraser River Zone, we need to gather interest from our squadron and send in a roster so we can get onto the waitlist. Rules and Regulations will remain the same as last year.
Each team will consist of a minimum 5 members up to a maximum of 15 members. Of these members, at least 1 must be female, and 2 must be a junior cadet. Juniors are classified as 14 years old or younger by 31 December 2024. The female cadet may be a junior cadet. A female cadet must be on court at all times. With respect to gender inclusivity, cadets will be registered as the gender that they identify with. Time allotted for games (10 minutes for round robin and 16 minutes for playoffs) may be adjusted depending on schedule and number of teams entered. There are no fees that squadrons need to pay since the Steveston Classic is now an ADA. They are looking for additional officers and NCOs to join the organizing team and assist with refereeing the games. If you are interested, please let us know!
Please see the link to their squadron’s website for more information about the Steveston Classic. Also attached are the links to the Facebook evet and Instagram reel from the 2023 tournament to give you a glimpse of what the tournament is like. They will be updating the squadrons as their confirmations come in