HOW MANY GAMES ARE GUARANTEED?
We guarantee five games for all teams except in the case of late withdrawals or cancelled games beyond the control of organisers. We will try where possible to provide teams five games.
We spend quite some time analysing VJBL results to do our best to provide good grading. The large number of entries assists in helping this process. We ask Associations to provide information which is helpful for grading. The organisers reserve the right to re-grade if the information supplied is misleading.
A GRADE – Strictly limited to just 24 teams. It is for teams which expect to be in Victorian Championship (Victorian teams) or equivalent interstate or international standard. This tournament regularly attracts most of the top ranked teams in Victoria.
A RESERVE – This is for teams who are aiming at Victorian Championship, but are maybe on the fringe. Likewise for mid to lower ranked Division 1 teams from interstate/overseas. Like A Grade it will be played on a one hour schedule and will feature teams from Eltham and Dandenong sections. Where possible teams will be grouped to assist with travel
B GRADE –In general terms, is aimed towards teams aiming for VJL1-4 grades of competition within the VJBL. There will be multiple ‘grades of competition’ within B Grade.
C GRADE –Generally aimed towards Regional division teams within the VJBL competition. There will be multiple ‘grades of competition’ within C Grade.
DOMESTIC TEAMS –We welcome warmly domestic teams and we have a special grade or grades for them in most age groups. Where teams believe they are strong enough, they may enter into the higher grades. In some age groups we have found domestic teams can be combined with lower VJBL teams with no adverse impact on domestic teams. We exempt them from the team entry fee.
CHARGES (Team entry fees include GST) (There has been no increase in fees)
We do our best to meet all compatibility requests and all reasonable time requests.
We seek to minimise travel during the tournament. For instance Waverley teams are not fixtured at Keilor and vice versa. We allow a minimum of 90 minutes between the finish of one game of a team and the commencement of the next one. On Thursday evening teams from the Geelong, Werribee areas will be located at venues in the West or North West wherever possible.
In a tournament the FIBA rules state twelve players can be used in a game. We abide by this rule.
You are welcome to make further enquiries on 9439 5686 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.