2022 Bearcats Midyear Carnival

Welcome to the 2022 Bearcats Midyear Carnival (14-17 July 2022)

​This page contains details about the 2022 Bearcats Midyear Junior Basketball Carnival. Please read the information relevant to your age group below. 

KEY INFORMATION: 

  • Carnival Dates: Thursday 14 July 2022 to Sunday 17 July 2022 (middle of July School Holidays)
  • Games Played: Thursday (from 6pm), Friday (from 6pm), Saturday & Sunday (from 8am)
  • Age Groups: U8 / U10 / U12 / U14 / U16 / U18
  • Venues: Port Adelaide, St Clair, The Lights, Lefevre Community Stadium, Parafield Gardens, Springbank
  • Player Eligibility: See rules for each age group below - teams will be asked to provide player lists in early June 2022
  • Mixed gender teams: All U8 Divisions are mixed (see below). Mixed teams may be accepted in other age groups but will play in the 'Boys' competition - please discuss with Carnival organisers
  • Team Nominations: Now Closed

All enquiries should be made via email to: westbearcats.carnival@gmail.com 

TEAM & PLAYER ELIGIBILTY RULES

UNDER 8 

•    Under 8 players are those born in 2015 or later
•    All U8 Divisions will be mixed (boys & girls)
•    No player registered to play District Basketball is eligible to play in the Under 8s (they can play U10s)
•    There is no requirement for a certain number of either boys or girls that need to be on the court at any one time 
•    All players in the Under 8s will receive a participation medal (up to 9 trophies or medals will be provided for each team; if extra medals are required the Team Manager needs to advise the Carnival Committee by email prior to the completion of the Carnival)

 

PLEASE NOTE:  As we have no knowledge available to grade the Under 8 teams, our finals structure will be decided based upon the number of nominations received. This will result in one of the following outcomes:  
1.   No Finals; or  
2.   Splitting the teams into an A & B Grade following the completion of the Minor Round, and then having finals for each grade; or  
3.   Splitting the teams prior to the Minor Round 

•    Special presentations will be made to all Under 8 teams not competing in Grand Finals following the completion of the Minor Round games (time of Presentation to be advised – but will be early Saturday evening) 
•    If Finals are played for this Grade all Grand Final Winners and Runner-ups will have their trophies and medals presented immediately following their Grand Final game 
•    Special Requests must be submitted at the time of entering your nomination. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request, however we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled
•    Carnival rules are available here: 2022 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules (PDF) 


UNDER 10

•    Under 10 players are those born in 2013 or 2014 (or later)
•    There will be separate girls and boys competitions, with the number of Divisions guided by the number of team registrations
•    There is no restriction on District Basketballers playing in this age group
•    Division 1 U10 District teams can enter
•    All players in the Under 10s will receive a participation medal (up to 9 trophies or medals will be provided for each team; if extra medals are required the Team Manager needs to advise the Carnival Committee by email prior to the completion of the Carnival) 
•    Special presentations will be made to all Under 10 teams not competing in Grand Finals following the completion of the Minor Round Games (time of Presentation to be advised – but will be early Saturday evening) 
•    All Grand Final Winners and Runner-ups will have their trophies and medals presented immediately following their Grand Final game
•    Special Requests must be submitted at the time of entering your nomination. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request, however we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled
•    Carnival rules are available here: 2022 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules (PDF) 


UNDER 12 

•    Under 12 players are those born in 2011 or 2012
•    There will be separate girls and boys competitions, with the number of Divisions guided by the number of team registrations
•    This age group is for Division 2 District Basketball teams or below (Division 1 U12 District teams may enter the U14 competition)
•    Teams in this age group will not be granted permission to play any Division 1 U12 player in their team (a player is regarded as a Division 1 player if they have played Division 1 in any game 4 weeks prior to the Carnival. If a team includes a Div 1 player in their team the game will be forfeited by the offending team. Division 1 players can play up an age group)
•    Grand final teams (winners and runner-up) will have their trophies and medals presented immediately following their Grand Final game (up to 9 trophies or medals will be provided for each team; if extra medals are required the Team Manager needs to advise the Carnival Committee by email prior to the completion of the Carnival)
•    Special Requests must be submitted at the time of entering your nomination. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request, however we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled
•    Carnival rules are available here: 2022 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules (PDF) 


UNDER 14 

•    Under 14 players are those born in 2009 or 2010
•    There will be separate girls and boys competitions, with the number of Divisions guided by the number of team registrations
•    This age group is for Division 2 District Basketball teams or below (Division 1 U14 District teams may enter the U16 competition)
•    Teams in this age group will not be granted permission to play any Division 1 U14 player in their team (a player is regarded as a Division 1 player if they have played Division 1 in any game 4 weeks prior to the Carnival. If a team includes a Div 1 player in their team the game will be forfeited by the offending team. Division 1 players can play up an age group)
•    Grand final teams (winners and runner-up) will have their trophies and medals presented immediately following their Grand Final game (up to 9 trophies or medals will be provided for each team; if extra medals are required the Team Manager needs to advise the Carnival Committee by email prior to the completion of the Carnival)
•    Special Requests must be submitted at the time of entering your nomination. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request, however we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled
•    Carnival rules are available here: 2022 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules (PDF) 


UNDER 16 

•    Under 16 players are those born in 2007 or 2008
•    There will be separate girls and boys competitions, with the number of Divisions guided by the number of team registrations
•    This age group is for Division 2 District Basketball teams or below (Division 1 U16 District teams may enter the U18 competition)
•    Teams in this age group will not be granted permission to play any U16 Division 1 player in their team (a player is regarded as a Division 1 player if they have played Division 1 in any game 4 weeks prior to the Carnival. If a team includes a Div 1 player in their team the game will be forfeited by the offending team. Division 1 players can play up an age group)
•    Grand final teams (winners and runner-up) will have their trophies and medals presented immediately following their Grand Final game (up to 9 trophies or medals will be provided for each team; if extra medals are required the Team Manager needs to advise the Carnival Committee by email prior to the completion of the Carnival)
•    Special Requests must be submitted at the time of entering your nomination. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request, however we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled
•    Carnival rules are available here: 2022 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules (PDF) 


UNDER 18 

•    Under 18 players are those born in 2005 or 2006
•    There will be separate girls and boys competitions, with the number of Divisions guided by the number of team registrations
•    This age group is for Division 2 District Basketball teams or below (Division 1 U18 District teams and players cannot enter the Bearcats Carnival)
•    Teams in this age group will not be granted permission to play any U18 Division 1 player in their team (a player is regarded as a Division 1 U18 player if they have played Division 1 in any game 4 weeks prior to the Carnival. If a team includes a Div 1 player in their team the game will be forfeited by the offending team)
•    Grand final teams (winners and runner-up) will have their trophies and medals presented immediately following their Grand Final game (up to 9 trophies or medals will be provided for each team; if extra medals are required the Team Manager needs to advise the Carnival Committee by email prior to the completion of the Carnival)
•    Special Requests must be submitted at the time of entering your nomination. Every effort will be made to accommodate your request, however we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled
•    Carnival rules are available here: 2022 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules (PDF)