2021 Bearcats Midyear Carnival

Welcome to the 2021 Bearcats Midyear Carnival

This page contains details about the 2021 Bearcats Midyear Junior Basketball Carnival. Please read the information relevant to your age group below. 

KEY INFORMATION: 

  • Carnival Dates: Thursday 8 July 2021 to Sunday 11 July 2021 (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, Lefevre Community Stadium, The Lights, Parafield Gardens
  • Team & Player Eligibility: see information in Age Groups below
  • Grading: grading requests are made during the online nomination process (nominations now closed)
  • Carnival Rules are available here and below (game length, timeouts etc)

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

 

** FIXTURES & RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE: Bearcats Carnival (opens external site)​ **

UNDER 8 

  • Under 8 players are those born in 2014 or later

  • All U8 Divisions will be mixed gender teams (i.e. can include both boys & girls)

  • No player registered to play BSA ML (Metro League) or DL (District League) 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: 2021 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules

UNDER 10

  • Under 10 players are those born in 2012 or 2013 (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 BSA ML (Metro League) or DL (District League) Basketballers playing in this age group

  • ML (Metro League) Division 1 U10 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: 2021 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules

UNDER 12 

  • Under 12 players are those born in 2010 or 2011

  • 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 ML (Metro League) Division 2 Basketball teams or below (e.g. District League teams, Domestic teams)

  • ML (Metro League) Division 1 U12 teams may enter the U14 competition

  • Teams in this age group will not be granted permission to play any ML (Metro League) Division 1 U12 player in their team

  • A player is regarded as an ML (Metro League) Division 1 player if they have played ML (Metro League) Division 1 in any game 4 weeks prior to the Carnival. If a team includes an ML (Metro League) Division 1 player in their team the game will be forfeited by the offending team. ML (Metro League) 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: 2021 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules

UNDER 14 

  • Under 14 players are those born in 2008 or 2009

  • 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 ML (Metro League) Division 2 Basketball teams or below (e.g. District League teams, Domestic teams)

  • ML (Metro League) Division 1 U14 teams may enter the U16 competition

  • Teams in this age group will not be granted permission to play any ML (Metro League) Division 1 U14 player in their team

  • A player is regarded as an ML (Metro League) Division 1 player if they have played ML (Metro League) Division 1 in any game 4 weeks prior to the Carnival. If a team includes an ML (Metro League) Division 1 player in their team the game will be forfeited by the offending team. ML (Metro League) 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: 2021 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules

UNDER 16 

  • Under 16 players are those born in 2006 or 2007

  • 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 ML (Metro League) Division 2 Basketball teams or below (e.g. District League teams, Domestic teams)

  • ML (Metro League) Division 1 U16 teams may enter the U18 competition

  • Teams in this age group will not be granted permission to play any ML (Metro League) U16 Division 1 player in their team

  • A player is regarded as an ML (Metro League) Division 1 player if they have played ML (Metro League) Division 1 in any game 4 weeks prior to the Carnival. If a team includes an ML (Metro League) Division 1 player in their team the game will be forfeited by the offending team. ML (Metro League) 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: 2021 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules

UNDER 18 

  • Under 18 players are those born in 2004 or 2005

  • 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 ML (Metro League) Division 2 Basketball teams or below (e.g. District League teams, Domestic teams)

  • ML (Metro League) Division 1 U18 teams and players cannot enter the Bearcats Carnival

  • Teams in this age group will not be granted permission to play any ML (Metro League) U18 Division 1 player in their team

  • A player is regarded as an ML (Metro League) Division 1 U18 player if they have played ML (Metro League) Division 1 in any game 4 weeks prior to the Carnival. If a team includes an ML (Metro League) Division 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: 2021 Bearcats Midyear Carnival Rules

NEED MORE INFORMATION? 

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