Registration Opens and Deadline Announced
Basseterre, St.Kitts – Nevis
November 26, 2011
The St.Kitts Amateur Basketball Association has announced the opening of registration and other details of the new out of season tournament which is being labeled the SKABA Sugar Mas Christmas Knockout Tournament.
According to SKABA officials the tournament was bourne out of a need by players and fans for an additional out of season SKABA organized league at this time of year.
“For many years teams, fans and players have been asking for more opportunities to play beyond the regular SKABA league which normally ends in October,” said President Romel Tobias.
“The association heard the calls made by players and fans to organize a SKABA out of season league. Although some communities like Challengers, Molyneux and St.Pauls have taken up the challenge of organizing out of season leagues there was still a very strong need for a SKABA organized league, particularly around this time of year, when visiting family and friends for Christmas and carnival can get an opportunity to see SKABA basketball while they are home. And in some cases even participate,’ Tobias continued.
Tobias also noted that interest in the league has been overwhelming and registration, which is now opened, has been going very well. The registration was officially opened and all skaba teams were notified of the registration details which includes a EC $100 registration fee.
The tournament is opened to only SKABA registered teams however only the first 16 teams to register will be able to participate as the tournament is a 16 team knockout tournament. The tournament is expected to tip-off next weekend on December 3rd and will run for two weeks culminating on the weekend of December 17th.
A very attractive cash prize of EC $1000 is up for grabs in this tournament along with bragging rights.
Several teams have already registered including teams from the SKABA Premier and “A” divisions.
Registration deadline is November 30th. A specially convened SKABA meeting is in the process of being scheduled for that date as well .where teams who are yet to register will have their final chance to do so.