The players who participate in the ‘Kitakyushu Champions Cup’ this year must be under 33 years old. The tournament should provide young players the opportunity to develop their skills and with thos who are aiming develop and to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
The event is being held to commemorate the 2002 Kitakyushu Gold Cup and to promote a barrier-free concept to the city of Kitakyushu. The organisers hope that the competition will be highly competitive and exciting for both players and spectators.
Kitakyushu City have announced its candidacy to be a choice for training camps in 2020 for the participating countries at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Teams – (to view full team click on the link)
- Great Britain Junior Men – http://gbwba.org.uk/gbwba/index.cfm/news/gb-junior-mene28099s-team-announced-for-13th-kitakyushu-champions-cup/
- USA – http://www.nwba.org/news_article/show/701051?referrer_id=1941540
- Australia U23 Men – http://www.basketball.net.au/u23-spinners-named-for-kitakyushu-champions-cup-next-week/
18th November 2016
- 09:00 – Japan vs. America
- 11:00 – Opening Ceremony
- 12:00 – Children’s Wheelchair Basketball Championships
- 13:00 – Great Britain vs. Australia
- 11:00 – Great Britain vs. Japan
- 13:00 – America vs. Australia
- 15:00 – all-Japan block final
- 09:00 – Australia vs. Japan
- 12:00 –International tournament of 3
- 14:00 – FINAL
- 16:00 – Closing Ceremony
Follow the action via the website http://www.kitakyushu-cup.com/ or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Kitakyushu.cup/?fref=ts