After a successful staging over the past years, the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) National School Basketball Festival (NSBF) will return to the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) on Friday.
The tournament which was rescheduled due to Guyana hosting the Caribbean Basketball Championships (CBC) under-16 in July will now run from September 23 to October 9.
The four matches to be contested on Friday will be played in the girls and male under-14 and under-16 categories.
In the girls’ category, St. Roses High will clash with Presidents’ College then in the boys’ under-14, Marian Academy plays President’s College. For the under-16 category, North Georgetown Secondary goes against St. Joseph High then Plaisance Secondary versus Presidents’ College.
The participating teams in the under-14 category are Mackenzie High, St. Roses High, Marian Academy, President’s College, Kwakwani Secondary and Bishops’ high.
In the under-16: Mackenzie High, Kwakwani Secondary, Marian Academy, St. Roses High, Plaisance Secondary, Bishops’ High, President’s College, Saints Stanislaus College, Tutorial High, Queen’s College, St. Joseph High, North Georgetown Secondary and Bladen Hall Secondary.
Under-19: Kwakwani Secondary, Linden Technical Institution, Government Technical Institution, Mackenzie High, New Amsterdam Multilateral, St. Roses High, President’s College, Bishops’ High, Queen’s College, Plaisance Secondary, Berbice High, J C. Chandersingh Secondary and Saints Stanislaus College.
The Girls’ teams: Kwakwani Secondary, Marian Academy, St. Roses High, Bishops’ High, Mackenzie High, President’s College and Berbice High
The Championship has grown from 18 teams participating in a single elimination tournament in 2006 to over 50 teams playing in four divisions (Under-14, U-16, U-19 and Girls) and six regional zone tournaments