Invitation

INVITATION

 

13th International Coca Cola X-Mas Tournament, in Kortrijk (Belgium)

 

The organizers of the 13th Coca Cola international X-Mas Tournament would be delighted to host your youth teams on our next edition. Our event is the highest ranked youth basketball tournament in Western Europe, as we focus on offering the highest possible standards on and off the courts. In the past years, we hosted the better teams from over 30 different countries, including the United States and Canada. It’s simple: Teams always enjoy coming back to Kortrijk !

For granting the highest possible competition level, the tournament is only open for national or regional selections, basketball academies and teams playing on the highest competition level in their respective countries.

Thanks to the experience of the past years, and the feedback of the participants, we will try to organize a splendid edition in 2018. The main changes this year:

  • The All Star Game of the Belgian professional league will be played in Kortrijk on December 27th, the evening before the start of the tournament. (free access for tournament participants).
  • Our U12 competition (U12-A) will be spread over 3 days, like all the other categories.
  • The number of teams in each age group will be limited to 12 or 16.

 

Dates:                      
  • December 28th, 29th and 30th 2018
 Categories:
  • Men Under 19 (year of birth 2000 or later) 
  • Women Under 19 (year of birth 2000 or later)
  • Men Under 17 (year of birth 2002 or later)
  • Women Under 17 (year of birth 2002 or later)
  • Men Under 14 (year of birth 2005 or later)
  • Women Under 14 (year of birth 2005 or later)
  • Mixed Under 12       (year of birth 2007 or later)
  • Mixed Under 10 (year of birth 2009 or later)
 Number of games:
  • FIVE games for each team.

 

 

2018 Tournament program

 

December 27th:
  • Arrival of teams wishing to stay an additional night in Kortrijk.
  • Practice sessions for interested teams in Lange Munte Kortrijk
  • start of the FIBA referee clinic
  • All Star Game of the Belgian professional Basketball League
December 28th:
  • Registration of the teams at the tournament sites.
  • Registration in the respective hotels.
  • Two qualifying games for every team.
  • Dunk contest for MU19 in Kortrijk
  • Coaches clinic in Kortrijk
December 29th:
  • Two qualifying games for every team.
  • Three point contest in Kortrijk.
 December 30th: 
  • All day:                       U10 tournament for local teams.
  • All day:                       G-Basketball
  • All day:                       Ranking games on all sites.
  • All day:                       U12 B-tournament for local teams
  • 09.00 Hr:                    WU14 Final
  • 10.40 Hr:                    WU19 Final
  • 12.20 Hr:                    MU17 Final
  • 14.00 Hr:                    WU17 Final
  • 14.00 Hr:                    U12 Final
  • 15.45 Hr:                    MU19 Final
  • 17.45 Hr:                    MU14 Final
  • MVP election after every final

 

Information about the competitions

 Number of games:

  • U19, U17, U14 and U12-A: every team plays 2 games on 28th, 2 games on 29th and 1 game on 30th.
  • U12-B and U10: each team plays 3 games on December 30th.

Timing of the games:

  • Start of the tournament: December 28th at 9 Hr.
  • End of tournament: December 30th at 18.30 Hr. Teams will however receive their rewards immediately after their last game. This for allowing those teams who have to travel far to leave earlier.

Game sites:

  • Kortrijk,
  • Wevelgem,
  • Deerlijk,
  • Dottignies,
  • Waregem,
  • Zwevegem.

Game length: 4 x 10’ for the MU19 competition, 4 x 5′ for the U12 B and U10 competition and for all others 4 x 8’ (always stopped time).

Finals:

  • All finals will be organized on our main court, at gym Lange Munte (Kortrijk). This is the home court for several international competitions.
  • Important: no timings of finals will be modified for travelling issues. So please plan the timing of your trip back in accordance.

Side events:

  • MVP Award: in every age group an MVP will be awarded. The MVP Awards are sponsored by Coach Van Kers, living legend in Basketball coaching and by An Wauters, former WNBA champion and multiple European player of the year.
  • Dunk contest: organized in Lange Munte on December 28th. The winner will be awarded and the club of the winner will receive a 250 € cheque).
  • 3 point contest: organized in Lange Munte Kortrijk on December 29th, and open to all participants in the tournament..

Referees:

  • All games will be led by 2 or 3 official referees, under FIBA rules.
  • A FIBA referee clinic is organized during the tournament. The participants, part of the FIBA talent pool will officiate the MU19 games.
  • All other referees are part of the FIBA, the national or regional talent pool in Belgium ot the Netherlands..
  • International candidates can apply to be part of the tournament officials team, by contacting the organizer.