BC HIGH SCHOOL 26th ANNUAL
2023 GRADE 9 BOYS INVITATIONAL
PROVINCIAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Hosted by Earl Marriot & Elgin Park
Thursday March 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2023
& Saturday March 4 Provincial 3 on 3 Playoffs Hosted by Semiahmoo.
with Wildcard Tourney Feb 24 & 25 Hosted by Abbotsford Senior.
Latest Update – Saturday Feb 25
1. Provincial Championship Status
BC High School Sports organizes provincial championships only at the senior level of play. All other Provincial Championships in any high school sport are Invitational Provincial Championships. To receive an invitation to the BC Grade 9 Boys Championships, you must have won or placed in your Zone Championships as determined by your local basketball governing body.
2. Zone and Berth Allocations
Each Zone in BC playing Grade 9 basketball receives a minimum of one berth. Additional berths are based on a ratio of 1 berth per 7 to 9 teams playing in that Zone. An additional berth may be considered at 10 or more teams or a demonstrable history of strong teams. Initial berthing is carried over from the previous season and adjusted prior to the start of all Zones playoffs, by the end of January. Half berths may be assigned based on Zone strength or size for playin for a Wildcard berth. Zones that are too far to travel for the Wildcard Tourney may receive berth consideration.
3. Team Eligibility and Invitations
Your team must have won or placed in your Zone Championships as determined by your local basketball governing body. If one berth is allocated to your Zone and the #1 team does not accept the invitation and the #2 team does not accept the invitation then #3 may be invited, but only if their team record justifies this. If not, the Zone berth is reallocated. In no case do the Tournament Directors invite a team finishing less than 3rd from a one berth designated Zone. In the event of a Zone playoff scheduling conflict, the Director will resolve the berth allocation with the Zone Representatives and the Teams involved.
4. Player Eligibility and Registration
Grade 9 (Juvenile) players only as defined by BC High School Sports.
Under player eligibility changes, a player may play at or above their age level during the season for an unrestricted number of play days. A player cannot move down in age levels once they have participated in playoffs at a higher level. As an example, the BC Junior Provincials are held one week prior to the BC Gr9 Provincials. A Grade 9 player participating in the BC Junior Provincials is ineligible to participate in the BC Gr9 Provincials.
Grade 8 players can move up for playoffs. Follow the BCHSS prescribed format.
Please email your Team’s BC High School Sports Registration Form no later than 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
Please contact Michael Pettifer or Rob Slavik for any clarification of the above.
All defenses are allowed.
Warm-up – 15 minutes with a minimum of 10 minutes.
Half time – 10 minutes of warm up time.
Overtime – 3 minutes per period.
Referees are all BCBOA officials and minor officials are from the Earl Marriot and Elgin Park leadership programs and basketball teams.
Game Directors are senior members of the BC Basketball Community.
9. Bench Provisions
Bagged ice is located at the Game Director’s table for trainer and coach use.
Iced drinking water is provided at the end of each bench.
– Please bring your own individual drinking containers.
NOTE: This year the Vancouver Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) have added an additional award for each Head Coach to make a selection for Team Leadership.
11. Sportsmanship Award
The Game Director and both Referees at the end of the Game, assign a number (0 to 5) for sportsmanship and conduct, for a total out of 15. The highest cumulative number after 4 games wins the award. 60 is the highest possible score. (Note: Scoring 60 has happened several times in Tournament history including 2 Teams that won the Championship and the Sportsmanship Award).
12. GPA Award (optional participation)
Each team is invited to provide a cumulative GPA number for each player. Players are not to be individually named on the Form. The highest average receives the award. Please send your Players GPA form (completed and emailed by a school administrator) by 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
13. All-Star and Player of the Game Selection
Guidelines for All-Star and Honourable Mention Selection (not in particular order)
14. For Players of the 20 Teams in The Provincials: Dunk, 3 Point, 2Ball – Sign up at the event – Friday, 2:30 at EMS
Full Uniforms must be worn by all participants on the floor.
Three Point – One minute precision shooting event
Dunk – Judged on scoring, height and creativity.
2Ball – One minute speed shooting event.
15. Entry fee
This year the Host School has decided to make the entry fee $550 (plus possible fee for late documents). The entry fee helps offset the costs of the facility, referees, game and minor officials, trophies, special events and other expenses. Please make cheques payable to EARL MARRIOT Secondary School, Attn: Russ Heggie, Athletic Director and deliver to Russ prior to your opening game and a receipt will be issued to you.
16. Team Registration & Coach Shirt Orders
This form is due by 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
Also bring a copy of this Team Registration Summary Form which should accompany your cheques for Russ Heggie, EMS Athletic Director.
17. Admissions and Ticket Charge
To put on these Championships, the schools must also charge at the gate. Only Coaches, Managers and Players do not pay. In certain circumstances a refund may be in order. If so, please pay the door charge and find Rob Slavik to request a refund. Admission is $2 for all School Aged Fans and $5 for Seniors and $10 for Adults.
Team Entry fees, Admission cost, T-shirt and Merch sales, Concession, Advertising and Donations pay for these Championships. The financial records from the last 25 years are available for viewing at the Championships by an Athletic Director requesting this from the Tournament Director. All (that’s 100%) proceeds of these Championships go to the Host Schools.
19. Seeding Meeting via Conference Call
Seeding Meeting for ALL Head Coaches and 1 assistant set for SUNDAY afternoon Feb 26, at 3:00 p.m., via Zoom. Please ensure that you are available and that we have your number and an alternate number. You will receive an email with instructions and a link by Sunday 1:00 pm. Please make sure your Zoom is ready to go. Be prepared with your team record and tourney seeding worksheets (available on our website).
20. Program/Roster and Team Picture and School Logo
Please complete the prescribed form,
a. Team Picture in jpeg format at least 1 mb in file size.
– the picture will be used in both the program and your final trophy.
b. Team Logo in jpeg format at least 1 mb in file size.
c. Team Roster – A template for school name, nickname, colours, coaches and manager’s names, player’s names with number (in ascending order), height, weight, grade, and position is provided on the website Resources page.
All 3 of these Forms must be emailed by 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
21. Team Record Win-Loss Form
To better assist our Seeding process, please email the results of ALL your games this season on the provided Form with the following information, opponent, score and date of the game by 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
22. School and Team Consent Form
To ensure that your School is fully informed and that the Head Coach and AD fully understand what is expected to participate in these Provincials. This must be completed and submitted by 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
23. Deadline for Documents
FOR PROGRAM AND SEEDING DRAW PREPARATION, ALL FORMS AND INFO IS REQUIRED AND DUE by 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
IF YOUR BERTH IS BEING DECIDED SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, THEN ALL FINALISTS MUST SUBMIT THE REQUIRED INFORMATION BY by 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
Extensions to SATURDAY EVENING 10:00 PM may be given on request by Rob Slavik, BUT the Tournament organizers need to finalize preparation on the weekend for Sunday’s Seeding Conference call and Monday’s program printing, Banquet food orders and T-shirt and Merch Orders.
You will need to prepare this in advance to meet the filing deadline or a late fee will be assessed.
24. Document Summary – available on the website.
DUE FRIDAY, FEB 24 AT 9:00 am
1. BC High School Sports Registration – refer to #4
2. Players GPA (Optional) – refer to #12
3. Team Registration & Coach Shirt Orders – refer to #16
4. Team Picture in jpeg format – refer to #20a
5. Team Logo in jpeg format – refer to #20b
6. Team Roster – refer to #20c
7. Team Win-Loss Record – refer to #21
8. School and Team Consent – refer to #22
9. T Shirt & Tourney Merch Order Form – refer to #28
10. Banquet Order Form – refer to #29
25. Opening Ceremonies
We ask that all teams be on time for the 1:30 Sunday Opening ceremonies (see schedule). Please have your players visibly wearing their team warm-up tops or uniform tops.
26. Final Day and Awards Presentations
We ask that all teams remain for Sunday’s events and awards.
An extraordinary amount of effort goes into putting on these Championships every year. By attending, you as a School commit to attend the Awards Presentations after the Championship Game on Sunday afternoon. We start early Sunday to help the teams that are traveling home that night. If your team has completed playing please ask your players keep on their team warm-up tops or uniform tops visible for awards, pics etc.
Making a Provincial Championship at any sport and any level for many happens only once. Help make this experience better for your players. And please do not deprive your players receiving awards the opportunity for peer recognition.
Please contact Michael Pettifer or Rob Slavik prior to completing your Team Registration if you are unable to meet this expectation.
27. Banners and School Spirit Award
Each school must bring 2 banners. They will be put up on your arrival. We have seen some amazing works of art and it is an excellent team building exercise.
28. T-Shirts & Tourney Merch Gear
This must be completed and submitted by 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
A Banquet with a Guest Speaker is being held Friday evening. Parents, fans and friends are invited. Please complete the Banquet Order Form and submit by 9:00 am, Friday Feb 24, to BCGr9ProvInfo
30. Banquet Door Prizes
Each team that attends must bring at least 2 sports related door prizes. This will be added to Host school door prizes to be drawn during the banquet.
31. Tourney Records – (we are working on this).
Records from the past 25 years are included in this year’s program and maybe even on our new website. All scoresheets from previous years and a full Tourney Record section is being built over the next several months, please check back.
32. BC Gr9 Alumnus – “At the Next Level”
In recognition of many fine players who were first recognized at the BC Gr9 Provincials, we have created a section to highlight those players that have excelled in basketball. Please help and send us in any nominations and recommendations.
We make extensive use of our new website. It is your responsibility as a Coach or Team Sponsor to check daily for updates.
Latest Updates are highlighted at the top of the page.
We are making extensive use of our new website. We encourage you to help get pics to us so that we can get them into the Media section on our website. Please send your pics to any of the Tournament Directors and we will get them posted. (Especially from the earlier years – Thank you!)
35. Bus Transport
We have been fortunate to have a donor step up 5 years in a row to assist teams who could otherwise not attend if some travel financial assistance was not available. If Bus Transport is provided, be aware that the Buses will not leave Earl Marriot until after the Awards Presentations on Sunday.
By your team accepting your Invitation to attend the Provincials, you are also making a commitment to participate in the many activities we add to help make this a memorable experience for your players. We appreciate all the effort you put into your team and its players to have made it to a Provincial Championship.
37. A Personal Note – Leaving Early Sunday and Player Award Recognition
A Personal Note to Coaches and Sponsors; It is hard enough to get to any Provincials of any sport at any level. These Grade 9 Provincials could possibly be the only one that your player may get to in their playing career. If you need to leave prior to the Awards Presentation, please discuss with Rob or Michael Saturday and we can review if any of your players may be up for awards and that includes team awards as well. We believe accomplishments are something to be celebrated and recognition by your peers of that accomplishment is a very good thing and builds wonderful memories. We have been working to have every award winner and team award winner getting their picture taken (with their uniform tops on) and posted in our media section. It would be great for all if you and your team leave with their awards. And again, we appreciate all the effort you put into your team and its players to have made it to a Provincial Championship.
Please note that the BC HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9 BOYS PROVINCIAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS now in its 26th year, are non-profit, with 100% of all monies (Tourney Fees, Gate, Merchandise, Programs and Advertising etc), are directly received by the Host School for the benefit of their basketball programs. Contact us to be considered as a Future Host.
We expect that all Coaches, Team Staff, Players and Fans will conduct themselves in a manner that is a credit to their Teammates, their Coaches, their Schools and the Game. We are certain that you will enjoy yourselves and this great game. Once again, Congratulations, work hard and have fun. And Thank You for all you do.
Michael Pettifer – – Rob Slavik – – Steve Pettifer – – Adam Roberts – – Kirk Homenick