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 – Sunday Feb 26
All Zones must complete their qualifying championships by Wednesday Feb 22. If Zones can complete a few days earlier, this will help the Wildcard teams.
The Wildcard Tourney, Friday Feb 24 & Saturday Feb 25, is an 8 Team Seeded Single Knockout with 3 Berths at stake. Entry is based on finishes in Zone Playoffs. The invite is extended to the highest finishing team in the Zone, if that team declines, the next highest placing team is invited. There are no entry costs for the teams competing in the Wildcard Tourney.
(Final Berth Allocation is completed as of Feb 3)
20 Berths for 129 Grade 9/Juvenile Teams Province wide.
Link to BC School Sports Provincial Zones (new as of 2020).
Eastern Valley Zone #1 – #2 – #3 ( EV4 for 1 Wildcard Berth) for 20 Teams registered.
Abby/Mission (10) / FV East (4) / Langley (6)
Zone Rep: Jyoti Pawar Jake Mourtizen Chris Bertoia
Zone Playoffs @ Walnut Grove Feb 13 to 17
Link to Eastern Valley Zone
Link to Eastern Valley Zone Championships
Fraser North Zone #1 – #2 ( FN3 + FN4 for 2 Wildcard Berths) for 16 Teams registered.
New West/Burnaby (6) / Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge (3) / Coquitlam (7)
Zone Rep: Peter Battistin
Zone Playoffs @ New West Secondary Feb 13 to 16
Link to Fraser North Zone
Link to Fraser North Zone Championships
Fraser South Zone #1 – #2 – #3 – #4 ( FS5 + FS6 for 2 Wildcard Berths) for 26 Teams registered.
Surrey (12) / Delta (3) / Richmond (11)
Acting Zone Rep: Mike Sweeney Drew Gallacher Chris Ellett
Zone Playoffs @ Elgin Park & Grandview Heights Feb 13 – 16
Link to Fraser South Zone
Link to Fraser South Zone Championships
Kootenay Zone #1 for 1 Team registered. Assigned to Wildcard in 2023.
North Central Zone – North West Zone #1 for 8 Teams registered. Assigned to Wildcard in 2023.
Dawson Creek (4) / Prince George (4)
Zone Rep: Brennan Hammer
Thompson – Okanagan Zone #1 – #2 for 14 Teams registered.
Kamloops -West (4) / North (1) / Central (8) / South (1)
Zone Rep: Garth Dupre
Zone Playoffs @ Feb 10 & 11 at Dr. Knox Secondary
Link to Thompson – Okanagan Zone Leagues OVSSA SOSAA OCSSA WestZone
Link to Thompson – Okanagan Zone Championships
Vancouver Island Zone #1 – #2 for 15 Teams registered.
North (9) / Central (3) / South (3)
Zone Rep: James Shepherd Joe Thomas
Zone Playoffs @ Feb 24 & 25 at Oak Bay Secondary
Link to Vancouver Island Zone
Link to Vancouver Island Zone Championships
Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone for 29 Teams registered.
Vancouver (11) / North Van/West Van/Sunshine Coast (15) / Independent (3) / Sea to Sky (0)
Zone Rep: Gerry Karvelis Ryan Shams Michael Pettifer Paul Jones
Link to Vancouver Sea to Sky Zone
Host Berth #1 – Possible assignment to Wildcard
If a Host School berth is granted and if the Host School advances through their Zone, then the Host Berth is allocated to the Wildcard Tourney.
Wildcard Berth #1 – #2 -#3
Zone Rep: Rob Slavik
Wildcard @ Abby Senior – Feb 24 & 25
8 Team Seeded Single Knockout Format with 3 teams advancing.
Eligibility: EV4 – FN3 – FN4 – FS5 – FS6 – Challenge Winner of Van1 vs NS4 – Challenge Winner of Van2 vs NS3 – Challenge Winner of Ind2 vs Van3
– If any team declines then the next highest finishing team in that Zone is invited.
The Wildcard Tourney may include additional Berths from any Zone that does not participate.
See Wildcard page on 2023 Championships page for full details.
And there are no entry costs for the teams competing in the Wildcard Tourney.
Each Zone in BC playing Grade 9 Boys Basketball receives a minimum of one berth. Berth allocations are reviewed in at the start of the season and will be adjusted and confirmed by the end of January.
If your team would not be able to attend the 26th BC Gr9 Provincials without transport assistance, maybe we can help.
Please submit the Bus Transport Request Form.
HOSTING and FUNDING
The BC HIGH SCHOOL GRADE 9 BOYS PROVINCIAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS, now its its 26th year, are non profit with 100% of all monies (Tourney Fees, Gate, Merchandise, Concession, Programs and Advertising, etc) directly received by the Host Schools for the benefit of their basketball programs. Contact us to be considered as a Future Host.
Michael Pettifer – – Caley Donaldson – – Rob Slavik – – Steve Pettifer – – Russ Heggie (AD EMS) – – Chris Ellet (AD EP) — – Adam Roberts (EMS) – – Kirk Homenick (EP) — Tony Chio (AD Semi) –