Preseason Tournament 2019

Following the SLBA Executive Committee meeting last night, we regret to advise that there will be no preseason tournament this year.  This is due to a combination of lack of venue and lack of appropriate resources.  The SLBA Executive will review this for the 2020-2021 season and advise further.

SLBA AGM Season 2018-2019

Please be advised the SLBA AGM will take place on Thursday 20th June, 2019 at Rosshall Academy, Crookston Road, Glasgow at 6.30pm.

Any proposals of changes to the constitution or competition regulations must be received in writing by the League Secretary at least fourteen days prior to the AGM (by close of business on 5th June) and must be proposed and seconded by two SLBA clubs who played in the SLBA leagues in Season 2018-2019.

We would also welcome any nominations for any of the position on the Executive Committee.  These must be received in writing by the League Secretary at least fourteen days prior to the AGM (by close of business on 5th June) and must be proposed and seconded by two SLBA clubs who played in the SLBA leagues in Season 2018-2019.

You will find the league entry form for Season 2019-2020 available for download from the Admin menu on the SLBA website.  To enter a team(s) into the league for next season please complete and return as directed on the form.  The form has been sent to all Clubs who participated in the SLBA Competitions in Season 2018-2019.

Please note that any team that had a game forfeit in Season 2018-2019 must pay an extra Surety Fee of £100 (senior teams) or £50 (youth teams). Please check the result tables on the SLBA website if you are unsure or contact the relevant league coordinator form this season for clarification.

The AGM Agenda will be sent out along with the minutes from last year’s AGM plus any proposed regulation changes at least 7 days before the AGM. At the AGM the current Chairperson will conduct the election of officers and if the current Chairperson is not re-elected then they will stand down and the new Chairperson will take control of the meeting. The quorum needed for decisions at the AGM is seven-member club votes excluding the Executive committee.

All decisions at the AGM must be proposed and seconded and decided by majority vote. The deciding vote in the event of a tie would be with the Chairperson.

Only clubs that have completed the current season and attend the AGM can vote on issues for the coming season. New clubs have no voting powers until after the fixtures meeting in September.

If you have any queries on the above, then please do not hesitate to contact Jim Connor, SLBA League Secretary.

Basketball In The West of Scotland 1940 – 1970

A new book “BASKETBALL in the West of Scotland 1940-1970” has been published by Alex O’hara.

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It explains how our great sport got started and goes on to give a season by season account of the clubs, players and characters over three decades, utilising extensive archive research to highlight the triumphs, tragedies and scandals which rocked the sport during those golden years of West basketball. As well as a wealth of detail concerning West leagues and cups, every Scottish Cup Final result is tabled together with a comprehensive listing of West District clubs and the names of players honoured at District and National level.

Nevertheless the book is also a lively read with plenty of fascinating anecdotes to satisfy its readers.

As the sole surviving original founding club, Glasgow University has its own chapter.

All proceeds from sales will be donated to Sense Scotland Charity and the author will donate an additional £10 for every book sold.

Copies may be ordered from oharaalex@hotmail.com

Sense Scotland will be launching my book at the Rocks vs Cheshire Phoenix match (Keiron’s penultimate home game) at Emirates Arena on Sunday 14th April at 5pm.

I will be there before the game, accompanied by some Scotland and GB Auld Stars to sell and sign books, and to talk basketball.

You can reserve discounted tickets or find out more on 0300 330 9292 / info@sensescotland.org.uk

SLBA Cup Final Results 2018

Under-14 Boys

Ayr Storm 32 – 80 Stirling Knights MVP Callum McGlasson Stirling Knights Top scorers Callum McGlasson Stirling Knights 27 points A.J. McLeish Stirling Knights 15 points

Cadet Men

Glasgow Rocks 61 – 59 Glasgow City MVP Stuart Barton Glasgow Rocks Top scorers Shaun Thomas Glasgow Rocks 22 points Maciej Niziolek Glasgow City 17 points

Cadette Women

Glasgow City 62 – 46 Glasgow Fever MVP Grace Gormley Glasgow City Top scorers Grace Gormley Glasgow City 27 points Niamh Rana Glasgow City 19 points

Junior Men

Glasgow City 50 – 64 Renfrew Rocks MVP Lewis Harding Renfrew Rocks Top scorers Christopher Brammer Glasgow City 19 points Lewis Harding Renfrew Rocks 16 points

Junior Women

Ayr Storm 50 – 40 South Lanarkshire Colliers MVP Davee Sang Ayr Storm Top scorers A. Middleton Ayr Storm 16 points K. Burn South Lanarkshire Colliers 10 points

Consolation Cup

Calderglen Spartans 45 – 79 North Lanarkshire Titans MVP Chris Ramsay North Lanarkshire Titans Top scorers Chris Fabian Calderglen Spartans 21 points J.

Team List Reminder Before 1st League or Cup Game

As some league games are starting this week this is a gentle reminder that all team lists with player names and Basketball Scotland registration numbers must be submitted to your league coordinator BEFORE you play your first league or cup game. If no team list with registration numbers are submitted then the sanctions shown below WILL BE APPLIEDno excuses will be accepted unless accompanied by evidence from the relevant staff member at Basketball Scotland that your registrations were submitted prior to your first game and the internal system at Basketball Scotland was to blame for the delay in getting the registrations confirmed. So to save the league coordinators doing some complicated calculations whilst adding up the fines please get your team lists to your coordinators asap please.

Any queries then please contact your league coordinator in the first instance.