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February 22, 2017

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It's the Dance before the "Big Dance". The buzzer beaters, game winning shots, and killer crossovers are sure to be seen at The NACBA 2017 PRE-NATIONALS on Saturday, February 25th. This year's edition of the Pre-Nationals will undoubtedly be one of the best tournaments on the east coast. In 2016, 46 teams from the East Coast and Canada, and teams representing the East/Southeast Asian basketball community (Chinese, Filipino, Korean) were all proudly represented.

On behalf of the North American Chinese Basketball Association, we would like to invite your team to participate in the NACBA 2017 PRE-NATIONALS to be held at Competitive Edge Sports in King of Prussia, PA. (CES is the Mid-Atlantic regions premier basketball destination. The facility is equipped with five (5) air conditioned state of the art basketball courts. Visit www.cesports.net for more information). So bring your game, not your name.

This year's PRE-NATIONALS will feature seven (7) divisions of play: Men's Open, Men's Friendship, Women's,
Boys 18u, Boys 15u, Boys 13u and Boys 11u (A boys 9u division can be added if there are a minimum of 4 teams interested). Each team is guaranteed to play in three games throughout the day with those advancing to the championships playing in 4-5 games.

Please note that only a limited of spots are available in each division for this one day tournament. Teams interested should follow the registration procedures to ensure a spot for you team.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: As soon as divisions are filled or February 7, 2016 whichever comes first

To get the latest scoop on what's going on at this year's PRE-NATIONALS, go to www.facebook.com/nacba and join.

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With world class shopping (King of Prussia Mall with over 400 stores), fine dining, family fun and the Valley Forge National Historical Park, Montgomery County allows you to explore your freedom and discover something new.

 

For more info:email: rockits@asianhoops.com

2017 NACBA PRE NATIONALS

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DEADLINE: February 7, 2017 or when divisions are filled, whichever comes first

Please note that only a limited of spots are available in each division for this one day tournament. Teams interested should follow the registration procedures to ensure a spot for your team. No spots can be held without payment.

NOTE: Due to the number of courts and numerous divisions, teams will be accepted on a first paid basis. Only checks paid prior to deadline or payment by credit card or paypal will be accepted. Absolutely, no payments will be accepted on the day of the tournament.

COST: Men's divisions: $300/TEAM
Boy's 18u, 15u, 13u, 11u, Women's:
$285/TEAM

THREE WAYS TO PAY ONLINE: To guarantee or reserve a spot for your team immediately and before the divisions are filled, go to www.asianhoops.com and:

1) If you already have a paypal account, then you can save on service fees by transferring the entry fee amount to rockits@asianhoops.com.
2) Transfer funds through CHASE QUICKPAY. Transfer the money to rockits@verizon.net.
Checks should be made payable to:
New York Rockits Athletes In Action Inc.
3) Pay by credit card (please note that there will be an additional charge of $9.00 which covers the cost of credit card fees).

After payment, please send an email to rockits@asianhoops.com with your team name and division playing in so that I can reserve a place for your team. Your team is accepted to play after a confirmation email is sent to your team.

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ROSTERS: All teams participating must submit a fully completed roster sheet by Wednesday,
February 15, 2017. Please download a form, fill it out completely (needed for insurance purposes) and email it back to me in pdf format to: rockits@asianhoops.com.

Attention Coaches/Organizers of youth teams: In order to be fair to all teams participating, we will be checking Player I.D.s for proof of age/ethnicity. Coaches should have a copy of each player's passport or birth certificate with them on tournament day. Each team will be assigned a time for the entire team to check-in. Players that are not eligible will be disqualified immediately and the team will forfeit any wins that the non-eligible player participated in.

Teams interested in playing should also contact us via email: rockits@asianhoops.com or call us at 917-687-5876 (DENNY LEE-TOURNAMENT ORGANIZER) for confirmation or questions.

GAME SCHEDULES: Will be posted on www.asianhoops.com on Saturday, February 18, 2017 immediately following the 3rd NACBA Pre-Nationals Selection Event which will be held at 6pm via a live YOU TUBE feed. A link will be provided at a later date.

DIVISIONS OF PLAY

Saturday, February 25, 2017

MEN'S OPEN (limit 8 teams) - this is where the best teams from New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Toronto and the east coast compete for bragging rights. This is the division where many former/current high school/college standouts compete against the best. Bring it on. (Very competitive)

MEN'S FRIENDSHIP (limit 6-8 teams) - for those teams that play occasionally and are somewhat competitive.

BOYS 18-UNDER (limit 6-8 teams) - It's the boys chance to shine as the best up and coming ballers get to showcase their skills.

BOYS 15-UNDER (limit 4-8 teams) - This is where the hoop dreamers that have just begun to emerge as the future stars of Asian basketball.

BOYS 13-UNDER (limit 4-6 teams) - This is where you start seeing the potential of these rising stars.

BOYS 11-UNDER (limit 4-6 teams) - This is where it all begins for the future stars of Asian basketball.

WOMEN'S OPEN (limit 6-8 teams) - Another opportunity for the Women/Girls to hoop it up and prepare for the Nationals in Dallas.

Note: Players participating in the youth divisions must not have attained an age greater than that of the division they are participating in by the tournament date (Ex: If you are playing in the 18u division, and you are already 19 years of age than you are ineligible).

PRE-NATIONALS TOURNAMENT FORMAT
OPEN DRAW: For divisions of 5 or more teams, an open draw will determine the placing of teams into the respective groups. More information will follow.

4 TEAM DIVISION: Each team is guaranteed to play in three games in the tournament. Each team will play the other teams in their division during the preliminaries. The top two teams with the best won-loss record will compete in the championship game.

6 TEAM DIVISION: Each team is guaranteed to play in three games in the tournament. Teams will be divided into two groups of three teams. Each team will play the other two teams in their group during the preliminaries. After completion of these two games, your team will be seeded 1st, 2nd or 3rd according to your won-loss record. The top two teams from each group will advance into the playoff/championship round. The third seeded teams from each group will play a consolation game.

8 TEAM DIVISION: Each team is guaranteed to play in three games in the tournament. Teams will be divided into two groups of 4 teams. Each team will play the other teams in their group during the preliminaries. The teams with the best won-loss record in each group will advance into the championship game.

REFEREES: Certified I.A.A.B.O. referees or referees in training

AWARDS: Individual trophies or Championship T-shirts will awarded to all 1st place championship teams. 2nd place teams will receive a team trophy.

SITE LOCATION:

COMPETITIVE EDGE SPORTS
320 S. Henderson Road
King of Prussia, PA
484-231-8180



REFEREES: Certified I.A.A.B.O. referees or referees in training

WHO CAN PLAY: ELIGIBILITY: Only players of at least 50% East/Southeast Asian descent are eligible to participate in the tournament. The definition of a player of East/Southeast Asian decent is as follows: at least one parent must be of 100% East/Southeast Asian heritage. (Nationalities are as follows: Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, Burmese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporeans and Japanese) The burden of proof is on the player. If a player's eligibility is challenged, then he/she must present documentation that is legible (questions - please email us). Exception: Players of South Asian descent (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladesh) will be accepted to play on a case to case basis (proof of ethnicity must be submitted by February 15th) in the following divisions: Boys 18U and Men's divisions. Contact the tournament coordinator prior to registration.

LOCATION:

COMPETITIVE EDGE SPORTS
320 S. Henderson Road
King of Prussia, PA
484-231-8180

HOTEL:

DOUBLETREE by Hilton, Philadelphia Valley Forge
301 West Dekalb Pike
King of Prussia, PA
610-337-1200

Room Type: Double-Queen/Queen
Incl: $10 breakfast voucher for each guest per day; complimentary wi-fi and self-parking; complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius of hotel to area attractions.

Rate: $129.00; mention North American Chinese Basketball Association at CES

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RULES, REGULATIONS, and TOURNAMENT FORMAT

High School federation rules apply in all games subject to the following modifications:
1. Each team will play in at least three games throughout the tournament. Upon completion of the preliminaries, teams will advance into the playoff round dependent of their seeding.
2. The length of each game is either 16 minutes per half. The first half is running time with the last 15 seconds stop time. The last two minutes of the game is stop time. During the last minute, the clock stops on all made baskets and any whistles by the referee.
3. Overtime will be as follows: 2 minutes total with the last minute=stop time.
4. Each team will be entitled to two (2) time outs per game. They do not carry over into overtime. Each team is allowed one time out in the overtime period. Halftime is two (2) minutes.
5. One and one situation will be in effect on the seventh (7) team foul. Two shots will be awarded on the tenth (10) team foul. Players may enter the free throw lane on the release of the ball, while the shooter waits until it hits. The 4-2 rule will be in effect.
6. Each team must begin the game with five players. After fouling out, a player may not reenter
7. Each player is allowed five (5) personal fouls and on the fifth foul that player will be disqualified. If a team has less than five players on the court, they can continue to play or forfeit or until the team has less than two players.
8. Flagrant fouls will be penalized with foul shots and/or ejection from the tournament. Fighting is strictly forbidden and players and/or teams may be disqualified from the tournament. The following penalties will be assessed immediately: 1st fight - player or players will be disqualified from the tournament. 2nd fight - team will be disqualified from the tournament. Other penalties to follow. 9. A team not ready to start their game will forfeit. Teams are required to be present (1/2 hour prior) at the designated court for their game.
10. Each team must wear uniforms that are of the same color and with numbers designated on the front or back. Failure to do so will result in technical fouls for each player without the proper color and a number. Each team should have two sets of colored shirts (one light color and one dark color).
11. When asked, all participants must be able to present some type of photo identification (passport, birth certificates, etc.) that proves their age or nationality. If a protest is lodged, the burden of proof is on you to prove otherwise. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification from the game and tournament. All protests must be lodged by the coach and/or team captain by notifying the tournament coordinator in the respective gym before the start of any scheduled game.
12. Players may play on more than one team as long as it is not in the same age division (youth divisions only). However, players are only allowed to play for a team that's part of their own organization and only if tht team has less than nine players. Please inform the tournament coordinator prior to doing this. This rule does not apply to Men's divisions.
13. After the jump ball to begin the game, all ties ups will be decided by the alternate possession rule.
14. NO DUNKING IS PERMITTED DURING ANY WARM UP TIME OR ANYTIME, EXCEPT DURING THE GAME. Teams will be assessed technical fouls for this infraction.
15. TEAM FORFEITS: Any team that forfeits a game either by not showing up on time or walking off the court during a game may be disqualified from the tournament pending the approval of the tournament director. Teams not ready to start at the scheduled start time will be assessed a 2 point penalty for every minute up to a total of 5 minutes at which time a forfeit will be declared.
16. Tie breaking Procedure: two-team tie - head to head, win/loss between the two teams tied. Three-team tie - head to head among three teams tied, then total point differential of the three teams tied against each other. If two teams are tied after this, go back to head to head. Further ties, total point differential of teams in your division. Four team ties - settle the highest ranking team first, then revert back to three team tie break rules, and so on. Point differential is capped at maximum of twenty (20) per game.
17.
Only players of at least 50% East/Southeast Asian descent are eligible to participate in the tournament. The definition of a player of East/Southeast Asian decent is as follows: at least one parent must be of 100% East/Southeast Asian heritage. (Nationalities are as follows: Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, Burmese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporeans and Japanese) The burden of proof is on the player. If a player's eligibility is challenged, then he/she must present documentation that is legible (questions - please email us). Exception: Players of South Asian descent (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladesh) will be accepted to play on a case to case basis (proof of ethnicity will be required in advance) in the following divisions: Boys 18+ and all men's divisions. Contact the tournament coordinator at prior to registration.
18. Food and Drink: please throw all garbage in there proper receptacles.
19. Conduct: Each team is responsible for the conduct of its players, fans, etc. There is a zero tolerance policy regarding fighting and acts of violence. Any player or team personnel committing an act of violence will be (i) ejected from the game, (ii) disqualified for the remainder of the tournament and (iii) asked to leave the venue immediately. If circumstances warrant, violators will be remanded to local law enforcement authorities. Also, at tournament staff/directors discretion, any player, coach, team support personnel, tournament participant, or fan exhibiting conduct unbecoming to the event may be subject to disqualification from the tournament and ejection from venues at any time.
20. Eligibility Protest Procedures: Teams must submit eligibility protest to referee and tournament coordinator prior to the start of game Each protest must include a fee of $50 in cash payable to the tournament organizer. If protest is valid and upheld, your $50 will be refunded. If your protest is invalid or you are wrong, then the $50 will not be refunded.
21. Work Teams: Teams are required to work their assigned games during preliminary play and during the playoff/consolation round of the tournament. We appreciate your help as this will help make the tournament run smoother.
22. Closely Guarded: When a player is legally guarded by a defensive player within 6 feet, that player shall not hold the ball for five seconds or dribble for 5 seconds.