WELCOME

SOUTH EAST JUNIOR BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Welcome to the South East Junior Basketball Tournament (SEJBT), a basketball tournament brought to you by  VJBL clubs, Casey, Waverley, Sandringham and Knox. The SEJBT hosts a thrilling showcase of basketball talent, drawing together over 400 representative and domestic junior basketball teams across a long weekend. With age groups ranging from under 10s to under 20s for both boys and girls, SEJBT caters for all age groups with multiple divisions in each age group.

INFORMATION

TOURNAMENT DATES: MARCH 8-10, 2025

The tournament promises an exciting array of competitive games spanning across various locations in the South East Suburbs of Melbourne. Each participating team is guaranteed a minimum of four games, offering a fantastic opportunity for teams to compete.

The cost for team entry stands at $525. Notably, there will be no door entry fee for spectators, allowing friends, family, and fans to cheer on their teams without any additional charges.

In order to ensure a fair and enjoyable competition, teams are strongly encouraged to provide comprehensive information during the registration process. This information will aid in the appropriate grading of teams, ensuring competitive matchups that are both challenging and rewarding for all participants.

SEJBT HEAT POLICY

SEJBT HEAT POLICY AND GAME CANCELLATIONS

On hot days, court temperature will be taken every hour.
When the court reaches 30-35 degrees stadiums must consider implementing the below:

-Additional timeout each half
-Games played in halves reduced to 17-minute halves.
-Games played in quarters reduced the 8-minute quarters.

When the court temperature reaches 40 degrees, games must be cancelled.

If games are required to be cancelled due to heat the result will be changed to 20-20 draw.

If games are required to be cancelled due to any other reason the below will occur:
-If before half time, the score will be 20-20 draw.
-If after half time, the score will stand as when the game was stopped.

RULES

RULES OF THE TOURNAMENT

Scorers

Teams are to supply scorers for ALL games, including Grand Finals

Games

We will guarantee four games except in the case of withdrawals or cancellations of games beyond administration control.

All non-A grade group games (including Semi Finals)

60 minute time slots with 2 x 20 minute halves. 2 time out per team, per half. Clock stops in last minute of 1st half and three minutes of the 2nd half on every whistle. With an additional time-out for each team in overtime situations where applicable. The clock stops for these additional timeouts.

A Grade games (including Semi Finals) (not including U10s)

60 minute time slots with 4 x 10 minute quarters. Shot clock will be used (not for u12s. 2 time out per team, per half with an additional time-out for each team in overtime situations where applicable.

Clock stops in last minute of 1st half and three minutes of the 2nd half on every whistle. With an additional time-out for each team in overtime situations where applicable. The clock stops for these additional timeouts.

All Games

The game clock will not be delayed because teams are not ready. Half time is strictly 2 minutes. Drawn games are recognised in all games except finals, where an extra 5 minutes will be played. 

All Grand Finals in Non-A grade games

2 x 20 minute halves. Clock stops for all whistles in last minute of the first half and the last three minutes of the second half. 2 time outs per team, per half (Clock will stop for Time-Outs).

All Grand Finals in A grade

Clock stops for all whistles in last minute of the first half and the last three minutes of the second half. 4 x 10 minute quarters. 2 time outs per half with an additional gained in overtime if applicable.

Late Start

The penalty for a late start shall be 1 point for every minute. At halftime the game is forfeited 20-0 by the team which did not appear with the minimum number of players (4).

Other Regulations

Zone defence is strongly discouraged for all U12 and U14 games. 3 point shots will be recognised in all grades. The extended 3 point line will be used in all U16, U18 games. The inside 3 point line will be used for all other matches.

The foul line will be advanced for all U12 games to the designated line, or agreed line by the referees/Venue Supervisor.

3 seconds in the key will be observed in all grades and age groups, except U12 where 5 seconds will be observed.

Players names may be added at any time during a game, but in a team’s first game, a player whose name is added after half time, shall be required to show the Venue Organiser a player’s ticket, before participating in the game.

Classification of Teams and Determination of Rankings for Finals

The primary ranking of teams shall be based on Game Ratio, and then based Points according to their win – loss records. 3 Points for a win, 2 Points for a draw, 1 point for a loss, 0 points for a game lost by forfeit.

Before proceeding to the below, if all teams that are equal on ‘Game Ratio’ then ‘Points’, have not played each other, then the ranking will go straight to ‘Point Difference’ considering the results of all games.

If there are two teams equal, the result(s) of the game(s) between the two teams involved will be used to determine the placing (Head to Head). If this does not split the two teams, the classification will be determined by Points Difference considering the results of all games played by both teams.

If more than two teams are equal, a classification will be established considering only the results of the games between the teams that are tied. If there are still teams tied after the second classification, then points difference will be used to determine the placing, considering only the results between the teams that are tied.

If there are still teams tied, the placing shall be determined using percentage from the results of all their games played. Points difference is calculated by points scored for; minus points scored against.

Finals Qualifications (Team and Players)

To qualify for finals a player must take part in at least two (2) games with the team concerned. A final is any game, in which the teams playing are specified by position on the ladder rather than by name. Participation of an unqualified player in a final, will result in a forfeit by the offending team.

Players may play in more than one age group if they do not play in a lower grade in a lower age group. e.g. 16A players cannot play 14B, but 14A players may play 16B. No player may play in two (2) teams in the same age group. The penalty is automatic loss of points for the games in which the offence occurred. Any player who played for their state at National Championships in the previous 12 months must be declared with the entry form if playing other than A grade.

In the case of disputes, the matter will be referred to the Disputes Chairperson. In the case of reports, the decision of a tribunal appointed by the administration will be final. Finals shall be played according to the system specified in each grade.