Jnr State Champs Postponed
There is no change to the situation at BBI and our stadium remains closed.
22 May 2020 Update:
Following the release of the Queensland Government’s Roadmap to Easing Restrictions, Basketball Queensland (BQ) can now confirm that the Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 State Championships will no longer be able to proceed in July as originally hoped.
With Queensland not due to enter Stage 3 of easing restrictions until July 10, our focus for the next two months will be on resuming basketball activities across the state and working with our Associations to make sure participants can return to a safe playing environment.
The State Championships are a highlight for many participants, from players to officials and as we look to resume our representative calendar in line with the Queensland Government‘s Easing Restrictions Guidelines, we have an opportunity to hold these State Championships during the Spring school holidays.
Under 16 (Boys & Girls) 21 – 24 September, 2020 Girls: Southern Districts Boys: Logan
Under 14 (Boys) 24 – 27 September, 2020 Cairns
Under 12 (Boys & Girls) 28 September – 1 October, 2020 Townsville
Under 14 (Girls) 2 – 5 October, 2020 Mackay
There are several factors that we have taken into consideration, and we want to make clear that the State Championships will only proceed if restrictions across the state have been eased so that we can conduct the championship safely and in compliance with Government requirements.
To avoid a potential clash with the U14 Girls Netball State Championship, we have scheduled the Under 14 Girls Championships towards the end of the school holidays and we are working with Associations to provide a modified schedule for BQJBC, CQJBC and QNJBC prior to State Championships to ensure players, coaches, officials and Associations have adequate preparation prior to the Championships.
BQ will conduct a further review of the above dates by 24 July, which is a couple of weeks after the introduction of Stage 3 of the easing of restrictions to determine if the State Championships can safely proceed.