Gold Coast Invitational 2019

Hillcrest Christian College warmly welcomes you to the 2019 GOLD COAST INVITATIONAL (GCI). The tournament was first established in 2014 and has undergone significant growth over the last four years to become the largest schools tournament on the Gold Coast.

The holiday lifestyle that the Gold Coast has to offer is a bonus for any touring teams and provides the ideal backdrop for this event.
In 2019 the College has begun working closely with Gold Coast Basketball to ensure the best possible facilities and management is offered to school teams. 

The tournament will take place from Thursday, 4 July to Sunday, 7 July 2019. 

GCI is open to male and female school teams in Open Division (must not be turning 19 in 2019) and 15 years and Under (must not be turning 16 in 2019). 

Local, interstate and international schools have been invited to participate in this tournament. Please note due to Basketball Queensland moving the U12 & U14 State Basketball Championships to July, we are unable to offer the 13 & Under age group as in previous years.

All games will be played at the Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre, Carrara, which was recently a major venue for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. In 2019 all games will be 8 minute fully timed quarters with 24 second clock. All other rules will be as per FIBA regulations.

A Sport Medic will be onsite throughout the tournament.

The nomination fee for the tournament is $780 inclusive of GST for all teams, and provides for a minimum of six games (subject to sufficient nominations for the relevant division received by the closing date).

It is highly likely that we will restrict all age groups and divisions to 16 teams in 2019.

Final closing date for acceptance of this invitation with your completed online registration form and full payment is Friday, 24 May 2019. There will be no refunds provided after this date.

Teams and individual players must ensure that their own personal accident and injury insurance includes coverage for this tournament. Schools nominating teams need to also provide a copy of their current public liability certificate of currency. 
The draw will be available a minimum of two weeks prior to the tournament start date and there are no draw requests.

You are invited to complete the registration form below to participate in the 2019 Gold Coast Invitational.

We look forward to seeing you all in July!