44th Sub Junior National Basketball Championship to tip off in Didwana from 8th October

Bengaluru 7th October 2017: The 44th Sub Junior National Championship for Boys and Girls will be held at the Bangour college stadium, Didwana, Rajasthan. The Championship is being organized by the Rajasthan Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India.

The opening ceremony will be held on Sunday, 8th October with Mr. Yoonus Khan, PWD and Transportation Minister of Rajasthan as the Chief Guest. The fixtures and groupings have been announced. The prestigious Championship will feature 30 boys’ teams and 24 girls’ teams in the U14 age group, from various Indian States and Union territories, and will be played in a league cum knockout format.

The teams are grouped into two levels –Level 1 features the top 10 teams from the previous championship divided into two groups of five teams each (Group A and B), while Level 2 features the remaining teams divided into four groups (Group C, D, E, F). In the league stages, all the teams play each of the other teams in their group once. The top three teams from each of the groups in Level 1 advance directly to the quarterfinals, while the fourth placed teams play pre-quarterfinal games against the top two teams from Level 2. The teams that finish last in each of the groups in Level 1 are relegated to Level 2 for the next edition of the tournament, while the Level 2 teams that qualified for the pre-quarterfinals will replace them in Level 1 in the next edition.