One of the oldest and most prestigious basketball tournament in New Delhi, The Royal Club Basketball Tournament, returns for its 50th annual competition this year: the Golden Jubilee Royal Club tournament is being held at the Montfort School in Ashok Vihar from October 16-23.
The tournament is featuring a total of 33 teams in three sections: Men, College Women, and School Boys. Games will be held daily from 2:00 PM onwards.
In last year’s tournament, IAHQ Signals took home the Men’s Championship, while Montfort won the gold in the School Boys’ and Girls’ section: College Women did not participate in last year’s championship.
Here is the list of teams participating in this year’s tournament:
In the first few games in the 2011 Golden Jubilee Championship, Women’s favourites Jesus & Mary College (JMC) had little trouble disposing of Kirorimal College in their first game, 37-18.
In the Men’s section, PNC defeated Butlerian 76-65 in a high octane, exciting game. Narender (19) and Khushwinder (16) led the way for PNC, while Mukesh Bishnoi (29) and Geo (25) were the high scorers for Butlerian. In another game, after trailing by 12 points at halftime, Royal Club turned the game around to defeat RSA 51-47.
The opening ceremony of the tournament was held on Sunday, October 16th. The finals for all three sections are schedule to be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011, from 4:00 PM onwards at Montfort School.