Friday, July 22, 2016

Big Weekend Hoop Tourney at The Matchbox & ABC School Gym

This Saturday and Sunday Starr Athletics out of Pensacola, Florida will be hosting the Forgotten Coast Classic 2016, an exciting and action packed youth basketball tournament in Apalachicola. Games will be played simultaneously throughout the weekend at both the City of Apalachicola Youth Center (The Matchbox) and at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School gymnasium (ABC School).

Teams from as far away as Alabama and Georgia along with Florida teams from Port St. Joe, Bay County, Gadsden County, Pensacola, and the Apalachicola Sharks will be participating in the tournament.  Tip-off time will promptly commence at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23rd at both locations and will conclude on Sunday, July 24th with the semi-final and the championship games also played at both locations.

Each of the Apalachicola Sharks teams will play two games on Saturday.  The Sharks Girls team will play at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., both games will be played at the ABC School. The Sharks 11 and Under Boys will play at 9:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m. at The Matchbox. The 14 and Under Boys will take to the court at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the ABC School and the Sharks High School Boys team will play at 12:00 p.m. at The Matchbox and 3:00 p.m. at the ABC School.

Starr Athletics, LLC, is a small company in the radio broadcasting stations industry that also host competitive basketball tournaments throughout the Southeast in the AAU, YBOA, high school and recreation league divisions. The company has hosted such tournaments in New Orleans, Atlanta, Mobile, Panama City, Pensacola and now Apalachicola thanks to the collaborative efforts of Helen Willis-Escobar, Manager of The Matchbox and Allyson Speed, an Apalachicola native and resident of Philadelphia.

The daily gate fee to enter the tournament is $10 and a weekend pass only $18. For kids 7-12 the fee is $6, and kids 6 and Under can get in free.

Click below to access the online tournament brackets, complete with participating teams, age groups, times and locations.