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Earlier this year

2020 Adelaide Basketball Challenge

So this has been announced to provide some games for our best senior players. Can expect a huge gulf in teams with best local talent and the few imports that stayed. Would expect Norwood with Turnage, South with Starling and Forestville with Teys(is Mays still in Adelaide?) and North with McVeigh (Is Drmic here) to be front runners. Sturts lack of reliance on imports will hold them in good stead but just how ugly will Eastern games be?

Anyone have any updates as to who will suit up? Will lack of funds because of no juniors and sponsorship play a part, eg South's mercanaries playing footy instead.

2020 ADELAIDE BASKETBALL CHALLENGE | In a year that's brought the unexpected, we are excited to return to basketball in 2020 with a brand new senior season. Basketball SA brings you the 2020 Adelaide Basketball Challenge! Adelaide’s top ten senior mens and women’s clubs will compete in a unique, temporary 12-week competition with a special one week of finals.

Season starts 11 August. A full fixture will be released in the coming weeks. Games will be played on Tuesday evenings, with a game of the week played on selected Saturday evenings.

NBL1 will return in 2021.

READ MORE >> https://bit.ly/2A3WBfC

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Earlier this year

looking forward to getting out to a few games

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Most on a Tuesday? Only in Adelaide

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Basketball Challenge 2020  
Earlier this year

I have heard that the Adelaide clubs voted against a 2020 Sat night State League comp for financial (cost) and competitiveness (some teams have imports, some don't) reasons. Disappointing decision as the state league has been running for over 50 years uninterrupted. No REAL Premiers, No Woollacott, No Halls and footy, soccer and Netball are all having a state competition in 2020.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

My understanding was they voted against a Saturday night 3 x 3 comp

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

One you are missing is many players do not want to play due to other commitments following NBL1 formally cancelling season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Financially they would have to play games out of a "hub" instead of having them spread out. Used to do it back in the day, was good after playing to watch a few other games. In reality reserves were in same format, this competition will be slightly better level with some starters participating. But doesn't give much time for teams to prepare so will be pretty ugly and rely on individuals to dominate if they can be bothered to play.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Because there have been so many options for other commitments during these COVID-19 times lol

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Sourbroker  
Earlier this year

Who ya playing for Lovebroker? Would love to come and watch you play.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No players or coaches getting paid like SANFL and SA Amateur Footy League.

Would 6ers players like McVeigh, Teys still play just to get games prior to training camp kicking off?

Pretty sure most country footy leagues have either cancelled their season or not paying anyone so doubtful the South guys would play footy this year.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Imports shouldn't be allowed to play so there is an even playing field for all teams. Just because they stayed doesn't mean they should be allowed to play. Clubs have lost enough money this season, at least make the rest of this season fair.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tissue princess?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

You'll find that the imports that stayed were signed by their club as a 'JDO' not an import. So they will be aloud to play, because they aren't technically being paid to play

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Anonymous  
Last month

Interesting to see how this league goes when there is absolutely no Covid-19 restrictions being done at the Titanium over the last couple of weeks. People still shaking hands, people in the stands not self distancing especially after a game. 1 case will shut this all down in a heart beat. BSA not doing their J.O.B.!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is there a schedule out for this yet?

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Anonymous  
Last month

When it Bball is shutdown again next week, will this hopefully be the end of BSA? Restart it as a commercial organisation that is consumer and stakeholder driven?

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Anonymous  
Last month

You mean the public are not doing their job. You can tell people to not shake hands but if hey do what can you do?

Dreams are free #184

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Anonymous  
Last month

If you ask BSA Management and Governance they are consumer and stakeholder driven. That's the real issue. Noone there has the skills required to be there.

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Anonymous  
Last month

No way. They are self preservation, self interest and doing as less possible driven. They know it. Clubs know it. We all do.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why not just let Basketball Adelaide run it all. It's not like they themselves are driven by 10 different self interests. They would work for every consumer and stakeholder surely.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow - some people here make Trump look like a genius!!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Basketball Adelaide LOL.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Are BSA employees getting on here to comment about Basketball Adelaide?

If so it says all you need to know about BSA as a organisation.

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Anonymous  
Last month

How many at BSA are even from the basketball community? 2-3 maybe. There are many outside BSA who see the incompetence of Basketball Adelaide. Given they claimed they were taking over District comps 2 years ago but always went running back to BSA because they couldn't get their shit together, not much reason to trust a constantly changing group of Presidents.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What.....10 agendas? Nooooo

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Anonymous  
Last month

Rumor has it that there are going to be a whole lot of young refs, not ready for Reserve level ref'n the Adelaide Challenge. Yes they will be more experience refs with them but they can't shelter them in the big boys league. Nothing like pushing juniors way to hard/fast and then they'll quit before they actually reach their peak. Congrats BSA on another screw up! It's such a shame that basketball in SA is not moving forward like the rest of the country.

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Anonymous  
Last month

They use the refs that are there and willing. Maybe ask why older referees leave the game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's Reserve grade ball +. No better time to blood kids. Plus the level will be rubbish

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Anonymous  
Last month

Unco players reff'd by kids that are trying to improve themselves.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's Premier League missing a few imports. It's going to be better than what's out there now. It will break the weak young refs and the backlash will just be on BSA. Why expose young refs when they should only be doing Friday nights.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You need to expose them eventually. A watered down league is the perfect time because for the uninitiated there is not a massive pool of PL quality referees in the state. If you do not expose the younger less experienced referees when the older ones call it a day the competition is screwed. Let's face it SA isn’t Victoria with a hundred or so referees missing out or knocking on the door.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Where is the fixture. Be good to watch some Senior hoops

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's not PL minus a few imports. Some regular PL players are doing other things following the announcement of the cancellation of NBL 1 for 2020 Our club has half a dozen players who have decided to take the season off and will return in 2021. It is Reserves plus not Premier League minus.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Only in Adelaide do people think it's ok to have kids refereeing this level of basketball.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You might want to open your eyes to the rest of the country, kids are reffing everywhere. And by kids we are talking 16 +. And lets be honest the Adelaide Basketball Challenge is not going to be a high level of Basketball

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is Valk suiting up for West tonight?

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Anonymous  
Last month

There were some cracking games last night - it's a shame they aren't all at Titanium so everyone can watch. Why not move Div 1 and youth league to other locations and have ABC at 1 or 2 locations at the most and keep the middle court empty. Makes sense to have the central location. Thoughts?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cracking games?
You must be new to basketball.
The standard is dreadful.

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anon  
Last month

#903 Makes sense to have the central location Makes sense and BSA in one sentence will never happen, it doesn't matter if Centrals has a home game at Morphett Vale and South have a home game at Lightsview, Gibson doesn't care and he will tell you he doesn't care about clubs or 'making sense'.
If a court is vacant he will put a game there, bad luck.
Yes it might only be Reserves but it is still a chance for senior players to get on court and spectators to watch some basketball at a relatively better level, yes put it at a stadium where social distancing is more achievable.
Maybe you could 'care' about the next 3 rounds you release.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The games at Titanium - there are minimal spectators for the amount of seating there is. No one is making sure people are social distancing or players/coaches are not shaking hands cause they all are. Only the refs will elbow bump. At some point of time clubs needs to get some balls and demand for what they pay for rather than get nothing in return. Also, why are the schedules changing every 2 minutes - it's a pain in the rear end!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Players are sitting next to each other on the bench. Maybe the teams and players take responsibility for social distancing. Maybe players and coaches should take the initiative and not shake hands. You know good old fashion take responsibility for your own actions. It's a pretty simple concept

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Port Adelaide was an absolute joke last night. Delay in games at least 20 minutes - Delay in getting players and coaches in. Spectators didn't get in till way after games were started (but that's understandable). The issue is lack of communication and the way people are spoken to by the people in charge there is unacceptable. Understand it's frustrating for everyone but at least talk to people respectfully.

Also the lack of warm ups/downs before/after the game is a major issue as this could result in some players getting injured. This really needs to be looked at.

Obviously they can't handle all the games at Port Adelaide so bring them all to Titanium then nobody has home field advantage, etc. People can handle a few late games or make more Saturday games.

Where are all the ref coaches on the sidelines giving these junior inexperienced refs guidance. Not one in sight. Get your act together BSA!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Watching stream with southern didn't seem to be much social distancing on bench. But ridiculous in a contact sport. Same players that are in close contact during game suddenly have to sit apart. Does defence have to give opposition 1.5 metres distance, is boxing out banned? Are only 2 players allowed in key? In timeouts do players have to step away from coach?
Arena holds how many spectators, yet different rules apply to afl games. Total absurdity.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Indoor sport v outdoor sport. It's not a hard concept Einstein

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