68th Senior National Championship for Men and Women to tip off in Chennai from 17th January 2018

  • The 68th Senior National Championship for Men and Women will be held at Chennai, Tamil Nadu from 17th to 24th January 2018.
  • Uttarakhand Men and Kerala Women are the defending champions from the previous edition held in Puducherry.

Bengaluru 9th January 2018: The 68th Senior National Championship for Men and Women will tip-off at the JLN Stadium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 17th to 24th January 2018. The Championship is being organised by the Tamil Nadu Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India. The center of attraction would be the number of International players participating in this Championship, increasing the level of competition.

 

Tournament Format:

The 25+ teams in each of the men’s and women’s section are grouped into two levels: Upper Level 1 and lower Level 2. Level 1 features the top 10 teams from the previous championship divided into two groups of five teams each. Level 2 features the remaining teams.The tournament is played on a league cum knockout basis. In the league stages, all teams from each group play each other once. The top three Level 1 teams from each of the two groups qualify to the quarterfinals stage. The bottom (i.e. 5th) teams are relegated to the lower Level 1 for next year, while the two fourth placed teams from both the Level 1 groups play pre-quarterfinal games against the top two teams from Level 2.

Level 2 features four Groups (C, D, E and F) usually of 4-5 teams each. After the league stages, the top four teams (one from each Group) play qualifying matches in order to attempt to move to the upper Level. The two winning teams after these qualifying matches immediately qualify to the upper Level in the next edition, replaced the two bottom (i.e. 5th placed) teams from the upper Level 1 Groups. These two Level 2 to Level 1 qualifying teams also play another match which in turn allows the winning team to pick their pre-quarterfinal opponent (basically choosing between either the 4th placed team in Level 1 Group A or the 4th placed team in Level 1 Group B).For all the remaining Level 2 teams which didn’t qualify to the knockout stages of the main competition, a separate ‘Loser’s Knockout’ Tournament is held between them in order to give these teams much needed match practice, and a chance for them to test their bench strength.

The finals standings from the previous version of this Championship held at Puducherry in January 2017:

Standings Women Men
1) Kerala Uttarakhand
2) Telangana Tamil Nadu
3) Indian Railways Punjab
4) Chhattisgarh Rajasthan
5) Tamil Nadu Kerala
6) Delhi Haryana
7) Maharashtra Indian Railways
8) Madhya Pradesh Karnataka
9) Karnataka Odisha
10) Rajasthan Gujarat

68TH  SENIOR NATIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR MEN AND WOMEN FIXTURES AND GROUPINGS

GROUPINGS

(MEN)

LEVEL – 1                             LEVEL – 2

GROUP “A”

GROUP “B”

GROUP “C”

GROUP “D”

GROUP “E”

GROUP “F”

UTTARAKHAND

TAMIL NADU

CHHATTISGARH

ANDHRA PR

ARUNACHAL PR

ASSAM

RAJASTHAN

PUNJAB

GOA

DELHI

CHANDIGARH

BIHAR

KERALA

HARYANA

HIMACHAL PR

JAMMU & KAS

JHARKHAND

MADHYA PRADESH

KARNATAKA

IND. RAILWAYS

SERVICES

PUDUCHERRY

MIZORAM

MAHARASHTRA

ODISHA

GUJARAT

SIKKIM

TELANGANA

TRIPURA

UTTAR PRADESH

WEST BENGAL

WOMEN

LEVEL 1                                             LEVEL 2

GROUP “A”

GROUP “B”

GROUP “C”

GROUP “D”

GROUP “E”

GROUP “F”

KERALA

TELANGANA

PUNJAB

WEST BENGAL

ANDHRA PRADESH

ASSAM

CHHATTISGARH

IND RAILWAYS

GUJARAT

GOA

CHANDIGARH

BIHAR

TAMIL NADU

DELHI

HARYANA

HIMACHAL PR

JAMMU & KASHMIR

JHARKHAND

MADHYA PRADESH

MAHARASHTRA

UTTAR PRADESH

UTTARAKHAND

PUDUCHERRY

ODISHA

KARNATAKA

RAJASTHAN

COMPETITION INFORMATION

  1. Venue: JAWAHARLAL NEHRU INDOOR STADIUM, CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU

  2. Dates: 17TH TO 24TH JANUARY 2018

  3. Format: LEAGUE CUM KNOCK OUT

  1. Groups: LEVEL 1 – GROUPS “A” AND “B”

       LEVEL 2 – GROUPS “C”, “D”, “E” AND “F”

17.01.2018

Court –INDOOR

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

1

TELANGANA

Vs

RAJASTHAN

WB

07.00 AM

2

INDIAN RAILWAYS

Vs

DELHI

WB

08.30 AM

3

PUNJAB

Vs

GUJARAT

MB

10.00 AM

4

UTTARAKHAND

Vs

ODISHA

MA

11.30 AM

5

RAJASTHAN

Vs

KARNATAKA

MA

01.00 PM

6

CHHATTISGARH

Vs

KARNATAKA

WA

02.30 PM

                                                             AFTER INAUGURATION

7

TAMIL NADU

Vs

HARYANA

MB

8

TAMIL NADU

Vs

MADHYA PRADESH

WA

Court – 1

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

9

BIHAR

Vs

MAHARASHTRA

MF

07.00 AM

10

PUDUCHERRY

Vs

TELANGANA

MD

08.30 AM

11

CHHATTISGARH

Vs

GOA

MC

10.00 AM

AFTER INAUGURATION

12

CHANDIGARH

Vs

JHARKHAND

ME

13

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Vs

SERVICES

MC

Court – 2

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

14

WEST BENGAL

Vs

UTTAR PRADESH

MF

07.00 AM

15

ANDHRA PRADESH

Vs

JAMMU& KASHMIR

MD

08.30 AM

AFTER INAUGURATION

16

MADHYA PRADESH

Vs

ASSAM

MF

18.01.2018

Court –INDOOR

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

17

MAHARASHTRA

Vs

INDIAN RAILWAYS

WB

07.00 AM

18

KERALA

Vs

RAJASTHAN

MA

08.30 AM

19

KARNATAKA

Vs

UTTARAKHAND

MA

10.00 AM

20

HARYANA

Vs

INDIAN RAILWAYS

MB

11.30 AM

21

KARNATAKA

Vs

KERALA

WA

02.00 PM

22

DELHI

Vs

TELANGANA

WB

03.30 PM

23

CHHATTISGARH

Vs

TAMIL NADU

WA

05.00 PM

24

TAMIL NADU

Vs

GUJARAT

MB

06.30 PM

Court – 1

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

25

MAHARASHTRA

Vs

WEST BENGAL

MF

07.00 AM

26

ANDHRA PRADESH

Vs

DELHI

MD

08.30 AM

27

GUJARAT

Vs

UTTAR PRADESH

WC

10.00 PM

28

ASSAM

Vs

JHARKHAND

WF

02.00 PM

29

TELANGANA

Vs

JAMMU & KASHMIR

MD

03.30 PM

30

BIHAR

Vs

ODISHA

WF

05.00 PM

31

SIKKIM

Vs

GOA

MC

06.30 PM

Court -2

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

32

UTTAR PRADESH

Vs

MADHYA PRADESH

MF

07.00 AM

33

ARUNACHAL

Vs

MIZORAM

ME

08.30 AM

34

GOA

Vs

SERVICES

MC

10.00 AM

35

GOA

Vs

UTTARAKHAND

WD

02.00 PM

36

PUNJAB

Vs

HARYANA

WC

03.30 PM

37

ANDHRA PRADESH

Vs

JAMMU & KASHMIR

WE

05.00 PM

38

WEST BENGAL

Vs

MADHYA PRADESH

MF

06.30 PM

Court -3

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

39

ASSAM

Vs

BIHAR

MF

07.00 AM

40

CHHATTISGARH

Vs

SIKKIM

MC

08.30 AM

41

WEST BENGAL

Vs

HIMACHAL PRADESH

WD

10.00 AM

42

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Vs

TRIPURA

ME

03.30 PM

Court – 4

43

JHARKHAND

Vs

TRIPURA

ME

07.00 AM

44

CHANDIGARH

Vs

PUDUCHERRY

WE

03.30 PM

19.01.2018

Court – INDOOR

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

45

DELHI

Vs

MAHARASHTRA

WB

07.00 AM

46

KARNATAKA

Vs

MADHYA PRADESH

WA

08.30 AM

47

RAJASTHAN

Vs

ODISHA

MA

10.00 AM

48

KERALA

Vs

CHHATTISGARH

WA

11.30 AM

49

INDIAN RAILWAYS

Vs

GUJARAT

MB

02.00 PM

50

RAJASTHAN

Vs

INDIAN RAILWAYS

WB

03.30 PM

51

KERALA

Vs

KARNATAKA

MA

05.00 PM

52

TAMIL NADU

Vs

PUNJAB

MB

06.30 PM

Court – 1

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

53

WEST BENGAL

Vs

BIHAR

MF

07.00 AM

54

DELHI

Vs

JAMMU & KASHMIR

MD

08.30 AM

55

PUNJAB

Vs

GUJARAT

WC

10.00 AM

56

WEST BENGAL

Vs

GOA

WD

03.30 PM

57

BIHAR

Vs

UTTAR PRADESH

MF

05.00 PM

58

TELANGANA

Vs

DELHI

MD

06.30 PM

Court -2

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

59

UTTAR PRADESH

Vs

ASSAM

MF

07.00 AM

60

MADHYA PRADESH

Vs

MAHARASHTRA

MF

08.30 AM

61

HARYANA

Vs

UTTAR PRADESH

WC

10.00 AM

62

JAMMU & KASHMIR

Vs

PUDUCHERRY

WE

02.00 PM

63

JHARKHAND

Vs

MIZORAM

ME

03.30 PM

64

CHHATTISGARH

Vs

HIMACHAL PRADESH

MC

05.00 PM

65

CHANDIGARH

Vs

TRIPURA

ME

06.30 PM

Court -3

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

66

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Vs

UTTARAKHAND

WD

07.00 AM

67

ANDHRA PRADESH

Vs

CHANDIGARH

WE

08.30 AM

68

ASSAM

Vs

BIHAR

WF

02.00 PM

69

JHARKHAND

Vs

ODISHA

WF

03.30 PM

Court – 4

70

JAMMU & KASHMIR

Vs

PUDUCHERRY

MD

04.30 PM

Court -4

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

71

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

VS

CHANDIGARH

ME

07.00 AM

72

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Vs

SIKKIM

MC

03.30 PM

20.01.2018

Court – INDOOR

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

73

CHHATTISGARH

Vs

MADHYA PRADESH

WA

07.00 AM

74

KARNATAKA

Vs

ODISHA

MA

08.30 AM

75

HARYANA

Vs

PUNJAB

MB

10.00 AM

76

INDIAN RAILWAYS

Vs

TELANGANA

WB

11.30 AM

77

MAHARASHTRA

Vs

RAJASTHAN

WB

02.00 PM

78

UTTARAKHAND

Vs

KERALA

MA

03.30 PM

79

KERALA

Vs

TAMIL NADU

WA

05.00 PM

80

INDIAN RAILWAYS

Vs

TAMIL NADU

MB

06.30 PM

Court – 1

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

81

ASSAM

Vs

WEST BENGAL

MF

07.00 AM

82

PUDUCHERRY

VS

ANDHRA PRADESH

MD

08.30 AM

83

GUJARAT

Vs

HARYANA

WC

10.00 AM

84

WEST BENGAL

Vs

UTTARAKHAND

WD

02.00 PM

85

SERVICES

Vs

CHHATTISGARH

MC

03.30 PM

86

ANDHRA PRADESH

Vs

TELANGANA

MD

05.00 PM

87

MAHARASHTRA

Vs

ASSAM

MF

06.30 PM

Court -2

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

88

MAHARASHTRA

Vs

UTTAR PRADESH

MF

07.00 AM

89

MIZORAM

Vs

TRIPURA

ME

08.30 AM

90

UTTAR PRADESH

Vs

PUNJAB

WC

10.00 AM

91

ASSAM

Vs

ODISHA

WF

02.00 PM

92

CHANDIGARH

Vs

JAMMU & KASHMIR

WE

03.30 PM

93

ANDHRA PRADESH

Vs

PUDUCHERRY

WE

05.00 PM

94

CHANDIGARH

Vs

MIZORAM

ME

06.30 PM

Court -3

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

95

MADHYA PRADESH

Vs

BIHAR

MF

07.00 AM

96

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Vs

JHARKHAND

ME

08.30 AM

97

GOA

Vs

HIMACHAL PRADESH

MC

10.00 AM

98

GOA

Vs

HIMACHAL PRADEH

WD

02.00 PM

99

SERVICES

Vs

SIKKIM

MC

03.30 PM

Court – 4

100

BIHAR

Vs

JHARKHAND

WF

02.00 PM

101

DELHI

Vs

PUDUCHERRY

MD

03.30 PM

21.01.2018

Court – INDOOR

No

Team “A”

Team “B”

Group

Timing

102

KERALA

Vs

ODISHA

MA

07.00 AM

103

DELHI

Vs

RAJASTHAN

WB

08.30 AM

104

KERALA

Vs

MADHYA PRADESH

WA

10.00 AM

105

GUJARAT

Vs

HARYANA

MB

11.30 AM

106

UTTARAKHAND

Vs

RAJASTHAN

MA

02.00 PM

107

TELANGANA

Vs

MAHARASHTRA

WB

03.30 PM

108

TAMIL NADU

Vs

KARNATAKA

WA

05.00 PM

109

PUNJAB

Vs

INDIAN RAILWAYS

MB

06.30 PM

 

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