Tournaments and Events
2012 National Championships
The 2012 National Wheelchair Basketball Championships & Women's Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) Finals are May 18-20 at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC and are co- hosted by BC Wheelchair Basketball Society and Wheelchair Basketball Canada.
The annual tournament plays host to Canada's best wheelchair basketball players over three days of exciting action. Many of these athletes are also members of the Canadian Men's & Women's National Teams that have their sights set on competing in London at the 2012 Paralympic Summer Games - where they have placed on the podium with wa combined five gold and one silver medal in the last five Paralympics.
The tournaments will celebrate the theme of “Difference Makers” in honour of Rick Hansen and the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Man in Motion World Tour, which culminates in the Lower Mainland of BC May 19-22nd, 2012.
Competition Dates: May 18-20, 2012 - Friday to Sunday
Location: Richmond Olympic Oval - 6111 River Road, Richmond, BC, V7C 0A2
About the tournament: The National Championships is an annual tournament dating back to 1968 where male provincial teams compete for the Robert W. Jackson Trophy. The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) was founded in 1986 and females in the CWBL Women’s division compete for the Donald Royer Trophy.
Over 140 athletes from across Canada will compete over the 3-day tournament. Each team is comprised of up to 12 players, plus coaches and a manager. An event of this type is supported by approximately 100 event officials, volunteers, and supporters. A Volunteer Event Organizing Committee has been created to support the hosting of this event. This committee has a wide cross section of individuals who will bring valuable experience to the event and will undoubtedly contribute to the overall success of the tournament.
Team BC is the five-time defending National Champions and will look to match a team record of six consecutive championships established in 1978-1983. They are the most successful team in tournament history with 21 victories.