Tuesday, May 27, 2008
12:34 am edt
Memorial Weekend Showdowns!
What a weekend of asian basketball! With two of some of the top asian tournaments in the country on
the same weekend, there were definetly some exciting basketball! Not to mention the top team in the country going down! Of
course the two tournaments feature great tradition. The Tigers
Blue Tournament in California is known as the West Coast Championships! And the Chinese
Nationals is the Chinese American Championships! If you win at either of these tournaments you got bragging
rights on your rivals for the rest of the year. And two top notch teams can brag all year long! Here's some of the report
from the weekend.
Tigers Blue featured the Top team in the country,
the Chosen Few. They did not play their best and were beat in the Final Four
matchup against an unknown team. (Name of the team is Woo Woo something). And they lost in by a huge margin in a preliminary
game. So should the Chosen Few lose their top spot? But lets congratulate the champions of this year's Tiger Blue, Pac
Rim. They beat a very good Tigers Blue team in the championsip game. Pac
Rim now is the team to beat on the West Coast. We will see if Chosen Few can bounce back when they host their
tournament in Hawaii against these same teams.
The Chinese Nationals
in Philadelphia, featured also very competitive play. The return of the Seatle Bladerunners put a rumble through this weekend's
tournament. And the rumbles became an earthquake. The Bladerunners edged out a 1 point victory over the Arizona Desert Jade.
The Seatle Bladerunners were once the top team in the country. We will see if they will dissappear again or can they be a
number 1 team again. This year's Nationals may have been one of the most competitive Chinese Nationals yet. With last
year's Finalist Chicago Dragons and USAB Warriors, not even making the Final Four. This year's Final Four teams were
NY Cruisers, Arizona Desert Jade, NY Maximum Output, and the Champions Seatle Bladerunners!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
2008 Chinese Nationals Philadelphia, PA
8:35 am edt
This Memorial Day
Weekend features one of the longest running asian tournaments in the country. The Chinese National Tournament has been around
over 40 years. The tradition here maybe the most unique of all asian tournaments. Too bad it only allows Chinese decent. With
the different levels of competition and organized planning, this tournament is the best of the best. The teams that win here
used to be the best asian teams in the country. But with so much asian talent out there other than Chinese players, that
is no longer the case. But Chinese basketball organizations have been around for decades. Such as the Chicago Dragons. Boston
Knights, NY Cruisers, and NY Rockits. But there are new organizations forming that help boost level of play and Chinese basketball
development. The passion of this tournament and Chinese basketball is undeniable. Contraversy, rivalry, and pure hatred sometimes
between organizations makes the tournament very exciting. So if you are in the area, you should definetly check out this tournament.
Last year's winner the USAB Warriors will try to defend its title as the best Chinese team! But with the resurgence
of old powers like the Seatle Bladerunners, its not going to be easy. But a new powerhouse in the New York area will probably
give the most challenge. The NY Maximum Output Organization has been working hard recruiting and developing to maybe finally
take the crown this year as the Chinese National Champion. We will see who will come out on top by weekend's
end. Good luck to all the teams and thanks for keeping traditions alive! We hope everyone have a fun and safe Memorial Day
weekend, and remember to pray for those who serve our country at war!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
9:50 am edt
$10,000 basketball tournament?
Wow! You have heard or recieved
an email about a $10,000 cash prize tournament in Ontario, Canada. If this is true it will be the highest prize money for
any tournament in history of asian basketball tournaments. But it also has a high entry fee ($1050 per team). Is this a good
thing? Not sure. We will see if what the response is and find out if they can pull this off. But like or not, everyone is
trying to host tournaments these days. Competition is everywhere. Tournaments are trying to outdo each other. This will be
interesting to see what happens!
Monday, May 5, 2008
11:14 pm edt
New York City World Journal Tournament Results:
1st Place - NY Maximum Output
2nd Place - NY Top
1st Place - NY
2nd Place - NY Sabres
45 & Over
1st Place - Santa Nino
2nd Place - Seven Sea
Thursday, May 1, 2008
12:10 pm edt
The World Journal New York City Tournament this weekend will
have 31 teams participating in various divisions. This tournament is building to become a great tradition for the New York
community. With ages from 12 - 45 competing, it gives an opportunity for asians of all ages to have fun playing ball. Looks
to be a great event. Good luck to all the teams. We will have results next week.