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2018 Blaine Girls Invitational

Brackets and Rules

You can find the brackets and rules for the 2018 Blaine Girls Invitational here:


The 2018 Blaine Girls Invitational will be held at 3 locations:
(doors open at all schools at 8:15 a.m.)

Location Address
Blaine High School (Courts 1-3) 12555 University Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Oak View Middle School (Courts 4-6) 15400 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304
Northdale Middle School (Courts 7-8) 11301 Dogwood St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448

(click the addresses for a Google Map)


General Tournament Information

Coach Admission
Two coaches per team will be allowed free admission. Sign in sheets for coaches will be at the admission tables at all three schools. Head coach will receive a gift and Nature Valley granola bars for their team as a thank you for attending our tournament!

General Admission
Schools will open at 8:15am and concessions will be available at all locations.
Admissions fees are: $7 per day for adults; $5 for Seniors (55+) and Children over 5; Children 5 and under are FREE.

Tournament Questions
Each tournament site will have a site lead assigned. Each site lead will be wearing a lanyard marked, "SITE LEAD." Any questions should be directed to the site lead first. Issues regarding referees should also be directed to the site lead who will contact the referee coordinator. Please remember, we will not process any game protests. All game matters will be handled by the referees during the game.

If you can't locate a site lead any staff member can also provide assistance. They will be wearing Blaine spirit wear and will be wearing a lanyard marked, "STAFF."

If questions arise during the tournament that cannot be handled by the site lead or the staff you can contact one of the following individuals via cell or text:

  • Mike Tieden, President: (763) 443-5750
  • Ali Schmitz, Vice President: (612) 282-1844
  • Travis Van Slooten, Tournament Director: (612) 605-5618

Game ScoreKeepers
Our volunteers will be operating all score clocks. We are striving to have all score keeping covered by our volunteers as well. However, we may ask home teams to provide a score keeper. Home team is first (or top) team listed.

Home Team
Home team is first (or top) team listed – home team wears dark uniform, and will provide game ball and score keeper (if required)

Tournament Rules
Please review our tournament rules here.

Awards & Trophies
We have some really unique awards and trophies this year. First place teams will get a really cool "Tourney Champs" street sign and t-shirt. Trophies will be awarded for 2nd, 3rd, and Consolation finishers. Please see the tournament rules to see how awards are awarded. 

Trainers & First Aid
There will be onsite trainers and EMS services at each school.

Vendors & Items of Interest

  • All Championship bracket games in grades 4-8 will be played on center court at Blaine High School with lineups being announced!
  • Violet Victoria sports jewelry will be at Oak View Middle School on Saturday and Blaine High School on Sunday.
  • Lolligobs, hand-crafters of old-fashioned hard candy lollipops, will be at Oak View Middle School on Saturday.
  • FYVFY, basketball shoe covers, will be at Blaine High School Saturday and Sunday

We want to keep our tourney on schedule so we may start games up to 15 minutes before scheduled time if games are running ahead so please arrive early and be ready to play!


Who's Playing in Our Tournament This Year?

We have a variety of associations playing in our tournament this year. We thank all of you for supporting our tournament and we look forward to hosting you and your families. It's going to be a great time!

  • Rochester
  • Centennial
  • Lady Gambles
  • Spring Lake Park
  • Chaska
  • Wayzata
  • Farmington
  • Stillwater
  • Elk River
  • Prior Lake
  • Forest Lake
  • Rogers
  • Lakeville North
  • White Bear Lake
  • Cottage Grove
  • St. Anthony
  • Phelps Falcons
  • Andover
  • Urban Stars
  • West Fargo
  • Minneapolis Lakers
  • Tartans
   

 

Travis Van Slooten

Travis Van Slooten

Tournament Director

Phone: (612) 605-5618


Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Bryant & Field Real Estate Appraisal
taho-sports

Gold Sponsors

MN School of Basketball
Acceleration North
Shortstop Bar & Grill
Imagine Smiles
anchor bank

Silver Sponsors