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2019 Blaine Girls Invitational

The 2019 Blaine Girls Invitational took place on Saturday and Sunday, February 16th & 17th. This was our biggest tournament in our history with 125 teams participating and well over 3,000 people attending! It was a huge success and we thank our board members and volunteers that made it all possible. 

Our own Blaine girls had an exceptionally strong showing this year with four teams finishing first in their divisions. Congratulations to the 4B, 5B, 6B, and 8A Blaine teams for their Championships!


Highlights of the 2019 Blaine Girls Invitational

  • 125 teams participated - a tournament record!
  • Over 3,000 people in attendance - another record!
  • Most bracket Championships were played on center court at Blaine High School with live announcing and live streaming!
  • Coach gift bags provided with a custom coach towel and treats for their players
  • One player from every game recognized for their good sportsmanship
  • Considerate start and end times - no games before 9 am and no games after 7 pm

Participating Teams

We had a wide variety of associations playing in the 2019 Invitational including:

  • Roseville
  • Centennial
  • North Branch
  • Armstrong/Cooper
  • Chaska
  • Wayzata
  • White Bear Lake
  • Stillwater
  • Prior Lake
  • Waconia
  • Rochester Century
  • Minnetonka
  • Eastridge
  • Mahtomedi
  • Eastview
  • Edina
  • Farmington
  • St. Cloud
  • Elk River
  • Bloomington Kennedy
  • South St. Paul
  • MLK Mpls
  • Blaine
  • West Fargo
  • STMA
  • Sartell
  • Rogers
  • Minneapolis Lakers
  • Princeton
 

 


What Tournament Participants Had To Say...

"I can say without reservation that this was the best tournament we have attended all year and we've been in 11 of them!"

"It was the best run Blaine tournament in my four years and it rivals the better tournaments we have participated in."

"The hospitality was great and our girls had a good time!"

"I loved the Sportsmanship awards. The girls loved the recognition and the parents thought it was a nice touch!"

"The times of the games were great. We appreciated not having to play so early in the morning given how far we had to travel. Thanks!"

"We loved the unique championship award (street signs) and the high quality t-shirts. Our girls loved them!"

"The coach/team gift bag was unique. I've never seen that at a tournament before."

"Having the championship games announced was special for the girls. The livestream was cool too." 

"It was a great tournament and if I'm a coach next year I will definitely be back!" 


Live Streaming of Championship Games

This was the second year we live streamed most of the bracket championship games that were played on center court at Blaine High School. Our live streaming continues to grow as we had over 1,100 people viewing the stream during Sunday's games. 

You can view an archive of the live streams on our YouTube channel here.


2019 Blaine Girls Invitational Photos

Sportsmanship Award Winners

At every game one player was recognized demonstrating good sportsmanship and was recognized with a Gatorade bottle. Congratulations to all those players that were recognized! Here are just a few of those winners:

2019 Tournament Results

3rd Grade

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:
Wayzata Elk River Blaine Blue

3rd Place Champions: Wayzata


4A

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:
Mahtomedi Minnetonka Edina

4A Champions: Mahtomedi


4B

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Blaine White White Bear Lake Rogers Stillwater

4B Champions: Blaine White


4C

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:
Eastridge Eastview Blaine Carolina

4C Champions: Eastridge


5A

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Waconia Minnetonka Roseville Eastview

5A Champions: Waconia


5B

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:
Blaine White Centennial Stillwater

5B Champions: Blaine White


5C

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Eastview Minneapolis Lakers Stillwater Mahtomedi

5C Champions: Eastview


6A

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
MLK Mpls Mahtomedi Centennial Wayzata

6A Champions: MLK MPLS


6B

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Blaine White Waconia Minnetonka North Branch

6B Champions: Blaine White


6C

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Minnetonka Waconia Mahtomedi Eastview

6C Champions: Minnetonka


7A

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Armstrong/Cooper Centennial Eastridge Rochester Century

7A Champions: Armstrong/Cooper


7B

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
St. Cloud Stillwater Minneapolis Lakers Mahtomedi

7B Champions: St. Cloud


7C

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:
Stillwater Roseville Centennial

7C Champions: Stillwater


8A

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Blaine White West Fargo Centennial Mahtomedi

8A Champions: Blaine White


8B

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
STMA Eastview Minnetonka Sartell

8B Champions: STMA


8C

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Centennial Minnetonka South St. Paul Farmington

8C Champions: Centennial


Raffle Ticket Winners

Every year at our tournament we do a raffle. Here are this year's lucky winners. Congratulations!

$100 Winners

  • Amanda Miles
  • Don Slaughter
  • Valene Wozniak
  • Laurie Krantz - donated her winnings back to our program. Thank you!!
  • Jessica Sathre
  • John Bridgeford
  • Michelle Voit
  • Jessica Sathre - yes, her name was drawn twice!!

$250 Winners

  • Terrisa Homora
  • Will Lawrence
  • Terrisa Homora - yes, her name was drawn twice!!
  • David Young

$500 Winners

  • Gary Marx
  • Chris Piche

Brackets | Rules | Code of Conduct

You can find the brackets, rules, and Code of Conduct for the 2019 Blaine Girls Invitational here:

Questions can be directed to:

Travis Van Slooten

Travis Van Slooten

Tournament Director

Phone: (612) 605-5618


Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Bryant & Field Real Estate Appraisal

taho-sports

Gold Sponsors

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

Silver Sponsors