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2019 Blaine Girls Invitational

35th Annual Blaine Girls Invitational

"BIG TOWN TOURNEY WITH A SMALL TOWN FEEL"

February 16-17, 2019

Grades: 3 - 8
(A, B, C Divisions)

Tournament Highlights:

  • No games before 9 am
  • 4-8 championship games played on Blaine high school center court with live announcing!
  • 4-8 championship games live-streamed and archived for future viewing!
  • All games played at Blaine area schools and the NEW NSC basketball center!
  • Sportsmanship awards to individual players after every game
  • Gift bags for head coaches and their teams
  • Unique awards & trophies
  • Score keepers and clock keepers provided when possible
  • Online updates for all games
  • Ample seating available at all sites
  • Sanctioned referees
  • Onsite trainers and EMS services
  • Full concessions
  • 3 game guarantee


What 2018 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!" 


2018 Tournament Highlights

The 2018 Blaine Girls Invitational took place on Saturday and Sunday, February 17th & 18th. The games were played at Oak View Middle School, Northdale Middle School, and Blaine High School. Eighty-eight teams participated and well over 2,500 people attended the two-day tournament.

We implemented a lot of new things in 2018. For starters we wanted to do something fun that every player would have a chance to participate in. We decided to recognize one player after each game for their sportsmanship. The girls that got the nod thought it was cool and the parents appreciated their players being recognized. It was fun for us to do and we'll definitely be bringing it back in 2019!

We also really wanted to up our game in 2018 for the Championship games. We had all Championship games in 4-8 brackets on center court at Blaine High School with announcers. It was a big thrill for these teams to play on the "big stage." We also live-streamed the Championship games and awarded the Champions with cool street signs and quality t-shirts. The signs were a huge hit with the girls. We'll be bringing all of this back in 2019!

Wayzata had a strong showing as they were Champions in 3rd Grade, 5B, 5C, and 8B brackets. Prior Lake were no slackers either with Championship finishes in 6A, 7A, and 8C. Stillwater were Champions in 7C and 8A. Finally, Centennial were Champions in 4th Grade, Rochester in 6B, and Cottage Grove in 7B. 

Our own Blaine girls finished 2nd in 6A, 6C, and 8A, 3rd in 7B, and were Consolation Champs in 3rd grade! Way to go Bengals!


Participating Teams

We had a variety of associations playing in the 2018 tournament including:

  • 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
  • UVA
  • West Fargo
  • Minneapolis Lakers
  • Tartans
  • Blaine
 

 


2018 Tournament Results

3rd Grade

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

3rd Grade Champions: Wayzata 3-1


4th Grade

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Centennial Red Centennial White Rogers Cottage Grove

4B Champions: Centennial Red


5B

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Wayzata 5-2 Chaska Farmington Andover

5B Champions: Wayzata 5-2


5C

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Wayzata 5-3 Wayzata 5-4 Chaska White Bear Lake

5C Champions: Wayzata 5-3


6A

1st Place: 2nd Place:
Prior Lake Blaine White

6A Champions: Prior Lake


6B

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:
Rochester Century Spring Lake Park Lady Gambles

6B Champions: Rochester Century


6C

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Minneapolis Lakers Blaine Blue Prior Lake St. Anthony

6C Champions: Minneapolis Lakers


7A

1st Place: 2nd Place:
Prior Lake West Fargo

7A Champions: Prior Lake


7B

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Cottage Grove Chaska Blaine White Rogers

7B Champions: Cottage Grove


7C

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:
Stillwater Prior Lake Elk River

7C Champions: Stillwater


8A

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

8A Champions: Stillwater


8B

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place: Consolation:
Wayzata 8-2 Stillwater Lakeville North Chaska

8B Champions: Wayzata 8-2


8C

1st Place: 2nd Place:
Prior Lake Centennial

8C Champions: Prior Lake


Some of Our Sportsmanship Award Winners

We recognized one player after each game that demonstrated good sportsmanship. Here are just a few of the 126 sportsmanship winners!

2018 Raffle Ticket Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 raffle ticket winners!

$500 Winners $250 Winners $100 Winners
Jamie Ramacher Amy Louwagie Jessika Bruesten
John Hinck Stacy Carlson Luke McLain
  Bruce Perrizo Paul Hanson
  Jenny Garber Connie Klien
    Steve Meglen
    Rob Ramacher
    Michelle Rotter
     

 


Travis Van Slooten

Travis Van Slooten

Tournament Director

Phone: (612) 605-5618


Thanks to Our 2018 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

taho-sports
Bryant & Field Real Estate Appraisal

Gold Sponsors

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

Silver Sponsors