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2019 Blaine Girls Invitational

Brackets | Rules | Code of Conduct

You can find the brackets and rules for the 2019 Blaine Girls Invitational here:

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!


We want coaches, players, and families that attend our tournament to have a fun and positive experience! Please review our Code of Conduct:


The 2019 Blaine Girls Invitational will be held at four locations. Look for the large white sandwich signs at each location to know where to enter.
Doors will open at all locations at 8:15 a.m.

Teams may play at more than one location throughout the tournament (see next section). Please make sure to check the location and court carefully for each game!

Location Address
National Sports Center (NSC)
Courts 1-2
1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Blaine High School (BHS)
Courts 3-5
12555 University Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Northdale Middle School (NMS)
Courts 6-7
11301 Dogwood St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Oakview Middle School (OMS)
Courts 8-10
15400 Hanson Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304
Roosevelt Middle School (RMS)
Courts 11-12
650 125th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434

(click the addresses for a Google Map)


Game Location Break Down

Be sure to check your brackets for the exact times and locations of your games but here is a general overview of where games will be played:

Division Saturday Sunday
3rd Grade RMS RMS
4A RMS RMS
4B RMS RMS & NSC (Championship Game Only)
4C RMS RMS
5A OMS OMS & NSC (Championship Game Only)
5B OMS OMS & NSC (Championship Game Only)
5C OMS OMS & NSC (Championship Game Only)
6A NMS NMS & BHS (Some Games & Championship Game)
6B NMS NMS & BHS (Championship Game Only)
6C OMS OMS & BHS (Championship Game Only)
7A BHS BHS (Games & Championship Game)
7B BHS BHS (Games & Championship Game)
7C BHS NMS & BHS (Championship Game Only)
8A NSC NSC & BHS (Championship Game Only)
8B NSC NSC & BHS (Championship Game Only)
8C NSC NSC & BHS (Some Games & Championship Game)

 


Live Streaming Championship Games on Sunday!

The following Championship games on Sunday will be played on the main center court at Blaine High School and live streamed on our YouTube channel:

9:00 am: 6A
10:05 am: 7B
11:10 am: 8A
12:15 pm: 8B
1:20 pm: 6B
2:25 pm: 7A
3:30 pm: 6C
4:35 pm: 8C
5:40 pm: 7C

Visit our YouTube Channel on Sunday!


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 8:15 am 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
  • Brandon Aman, Co-Tournament Director: (701) 866-7952

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 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

  • Most championship bracket games in grades 5-8 will be played on center court at Blaine High School with live announcing and internet streaming
  • Custom KidStuff will be at Roosevelt and Oak View Middle Schools
  • Maui Wowi will be at Oak View Middle school

Custom KidStuff

We have partnered with Custom KidStuff this year to provide custom t-shirts, hats, and more! Please visit the order page they have set up for our event if you're interested in ordering any apparel prior to the tournament. 

Custom KidStuff will have a booth at Roosevelt Middle School and Oakview Middle School. Your pre-orders will be ready for pickup at the tournament!  If you play at Oakview Middle School you can pick up your order there.  All others will pick up their pre-orders at their booth at Roosevelt Middle School.

If you have any questions or issues with your order, please contact Mike Kamish by email (mike@kamishcreative.com) or by phone at (612) 490-2879.

Custom KidStuff Order Page

 

Questions can be directed to:

Travis Van Slooten

Travis Van Slooten

Tournament Director

Phone: (612) 605-5618


Live Streaming!

Most of the bracket Championship games on Sunday will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel.

Visit our YouTube Channel on Sunday!


Thanks to Our 2019 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Bryant & Field Real Estate Appraisal

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Gold Sponsors

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

Silver Sponsors