Bishop Indian Sports Club Hosting Annual Tournament
submitted by Jo Barlow
February 11, 2016
The Bishop Indian Sports Club will be holding the 46th Annual All-Indian Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament and Queen contest this weekend, February 12-14. The tournament will kick off Friday night at the BUHS Gus Klekus Gym at with the Queen Coronation at 7pm. Following the coronation there will be a men’s game at 7:30 and a women’s game to follow. Games will start again at 8am Saturday morning, with games being played at the Barlow and High School gyms all day Saturday until 9pm.
The tournament will go thru Sunday evening with the Championship games being held at the BUHS gym at 5pm and 6pm. A total of 16 Men’s and 10 Women’s teams will be participating in this year’s tournament, with teams traveling from Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Kansas, New Mexico and Northern and Southern California.
Teams are playing for the Championship prize of $3,500 in the men’s division and $1,200 in the women’s division. Everyone is invited to come out and watch some competitive and exciting basketball games. Admission is $5 for adults $3 for children and seniors. The tournament is sponsored by the Bishop Indian Sports Club, Bishop Paiute Tribe and the Paiute Palace Casino.
The Bishop Indian Sports Club is also looking for volunteers to assist with score-keeping, the clock, and clean-up. Any assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information you can contact Jo Barlow at 760-920-2035.