GBF Facts

Göteborg Basketball Festival is one of Europe’s largest youth tournaments in basketball. The tournament started in 1979 and is always held during Ascension weekend.

The tournament is organized by Högsbo Basket with the help of other basketball clubs in the Gothenburg area.

Welcome to Gothenburg!

FACTS
Date: 25th - 28th May 2017
Number of teams: around 500
Age: 11-20 years and senior 20+
Wheelchair Team: 6
Participants: between 4 000 - 4 500
Nations: around 9
Game courts: 25
Games: 1050
Referees: 120
Schools: 11 (accommodation in the classroom)

THE TOURNAMENT – GAMES
Group games: Thursday - Friday
Playoff games/ finals: Saturday - Sunday
Finals are played in Idrotts Högskolan and Valhalla.
B-finals will be played at Gothia Arena.

REFEREES
Approximately 140 judges from 14 different countries.
For further information please contact Head of referee;
Laszlo Csiszér, +46 703 201 074

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL
For further information please contact Olympic participant in wheelchair basketball Tommy Olsson, 070 51 53 518

MEALS
Swedish Taste is our caterer and they provide good and healthy diet for the participants. For further information, please contact Magnus Lindstrom 031-13 27 80, owner of Swedish Taste, Chef of the Year and two-time Olympic gold medalist in gastronomy.

CONTACT
Carina Peleg - Festival General 070 96 33 513
Johanna Fredrikson - Festival Manager 070 752 16 24

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