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.

Date: 10th - 13th May 2018
Number of teams: 650
Age: 11-20 years and senior 20+ 40+
Wheelchair Team: 6
Participants: between 7 000 - 7 500
Nations: 10-12
Game courts: 30
Games: 1200
Referees: 120
Schools: 14 (accommodation in classrooms)

Group games: Thursday - Friday
Playoff games/ finals: Saturday - Sunday
Finals are played at Idrottshögskolan, Valhalla and Lisebergshallen.
B-finals will be played at Gothia Arena and Lundbystrand

Approximately 120 judges from 14 different countries.
For further information please contact Head of referee;
Laszlo Csiszér, +46 703 201 074

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

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.

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


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