State Amateur Basketball Tournament – Cancelled
March 27-29, 2020 • Bismarck
The 2020 NDABI State Amateur Basketball Tournament has been cancelled. Following Governor Burgum’s press conference, it is in the best interest of everyone in the state to follow his recommendation and minimize any risk of large gatherings. Thank you to all the teams for registering again this year. We will be refunding all tourney fees. We hope to see you all next year in Bismarck!! Stay safe and stay healthy, we all know this too will pass.
NDABI Executive Secretary
For questions, please contact Brandon Wilkens at 223-3600 or email@example.com.
- Men’s Class A teams: $175.00
- All other teams: $160.00
- The Men’s Class “A” Division is an “Open Roster” Division with players being allowed to compete on any Class “A” team in the State. Teams may also pick up out-of-state players who have graduated from a North Dakota High School but do not live in the state. Players in this Division may only play on one team or in one Division. Exception would be teams or players who participate in one of the Old Pro Divisions.
Women’s Upper Division
- The Women’s “Upper” Division is an “Open Roster” Division with players being allowed to compete on any Women’s “Upper” team in the State. Teams may also pick up out-of-state players who have graduated from a North Dakota High School but do not live in the state. Players in this Division may only play on one team or in one Division
- Women: I and II
- Men: Class A, B, Commercial I, Commercial II, Recreation, Old Pro 35 and 50. A player must be 35 or 50 by March 27, 2020
A player can only be on one roster unless the player is 35+ or 50+. That player is eligible to play on both an Old Pro team as well as a team in another division. The Old Pro 50 Division has an open roster and players can come from anywhere in North Dakota. The Old Pro 35 Division will be divided into East and West, with Highway 83 as the dividing line.
The tournament format is a two game guarantee. Divisions will either be championship/consolation, round robin or double elimination depending on the number of teams. The rule of thumb is the larger divisions will be a championship/consolation format with the smaller ones either double elimination or round robin. The NDABI executive secretary will make the final determination.
Teams may add players to their roster (pool players). Pool players would come from local leagues/programs whose teams have not registered with NDABI or who have not played during the season. The cost is $20 per player and no more than two pool players will be allowed.
High school players/students as well as college and professional players are not eligible to play in this tournament.
Players listed on any other NDABI State Association roster are ineligible for NDABI tournament play. This includes ALL divisions. Players may play in only one (1) division at state tournament time, exceptions are Old Pro Divisions. Player’s signatures will be required to determine if they sign more than one roster. If a player wishes to be dropped from the Roster he/she originally signed and all rosters are turned in, the Manager of the team the player originally signed must release that player in writing two weeks prior to the NDABI State Tournament and the Release must be accepted by the Executive Director. Failure to do so will result in the player not being allowed to play on any other team than the one he/originally signed with.
Pick-up or pool players: A team may not have more than two (2) added players. These players must be cleared through local NDABI officials with the Executive Secretary. They cannot change the classification of a team by their judged playing talents. NDABI ruling is final.
Men’s Team Classification: Any team which has a former Redshirt or College Player (age 44 or less as of March 27, 2020) MUST be classified at least “Commercial 2.”