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Newark Academy
Livingston, New Jersey

Kean University
Union, New Jersey

January 21, 2020

 HEADLINES

March 14-15, 2020

Buzzer beaters, sick "D", slick passes, and break your ankle moves are on the menu for the 3rd ASIANHOOPS.COM
"
MARCH BADNESS" basketball tournament.

CHANGES TO DIVISIONS
revised as of January 21

On Saturday, March 14th, March Badness we showcase the talents of our up and coming ballers in the Boys 13u and 15u divisions in addition to our MEN'S OPEN and FRIENDSHIP divisions at Newark Academy in Livingston, New Jersey. Newark Academy has two full courts on the lower level and the main court on the ground level. (25 miles from Chinatown - 35 minute drive).

On Sunday, March 15th, March Badness heads to Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Divisions of play include Boys 11u, 12u and the always exciting Boys 18u division. The ladies will also get a chance to hoop in our Women's division. Kean also has three courts.

It sure to be a weekend of buzzer beaters and highlights for everyone.

It sure to be a weekend of buzzer beaters and highlights for everyone.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN YOUR TEAM UP, CLICK HERE

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:
As soon as divisions are filled or February 25, 2020 whichever comes first

T
eams interested in playing should contact me asap via email: rockits@asianhoops.com to inform me of your team's intentions of participating as only a limited number of spots are available in each division. You can also contact me at 917-687-5876 (DENNY LEE - tournament organizer) for confirmation or questions.

For more info:email: rockits@asianhoops.com

2020 MARCH BADNESS

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DIVISONS OF PLAY

RULES

AWARDS 

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TOURNAMENT INFO
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ELIGIBILITY

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DEADLINE: February 25th or when divisions are filled, whichever comes first

Please note that only a limited of spots are available in each division due to court limitations Teams interested should follow the registration procedures to ensure a spot for your team. No spots can be held without payment.

NOTE: Due to the number of courts (3) and numerous divisions, teams will be accepted on a first paid basis. Payment by credit card, paypal or Chase Quickpay/Zelle will be accepted. Absolutely, no payments will be accepted on the day of the tournament.

COSTS: Each team is guaranteed to play in at least three (3) games throughout the weekend with teams advancing to the playoffs/championship round playing in 4-5 games.

$300/TEAM (ALL YOUTH DIVISIONS and WOMEN/GIRLS)

$330/TEAM (ALL MEN'S DIVISIONS)

THREE WAYS TO PAY ONLINE: To guarantee or reserve a spot for your team immediately and before the divisions are filled, go to www.asianhoops.com and:

1) If you already have a paypal, then you can save on service fees by sending the entry fee amount to rockits@asianhoops.com. Note: send money to a friend.
2) Transfer funds through CHASE QUICKPAY or ZELLE. Transfer the money to rockits@verizon.net.
3) Pay by credit card (please note an additional charge of $10.00 has been added which covers the cost of credit card fees).

After payment, please send an email to rockits@asianhoops.com with your team name and division playing in so that I can reserve a place for your team. Your team is accepted to play after a confirmation email is sent to your team.

NOTE: Team rosters and waivers must be submitted to organizer by Monday, March 2nd, 2020

TO PAY ONLINE - with credit card

DIVISIONS OF PLAY - revised January 21

Saturday, March 14 at Newark Academy, Livingston, New Jersey

MEN'S FRIENDSHIP (limit 6-8 teams) - for those teams that play occasionally and are somewhat competitive.

MEN'S OPEN (limit 6-8 teams) - for those teams that want to play against the best.

BOYS 13-UNDER (limit 4-6 teams) - This is where you start seeing the potential of these rising stars.

BOYS 15-UNDER (limit 4-8 teams) - This is where the hoop dreamers that have just begun to emerge as the future stars of Asian basketball.

Sunday, March 15 at Kean University, Union, New Jersey

BOYS 11-UNDER (limit 4-6 teams) - This is where the kids begin to love to play.

BOYS 12-UNDER (limit 4-6 teams) - Added this division to allow the kids another opportunity to play against others their own age.

BOYS 18-UNDER (limit 4-8 teams) - It's the boys chance to shine as the best up and coming ballers get to showcase their skills.

WOMEN'S/GIRLS (limit 4-6 teams) - Another opportunity for the Women/Girls to hoop it up.

Note: Players participating in the youth divisions must not have attained an age greater than that of the division they are participating in by the tournament date (Ex: If you are playing in the 18u division, and you are already 19 years of age than you are ineligible).

TOURNAMENT FORMAT
4 TEAM DIVISION
: Each team is guaranteed to play in three games in the tournament. Each team will play the other teams in their division during the preliminaries. The top two teams with the best won-loss record will compete in the championship game.

6 TEAM DIVISION: Each team is guaranteed to play in three games in the tournament. Teams will be divided into two groups of three teams. Each team will play the other two teams in their group during the preliminaries. After completion of these two games, your team will be seeded 1st, 2nd or 3rd according to your won-loss record. The top two teams from each group will advance into the playoff/championship round. The third seeded teams from each group will play a consolation game.

8 TEAM DIVISION: Each team is guaranteed to play in three games in the tournament. Teams will be divided into two groups of 4 teams. Each team will play the other teams in their group during the preliminaries. The teams with the best won-loss record in each group will advance into the championship game.

REFEREES: Certified I.A.A.B.O. referees or referees in training

AWARDS: Individual trophies or Championship T-shirts will awarded to all 1st place championship teams. 2nd place teams will receive a team trophy.

AWARDS: Individual trophies or Championship T-shirts will awarded to all 1st place championship teams. 2nd place teams will receive a team trophy.

LOCATION: NEWARK ACADEMY - 91 South Orange Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039
Upon entering the main entrance, please bear to your right and park in the lot on the right side of the building. Access to the gym/building is from this lot only. If this lot is filled you may park in the lot on the left side of the building. Please park only in designated parking areas. Otherwise, you may be ticketed by local police. Do not try to enter the building through the MAIN BUILDING DOORS.

KEAN UNIVERSITY - Main Campus; HARWOOD ARENA
1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J. 07083

WHO CAN PLAY: ELIGIBILITY: Only players of at least 50% East/Southeast Asian descent are eligible to participate in the tournament. The definition of a player of East/Southeast Asian decent is as follows: at least one parent must be of 100% East/Southeast Asian heritage. (Nationalities are as follows: Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, Burmese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporeans and Japanese) The burden of proof is on the player. If a player's eligibility is challenged, then he/she must present documentation that is legible (questions - please email us). Exception: Players of South Asian descent (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladesh) will be accepted to play on a case to case basis (proof of ethnicity must be submitted by September 14, 2018) in the following divisions: Boys 18U and Men's divisions. Contact the tournament coordinator prior to registration.

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RULES, REGULATIONS, and TOURNAMENT FORMAT

High School federation rules apply in all games subject to the following modifications:
1. Each team will play in at least three games throughout the tournament. Upon completion of the preliminaries, teams will advance into the playoff round dependent of their seeding.
2. The length of each game is either 16 or 18 minutes per half. The first half is running time with the last 15 seconds stop time. The last two minutes of the game is stop time. During the last minute, the clock stops on all made baskets and any whistles by the referee.
3. Overtime will be as follows: 2 minutes total with the last minute=stop time.
4. Each team will be entitled to two (2) time outs per game. They do not carry over into overtime. Each team is allowed one time out in the overtime period. Halftime is two (2) minutes. 5. One and one situation will be in effect on the seventh (7) team foul. Two shots will be awarded on the tenth (10) team foul. Players may enter the free throw lane on the release of the ball, while the shooter waits until it hits. The 4-2 rule will be in effect.
6. Each team must begin the game with five players. After fouling out, a player may not reenter
7. Each player is allowed five (5) personal fouls and on the fifth foul that player will be disqualified. If a team has less than five players on the court, they can continue to play or forfeit or until the team has less than two players.
8. Flagrant fouls will be penalized with foul shots and/or ejection from the tournament. Fighting is strictly forbidden and players and/or teams may be disqualified from the tournament. The following penalties will be assessed immediately: 1st fight - player or players will be disqualified from the tournament. 2nd fight - team will be disqualified from the tournament. Other penalties to follow. 9. A team not ready to start their game will forfeit. Teams are required to be present (1/2 hour prior) at the designated court for their game.
10. Each team must wear uniforms that are of the same color and with numbers designated on the front or back. Failure to do so will result in technical fouls for each player without the proper color and a number. Each team should have two sets of colored shirts (one light color and one dark color).
11. When asked, all participants must be able to present some type of photo identification (passport, birth certificates, etc.) that proves their age or nationality. If a protest is lodged, the burden of proof is on you to prove otherwise. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification from the game and tournament. All protests must be lodged by the coach and/or team captain by notifying the tournament coordinator in the respective gym before the start of any scheduled game.
12. Players may play on more than one team as long as it is not in the same age division (youth divisions only). However, players are only allowed to play for a team that's part of their own organization and only if tht team has less than nine players. Please inform the tournament coordinator prior to doing this. This rule does not apply to Men's divisions.
13. After the jump ball to begin the game, all ties ups will be decided by the alternate possession rule.
14. NO DUNKING IS PERMITTED DURING ANY WARM UP TIME OR ANYTIME, EXCEPT DURING THE GAME. Teams will be assessed technical fouls for this infraction.
15. TEAM FORFEITS: Any team that forfeits a game either by not showing up on time or walking off the court during a game may be disqualified from the tournament pending the approval of the tournament director. Teams not ready to start at the scheduled start time will be assessed a 2 point penalty for every minute up to a total of 5 minutes at which time a forfeit will be declared.
16. Tie breaking Procedure: two-team tie - head to head, win/loss between the two teams tied. Three-team tie - head to head among three teams tied, then total point differential of the three teams tied against each other to determine the first seed. If two teams are tied after this, go back to head to head. Further ties, total point differential of teams in your division. Four team ties - settle the highest ranking team first, then revert back to three team tie break rules, and so on. Point differential is capped at maximum of twenty (20) per game.
17.
Only players of at least 50% East/Southeast Asian descent are eligible to participate in the tournament. The definition of a player of East/Southeast Asian decent is as follows: at least one parent must be of 100% East/Southeast Asian heritage. (Nationalities are as follows: Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, Burmese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Singaporeans and Japanese) The burden of proof is on the player. If a player's eligibility is challenged, then he/she must present documentation that is legible (questions - please email us). Exception: Players of South Asian descent (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladesh) will be accepted to play on a case to case basis (proof of ethnicity will be required in advance) in the following divisions: Boys 18+ and all men's divisions. Contact the tournament coordinator at prior to registration.
18. Food and Drink: please throw all garbage in there proper receptacles.
19. Conduct: Each team is responsible for the conduct of its players, fans, etc. There is a zero tolerance policy regarding fighting and acts of violence. Any player or team personnel committing an act of violence will be (i) ejected from the game, (ii) disqualified for the remainder of the tournament and (iii) asked to leave the venue immediately. If circumstances warrant, violators will be remanded to local law enforcement authorities. Also, at tournament staff/directors discretion, any player, coach, team support personnel, tournament participant, or fan exhibiting conduct unbecoming to the event may be subject to disqualification from the tournament and ejection from venues at any time.
20. Eligibility Protest Procedures: Teams must submit eligibility protest to referee and tournament coordinator prior to the start of game Each protest must include a fee of $50 in cash payable to the tournament organizer. If protest is valid and upheld, your $50 will be refunded. If your protest is invalid or you are wrong, then the $50 will not be refunded.
21. Work Teams: Teams are required to work their assigned games during preliminary play and during the playoff/consolation round of the tournament. We appreciate your help as this will help make the tournament run smoother.
22. Closely Guarded: When a player is legally guarded by a defensive player within 6 feet, that player shall not hold the ball for five seconds or dribble for 5 seconds.