Kings School Equipment - Kings School have recently had new backboards fitted in their sports hall, there is to be no hanging on any of the rings when playing at Kings. Please respect the equipment, and realise that any damages made, you may be held responsible for in terms of cost and repair. Thank You for your co-operation.
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Senior Training & games over the next couple of weeks
Sunday 24th March Under 14s training 2.30-3.30pm at Kings
Sunday 24th March Under 16s training 3.30-4.30pm at Kings
Monday 25th March - 7.00pm - Navy v Wasps at HMS Temeraire, Portsmouth
Tuesday 26th March - Mens training 8-10pm at Kings school
Wednesday 27th March - 7.00pm - Southampton Eagles v Wizards at Cantell School, Southampton
Thursday 28th March - 8.00pm - Weymouth Cowboys v Warriors
Thursday 28th March - Girls training 7-8pm at Kings School - Training IS on this Week!!!
Thursday 28th March - Mens training 7-9pm at Winchester College
Thursday 28th March - Ladies training 8-10pm at Kings School
Friday 29th March - No training as its a bank holiday
Sunday 31st March - Happy Easter!!!! - No training
Tuesday 2nd April - 8pm at Kings - Wizards v Southampton Eagles
Thursday 4th April - Mens Training 7-9pm at Winchester College
Thursday 4th April - Girls training 7-8pm at Kings School, Winchester
Thursday 4th April - Ladies traing 8-10pm at Kings School, Winchester
Thursday 4th April - 8pm - Weymouth Cowboys v Warriors
Thursdays 7-8pm Girls basketball in the main hall at Kings
Fridays 5-6pm Under 12s at Princes Mead School
Sundays 2.30-3.30p, Under 14s in the main hall at Kings
Sundays 3.30-5.00pm Under 16s in the main hall at Kings.
Kings Closures (from now till the end of the season) - Training will be available on Thursdays 7-9 at Winchester College when the Wasps do not have a home game.
Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2013
Men's training & games
Tuesdays 8-10pm at Kings - Wizards
Thursdays 7-9pm at Winchester College - Wasps
Fridays 7-9pm at Kings - Warriors & Webs.
Ladies Thursdays 8-10pm at Kings.
Olds beat the kids again in the Charity Match
The Oldboys beat the young guns for the 3rd year in a row in the Winchester All Star Charity Match 65-64 with an Alan MacDonald jump shot with 5 seconds remaining.
The Olds started the game with an 8-0 run lead by MacDonalds 6 early points, Dave Ridge got the Youngs on the board 2 minutes into the game. Mike Sampson then outscored Ben Cox 7-6 over the next 4 minutes to increase the Olds lead to 15-8. From there Ryan Squires and Grant Smith scored all but 1 point in a 10-3 finish to end the quarter. 2 of the 3 Wasps points were scored by Jeff Sponagle who was back in a Winchester vest for the first time since February 2011. The first quarter finished 18-18.
Adam Paddon, Ben Cox and Grant Smith scored to open up a 20-24 lead for the Youngs. The Youngs never lost the lead again in the quarter, Despite a David Senart 3 with 2 minutes to play. Another Ryan Squires basket put the Youngs up 29-32 at the half.
Baskets from Becky Attwood, Dave Ridge and Ben Cox followed by a Ryan Squires free throw put the Youngs up 29-39 with 6 minutes of the 3rd quarter play. 4 points a piece from Gillies and Sampson forced Thom Attwood to call a time out for the Youngs with 2 minutes to play in the quarter and the scores at 37-39 still in favour of the Youngs. Through the superb play of Ridge the Youngs increased their lead again to 42-47 going into the final quarter.
A Sampson jump shot pulled the Olds level at 48-48 3 minutes into the final quarter, but this just lead to another 8-0 run from the Youngs over the next 3 minutes to put them 48-56 up with 4 minutes to play. After 2 Grant Smith made three throws (yea you read it right) the Youngs held a 52-59 lead with 2.30 on the clock. Suddenly the shooters started to find their target for the Olds as a Ryan Squires basket was sandwiched between a Dave Mead then a MacDonald 3 pointers to pull the Wasps back to 3 points down.
Adam Paddons drive restored the lead to 5 before a Sampson move and another MacDonald 3 levelled the score at 63. Ridge was fouled as he drove to the hole and made 1 of 2 free throws to give the Youngs a 63-64 lead with 12 seconds on the clock. Coach of the Year Styants called a time out, where it was decided to put the ball and the game in MacDonalds hands. Gilles managed to conect with his screen freeing MacDonald up for the long 2 point jump shot that swished through with 5 seconds on the clock. The Youngs tried to inbound the ball quickly but the ball was knocked loose and recovered by the Olds as time expired.
The game raised £105 which will be sent to Jon Pickering in Rwanda to be spent of putting street kids through school.
Scorers - Olds - Sampson & MacDonald 17, Gillies 16, Dave Mead 7, Dave Clarke & Dave Senart 3, Sponagle 2, Steve Vaughan & John Cox also played.
Youngs - Cox 16, Squires 13, Grant Smith 13, Ridge 12, Paddon 8, Becky Attwood 2, Michal Gyepes also played.
Winchester Wasps are the Solent Area Cup Champions!!!
The Winchester Wasps won the Solent Area Cup final on Sunday, defeating the 7 time reigning league champions Portsmouth Smugglers 78-59 with a highly intense defensive effort, to cap an outstanding turnaround to their Solent League and Cup season.
The first quarter was a nervy affair, the Wasps weren’t making their shots but their defence forced Portsmouth to put up tough shots. With 3 minutes of the 1st quarter to play Portsmouths Luke Sanders & Harry Bates hit jump shots to put them up 9-12. Little did the Smugglers know that would be their last lead of the game. Two Mike Sampson jump shots put the Wasps ahead 13-12 as the quarter ended.
Liam Openshaw hit consecutive 3 pointers to start a 12-2 run spanning the first 5 minutes of the 2nd quarter. Portsmouth’s National League top scorer, Sanders, scored 6 of their final 8 points with only John Neale replying with 3 points for the Wasps as the Smugglers pulled the score back to 28-22 in the Wasps favour at half time.
The Smugglers fought back to within 4 points with 4 minutes to play in the 3rd quarter but 2 more three pointers from Openshaw, a three from Eddie Owusu and a foul shot apiece from Openshaw, Neale and Ryan Squires helped put the Wasps up 48-41 going into the final quarter.
Some great defence lead to good scoring opportunities for the Wasps to start the 4th quarter including a great Dave Sharpen hustle play knocking the ball away from a Portsmouth player when it looked like he had an easy layup. Ryan Squires made a nice inside move along with another Owusu 3 and a John Neale jump shot as the Wasps forced the Smugglers to call a time out at 55-42 to the Wasps, with 8 minutes of the game to play.
The Smugglers fought back to within 7 after the time out, but they had basically turned into a one man team as the Wasps physical play had got into the heads of a number of the Portsmouth team. Jon Neale hit another big shot to end the Portsmouth run, then the Wasps defence stepped up again as they swarmed all over the Portsmouth players forcing errors. After a Sander basket, to bring the score to 60-52, the Wasps harried and hustled the Portsmouth team into mistakes, diving for every loose ball and converting on the offensive end.
The Smuggler were called for 3 technical fouls in the final 3 minutes as their frustrations boiled over. A long range 3 pointer from Liam Openshaw, who was at least 2 metres behind the 3 point line and Grant Smiths first 3 of the season capped an 18-7 finish to the match as the Winchester Wasps took the clubs first ever Senior Cup defeating the league champion Portsmouth Smugglers for the first time in their history!
‘So proud of the players tonight, we just wanted this win more than the Smugglers, this was epitomised by Captain Jon Neale who dove for every loose ball and outfought every Portsmouth player, which inspired the rest of the team to do the same. Also when you have Liam Openshaw controlling the game and shooting the lights out again, you always have a shot at winning’ said coach Rich Styants.
Scorers & other stats – Liam Openshaw 28 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists & 2 steals, Jon Neale 17points, 15 rebounds, 1 assist & 2 steals, Mike Sampson 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists & 1 block, Eddie Owusu 7 points, Tom Smith 6 points 6 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 blocks, Ryan Squires 3 & 2 rebounds, Grant Smith 3 & 2 rebounds, Steve Vaughan 2 rebounds & 1 assist, Dave Sharpen 1 steal & Mark Lewis 1 rebound & 1 assist.
Vote for the clubs team of the year on the 'Team of the Year' tab on the left hand side. The leading team at the time of the presentation night will win the Team of the Year Trophy!
Winchester City Basketball Club have achieved Club Mark
With the clubs playing membership rising to almost 100 this season and with new officials being trained up we have been recognised by sport England and England Basketball as a clubmarked 3 star club. Thanks to all the club members and officials and especially to David Senart who put a lot of work in on the application.
Registration and subs are now due, Registration is £35 (mens teams) £25 (ladies) and subs are to be paid by direct debit/standing order at £30 per month (students £20 per month) running from September to April (8 months). I need the registration forms in as well. If you don't have one please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports now going straight onto team pages.
Winchester City Basketball Club Presentation night
The presentation night took place on Saturday 21 May at the Slug and Lettuce in Winchester. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone else in the club on a good season all round. The 2011 Winners are:
Big David Senart on Total Wipeout
Has appeared on Total Wipeout! I'm sure you can find it on u-tube somewhere if you missed it - search dsenart.
The league tables and old game reports are now under each teams tab.
The Clubs AGM was held on Wednesday 3 August, 7pm at Princes Mead School. The main points:
Panthers will continue in the Wessex League training and playing home games on Thursdays at Kings School.
The mens teams will continue in the Solent League: Wasps will play in division 1 on Thursdays 8pm at River Park Leisure Centre (added 2 Feb 2012 - now at Winchester College), Wizards will play in division 3 on Tuesdays 8pm at Kings school and the Warriors will play division 4 on Sundays 2pm at Kings school. Unfortuantely we could not give Wessex league division 2 games priority over Solent League division 1 games so the plan to play Wessex games on Thursdays at River Park was not possible.
Due to increased costs of using Princes Mead school it was felt that we would have to leave the facility and take the 2-4pm slot at Kings school on Sundays from September.
We are still owed over £250 from players subs, these will have to be paid off before the start of next season. More reminders are to be sent shortly.
We will require each team to have a coach (can be a player coach) to coach teams and organise players for games, a secretary responsible for confirming games with opposing teams, referees and organising table officials and a team Finance Manager for chasing members of the team for payment of subs in liaison with the club treasurer.
We will have a pre season meeting in September to ensure that all the roles are filled. If we don't get enough volunteers teams will have to be cut.
Registration fees will be £30, subs will be 9 monthly payments of £25 (total payments £255 per player), students will pay £20 per month - payment of the subs entitles you to come to all available training sessions, up to 3 per week.. Pay as you play and train fees can be worked out with the treasurer and will cost £4 per training session and £5 per game. The training session fees will be the same for guests.
Registration fees will be £25, subs will be 9 monthly payments of £25. This entitles you to all training and games on Thursdays at Kings as wel as away games. Panthers players are also welcome to the Sunday sessions 2-4pm at Kings when the Warriors do not have a home game.
Princes Mead School - Worthy Park House, Kings Worthy, Winchester SO21 1AN
Kings School - Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 5PN
Winchester College, Wykeham Sports Club, Kingsgate Road, Winchester SO23 9PG
River Park Leisure Centre - River Park Leisure Centre, Gordon Road, Winchester, SO23 7DD
Training is on the following days for each team.
Wasps Training/games - Thursdays 7-9pm at Winchester College
Wizards Training/games - Tuesdays 8-10pm at Kings
Panthers Training/games - Thursdays 8-10pm at Kings school.
Warriors Training/games - Sundays 2-4pm at Kings school
Mini Basketball sessions - Fridays 5-6pm Princes Mead School
Junior Sessions (age 12-16) - Thursdays 5-6pm - River Park Leisure Centre
Junior Warrior sessions term time only Sundays 10am - 12pm.
If you do not train with your team, it is the coaches decision as to whether you get to play or not, no moaning about court time if you don't show up to training!!!
Anyone not up to date with payments now will not be allowed to play or train until you are up date or have sorted out a payment plan.