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2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

NWBT Fact Sheet

Brackets

Overview

The 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, March 30-April 2. The tournament will feature levels of play at Junior Prep Division, Junior Varsity Division, Junior Varsity NIT Division, Division I, Division II and Division III.

Divisions & Teams (96 teams total):

  • Adult Division – 48 teams by rankings
    • Division I – 16 teams
    • Division II – 16 teams
    • Division III – 16 teams
  • Junior Division – 48 teams by rankings
    • Junior Varsity – 16 teams (ranked 1-16)
    • Junior Varsity NIT – 16 teams (ranked 17-32)
    • Junior Prep – 16 teams

Other Information


Kentucky Expo Center - Competition Venue

At a huge 1.2 million square feet, the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) is the perfect host for the 2017 NWBT. The KEC is adjacent to the Crowne  Plaza Louisvill Airport, headquarters hotel, and minutes away from the Louisville International Airport.

The KEC will feature 12 basketball courts for competition for the 2017 NWBT. The KEC will have food vendors, sponsor tables and much more making for a great tournament experience for attendees of the 2017 NWBT.

Kentucky Expo Center – South Door

Parking

  • Fees: $8 per day per entry or $12 per day and multiple entry/exit.
    • Available for purchase on-site.
  • Trailer Parking available in South Wing C in Lot B2


Registration Deadlines

Adult Division - Division I, Division II & Division III

  • Monday, February 27: Post Season Applications Due at 11:59 p.m. Mountain.
  • Wednesday, March 1: March Rankings Announcement and Invitations to Top 16 teams (D-I; D-II; D-III).
  • Friday, March 3: Teams confirm participation at NWBT by 3 p.m. Mountain.
  • Monday, March 13: Registration fees must be received by NWBA.
  • Sunday, March 19: Deadline for games to count in Adult Division Rankings.
  • Tuesday, March 21: Announce seeds for 2017 NWBT and brackets posted to NWBA website.

Junior Division - Junior Prep, Junior Varsity & Junior Varsity JNIT

  • Monday, February 27: Post Season Applications Due at 11:59 p.m. Mountain.
  • Sunday, March 5: Deadline for games to count in Junior Division Rankings.
  • Monday, March 6 at 12 p.m. Mountain: Scores must be submitted to NWBA no later than 12 p.m. Mountain.
  • Wednesday, March 8: Junior Division Rankings Posted and Invitations to Teams.
  • Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Mountain: Registration Deadline for Junior Division.
  • Monday, March 13 at 5 p.m. Mountain: Brackets posted to NWBA website.
  • Monday, March 13: Registration fees must be received by NWBA.

Team Registration Link


Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel - Headquarters Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel, one of Louisville's premier hotels, will be the headquarters hotel for the 2017 NWBT. All membershiphsip meetings and banquets will be held at this hotel. The hotel is located adjacent to the Kentucky Expo Center, which allows attendees of the 2017 NWBT the convenience of being within walking distance to the venue.

Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel

Reservations

Other Hotel Information

The NWBA has reserve blocks of rooms in other hotels in Louisville, KY. Please view the 2017 NWBT Fact Sheet to view the hotel information, room blocks and rates. 


2017 NWBA Delegates General Assembly Meeting

The NWBA General Assembly Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 12PM at Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel. Delegate Registration for the NWBA General Assembly Meeting will be from 11AM to 12PM on Wednesday, March 29. The NWBA General Assembly will include a presentation from Board of Directors and NWBA Executive Director, Bylaw Amendments and BOD elections. More information is available below. 

NWBA Annual Assemble Absentee Ballots

The request of an absentee ballot must be received by the NWBA no later than February 27, 2017.Send requests to Scott Voskovitch by email to svoskovitch@gmail.com.

All absentee ballots must be received by Scott Voskovitch, NWBA Board of Directors and Governance Committee chairperson no later than March 24, 2017. Send ballots to Scott Voskovitch by email to svoskovitch@gmail.com.



Ticket Prices

The 2017 NWBT is a ticketed event for all non-team attendees.

  • Pre-Sale Tickets (Until March 24).
    • All Session Tickets
      • Adults - $26.00
      • Children (11-18 year olds) - $10.00
      • Children (10 and under) free
    • Single Session Tickets
      • Adults - $15.00
      • Children (11-18 year olds) - $7.00
  • On-Site Tickets
    • All Session Tickets
      • Adults - $32.00
      • Children (11-18 year olds) - $12.00
      • Children (10 and under) free
    • Single Session Tickets
      • Adults $19.00
      • Children (11-18 year olds) - $10.00

Junior Prep and Varsity Banquets

The NWBA Junior Division banquets will be held on Saturday, April 1 at the tournament host hotel, the Louisville Crowne Plaza.The Junior Prep Banquet will start at 6 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at Louisville Crowne Plaza. The Junior Varsity Banquet will start at 7 p.m. in the Crowne Ballroom at Louisville Crowne Plaza. The Junior Prep and Varsity Banquets are ticketed events for all attendees. Click on the link below for more information.

NWBA Operation Rebound Clinic

The NWBA will be providing the NWBA Operation Rebound clinic supported by the Department of Veteran Affairs during the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical. This wheelchair basketball clinic will provide assistance with chair fitting, instruction from coaches on game fundamentals, introduction to classification, opportunity to view elite competition and participation in games.

Click on the flyer, schedule and registration form below for more information.

NWBA Classification Course

Click on the flyer and registration form for more information on the NWBA Classification Course offered during the 2017 NWBT. Please contact Brandon McBeain at brandonmcbeain@nwba.org or (719) 266-4082 ext 108 with any questions. 

Annual Awards Nomination Forms & Applications

Please click on the NWBA annual awards for copies of nomination forms and applications.


Additional Information