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2018 NWBT Registrations & Ticket Sales Now Available

02/01/2018, 7:15pm CST
By Pasha Zolfaghari

The NWBA announces that registration and ticket sales are now available for the 2018 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament presented by ABC Medical. The 2018 NWBT is set for April 12-15 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. Information and links to the registration forms and ticket sales are available below. More information is available on all of the registration forms or by visiting the tournament website at http://www.nwba.org/2018nwbt.

Team Registration – 2018 NWBT

Team Registration for the 2018 NWBT is open until Monday, February 26 at 11:59 p.m. MST. All teams interested in attending the 2018 NWBT should complete a team registration form. Teams completing an entry for Team Registration are not guaranteed an invitation to the 2018 NWBT.

Team registration fees for all divisions of play at the 2018 NWBT are $500 per team with 3 coaches. Additional team staff is $50 per person.

Adult Division invitations will be sent out on Wednesday, February 28 and the last day bids can be accepted is Friday, March 2. Junior Division invitations will be sent out Thursday, March 8 and the last day bids can be accepted is Friday, March 9. Invitations will be accompanied with an invoice for all registration fees. No payment will be needed at the time of completing a Team Registration for the 2018 NWBT. Payments for invoices must be received by the NWBA by Monday, March 12, or late fees will be assessed.


Junior Division Showcase Games Registration

The Junior Division Showcase Games will consist of two scrimmages highlighting athletes from the Junior Division. Registration for the games is open until Friday, March 30 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

The Junior Girls’ Player Showcase is a scrimmage game that will highlight female players who are juniors and seniors in high school. The game will take place on Saturday, April 14 at 12:00 p.m. on Court 10.

The High School Senior Boys’ Showcase is a scrimmage game that will highlight High School senior male players. The game will take place on Saturday, April 14 at 12:00 p.m. on Court 9.

Both scrimmages will give players an opportunity to play in front of college and National Team coaches. No other Junior Varsity Division games will be played during the Junior Division Showcase Games.

The registration fee for the Junior Division Showcase Games is $25.00 per player. All participants will receive a Showcase Games reversible jersey for participating in their respective game. The NWBA will not provide any refunds to Junior Division Showcase Games registration fees paid after April 3.


2018 NWBA 3V3 Tournament Registration

The NWBA is excited to announce the addition of a three-on-three wheelchair basketball tournament being hosted on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 PM at the 2018 NWBT. The 2018 NWBA 3V3 Tournament registration is open until Friday, March 30, at 11:59 PM MST or when the tournament capacity is reached. All NWBA players are invited to register for the event.

The NWBA 3V3 Tournament will feature two divisions:

  • Championship – the competitive division for athletes who are presently playing Adult Division I, NWBA Collegiate Division, and National Team athletes
  • Open Division – the recreation level player who are athletes who may not get a lot of playing time from the three Adult Divisions, Junior Division and Women’s Division.

The registration fee for the tournament is $35.00 per player or $100 per team. Each player will receive a reversible jersey for them to keep.

Players that register individually will be placed on teams by the 3V3 Selection Committee. The 3V3 Selection Committee will be comprised of NWBA delegates and divisional leadership. The 3V3 Selection Committee will work to ensure parity for all teams and athletes.

Team prizes will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place. Each athlete on the 1st place team will be awarded a $80 gift card to the NWBA Shop. Each athlete on the 2nd place team will be awarded a $40 gift card to the NWBA Shop.

NWBA 3V3 Rules Overview

• The NWBA 3V3 Tournament will be played on a half-court with a GL7X ball.

• Each team consists of 3 players with no subs.

• Field goals within the arc will count as one point and field goals behind the arc will count as two points.

• The first team to score 10 points wins and if 10 points are not met in in the 10 minutes of play, the team with the highest score wins.

• The team that is scored on will inbound the ball after each basket and rebounds or steals must be followed by the team with possession taking the ball behind the arc.

• All other rules can be found on the NWBA 3V3 Tournament registration page and tournament website.


Pre-Order of Entry Tickets – 2018 NWBT

Pre-Order of Entry Tickets for the 2018 NWBT are available until Tuesday, April 3 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Pre-Order Ticket prices are:

All Sessions:

Adults - $26.00

Children (11-18 years old) - $10.00

Single Session

Adults - $15.00

Children (11-18 years old) - $7.00

Tickets will be available for sale daily at the Kentucky Exposition Center during the tournament. The prices on-site during the event will be $32.00 for adults and $12.00 for children for the all session tickets. For single session tickets, the door prices are $19.00 for adults and $10.00 for children. All children 10 and under will be able to attend the 2018 NWBT free of charge. The NWBA will not provide any refunds to Pre-Order Entry Ticket purchases after April 3. All entry tickets that are pre-ordered will be available for pick-up at Will Call.


2018 Junior Division Banquet Tickets

The tickets for the 2018 Junior Division Banquet are available for purchase until Friday, March 23, at 11:59 p.m. MST. The 2018 Junior Division Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the Commonwealth Ballroom at the Omni Louisville Hotel.

Tickets for the banquet are $40.00 for adults and $30.00 for children 11 years old and under. The Junior Division Banquet will include plated dinner, awards presentation and DJ/dance celebration. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available for the same price as adult plates. The NWBA will not provide any refunds to Junior Division Banquet Ticket purchases after April 3. Tickets will be available for pick-up at Will Call and on the night of the banquet from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Omni Louisville Hotel.


Additional registration information will be available for pick-up at Registration Check-In. All tickets will be available for pickup at Will Call. The following are the details on the locations and hours of operation for Registration Check-In and Will Call tables:

Kentucky Exposition Center – South Wing C Lobby
(local times)

Wednesday, April 11: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Thursday, April 12: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday, April 13: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 14: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, April 15: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM


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The National Wheelchair Basketball Association is excited to play host to the 70th anniversary of the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament (NWBT), presented by ABC Medical, on April 12-15 in Louisville, Kentucky. The NWBT has been held in Louisville since 2013, with this being the 11th time the tournament has called Kentucky home. The top 16 ranked teams for each Adult Division (I, II and III), Junior Varsity Division and Junior Prep Division will earn an invite to compete for a national championship at the 2018 NWBT. Teams ranked 17-32 at Junior Varsity Division will receive an invite to participate in the National Junior Invitational Tournament (NIT) at the 2018 NWBT. If a team does not accept their bid for post season play, invitations will be sent to the next team, in order of ranking, until all tournaments are filled. For more information on the 2018 NWBT presented by ABC Medical please visit http://www.nwba.org/2018nwbt.

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