The first round of the Karl Taylor Cup has now been completed with victories being secured by Airgonauts, Yateley Silverbacks, Yateley Silverbacks 2, Lightwater Vipers, LT Utd and Hungerford Dogs. Unfortunately, due to playing numbers, Lightwater’s second team had to scratch from the competition resulting in Farnborough Phantoms also progressing to the second round. All of the unlucky losers in Round one will be in the draw for the Plate which will be made early in the New Year along with the draw for Home teams for the quarter finals.
A reminder to all Home clubs, they must send me a scanned copy of the score sheet to
. Also, there is no texting system available for the Cup games.
Finally, in the Richard Bell Cup, one early result from the first round resulted in a win for Aztec Storm over Camberley Goldhawks.
Regards and good luck in the next round.
Iain Taylor, Cup Competition Officer
OFFICIALS APPOINTMENT SYSTEM
The new Officials appointments system is now up and running and is available as a link on the side menu. As with all new systems we do expect a few teething problems but so far it is looking good and will be an asset to the league.
Clubs are encouraged to enter updated information on team secretaries. All contacts for teams in your leagues can be found in your own club administration area so please update your area as soon as possible so that the right contact details are available to other teams.
Officials are able to submit their availability and view all fixture allocated from within their own area.
RICHARD BELL CUP FINALS DAY The Richard Bell Wessex Cup Finals Day took place at the Aldershot Garrison Sports Centre on Sunday 18 May. VIP Guests Mrs Bell (Richard Bell's Mum) Sarah (Richard Bell's sister) and Toni Sanderson (Richard Bell's partner) all attended as Wessex Basketball celebrated Richard's life and contribution to Wessex Basketball. Commemorative programmes were produced by Ian Lester which incorporated a photographic tribute to Richard. Trophies for the Ladies Finals have all been re designated and engraved accordingly and were presented to the winners and runners up by Richards Mum, Sarah and Toni on what was an emotional day. All of the finals were played in a good spirit and we also said a fond farewell to Camberley Basketball Club who were making their last appearances as a club after being part of Wessex for 33 years. We are very grateful to all of the committee members that pulled together to make the finals day a success and who worked hard to try and make it run as smoothly as Richard used to do so well. Thanks also for the effort and professionalism shown by our Table Officials and Referees that did a great job on the day too. Many Congratulations to the winners and runners up for reaching the finals.
Karl Taylor Men's Cup Final; South Bucks 86 Slough Scorpions 61
MVP Kien Langlois South Bucks Comets Karl Taylor Men's Plate Final; Lightwater Vipers 36 Basingstoke Bobcats 47
MVP Doug Awad Basingstoke Bobcats Richard Bell Ladies Cup Final; Winchester Panthers 63 Camberley Golden Eagles 36 MVP Ros Wellington Winchester Panthers
Richard Bell Ladies Plate Final Aldworth Arrows 61 Camberley Finches 35
MVP Ellie Anderson
WESSEX PLAYOFF FINALS
The playoff finals took place at the AGSC on Sun 18th May the results were as follows:
Div 3 - Lightwater Vipers 26 Slough Scorpions 2 48
MVP - G Anastopoulo, Slough Scorpions
Div 2 Ladies - Chiltern Flames 67 Woodley Buddies 61
MVP - M Richard, Chiltern Flames
Div 2 - Yateley Silverbacks 52 Woodley Thunder 67
MVP - E Gakpo, Woodley Thunder
Div 1 Ladies-Camberley Golden Eagles 41 Aldworth Arrows 51
MVP Kelly North, Aldworth Arrows
Div 1 - Windsor Warriors 1 45 South Bucks Comets 70
MVP F Sisayan, South Bucks Comets
The Wessex Basketball Association has been given permission by the family of Richard Bell to publish this photographic tribute to commemorate his tragic passing on the 4 March 2014. This year's Cup Finals Day on the 18 May will be dedicated to Richard's memory and the Ladies Cup and Plate are being re-designated the Richard Bell Ladies Cup and Plate. Richard's Mother, sister and girlfriend will all be in attendance. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time and we share their sense of loss. Richard's funeral is taking place on the 28 March.
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