Tournament matches will be played on Saturday and Sunday,
September 1 & 2, 2012.
Team Pairings and Numbers will be drawn and known
only during the FBA of North America Officers and Board Members meeting on Friday, August 31, 2012.
First game is scheduled to start at TBA on
Saturday at Centennial College. Subsequent games will be played as scheduled.
II. TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
a. Depending on the number of teams participating
in a division, the division maybe divided into pools to properly schedule the games.
b. For a team to be eliminated, the team
must lose twice (double elimination).
c. Drawing will determine the order of the
III. TEAM ELIGIBILITY:
a. Must be a member of FBA of North America
or a recognized team invited by the host city.
b. Must be an organized Filipino/American
or Filipino/Canadian club or team.
IV. TEAM ROSTER:
a. Each team must submit a team roster.
The roster must be submitted to the host city on or before August 1, 2012.
b. Each player registration form must be
included with the team roster. A copy of each player's passport picture must be attached to the registration
c. Changes to the team roster will not be
accepted after it has been submitted to the accreditation/screening committee. At this time, the team roster
d. The team roster may list a maximum of
e. Anyone whose name does not appear in the
official team roster cannot play.
f. Players must bring original copies of
BIRTH CERTIFICATE and PASSPORT to the tournament to resolve any eligibility questions.
V. TEAM OFFICIALS:
a. Each team must have designated officials such
as the FBA of North America City Director, coaches, trainers, managers or team representatives who shall be responsible
for the conduct and behavior of their players and supporters.
b. Failure of the team officials to control their players
and unruly supporters may result in the forfeiture of the team as deemd by the tournament officials and game officials.
c. The City Director shall be the voting official representing
the team in the FBA of North America. No proxy or alternate.
VI. REGISTRATION, WAIVER & LIABILITY:
a. All Directors, Coordinators, Coaches, Representatives
and Players must submit to the Accreditation/Screening Committee their registration forms with their respective city or team
delegation before the designated deadline.
b. All players must submit a registration form.
The registration form must inlcude a recent digital picture in JPG format of the player. Players whose name does not
appear on Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Template submitted by each City will not be allowed to play. The final date
for submission is July 31, 2012.
c. A Waiver of Liability must be signed by each
player, coach, coordinator and trainer absolving the Host Committee and the entire FBA of North America and its officers,
members and tournament officials, volunteers of any liability in case of injury, death, and loss or damage of personal property
during the tournament.
VII. PLAYER QUALIFICATION:
a. Must be of Filipino blood or heritage (born in the Philippines,
or born in Canada or U.S.A. with one of the parents of Filipino ancestry). Any cause for doubt under this provision
that results in a challenge from the opposing team shall require the player in question to present his/her proof of Filipino
b. Must be an amateur, i.e., who has never reeived any
form of compesation for playing basketball in U.S.A. or Canada.
c. Must be a resident of the city he/she is representing.
Must bring proof of residence i.e., certificate of employment, driver's license or school record. No imports allowed.
d. Must be listed in the team roster submitted to the
host city on or before the specified deadline.
e. Must submit a registration form with a recent photo
to the host city on or before the specified deadline.
f. Must provide proof of his/her age if necessary, his/her
Filipino heritage. For a player's age, on the following documents will be accepted:
- Birth Certificate
VIII. TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS:
The FBA of North America and HOST CITY City directors
and appointees shall compose the tournament officials. These officials shall have sole jurisdiction in the enforcement
of the rules and regulations prescribed herein throughout the tournament. They have absolute authority to eject, with
or without game officials recommendation, a player or players whose conduct may joepardize the continuance of the game the
tournament as a whole.
IX. GAME OFFICIALS:
The game officials shall belong to an association, hired
by, but independent of FBA of North America and the HOST CITY.
a. The referees, scorekeepers and timekeepers are the
b. All judgments and decisions made by the referees during
the game will be final, binding and irrevocable.
c. The game officials shall be completely independent
of FBA of North America
d. Any dispute in the game with the time, score, fouls,
timeouts, etc. will be resolved by the referees.
e. The table officials shall seat only scorekeeper, timekeeper
and tournament official. Only a head coach may approach the official table for any inquiry.
Note: AN INTENTIONAL FLAGRANT
FOUL IS AN AUTOMATIC EJECTION AND AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION OF THE NEXT SCHEDULED GAME.
OTHER RULES NOT COVERED BY THE ABOVE SHALL BE DECIDED BY TOURNAMENT
OFFICIALS AND THE APPOINTEES AND ATHLETIC DIRECTORS OF FBA OF NORTH AMERICA.
X. UNIFORM & COLORS:
In order to participate in the FBA of North America tournament,
a city team/teams must have an approved uniform. The color shall be distinctive from each other. No player or
team or city will be allowed to play without the proper basketball uniform.
The following list below are the approved colors
that each participating city team/teams will use:
- Austin - Black/White (dominant Black)
- Bergen (New Jersey) - Green
- Chicago - Red/White (dominant Red)
- Detroit - TBD
- Glendale Heights - Royal Blue
- Houston - White/Red (dominant White)
- Mississauga - Orange
- New York - Purple
- Toronto - Gold/Black (dominant Gold)
- Vaughan- Black/Gold (dominant Black)
- Washington DC - Black/Blue (dominant Black)
- Windsor - Silver/Orange (dominant Silver)
- Winnipeg - Navy Blue
a. A fee shall be collected from each city for each of
their teams to help finance the FBA of North America tournament.
b. Seed money of USD $
300.00 shall be paid by each city on or before May 31, 2012 with the remainder of the fees paid
on or before August 22, 2012.
c. 2012 Team Division Fees
- TYKES 2001 or younger $350
- PEEWEE 1999 or younger $350
- BANTAM BOYS 1997 or younger $350
- BANTAM GIRLS 1998 or younger $350
- MIDGET BOYS 1995 or younger $400
- MIDGET GIRLS 1995 or younger $400
- JUVENILE 1992 or younger $400
- MEN'S OPEN 5'11/UNDER NO AGE LIMIT
- MEN'S OPEN NO AGE LIMIT $400
- WOMEN'S OPEN NO AGE LIMIT $400
- SENIOR 1979 0R OLDER $400
- MASTER 1969 0R OLDER $400