With the first day of the Under 13 Regional Development Tournament (RDT) now concluded, it’s been a great day of basketball for all involved. 36 games across 4 courts provided plenty of opportunity for players, coaches and officials alike to learn and improve. Despite the humid conditions the standard of play rarely dropped, leading to some quality basketball for the parents and fans in attendance.
Both East and London came through the day unscathed in the Boys’ competition, winning their respective pools with 4-0 records. They appear to be on a collision course for tomorrow’s Final but there is a lot of basketball to be played before then. There was a similar story in the Girls’ competition as an undefeated East region claimed Pool X, with the North West topping Pool Y at 3-0.
That means the standings after today’s pool games are as follows:
|Pool A (Boys)||Pool B (Boys)|
|3||North West||4||2||2||6||3||South East||4||2||2||6|
|4||West Midlands||4||1||3||5||4||East Midlands||4||1||3||5|
|5||South West||4||0||4||4||5||North East||4||0||4||4|
|Pool X (Girls)||Pool Y (Girls)|
|2||South West||4||3||1||7||2||South East||3||2||1||5|
The schedule for Sunday is also now set. To view the schedule, click on the button at the bottom of the page.
At 1:00pm, play will stop for the Finals of the British Shooting Test. After some intense heats today, there were some very impressive performances but only 4 players could make it through to the Semi-Finals. The draw is below:
Semi Final – West Midlands’s Samuel Kettle v South’s Tarun Takhar
Semi Final – South East’s Amba Thomson v Yorkshire’s Steph Oliver
After Saturday's action, Basketball England's Programme & Pathway Integration Manager Charlie Ford said, “I’ve been really impressed with the standard of play throughout the day, the knowledge and guidance that the coaches have provided and the unwavering support of the team managers and parents. Tomorrow is sure to provide more of the same to cap off what has so far been an excellent weekend.”
Play gets underway tomorrow at 9:00am and entry is once again free. If you can't make it to the National Basketball Performance Centre in Manchester but want to follow the action, we'll have plenty of updates on our social media channels: