Yorkshire Masters: Inaugural tournament brings together over 150 players

The first Yorkshire Masters Basketball Tournament attracted more than 150 players from across the UK.

The tournament in Halifax featured three age groups, the men's over-40s, men's over-50s and women's over-40s, providing a platform for players to relive their basketball glory days and forge new memories in the process.

In the fiercely contested men's O50s category, the Yorkshire Old Boys emerged a winners, whilst the men's O40s went the way of Doncaster Seahawks.

On the women's side , the Swish Sisters reigned supreme in the O40s category, coming through on top in a competitive bracket.

Men's O40 winners Doncaster Seahawks (Yorkshire Masters)

The tournament not only showcased the enduring passion of basketball players but also served as a testament to the inclusive nature of the sport. Regardless of age or gender, participants revelled in the opportunity to bond over their shared love for basketball and the competition it brings.

A social at Halifax's Victoria Theatre was part of the schedule and with the event set to return in 2024.

Swish Sisters won the Women's O40 crown (Yorkshire Masters)

Bigger and better

The tournament committee's chair Darren Suttcliffe said: "This year's tournament exceeded our expectations, and we are overwhelmed by the support from players and fans alike.

"We can't wait to do it all over again next year, and showcase another area of Yorkshire. We promise to make it even bigger and better!"