Basketball and Bali

The Ball in Bali International Junior Tournament promises to be an experience of a lifetime for students and players, with top teams competing from all round Australia and South East Asia.

There will be 4 age groups, and divisions for boys and girls. The tournament will take place over 4 days, with 3 days of qualifying games and finals on the fourth day.

Renowned player and coach Craig Fitzsimmons facilitates the entire tournament, bringing his wealth of experience and knowledge to create one of the best basketball events in the region!

Our travel partner Bali Holidays and More will handle the arrangements for all players and their guests. See packages and inclusions below.

Sign your team up today! Get ready for an unforgettable week of basketball competition in Bali!

Basketball and Bali

The Ball in Bali International Junior Tournament promises to be an experience of a lifetime for students and players, with top teams competing from all round Australia and South East Asia.

There will be 4 age groups, and divisions for boys and girls. The tournament will take place over 4 days, with 3 days of qualifying games and finals on the fourth day.

Renowned player and coach Craig Fitzsimmons facilitates the entire tournament, bringing his wealth of experience and knowledge to create one of the best basketball events in the region!

Our travel partner Bali Holidays and More will handle the arrangements for all players and their guests. See packages and inclusions below.

Sign your team up today! Get ready for an unforgettable week of basketball competition in Bali!

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    CRAIG FitzSimmons

    Craig FitzSimmons has been active as a player and coach at the top levels for over 40 years. He has played and coached professionally in Australia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

    Craig has lived in Bali for the last seven years, and he has a good grasp of the Indonesian language and culture. His love of the game is exemplified by his continuing to play in the best leagues in Bali.

    His current teams are Merpati, Hoop It Up!, Pelangi, and BBT.

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    UNIVERSITY CAREER

    • St. Olaf College, Northfield Minnesota, U.S.A.

    • Two time All MIAC Conference First Team (1978-79)

    • NAIA All District 13 (1979)

    • Honourable Mention All American (1978)

    • MIAC Conference MVP Runner-up (1978)

    • Has the 4th and 10th highest scoring seasons in school's history.

    • Is 16th on St. Olaf's career scoring pst.

    • Elected to the St. Olaf Athletic Hall of Fame (2015)

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    PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A PLAYER

    Ball In Bali International Tournament

    Craig started his career with the Maryborough Bouncers in Queensland in 1980.

    He has played over 700 games as a professional player, including 146 in the Australian National Basketball League (Perth Wildcats, Geelong Supercats, and Forestville Eagles).

    He also played in the Singaporean National League with Mizuno, and the Mexican Del Pacifico League with Los Mochis.

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    PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A PLAYER

    He also played a number of years in the Australian SEABL(Shepparton, Gippsland), the Western Australian SBL (East Perth, Wanneroo), and the VBL in Victoria (Warrnambool, Horsham, Shepparton, Altona, Southern Peninsula, and Craigieburn). A season was also spent with the Lang Park Lions in Brisbane in the AAABL.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A COACH

    • Western Australian State Director of Coaching 1983-87

    • Shepparton Giants (SEABL) 1992

    • Gippsland Lightning 1994-95

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    Ball In Bali International Tournament

    CRAIG FitzSimmons

    Craig FitzSimmons has been active as a player and coach at the top levels for over 40 years. He has played and coached professionally in Australia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.

    Craig has lived in Bali for the last seven years, and he has a good grasp of the Indonesian language and culture. His love of the game is exemplified by his continuing to play in the best leagues in Bali.

    His current teams are Merpati, Hoop It Up!, Pelangi, and BBT.

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    Ball In Bali International Tournament

    UNIVERSITY CAREER

    • St. Olaf College, Northfield Minnesota, U.S.A.

    • Two time All MIAC Conference First Team (1978-79)

    • NAIA All District 13 (1979)

    • Honourable Mention All American (1978)

    • MIAC Conference MVP Runner-up (1978)

    • Has the 4th and 10th highest scoring seasons in school's history.

    • Is 16th on St. Olaf's career scoring pst.

    • Elected to the St. Olaf Athletic Hall of Fame (2015)

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    Ball In Bali International Tournament

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A PLAYER

    Ball In Bali International Tournament

    Craig started his career with the Maryborough Bouncers in Queensland in 1980.

    He has played over 700 games as a professional player, including 146 in the Australian National Basketball League (Perth Wildcats, Geelong Supercats, and Forestville Eagles).

    He also played in the Singaporean National League with Mizuno, and the Mexican Del Pacifico League with Los Mochis.

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    Ball In Bali International Tournament

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A PLAYER

    He also played a number of years in the Australian SEABL(Shepparton, Gippsland), the Western Australian SBL (East Perth, Wanneroo), and the VBL in Victoria (Warrnambool, Horsham, Shepparton, Altona, Southern Peninsula, and Craigieburn). A season was also spent with the Lang Park Lions in Brisbane in the AAABL.

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A COACH

    • Western Australian State Director of Coaching 1983-87

    • Shepparton Giants (SEABL) 1992

    • Gippsland Lightning 1994-95

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Tournament Includes The Following:

  • Airport transfers
  • 5 X nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tournament playing and court fees
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guaranteed 6 X matches
  • Trophies and medals
  • Daily transport to and from stadium
  • Welcome packs from our charity partner Stella’s Child.
  • Come as a family and make it a holiday to remember. We can organize accommodations and transport for everyone at great rates before, during and after the tournament!
Register Tournament Now
Ball in Bali

Tournament Includes The Following:

  • Airport transfers
  • 5 X nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tournament playing and court fees
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guaranteed 6 X matches
  • Trophies and medals
  • Daily transport to and from stadium
  • Welcome packs from our charity partner Stella’s Child.
  • Come as a family and make it a holiday to remember. We can organize accommodations and transport for everyone at great rates before, during and after the tournament!
Register Tournament Now
 

TRAVEL PARTNER

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Bali Holidays and More are the chosen travel partner for the tournament.

Their professional staff will handle all travel aspects for the tournament to ensure the highest level of customer service and to make getting your team to Bali seamless and stress free!

Don’t forget this is a family friendly tournament and Bali Holidays and More are available to assist families that wish to extend their say to experience more of what Bali has to offer.

Ball In Bali has selected Stella’s Child as its community service organization for the tournament. Stella’s Child help underprivileged youth residing in children’s homes and orphanages open doors to experiences & opportunities in business, to develop skills, stimulate creativity, and to provide a launch pad to success to which youth may otherwise not have access. Their entrepreneurship program partners youth and mentors to develop and launch social enterprise businesses in an after school program.

 

The program was developed as a playground for the youth to practice their entrepreneurial skills in the real world. Their Love Our Earth brand is now creating employment opportunities for graduates as they train to manage the business and will be the providers for a unique welcome gift for all participants.

FAQ's

1When is the tournament?
The Welcome Dinner is Sunday 10 January, 2021. Games will run starting Monday 11 January and finishing Thursday 14 January.
1Who is playing?
There will be four divisions; U/13, U/15, U/17 and U/19 both boys and girls. Invitations are being sent out to clubs and schools in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, China, and Indonesia.
1How many games will we play?
Each team is guaranteed 6 games.
1What happens in the case of injury?
All coaches and parents are encouraged to check medical and travel insurance for the players, to ensure they are covered while traveling and playing sports in Bali. We will have medical staff on hand, trained in emergency, CPR and sports injuries for the duration of the tournament.
1Is accommodation Included in the fee?
Yes, we will make all arrangements for your Bali accommodation and transport. Room allotment will be provided after your registration.
1Will our team stay in the same hotel?
Yes, all team players and support staff will stay in the same hotel. This ensure the best possible safety and organizational ability.
1Can players families attend?
Yes, absolutely! This is a great opportunity for families to be involved in their children’s favorite sport and to also travel to the wonderful island of Bali.
Where possible we will allocate families in the same hotel. Our travel partners are looking forward to assisting turning this event into a family holiday for those that wish to do that.
1What is the cost of the tournament?
The cost is $695 USD per person travelling to the tournament
1What Does The Tournament Fee Include?
The fee is per person travelling to the tournament and includes the following:
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Tournament playing and court fees
  • Guaranteed 6 x Matches
  • Trophies and medals
  • Transport to and from the stadium
  • Welcome Packs from our charity partner, Stella’s Child
  • Does Not Include airfares
1Are airfares included?
No. This price does not include airfares. You can find the best flights at our travel partners site at - https://flight.balihotelsandmore.com/
1What deposit do we have to pay?
Initial Deposit is 50% of the total, per team. The balance is due 4 weeks before arrival
1Can individual players sign up to play?
At this time, the Junior Tournament is only open to teams as part of school and club organizations. Ball in Bali does offer individual coaching and training programs throughout the year, so please email play@ballinbali.com to let us know what you would like to do.

Pre-Registration is Now Open!

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Pre-Registration is Now Open!

For all enquiries and questions please contact us via email or fill in the contact form. We can't wait to see you in Bali!

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