Haris Memorial Tournament 2014 Lineups & Schedule Announced - Hoopsfix.com

Haris Memorial Tournament 2014 Lineups & Schedule Announced

The Haris Memorial Tournament returns to the Amaechi Basketball Centre over this Christmas period, in its ninth year to commemorate former Manchester Magic player Haris Charalambous who tragically passed away in 2006.

Featuring eight teams from across Europe and the USA, it is one of the few international tournaments that occurs on home turf in the British basketball calendar.

“I think it is probably the best line-up we have ever had,” Manchester Magic chief Joe Forber told the Manchester Evening News.

“We have only had one American team in the past and I think these two prep schools will be very good.

“England Under-18s won it last year and they will be very strong again.

“I think there will be a different flavour this year and we’ve tried to strengthen right the way through.”

For the first year in recent memory the Manchester Under-16 squad will not compete, with two teams coming over from the US, Tilton Prep and St Andrews, Spanish side CB Cornella, French side Boulazac Basket, Irish side Sligo plus the England u16 & U18 national teams, and host team Manchester Magic U18s.

England’s under-16s are the only under-16 team, being a late replacement for London Pioneers who were forced to withdraw according to the Manchester Evening News.

The tournament will tip off on Saturday 27th December and finish on the night of Monday 29th.


Tilton Prep School, New Hampshire, USA
St Andrews School, Rhode Island, USA
C.B. Cornella, Spain
Club Boulazac Basket Dordogne, France
England U18 National Team
Sligo All-Stars, Ireland
Manchester Magic U18
England U16 National Team


Pool A
Tilton Prep (USA)
England U18
England U16
CB Cornella (Spain)

Pool B
St. Andrews (USA)
Sligo All Stars (Ireland)
Boulazac (France)
Manchester Magic U18

Saturday 27th December
6pm: CB Cornella vs England U18s/Manchester Magic vs Boulazac
8pm: Tilton Prep vs England U16s/St Andrews vs Sligo

Saturday 28th December
11am: Tilton vs England U18s/CB Cornella vs England U16s
1pm: Magic vs St Andrews/Boulazac vs Sligo
4pm: Tilton vs CB Cornella/England U18 vs England U16
6pm: St Andrews vs Boulazac/Magic vs Sligo

Sunday 29th December
10am 3rd B vs 4th A/3rd A vs 4th B
12pm 1st A vs 2nd B/1st B vs 2nd A
2pm: 5th/6th Place Playoff/7th/8th Place Playoff
3:45pm: 3rd & 4th Place Playoff
5:30pm: Final

Entry costs £3 (Sat), £4 (Sun), £5 (Mon) or £10 for all three days if bought in advance, with all proceeds going to a good cause.

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