11th Open Basketball Tournament 2019

11th Open Basketball Tournament 2019

Stallions (blue and white) and TMB (black and white) in actions during the first semi-final match of 11th OBT at Kohima Local Ground on May 18. (Photo/Menuseo (Max) Khieya)


Our Correspondent
Kohima | May 18

TMB will face Orca in the finals of the 11th Open Basketball Tournament 2019 on May 19 at Khuochiezie, Kohima Local Ground.

The tournament is being played under the aegis of Suncity Kohima in association with Nagaland Basketball Association.

In the first semi-final match played here today, TMB defeated Stallions 59 -53.

In the 2nd semi-final, Orca overpowered Amplified 92 – 57.

On May 19, before the final match, a skill challenge, 3 point competition and an exhibition will be played.

To honour two great stalwarts of the club who left for their heavenly abode last year, the organisers are introducing two new challenges this year, namely KK Paul Rutsa’s Skill Challenge and Xavier Rutsa’s 3 point Challenge at 4:00 PM to be followed by an All-Star Game.

Meanwhile, the champion of 11th OBT will win as cash prize of Rs. 60,000 while the runner-up will pocket Rs. 30,000.

Losing semi finalists will receive Rs. 10,000 each.

Rs. 10,000 has also been set aside as prize money for the most valuable player.