Basketball

Basketball

Sport Overview

Five players in one team move forward with a ball while passing and dribbling and shoot against the opponent's basket goal to compete for the score. Scoring involves 3 points from the outside of the three point line, 2 points from the inside, and 1 point from free throw. The highlight of this sport is the speedy offense and defense by everyone in the team.

Event

(General Category)* One player can participate in only one category of competition.

GradeGenderAge Categories
AMen/Women30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+
BMen/Women30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+
CMen/Women30+,40+,50+,60+
OMen/Women65+,70+,75+
(Category of Athletes with Impairments)* One player can participate in only one category of competition.
GradeGenderAge Categories
WBMen/Women30+,45+,60+


[Competition Grades]
A: Premier
This grade is for teams consisting of players with international or national experience. At least two players should have international experience (played for their countries). The other members of the team should be at a high level, representing their states, provinces or elite clubs (pro teams).
B: Competitive
This grade is for those players who compete in a high standard of domestic level basketball, such as A Grade in their local competition, and players who have represented their club or town in state/province competition.
C: Recreational
This grade is for those players who participate in noncompetitive and/or lower grade leagues and for social and casual players.
O: Open (65+, 70+, 75+)
Only this grade is open for those identified age categories.
WB:Wheelchair Basketball
Players with physical impairments who use wheelchairs, competing in regional competitions and club teams)

[Age/Gender Category]
1.The age category will be determined by the youngest player in the team. Please ensure that your team is entered into the age category appropriate for the youngest player in your team.
(E.g. If the youngest player is 54, the team should be entered in the 50+ category)
2.If a team is found to be in an age category which doesn’t reflect its youngest player, that team’s entry application will be deemed invalid.
(E.g. If the youngest player is 54, entry would be deemed invalid for age categories such as 30+ and 60+)
3.Excluding the youngest player, it is acceptable for other team members to be above the age bracket that their team is registered in.
(E.g. If a team is entered in the 30+ age category, in addition to this age bracket, members other than the youngest can also be 35 or older)

Eligibility

1.Age requirement: Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 31 December 1991).
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31 December 2021. For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December 2021, you would compete in the 40+ age category.

2.Japanese nationals with impairments who wish to participate in the wheelchair basketball competition must complete any one of the following procedures during registration.
 (1)Players who are currently members of the Japan Wheelchair Basketball Federation (JWBF) must provide a photocopy of their physical disability certificate as a PDF file during entry application, and bring the original certificate on the competition day. Additionally, they must input their JWBF registration number and wheelchair basketball point classification during the registration process.
 (2)Players other than (1) must provide a photocopy of their physical disability certificate as a PDF file during entry application, and bring the original certificate on the competition day. They will then receive a wheelchair basketball point classification during competition days.
Please be aware that this point classification can only be used during World Masters Games 2021 Kansai, and cannot be used in other basketball events.

3.Overseas nationals with impairments who wish to participate in the wheelchair basketball competition must complete any one of the following procedures during registration.
 (1)Players who are currently members of their national Wheelchair Basketball Federation must provide a photocopy of a classification card from their National Federation, or some similar official document to prove their wheelchair basketball point classification (documents can only be accepted in English) as a PDF file during registration, and bring the original document on the competition day. They must also input their point classification during the registration process.
 (2)Players other than (1) must provide a photocopy of an official certificate confirming your physical disability or certificate from their doctor (documents can only be accepted in English) as a PDF file, and bring the original document on the competition day. They will then receive a wheelchair basketball point classification during competition days.
 Please be aware that this point classification can only be used during World Masters Games 2021 Kansai, and cannot be used in other basketball events.

* If there is a clear difference between point classification of players who wish to play wheelchair basketball and their actual physical activities, the organiser may change point classification.

Sport News

[June 16,2020]Updated '7 Competition Capacity' of Sports Information Guide.
[June 12,2020]Updated '9 Event','14 Notes on Participation' of Sports Information Guide.
[June 9,2020]Updated '9 Event'etc of Sports Information Guide.
[June 5,2020]The Sports Information Guide have been released.

Sports Information Guide

Schedule

Sport Discipline May 2021 Venues
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Basketball                    
Green Arena Kobe
Kobe Central Gymnasium
Kobe Oji Sports Center

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of June 5th, 2020. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.

Venue

Green Arena Kobe

Location Midoridai, Suma-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・7minutes walking from Sogoundokoen Sta.
・5minutes by car fromHanshin ExpresswayKobe-yamateLine“Shirakawa-minami”Interchange
・3minutes by car fromHanshin ExpresswayKita-Kobe Line“Fusehata-nishi”Interchange
Official Homepage https://www.kobe-park.or.jp/sougou/facilities/arena/

Kobe Central Gymnasium

Location 4-1-1, Kusunokicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・1minutes walking from Okurayama Sta.
・10minutes by car fromHanshin ExpresswayKobe Line“Yanagihara”Interchange
Official Homepage https://www.kobe-spokyo.jp/kcg/

Kobe Oji Sports Center

Location 1-1-1, Aotanicho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・10minutes walking from Oji-koen Sta.
Official Homepage https://www.kobe-spokyo.jp/ojisports/

Nearest Village

Masters Village Hyogo

Location 2-1 Aioicho, Chuo-ku, Kobe city, Hyogo
Access From JR Kobe Station, exit out of Central Gate, go down to the basement floor using theescalator at the south exit. The square in front of the escalator is “Duo Dome”.
Official Homepage http://www.duokobe.com/

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