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All CYBN tournaments from November through the end of February are official Qualifiers for the Illinois Middle School Basketball Championship.  Our 5th annual State Tournament will be held on March 15-17th in Champaign and game sites include the Univ. of Illinois ARC!

Please note that our State Reps will not be attending all CYBN events to speak to teams in person, so all qualified teams who wish to compete at State must contact the State Tournament Director, Pauline Kibathi, at pauline@statebasketballchampionship.com or 217-903-5517 x707.  Pauline will pass along a registration link and a $75 off sign up code. 


CYBN Tournaments: All teams that finish 2-0, 3-0, or in the top 2 in their division in a one day or weekend CYBN tournament. 

West Suburban Youth Basketball League: All teams that go 2-0 or 3-0 over the course of a weekend of League games(includes flex option) or advance to the semifinals of the League playoffs in February. 

Power Rankings: Teams that are in the top one third of the power rankings after January 15th or after they have played in at least 10 games.  See rankings here

For teams that have performed well in CYBN but did not meet any above criteria may consider an filling out an  At-Large Application 

For any questions contact the State Tournament Director, Pauline Kibathi, at pauline@statebasketballchampionship.com or 217-903-5517 x707

List of CYBN Tournaments:
Pre-Season Jamboree(11/4-5)
Chicagoland Showdown(11/11-12)
Run N Gun(11/18-19)
Thanksgiving Classic(11/25-26)
Refuse to Lose(12/2-3)
Lake Effect Snodown(12/9-10)
Winter Hoops Classic(12/16-17)
Rockets Classic(12/16-17)
Holiday Breakaway(12/23-24)
New Years Battle(12/30-31)
Hardwood Classic(1/6-7)
Winter Madness(1/13-14)
Southwest Classic(1/20-21)
Survivor Classic(1/27-28)
Superbowl Showdown(2/3-4)
Valentines Day Classic(2/10-11)
Battle at the Rock(2/11)
Winter Championships(2/17-18)
Winter Finale(2/24-25)
March Madness Shootout(3/2-3)

The registration deadline is Friday, March 1st except for teams that qualify at the March Madness Shootout who will be permitted to register on Monday, March 4th. 

 May be an image of 9 people, people playing basketball and text   State Tournament game sites include The Arc on the University of Illinois campus.  10 hardwood courts under one roof!