The Squizzy Classic Basketball Tournament
Saturday 1 st April and Sunday 2nd April 2023
Korumburra Basketball Stadium Elizabeth St, Korumburra Victoria
Myths and Legends Australia and the Wildcats Basketball Club are pleased to invite members to The Squizzy Classic Basketball Tournament to be held on Saturday 1st April and Sunday 2nd April 2023 at Korumburra Basketball Stadium - Elizabeth St, Korumburra Victoria.
The tournament commemorates the life and contribution of Dr Michael Francis Taylor, alias “Squizzy”. Michael was given the moniker “Squizzy” by one of his grade four teachers, and the nickname stuck with him throughout his adult life.
In his early years, whilst studying dentistry at Melbourne University, Michael began playing basketball, competing at the Melbourne Showgrounds and Albert Park Stadiums. In the late seventies, Michael set up his dentistry practice in Gippsland, where he played in the local Leongatha and Korumburra competitions. He was heavily involved with the development of the Meeniyan Basketball Stadium.
Michael competed for over 40 years, and made a significant social contribution to our sport, encouraging and welcoming fellow basketballers to the game. Regrettably, Michael passed in 2019, leaving behind three children Amy, Roy, and Kate.
Now that the worst of COVID 19 is behind us, we are keen to make this the successful Korumburra tournament ever. We would love to see lots of Masters teams entering, including:
- Men’s 35 & over
- Men’s 45 & over
- Women’s 40 & over
Annual Membership Renewal Fee is now due for the period of 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 that is payable by 28 February 2023.
For the first time the Myths & Legends Basketball Club is opening a social category (non-playing/training) of membership.
The 2 Categories are:
Full Membership - $30 annual fee
- access to training venues/tournaments
- does not provide players with insurance
Social Category Membership - $10 annual fee
- Includes Non-Playing/Training members
The Benefits of social membership:
- Continue to receive club newsletter, invitations to club functions
- Supporting the club in continuing to provide access to Masters Basketball
Insurance Option for Victorian training is provided by Basketball Victoria using the Play HQ app
- Use the Play HQ link to register with Myths & Legends training 2023 (Play HQ will ask you to pay the $40 annual fee)
For most, if not all, current tournaments M&L teams are playing in the people below are who you need to contact to be involved. For smaller tournaments or overseas events where only a few teams are involved then only one or two people may be the points of contact.
- 1-2 April 2023, Korumburra 2023 The Squizzy Classic Masters Tournament
- 12-20 May 2023, Asia Pacific Masters Games, South Korea
- 25-28 May 2023, Great Barrier Reef Masters Games, Cairns Basketball Centre
- 1-2 July 2023, Myths and Legends Bulleen Tournament
- 25 August - 3 September 2023, FIMBA Maxibasketball, Argentina
- 7-14 October 2023, - X1X Australian Masters Games, Adelaide
- World Masters Games, Kansai, Japan (POSTPONED, date to be confirmed)