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Flanders basketball trophy 2009

By on January 15, 2009 in News

It’s still a long way to go … but next summer the 7th FLANDERS BASKETBALL

TROPHY will be held on August 22nd and 23rd, 2009 in the beautiful city of GHENT in Belgium.

This tournament has become the biggest international basketball-event in Belgium and in Europe. Next August, we expect 140 to 150 teams from more than 25 countries world-wide.The F.B.T. is open for all age-groups, but also for men and women and for Men veterans also!!

There are 11 different groups:

*       Boys U14 – born between 1.1.1996 and 31.12.1997

*       Boys U16 – born between 1.1.1994 and 31.12.1995

*       Boys U18 – born between 1.1.1992 and 31.12.1993 (high level)

*       Boys U18 – born between 1.1.1992 and 31.12.1993 (lower level)

*       Boys U21 – born between 1.1.1989 and 31.12.1991

*       Girls U14 – born between 1.1.1996 and 31.12.1997

*       Girls U16 – born between 1.1.1994 and 31.12.1995

*       Girls U19 – born between 1.1.1991 and 31.12.1993

*       Men seniors: + 18 years

*       Women seniors: + 18 years

*       Men veterans: + 35 years with a maximum of 2 players between 30 and 35 years

What is the reason of the success of the FLANDERS BASKETBALL TROPHY? 

*       All games will be played in excellent indoor venues

*       All games will be refereed with 2 referees

*       All teams will be playing 5 games of 4 x 8 minutes each WITH stop-clock

*       All games will have 3 table-officials

*       More than 280 volunteers are welcoming more than 2000 players and referees

*       The host-town of GHENT is one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium and Europe!! 

Our organization takes care also for basketball teams who want to stay a longer period in Ghent or Belgium. We can make additional programs with extra friendly games, touristic visits etc. 


Next year, we will invite 140 to 150 referees from more than 25 countries. Actually, more than 90 referees of 18 countries have confirmed their participation already!! 

The organization of the FBT pays all the costs of the hotel from Friday evening until Monday morning (or Sunday evening), including all the meals.

If you are interested to join us as a referee, please fill in the application form on our website (go to: Referees) 

For all further information of the FBT 2009, please visit our website  

Don’t hesitate too long and join the international Flanders Basketball Trophy 2009 

Best regards from Ghent, Belgium 

Please contact Geert Baeyens on 0032 497 443279 

Information supplied by Geert Baeyens

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