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Tip Off St. Louis

St. Louis Tip Off

November 2 - 4, 2023

A very limited amount of t-shirts will be available at the tournament! To guarantee yourself a shirt, order by Oct 25, 10:00a CDT!!

2023 LIVE Brackets
*updated as game scores are reported 

Re-live 2022 Tip Off - STL: 2022 Brackets

We are excited to announce Tip Off STL is moving to the Chesterfield Sports Complex. This year we will have 100 teams from 10 States at 2023 Tip Off. The CSC is a brand new 9 court facility near great hotels, restaurants, shopping and family activities. We've highlighted some of those below for you.

Tip Off offers brackets for Boys and Girls teams 10U - 18U plus our 3rd Annual Alumni Bracket. Brackets with 8 teams or less will begin as early as 8 am on Friday November 3. Brackets with more than 8 teams will begin as early as 12 pm Thursday November 2.

Tip Off is the largest Pre-Season Home School Tournament in the nation with teams from NCHBC Nationals, East Coast Nationals and National Division II Christian HomeSchool Association attending. Over the last 5 years teams from 13 different States began their season in St. Louis including 69 teams from 10 States in 2021. Teams range from Nationals Champions to newer, smaller programs and everything in between.

Simply purchase using the link above and show your ticket on your phone (or printout if you prefer) at the table. Admission is available onsite, but we encourage families to purchase online as it makes everything quicker and more simple for everyone.

Bleachers are available. No camping chairs, please.

Outside food and drink are not allowed at CSC. Concessions will be available for purchase. Water bottles are allowed.

Purchase tickets through the link above. The deadline to order shirts is Tuesday, October 25 by 10 am. A limited amount of extra shirts will be available at Tip Off, but the only way to guarantee a shirt is by ordering at the link above before 10 am on October 25. The cost is $15 for a short sleeve (soft-style) and $20 for a long sleeve shirt.

Available Styles (Adult SM-2XL;Youth M-L):
*limited quantities available at the door
  • Short sleeve (soft-style) T-shirts are $15
  • Long sleeve T-shirts are $20

Unreached People Group
$35 --> 1 verse of Scripture for an Unreached People Group to read in their language for generations
If each team donates $35 we can provide 100 verses of Scripture for an Unreached People Group in SE Asia that currently has 0 verse of Scripture in their language.
Click to donate!


Tournament Details

Chesterfield Sports Complex
150 N Eatherton Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63005 (Apple Maps | Google Maps)

Teams will have 5 minutes to warm up before their game and 5 minutes for half-time.  

All games may start up to 10 minutes early (except the 1st game of the day). This has always allowed us to run on time or ahead of schedule the entire tournament. If the previous game on your court ends early you will have 5 minutes to warm up, then your game will start early. We will not start a game more than 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled time.

If a team is winning by 20 points or more in the 2nd half it will be running clock. If the lead drops below 20 points it will return to normal clock.

After the game one person from each team will text in the court, scheduled game time, division and score details to (636) 244-8763
EXAMPLE: 12:40p 14UB - Court 2 Cardinals 50 Royals 24

Home Team is listed on top of the bracket (or first on the schedule), provides the game ball and keeps the official book. The Home Team wears White Uniforms.

Visiting Team is listed on bottom of the bracket (or second on the schedule) and runs the clock. The Visiting team wears Dark Uniforms.

CSC:There are nine courts. Each court will have a number, 1 thru 9.

Concessions will be available and provided by CSC. Items will vary. Cash and cards accepted. Outside food is not allowed.

We can't wait to see everyone in St. Louis to tip off the 2023 season with a great weekend of basketball! It is our goal to shine the light of Jesus to all we encounter. This includes our referees. Referees have a challenging job. They will do their best. Referees will not criticize players, coaches or fans. Please encourage your players, coaches and fans to not criticize referees.

For questions contact Rick Tucker at [email protected]

Places To Eat

Tip Off guests and Blue Knights families, please consider dining at one of the following local restaurants! These fantastic restaurants have generously agreed to partner with us to help raise funds to provide Bible translation for an unreached people group in southeast Asia. Enjoy some delicious food during the tournament, and do some good while you dine!

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Places To Go

  • Main Street in St. Charles - Missouri's first state capital! St. Charles is known for its warm welcome, unique historical perspective, and beautiful sites—there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day.
  • Forest Park - Voted #1 City Park in USA. The following are all free and open year round!
  • The Zoo - voted best Free Zoo in the USA
  • Science Center
  • Art Museum
  • Missouri History Museum
  • Planetarium
  • You can also pay to golf, go to the boathouse, Jewel Box, and more!
  • City Museum - Kids love the city museum.
  • Magic House - This is a kid and family favorite in STL
  • Grant's Farm - Admission is free and one of my family’s favorite places to go. $13 for parking
  • Gateway Arch - The most unique view in all the world. 630 feet above the city and Mississippi river.
  • Saint Louis Galleria - Saint Louis Galleria's mix of specialty shops will exceed your expectations and delight everyone on your list. Indulge in stores that are unique to the St. Louis market and leave with something special every day. No visit to this retail destination is complete without a bite at one of the casual sit-down dining establishments, conveniently located onsite.
  • West County Center Mall - Located at the corner of I-270 and Manchester Road makes for easy access. Shop and eat at fine establishments.
  • St. Louis Premium Outlets - Visit St. Louis Premium Outlets located just 30 minutes from downtown and only 20 minutes from Lambert - St. Louis International Airport. Shop more than 90 designer and name brand outlet stores including adidas, Coach, kate spade new york, LOFT Outlet, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Sunglass Hut, Under Armour and Vera Bradley.

Partner Restaurants

The following Chesterfield restaurants are partnering with Tip Off to translate Scripture for an unreached people group with ZERO Scripture in their language.

Red Robin (Thursday only)
Red Robin will donate 20% of your order if you mention 'Tip Off STL'. For online orders or through the app simply add the fundraiser to your cart before you order.

Raising Canes (Thursday-Saturday)
Raising Canes will donate 15% of your order if you mention the 'Tip Off STL Fundraiser'

Penn Station (Thursday-Saturday)
Penn Station will donate 10% of your order if you mention the 'Tip Off STL Fundraiser'
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