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Missouri State Homeschool Basketball Tournament

St. Louis, February 15-16, 2019

*** DUE TO THE FORECAST OVER THE WEEKEND *** we have implemented a snow schedule for the games and have modified some of the game times on the original bracket linked below. Please, please, please refer to the link below if you ever have a question on game time or location. This page will contain the most up to date information.

Summary of Snow Schedule changes:

  • Keep all Friday games as originally scheduled at The Center - St. Louis
  • Move Friday afternoon/evening/night games scheduled for St. Louis Christian College to Saturday

2019 State brackets are here! Bookmark this link and watch it closely because we will be keeping the brackets updated near real-time!

Game locations:
St. Louis Christian College
1360 Grandview Dr.
Florissant, MO 63033
Center St. Louis
6727 Langley Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63123
North County Christian School
845 Dunn Rd.
Florissant, MO 63031


Divisions
:
Boys – 18U, 16U, 14U
Girls – 18U, 16U, 14U

Tournament Details

Admissions prices:
1-Game Pass is $4/adults, $2/Students/Senior Citizens/Veterans. Maximum $15/family.
1-Day Pass
 is $7/adults, $3/Students/Senior Citizens/Veterans. Maximum $20/family.
2-Day Pass
 is $10/adults, $5/Students/Senior Citizens/Veterans. Maximum $25/family.
Checks are accepted and can be made out to SLCHSA

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

All games may start up to 20 minutes early (except the 1st game of the day). This has allowed us to run the entire tournament on time or ahead of schedule in years past. 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 20 minutes earlier than the scheduled time.

Game clock:
14U games 6 min. quarters
16U games 7 min quarters
18U games 8 min quarters

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

Home team is listed on top of the bracket (or first on the schedule). The home team wears white, provides the game ball and keeps the official book.
Visiting team is listed on bottom of the bracket (or second on the schedule). The visiting team wears dark uniforms and runs the clock.

Home team will complete a scorecard & leave it at the scorers table.
Both teams will text the team names (including division and gender) and game score to (636) 244-8763 immediately after each game. (Example: 14U Boys: Vikings 42, Cardinals 49)

Concessions:
Friday concessions are run by Center St. Louis. Saturday the Knights will be running concessions at St. Louis Christian College only.

Spirit Wear:
Organizations can pick up pre-order shirts at the shirt table next to admissions. Please bring one check for your organization to pay for pre-ordered shirts. Checks can be made out to SLCHSA. A limited supply of additional shirts will be sold while supplies last.
Short sleeve shirts are $15
Long sleeve shirts are $20
Long sleeve hooded shirts are $25

Final thoughts:
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.

All Tournament Staff can be seen onsite wearing a grey and navy shirt with ‘STAFF’ on the back.

Below you will find a list of fun things to do and places to eat while you are in St. Louis.

Places To Eat

  • Crown Candy Kitchen - Featured on Man vs. Food. The best milkshakes and malts!!!! The BLT has 14 pieces of bacon. This is a great place to go for lunch.
  • The Hill - Birthplace and stomping ground for Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola (Elizabeth Avenue), the Hill has an assortment of Historic Italian Restaurants Popular in St. Louis.
  • Fitz's Root Beer - Great, fun place to eat and watch Fitz’s make and bottle their root beer.
  • Pointer's Pizza - If 2 people eat their 28” pizza in an hour they get $500 and their pizza for free. It may not be the best tasting pizza in St. Louis, but it is the biggest. Be aware they have very little indoor seating.
  • Imo's Pizza - "The square beyond compare!" Famous for their St. Louis style thin crust.
  • Sauce On The Side (The Grove) - Best calzones in St. Louis! "We think there’s something special about fresh food. That’s why we make everything from scratch here at Sauce on the Side. Our handmade calzones. Our salad dressings. Even our desserts. It’s all made right here."

Places To Go

  • Forest Park - Voted #1 City Park in USA. The following are all free!
  • 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, etc.

  • City Museum - Kids love the city museum.  It is less than 20 minutes away.
  • Magic House - This is a kid and family favorite in STL
  • Grant's Farm - Admission is free and will be your 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.
  • Chesterfield Outlets - Chesterfield Outlets is the best-located outlet center in the St. Louis market, featuring over a half-mile of frontage to I-64 and accessibility via the Boone’s Crossing full interchange. The open-air, “village style” center is comprised of 302,000 square feet of premier outlet retail. 
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