There were twists in the first day of the Tournament of the Epiphany in 2015. The New Year's Eve moved to Padua this morning with a series of fireworks and a shower of incredible emotions.
56 games in 8 fields, 3636 runs scored, 1792 minutes of game and a match finished in extra time are a great business card for the present records edition of the Tournament.
From Mortise to Torreselle through Piombino Dese, Camposampiero, Caltana, Limena and Vigodarzere was a busy day but the satisfaction is huge by all the staff.
It now expects a night to recuperate on hold meetings tomorrow which will start already at 9.00 with major challenges for the top places in the group among which the Gladiatori-Favaro, at 10.30 will be the turn of Jolly-Dolo 2004, while at 12.00 eyes will be on Trieste-Petrarca.
In the afternoon instead begin the quarter-final, decisive battles for access to the semifinals on Sunday morning.
Good luck to all the children and our most sincere "good" for the spectacle today.
From today, the Tournament of the Epiphany of the record: over 8000 children and more than 500 teams in 17 yearsFrom today until Monday, in nine different fields between Padua and surroundings (the final will be played at 15.30 to PalaBerta Montegrotto), takes place the seventeenth edition of the minibasket Tournament of the Epiphany for these born in 2004 and 2005. The event, conducted for 15 years by Leopoldo Carraro, and that last year went to his closest collaborators, will involve 40 teams (including 14 from Padua and 9 from outside the region). This is the edition of the "record": will be shot down, in fact, the wall of 8000 children and 500 teams in all these years have participated in the famous national Tournament. “ Enthusiasm and passion - the organizers explain. The Epiphany of minibasket grows and improves, thanks to the help and enthusiasm of many young volunteers, who each year try to make this event more and more organized and hospitable.” The participating teams are: Roncaglia, San Paolo Ostiense, Virtus Siena, Alta Padovana, Dolphins Dolo 2004 e 2005, Salzano, Olimpia Camposampiero, Calcinaia, Redentore Este, Spinea, Petrarca, Petrarca Castagnara, Riviera, Buster Verona, Leoncino Mestre, Trieste, Cmb Orfeo, Carmignano, Due Stelle Brugine, Gladiatori, Virtus Zanè, Inglesina Altavilla, Jolly Basket, Juve Pontedera, Marotta, Limena, Bassano, Eagles, Sarcedo, Favaro, Marostica, Vigodarere, Zero Branco, Reyer Venezia, Vignola, Mens Sana 1871 Bianca e Verde, US Arcella, Virtus Padova.
Il Gazzettino - Edizione Padova - 02/01/2015
Records of teams but nothing PalaFabrisFuorty teams entered, the finals will be played in Abano
PADUA. It turns out every time a new record with the national Epiphany minibasket tournament. Even now that is about to begin the seventeenth edition with 40 teams from all over Italy, who will take assault nine plants game between Padua, will be touched yet another record: during the 2015 will in fact knocked down the wall of the eight thousand children and also of the 500 teams that in 16 years took part in the famous festival of minibasket.
«The satisfaction with the result achieved is huge», confides Andrea Beghin, spokesman for the tournament of the Epiphany, «of the 40 teams, who will take the field Friday, January 2, nine are from outside the region, with a prevalence of miniplayers coming from Tuscany and in particular from Siena and Pisa, the two cities involved, which will bring in Padua even five teams. Added to these are then Sp Vignola, BaskeTrieste, Marotta Basketball and San Paolo Ostiense. The record of companies from outside the region is also supported by 31 mini-centers, which are divided into these provinces: fourteen teams from Padua, nine from Venice, five from Vicenza, two from Treviso andare one from Verona.»
During the days of racing, the miniplayers will be on stage in the fields of Alpi and Romero in Limena; in the building San Domenico Savio in Mortise; at the indoor stadium of Piombino Dese; in the gym of the primary school of Torreselle (fraction of Piombino Dese); in the gym of Caltana in Santa Maria di Sala in Via Cavour; in the Don Bosco gym in Camposampiero and in PalaCertosa in Vigodarzere. At the beginning, the PalaFabris was to host finals and awards ceremony scheduled for Monday, January 5 (till 15.30 until 16.45), but for economic reasons, the organizing committee was forced to opt for the PalaBerta of Abano Terme. «The amount to be paid for the use of PalaFabris in Padua", state with a bit' of bitterness the organizers, “proved unsustainable for a tournament like ours, which does not have any profit-making, and wants to invest all resources in favor of children who participate. The Epiphany of minibasket grows and improves, thanks to the help and enthusiasm of many young volunteers, who each year try to make this event more and more organized and hospitable.» A claim that organizers hope will probably be heard for the next edition.
Il Mattino di Padova - 28/12/2014
Welcome to Epiphany Tournament 2015Enthusiasm and Passion.
Last year, using these two words, we have defined the spirit of the Epiphany Tournament, and using the same terms we want to start again for this new edition.
A year away from the full age we keep on to take a challenge trying to perfect every detail to guarantee to the children an unique human and sport experience.
The numbers are clear and the 2015 edition will be the record's one: this year will be tear down the number of 8000 children and the one of 500 teams that in these years participated to the Tournament.
Every year, in conjunction to them, has rised up too the number of people who give their personal time to make the Tournament possible in those 4 days, making all the right way despite the big work that go through every match. The Tournament itself rise up the last few years, reaching formidable numbers. This make necessary a continuous collaboration between the teams, the organizers, the Presidents and the voluteers that believe and share the true spirit of minibasket to realize day after day this giant puzzle that will complete the 5th of January at 17.00 with the award ceremony for all the partecipating children.
How reach this goal if not using in the field all the enthusiasm and the passion for the more beautiful sport in the world?
Happy new year, and happy Tournament and minibasket to everybody!
Epiphany Tournament 2015 - We are coming
The Epiphany Tournament is born to thrill all the children who participate in it through the emotions and the dreams which they will live during these days of matches.
The Epiphany Tournament promotes sports, attaching importance to the educational values, collaborated on the growth of children basketball, joining teams from all over Italy and beyond, guarantees fun in and out of the fields of play thanks to related activities that accompany the event.
Each year the event grows and improves with the help and passion of many young people.
The protagonists of our Tournament are the boys and girls that drive us to make the Tournament more and more organized and welcoming.
We invite all participants to take correct and loyal behavior to not spoil the atmosphere of serenity and joy that every child deserves.
Closing day: ½ place final and awards
The final ½ place and the awards of the 40 participating teams will be held at the Sports Palace Palaberta in Montegrotto Terme, Lachina Street.
- 14.30-15.15: welcome teams;
- 15.30-16.45: final ½ place;
- 16.45: awards.
During the ½ place final and the prize-giving we ask your collaboration and the observance of the following directions:
- on the arrival to the basket field the children and the coaches helped by our staff will occupy the assigned places inside the competition field or the stands from which they will watch the ½ place final;
- all the children have to sit where indicated by the Tournament staff and none of the teams can stand up, move, change place, not even at the end of the prize-giving;
- before, during and at the end of the final none of the relatives can enter the field. Only the people authorized from the Tournament organization will be admitted.
The Epiphany Tournament devotes considerable economic resources, commitment, time and people to the organization of the awards ceremony. All teams are required then to participate with their children as this is a fundamental and important part of the Tournament.
Aspects of insurance
The organizer of the Epiphany Tournament has taken out an insurance policy for civil liability for the duration of the event.
The organizer and all his staff are not liable:
- for the loss and/or theft of personal items of all participants in the Tournament, whether minors or adults;
- for injuries to the participants (children and adults) during the entire duration of the Tournament;
- for any damage caused by the participants to the event;
- any uncivilized behavior and / or inappropriate participants.
Now the going gets tough!
As announced in our facebook page we communicate officially the closing of entries edition 2015.
Among the organizers there is enormous satisfaction with the results achieved this year. 9 of the 40 teams that will take the field Friday, January 2 come from outside the region with a prevalence of mini basketball players coming from Tuscany (Siena and Pisa involved with even 5 teams). Added to these are then SP Vignola (Modena), BaskeTrieste (Trieste), Basketball Marotta (Pesaro-Urbino) and San Paolo Ostiense (Roma).
The record of companies from outside the region is well supported then by 31 mini-centers which are divided the provinces from the Veneto: 14 teams from Padua, Venice 9, 5 Vicenza, Treviso region 2 and 1 in Verona.
The whole is mixed in a huge pot that will be brought to a boil over the weekend when will come out the final rounds and the long-awaited Tournament schedule that we believe will ensure a spectacular mix of emotions.
The recipe is now in the hands of the organizers who will try to treat with care every detail to ensure that from 2 to 5 January go on stage the true national holiday Minibasket.
The staff keeps us also point out that the final of the Tournament will not take place at Palafabris of Padova, unlike the press in recent weeks. The amount to be paid for the use of the structure has been presented recently unsustainable for a Tournament like ours which does not have any profitmaking, and intends to invest all its resources for the children who will participate.
We therefore only right to inform our decision and we are certain that you will share our thoughts.
We INVEST IN MINIBASKET, not in sports facilities.
17th Epiphany Tournament 2015: open enrollments!
Finally INTERNATIONAL EPIPHANY TOURNAMENT’s seventeenth edition’s doors are open. With one year left to reach the full age the tournament does not stop to amaze and get better, starting from the place where, with good chance, there will be the final match of this edition.
The 5th of January will be the Palafabris in Padua, with its almost 4000 seats , to allow at 800 kids and their families to be present at the final stage of the event that looks like to be an unforgettable day due to the emotions that will give.
Enormous our young staff’s will to grow up and get always better: the news for this edition aren’t only about the final game and the award ceremony! There will be many other surprises and improvements that the organization is planning with care and attention, and the final aim is the same from 17 years: welcome with open arms every team in a joyful environment, kid-oriented, in the truly minibasket’s spirit.
The tournament’s growth never stops: in 16 years it has welcomed 481 teams from every part of Italy and not only, for a total of 8000 kids that certainly preserve this experience in their hearts.
Said that, we declare officially open the enrollments. Like every year we will be there and we will do our best to ensure that the tournament could be remembered as a memorable event for all the kids, and you?
OPEN TO: 48 teams
WHERE: Padova Province, Veneto, Italy
CATEGORY: Aquilotti (born in 2004 and 2005)
GAME FIELDS: 9
TEAM’S BOARD AND LODGING
In this edition 2 alternatives for foreign teams (from the lunch of 2 january to the lunch of 5 january):
- at school: children and coaches are accommodated in schools equipped with camp beds.
Everybody must bring their own sleeping bag. Breakfasts are prepared and served inside the schools, lunches and dinners are served in restaurants.
129 euros/player and 2 COACHES FREE
- in hotel: the Tournament as well as experience of sports is almost a holiday in the beautiful Hotel Al Pino Verde (www.hotelalpinoverde.it), and all at low prices.
159 euros/player and 2 COACHES FREE
PARENTS’ BOARD AND LODGING
In case some parents should accompany their children we recommend the hotel “Al Pino Verde”. Special pricing for the families of the participants to the Befana Championship (from the lunch of 2 january to the lunch of 5 january):
single room surcharge 30 euros
Whenever necessary, transport by coach for all non-resident teams to all playgrounds and even to/from the Venice, Treviso and Verona airports and the lodgings will be available.
Minibus service: 80 euros/team
Each club may register exclusively by using the registration form which can be downloaded from this site (active from October 2014) by November 30, 2014 at the latest.
No further registrations after this date will be accepted.
Registration fee: 200 euros/team
(for the second team entered discount of 100 euros)
Each team must consist of at least 10 children.
SPORT AND HOLIDAY
The tournament takes place in the province of Padua, a city of great artistic and cultural traditions, which boasts more than 3000 years of history.
In addition, our activities are only 45 minutes from Venice, a city unique and amongst the most admired in the world.
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Don’t miss this opportunity!