February to April
The Patrons Cup is a Senior Club Competition in Toowoomba, that begins each year in February and goes until March.
It is a preliminary competition, for clubs to prepare for the Main Club Competition, the Presidents Cup, which starts in April.
The Patrons Cup was introduced to give senior players a chance to play the game at the start of each year, prior to the University Students returning to college. Which had issues for the USQ Basketball Club participating each year.
It is a shortened competition, with Teams nominating into the following grades for men and women, based on the level of ability:
To play in any TBA Competition, you need to be registered with Basketball Queensland and one of Toowoomba Basketball Clubs. Saints, Eagles, Allstars, USQ and Runnin Rebels.
A Team Game Fee of $70 is payable on the night the team plays.
Select your club upon registration or if you are looking for a team or club please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you find a team.
Club contact details are available on this site.
2019 Patrons Cup Rules
$120 player registration cost which will cover you for 365 days. This fee will cover membership with Basketball Queensland, including a simple Insurance policy (please check BQ website for coverage). A club fee of $15 is also included which will be passed on to your club.
Game fees are $70 per team / game.
The League will start on the week of the 4th February 2019 and run for approximately 10 weeks.
A grade will be played on Monday nights between 6pm – 10pm
C grade (Men) & B grade (Social Women) will be played on Tuesday nights between 6pm – 10pm.
B grade (Men) will be played on Wednesday nights between 6pm – 10pm.
(The last game to start at 9pm).
All games will be played at the Clive Berghofer Arena (St Mary’s College) 235 Herries Street Toowoomba.
Nominations must be done through the TBA affiliated clubs via direct contact with the Competitions Administrator.
- Tentative game time slots will be as follows: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm
- All games will be 4 x 10 minute quarters, with a running clock on the courts own individual timer (No centrally timed games).
- Game intervals as follows: 1-min for ¼ time break, 2-min for ½ time break, 1-min for ¾ time break
- For all games across all divisions, the clock will stop on any dead ball whistles in the last 2-minutes of the fourth quarter only, this includes free throws.
- The clock will stop for all time-outs. Each team is allowed one (1) time-out per quarter.
- No overtime will be played during regular season fixtures. If the scores are level at the end of the match, this game will be counted as a draw. Overtime will only be used in the finals and will be set at 3-minutes.
- All teams will be required to provide a score bench official for their designated game.
- All games across all divisions will be officiated by a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of three (3) referees.
- No player shall be allowed to take the court until they are registered with the TBA.
- Players must have played in at least three (5) fixture games to be eligible to play in the finals.
- Players are not allowed to play for any other club unless they have been cleared by the TBA.
- Players in the same club may play in both B and C grade, or fill in for A grade a maximum of 5 games per season (unless prior permission given by TBA).
- All players in all divisions must be in matching uniforms; this includes both singlets and shorts. Any player deemed not to be in correct matching uniforms by TBA referees or the court commissioner will be penalised 10-points. These points will be added to the opposition team score at the start of the 1st quarter.
- In the event of a forfeit a game may still be played provided both teams pay the nominated game fee, however the game will still be awarded as a forfeit.
- A team must have a minimum of four (4) players to start a competition game in B & C Grade. Except for A Grade which must have a minimum of five (5) players to start before the end of the first quarter the game will be deemed a forfeit, but will be allowed to be played if both teams agree.
- Any team that does not have the required number of players ready to start the game at the scheduled time will be penalised one point per minute they are late. These points will be added to the opposition team score at the start of the 1st quarter.
- A win will result in three (3) competition points
- A loss will result in one (1) competition point
- A draw will result in two (2) competition points
- A forfeit will result in zero (0) competition points
Players’ Code of Behaviour
- Observe this Code of Behaviour. Failure to do so may compromise your Club’s ability (or TBA’s ability) to represent you/your team in the event of a complaint made against you/your team!
- Read the Competition Rules and play by those Rules. A lack of awareness of the Rules is not accepted by your Club or TBA as a justification of a breach of the Rules. Constructive feedback regarding the Rules can be submitted to your Club Management Committee, which may refer your feedback to TBA if warranted.
- Show appreciation for, and cooperate with, volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, you could not participate.
- Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition. Any approach must always be conducted in a reasonable manner.
- Control your temper on and off the court. Verbal abuse of officials or volunteers, and sledging other players, deliberately distracting/provoking an opponent, or the use of bad language are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any competition or event sanctioned by Toowoomba Basketball Association. Do not act in a matter that is offensive to others, this includes the use of bad language.
- Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team’s performance will benefit so will you.
- Be a good sport. Applaud good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
- Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
- Respect the belongings of others as well as the facilities in which you play.
- Communicate any concerns, disputes, complaints or other issues about players, parents, coaching staff, team management or any other relevant party by way of writing to the TBA Management Committee within 24 hours of the incident using the Complaint Form at the Toowoomba Basketball Association website.
- The TBA Management Committee reserves the right to investigate any issue to bring about a resolution if necessary.