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The Digicel Grenadines Basketball Tournament is scheduled to bounce off in Ashton, Union Island on Nov. 8, and close officially in Bequia on Nov. 23, with games also scheduled for Canouan.

The tournament features All-star teams who represent the most elite basketball players in the Grenadine islands of Bequia, Union Island, Mustique and Canouan competing for title of Grenadines Champion.

The Tournament, which first took place in 2003 last took place in 2008 when the Bequia All-Stars, then coached by current Senior Men’s National Coach, Junior Sutton, defeated Union Island, and went undefeated in 7 games to capture this prestigious title.

Due to financial difficulties, the tournament has taken place played in five years.

Digicel has come to the rescue and has committed to sponsor the competition, which is hosted by the Bequia Basketball Association, for three years.

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This year, both Mayreau and Carriacou have opted out but look forward to re-joining the competition in 2014.

The Opening Ceremony will take place at the Ashton Hard Court on Nov. 9, followed by fixtured games. The games take place in three venues as follows:

Ashton Union Island: Nov. 8, 9, 10
Canouan: Nov. 15, 16, 17
Bequia: Nov. 22 and 2.