The focus of our tournament are the games in the 14 different age groups. Games start on Tuesday and will be played on 40 playgrounds all over Vienna. We also have many side events going on and have other offers, such as sightseeing tours and a tournament disco. Some side events require a registration either at the infopoint or at the tournament office. Please see the program folder for further details!
Arrival and opening ceremony
From 7:00 a.m. the teams can check-in at our tournament office. From 1:00 p.m. the lodging schools will be open as well and the participants can explore their rooms, the school and the city of Vienna.
At 8 p.m. we celebrate our opening ceremony, where all nations will be represented. The flag ceremony, the music and light shows are a must, too.
After the opening ceremony we ask all coaches and referees to join our TECHNICAL MEETING in hall E. We will explain special tournament rules, the game mode and answer your questions there.
We're also happy to greet the heads of the delegation (by personal invitation) with a welcome drink at our new coach lounge.
A good start for a great tournament week for everyone!
Start of the games
Game day: kick-off! At 9 a.m. games in 14 age groups start on approx. 40 playgrounds all over Vienna simoultaneously. About 300 games are played on this first day, officiated by approx. 100 international referees and 200 table officials.
Furthermore, we have 150 other staff members taking care of a splendid flow from breakfast to the very last moment of the day.
Games continue today! When there were a lot of registrations for an age group, they play an extra qualifying round and only after that group- or play-off games. All teams of the same age group will be divided into 4 or 5 groups and play a qualifying round in the first two days of the tournament (3 or 4 group matches per team).
Today we start our city tours for participants! For two hours we show our beautiful city to the interested kids and parents - from Belvedere to Prater, from Schönbrunn to Burgtheater in German and English.
Mini kids relay
6pm - Stadthalle Hall B
Today it’s our youngster's turn!
At 6pm the teams of the age categories U12 and U13 compete in a slalom course and demonstrate that they can handle the basketball fabulously off the playground, too! Who wins the cup for their team?
All teams that reach the first or the second place in their group (in some age groups also best of third-placed teams - BO3rd) will be put together in a class „high“ in groups of three teams. The teams play against each other (max. 2 games on the third day).
All teams that did not achieve the class „high“(places 3, 4, 5 of the qualification round) will continue to play in a class „low“ with games on the 3rd and the 4th day. There won’t be an extra play-off round in class "low".
Mixed Free Throws
7pm - Stadthalle Hall B
On that day, the age groups U14-U16 show their ability in free throwing. In mixed teams girls and boys compete together to demonstrate that they can score as many free throws as possible in 90 seconds.
A faster, more exciting event with lots of music and a big fun factor!
The team that reaches place 1 (winner of the group) will continue to the play-offs on the 4th day. The final game will be played on the 5th day.
Some finals take place today. Before and after the Slam Dunk Contest, the hall is exactly in the right mood to get the players to top performances!
Kickz.com Slam Dunk contest
7pm - Stadthalle hall B
Today, the special event for the eldest participants takes place. The sportiest show- talents show their skills in dunking. Good music, spectacular tricks, good mood and the hall is really quaking! In the past the majority of slam dunk winners came from Germany, but the international competition becomes stronger! So, who will be successful this time?
10pm Stadthalle hall E
In the evening - after the Slam Dunk Contest - we celebrate our last night! Doors open at 10pm! Hall E is transformed into a tournament disco and FII - our DJ – shows his best with really good sound! So, get ready and DANCE! Pls bring your guest cards! Ban on alcohol!
8am - Stadthalle hall A & B
Just keep your head in the game! The finals are played today. One more battle, one more game – show us what you’ve got! In the end everyone wants to win the Cup, don’t you think?
The last game will start at 12.45pm most likely.
And yet it's time to say goodbye again. Schools close at 10am. Due to general and fire safety issues it is not allowed to store any luggage at Stadthalle anymore.