State Championships

Seven annual tournaments, over 5,000 participants.


The BQ State Championships are the premier representative basketball competitions available to junior players in Queensland, with the series of tournaments taking place from January to September each year.

Entry nominations are open to all BQ affiliated associations who have competed in the SQJBC, CQJBC or NQJBC competitions.

Each tournament is segmented by age group (Under 12s, Under 14s, Under 16s, Under 18s) with separate events and venues for boys and girls. Teams are also designated into divisions to allow for strong competition in an even playing field.

Each tournament runs for four to five days, with BQ affiliated associations able to nominate to host an event each year.

The State Championships provides a pathway for players to develop their basketball career with the potential to be identified for entry into the BQ High Performance Program, and also is a major development activity for Queensland junior referees.

The BQ State Championships are proudly supported by Hoop2Hoop

U18 Boys and Girls

Gold Coast Basketball
11th - 15th January 2023

U16 Boys

North Gold Coast Basketball
3rd - 6th April 2023

U16 Girls

Rockhampton Basketball
12th - 15th April 2023

U12 Girls

Ipswich Basketball
21st - 24th Sept 2023

U12 Boys

Northside Basketball
23rd - 26th Sept 2023

U14 Girls

Toowoomba Basketball
1st - 4th July 2023

U14 Boys

Townsville Basketball
25th - 28th June 2023

Vince Hickey Award

The Vince Hickey Award goes to the overall champion association based on State Championship results.

In the award’s illustrious 30 year existence, Townsville Basketball have been crowned overall champions an impressive 10 times, while Southern Districts have held the award nine times.

Points are allocated to Associations based on the overall ranking of all teams in their age group. Points are given to an Association only for their highest ranked team per age group and gender. The number of points awarded is determined by the number of teams who competed in that Championship - for example the U12 Girls consisted of 27 teams, therefore the Division 1 winning team was awarded 27 points. 

Vince Hickey Award Winners


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