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Pete Webb gets airborne for the Bee-Rews. Photo supplied
Pete Webb gets airborne for the Bee-Rews. Photo supplied

Jenny Ogle

Byron Bay Basketball have hosted their fifth Annual Senior Carnival over the last two weekends attracting 21 teams from across Australia including Tasmania and Perth.

Owing to the increase in participation the carnival was split over two weekends with B-Grade playing over the September 9–10, and the A-Graders over last weekend.

The  B-Grade Senior Competition included nine teams, and the men’s competition was won by the Trombones for the second year in a row after they beat the Brisbane Post-Tels.

The Furious Flames took out the women’s competition against the Gold Coast Cruisers.

The A-grade men’s trophy was taken home by the Titans, who have been trying that for a couple of years, with the Bulls Hit runners-up.

The women’s final was played between Titans and the West Brisbane Falcons  who also took home the trophy for the second year in a row.

A big thanks to the organising committee, their helpers, the officials and players for a very successful carnival.


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