2021 TOURNAMENT UPDATE

To our NACBA family,

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 and its second surge of infections continues to escalate across North America, members of the NACBA executive committee and its board members have reached a difficult but unanimous decision to cancel the 2021 North America Chinese Basketball Association Invitational Tournament (NACBAIT). 

The long-term health and safety of our athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, parents, and spectators are our top priority.   While we have been monitoring the situation closely, following recommendations from the CDC, the Pubic Health Agency of Canada, federal, state and local governments; we have arrived at our decision with your health being top of mind, while also playing our part in an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. 

The recent news of the initial rollout of approved vaccines is encouraging.  However, given the distribution plan, it will be months before it realistically becomes available to the general population (projected to be the middle of year in 2021). 

While we are disappointed to be cancelling the 2021 national tournament, we believe this is the appropriate step to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved. 

Although we won’t be gathering in person, please do stay up-to-date on our Facebook page with news, stories, as well as other social contests and challenges in the upcoming months. 

We thank you for your continued loyalty and support of the NACBA and wish all of you continued good health during this trying time.  We look forward to seeing all of you at our 2022 national tournament in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Best regards,
Denny, Harry and the NACBA Board of Directors