The Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League and BC Wheelchair Basketball, with the support of the Kamloops Adapted Sports Association, are proud to present the 2016 CWBL National Championships. The tournament will feature the best regional clubs in Canada, from the hometown BC Royals to Les Bulldogs de Quebec. Wheelchair basketball is the most widely participated wheelchair sport; it is highly competitive and is played around the world at all levels
The tournament is a unique opportunity to see, without any fee, wheelchair basketball at at a high level at Canada’s Tournament Capital.
Aside from the wheelchair, there are few differences between wheelchair basketball and able-bodied basketball.
– Players are allowed to double-dribble.
– After two pushes, you must dribble the ball, or pass it.
– Able-bodied persons (in wheelchairs) can play on the same team. (They are, however, usually excluded from high-performance tournaments.)
– Depending on the ability level, players are classified and assigned a point value ranging from 0.5 to 4.5; a team cannot have more than a combined 14 points on the court at any given time.