OSBA Final 8 2019 coming to Ryerson, March 7-10
The Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) is excited to announce the upcoming 2019 OSBA Men’s and Women’s Final 8 Championship series will be played in Toronto at Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre from March 7th to 10th.
All games will be streamed live on ontariosba.ca/osbatv.
The premier event showcasing the top high-school aged talent in Canada will run concurrently with the 2019 U SPORTS Women’s National Basketball Championship, also taking place at Ryerson during Championship weekend.
It’s a partnership that will allow fans of elite amateur basketball to enjoy both the best high school and university level talent all in one location, and encourages shared support between the female basketball players at both levels.
“Ontario Basketball is thrilled to bring the OSBA Final 8 to Ryerson this year,” said Jason Jansson, executive director of Ontario Basketball. “These athletes are truly elite competitors and we encourage everybody to come see Canada’s top prep players before they take their talents to U SPORTS or the NCAA.”
“We are very excited to be hosting the OSBA Final 8 playoffs in conjunction with our 2019 U SPORTS Women’s National Basketball Championship,” said Carly Clarke, head coach of Ryerson Rams women’s basketball. “Bringing top high school basketball to our building, alongside the best university basketball teams, will create a jam-packed basketball weekend for all fans, with the opportunity take it all in!”
The 2019 OSBA Final 8 Championships will crown a Men’s champion of the OSBA for the fourth time (2016 – Athlete Institute Prep, 2017 – Orangeville Prep, 2018 – TRC Academy), while a Women’s champion will be crowned for a third time (Lincoln Prep won both 2017 and 2018).
Teams competing in the OSBA will continue their regular season schedules with playoff seeding on the line. The top teams in each Men’s and Women’s divisions receive a bye into the Final 8 with the other teams competing in play-in games for the chance to play in the Championships. Please see the official schedule format for the 2019 OSBA Final 8 Championships below.
Tournament weekend packages ($20 Adults 18+, $10 Child) and daily general admission ($10 Adults 18+, $5 Child) ticket packages will be made available at the front desk table on game day.
Media members seeking further information or accommodations should contact Devin Gray, Manager of Marketing & Communications, at 647-449-3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Playoff Format
|Women's Quarter-Finals: Thursday, March 7|
|QF - Game 8||1 vs 8||10 a.m.|
|QF - Game 9||2 vs 7||12 p.m.|
|QF - Game 10||3 vs 6||2 p.m.|
|QF - Game 11||4 vs 5||4 p.m.|
|Women's Semifinals: Saturday, March 9|
|SF - Game 12||W8 vs W11||10 a.m.|
|SF - Game 13||W9 vs W10||12 p.m.|
|Women's Finals: Sunday, March 10|
|FINAL||W12 vs W13||3 p.m.|
Men’s Playoff Format
|Men's Quarter-Finals: Friday, March 8|
|QF - Game 7||3 vs 6||10 a.m.|
|QF - Game 8||4 vs 5||12 p.m.|
|QF - Game 9||2 vs 7||2 p.m.|
|QF - Game 10||1 vs 8||4 p.m.|
|Men's Semifinals: Saturday, March 9|
|SF - Game 11||W7 vs W9||2 p.m.|
|SF - Game 12||W8 vs W10||4 p.m.|
|Men's Finals: Sunday, March 10|
|FINAL||W11 vs W12||5 p.m.|