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2018 NL Winter Games

NL Winter Games Dates March 10-18 2018

As recently announced the 2018 NL Winter Games will be hosted by the Town of Deer Lake, and we are now pleased to confirm the dates as March 10 - 18 2018.

Stay tuned to nlgames.ca, or follow on Twitter @nlgames or at facebook.com/nlgames.ca for details.

NL Winter Games Basketball Hosting Application

NL Winter Games Basketball FAQ

Fact Sheet

Motion passed at the 2015 and 2016 NLBA AGMs

  • Alignment with Canada Games age provides a long term athlete identification process: The age for the 2018 NL Games be aligned with the Canada Games
  • Participation in the NL Games be moved to club teams: Participation in the NL Games 2017 will be club based as per NLBA provincial guidelines for definition of a club.
  • The NLBA will hold regional play downs in November 2017. The age will be U14 or born in 2004.

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Winter Games Regions

The following regions may change for the 2018 games.

Appendix A: Athletes / Teams / Regions

Teams from up to 9 regions will compete at the NL Games. Regions are geographically defined as follows:
1. St. John's/North - St. John's and north to Cape St. Francis, Bell Island, Torbay, Portugal Cove-St. Philips and Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove.
2. Mount Pearl/South - Mount Pearl, Paradise, and all communities on the Southern Shore from Bay Bulls to Trepassey inclusive.
3. Avalon - generally, all communities on the Avalon Peninsula and Isthmus of Avalon which are not included in the St. John's/North and Mount Pearl/South regions, up to but excluding Arnold's Cove. This includes Conception Bay South to Holyrood; the Conception Bay north shore (Conception Harbour to Grates Cove); the Trinity shore (Old Perlican to Blaketown) and up but excluding Arnold's Cove; the areas surrounding Long Harbour, Whitbourne, and Placentia; the Cape Shore and St. Mary's Bay up to but excluding Trepassey.
4. Eastern - northwest of and including Arnold's Cove, including the Bonavista Peninsula, the Burin Peninsula west to Pool's Cove inclusive; Clarenville and northeast to Gambo but not including Gambo.
5. Central - Gambo and west to Hampden, north to Notre Dame Bay and south to the south coast. This includes Bonavista North (Hare Bay, Wesleyville, Musgrave Harbour, Gander Bay); Gander; Fogo Island; Twillingate, Lewisporte; Botwood; Bishop's Falls; Grand Falls - Windsor south to Harbour Breton; west of Harbour Breton to include Fran├žois; east of Harbour Breton to (but exclusive of) Pool's Cove; Springdale and the Baie Verte Peninsula south to Hampden.
6. Western - west of Hampden, including the Northern Peninsula, and all communities west of Fran├žois.
7. Labrador - all parts of Labrador.
8. Host Region - shall be defined on a Games-by-Games basis by the Recreation and Sport Division. For the 2018 Winter Games it is the Town of Deer Lake.
9. St. Pierre & Miquelon - invited to participate.

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Winter Games Regional Play-downs Basketball Qualification Entry Form

Entry form to be circulated Fall of 2018, after hosts are determined.

Winter Games Regional Play-downs Basketball Sites and Dates

Sites and Dates to be determine Fall of 2018

Gender Region Date School Schedules
BoysAvalonTBDTBDSchedule
BoysCentralTBDTBDSchedule
BoysEasternTBDTBDSchedule
BoysLabradorTBDTBDSchedule
BoysMount Pearl / SouthTBDTBDSchedule
BoysSt. John's / NorthTBDTBDSchedule
BoysWesternTBDTBDSchedule


Gender Region Date School Schedules
GirlsAvalonTBDTBDSchedule
GirlsCentralTBDTBDSchedule
GirlsEasternTBDTBASchedule
GirlsLabradorTBDTBASchedule
GirlsMount Pearl / SouthTBDTBDSchedule
GirlsSt. John's / NorthTBDTBDSchedule
GirlsWesternTBDTBDSchedule

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Winter Games Schedule

Schedule will be posted after the Winter Games Play-downs, and specific sports dates are determined.