|Thursday, 31 October 2019
136 Worcester Bears 93 - 100 Worcester Cyclones
|Saturday, 26 October 2019
134 Malvern Mavericks 78 - 41 The Starters
135 Cheltenham Hawks 60 - 57 Gloucester Pumas
253 Cheltenham Eagles P - P The Starters ( Lloyd / Martinez ) ( was due to be played 22 Nov 2019 )
253 Eagles v Starters, will now be played on Friday 13th December, 2019
|Thursday, 24 October 2019
132 Worcester Bears 87 - 66 Warriors
133 Worcester Cyclones 79 - 64 Stroud Sharks
Due to the withdrawal of Kings from the GBL, Stroud Sharks have been moved from Pool A to Pool B. This has resulted in the following matches being cancelled ...
201 Hartpury College CANCELLED Stroud Sharks ( Steckbeck / Battrick ) ( was due to be played 11 Nov 2019 )
206 Stroud Sharks CANCELLED Warriors B ( Hayward / Gooch ) ( was due to be played 22 Nov 2019 )
207 Cheltenham Hawks CANCELLED Stroud Sharks ( Finch / Greaves ) ( was due to be played 29 Nov 2019 )
212 Stroud Sharks CANCELLED Gloucester Pumas ( Greaves / Gooch ) ( was due to be played 06 Dec 2019 )
213 Worcester Cyclones CANCELLED Stroud Sharks ( TBA / TBA ) ( was due to be played 09 Jan 2020 )
220 Stroud Sharks CANCELLED UoG Raiders ( TBA / TBA ) ( was due to be played 24 Jan 2020 )
.. and replaced with ...
270 Stroud Sharks v Malvern Mavericks
271 Worcester Bears v Stroud Sharks
272 Stroud Sharks v Cheltenham Eagles
273 Warriors v Stroud Sharks
274 Starters v Stroud Sharks
218 Warriors B P - P Cheltenham Hawks ( TBA / TBA ) ( was due to be played 18 Jan 2020 )
221 Warriors B P - P Gloucester Pumas ( TBA / TBA ) ( was due to be played 25 Jan 2020 )
218 Warriors B v Hawks, will now be played on Friday 17th January, 2020, at All Saints Sports Hall.
221 Warriors B v Pumas, will now be played on Sunday 26th January, 2020 at Gloucester College.
129 Warriors 78 - 58 Stroud Sharks
This ruling relates to game 112, Worcester Cyclones, played at Bishop Perowne School on September 26, 2019. The court officials were Bob Lloyd and James Davies.
A club representative has claimed that the Kings team stopped playing this game and left the sports hall because of the fear of injury to the Kings players. In the account of the game he also complains of very biased refereeing.
The correct action to have taken, in the first instance, would have been for the Kings captain, or coach, to have raised concerns about player safety with the officials, but it seems that they did not do that. Neither did they communicate their safety concerns or their perception of referee bias to the League Administrator, despite appearing to sign the scoresheet under protest.
The case that the final actions of the Kings were the consequence of health and safety concerns for Kings players is somewhat undermined, because those actions took place immediately after a foul which involved the Kings captain displacing a Cyclones player.
The Kings players abandoned a league game when it was far from complete, with only angry words by way of explanation. I am not oblivious to their frustration but, as I have described, there are proper ways to register concerns and to make complaints. What the Kings did was deeply disrespectful to their opponents, and to the court and table officials. It breaks the agreement that the club has made with the league, to play the games it has scheduled; it brings the sport of basketball into disrepute with spectators; and it provides a very poor example to younger players.
This was a very serious offence for the Kings to have committed.
I have decided to penalise the team with the forfeit of their next league game.
In addition, because of the content and timing of what they said, making a bad situation worse, Jason Kalwa and Chris Charter will each be penalised with five penalty points and a £15 fine.
The captain and coach were particularly at fault because they led the team in abandoning the game, and the captain was especially demonstrative and uncivil in his words and actions.
The coach will be penalised with a further game suspension.
The captain will also be penalised with a further game suspension and with a fine of £25.
Cass Castello, Disciplinary Officer, 18 October 2019
This ruling relates to game 116, Charlton Kings v Cheltenham Hawks, played at Gloucestershire College on September 30, 2019. The court officials were Andy Steckbeck and Joe Grainger.
The reports from both officials at the game concur in stating that Grigoris Ligkou used abusive language towards Andy Steckbeck. Andy’s report suggests that Grigoris also acted in an intimidatory way towards him, and Joe Grainger’s report states that this was indeed the case.
Whatever a player’s view of the calls that an official makes, he has no excuse for abusing the referee. Referees perform their role as volunteers and routinely do their best to officiate accurately, fairly and honestly: using foul language against them is unreasonable and helps no-one.
Grigoris also used intimidatory behaviour. This is especially unwelcome, since abuse and intimidation is just the kind of combination that makes officials, experienced or not, consider giving up refereeing. Without referees there can be no organised games, so this behaviuor represents a serious threat to the league, and ultimately to the sport of basketball itself.
If Grigoris had behaved during the game in the way he did after the game, he could have expected to be awarded a disqualifying foul.
In view of all these facts I have decided to impose upon Grigoris a fine of £25 and five penalty points.
Cass Castello, Disciplinary Officer, 10 October 2019
Charlton Kings have withdrawn from the GBL with immediate effect. Their match results so far will be voided and their future matches removed from the fixture list.
Players registered with the Kings club are reminded that their registrations are now held by the league as described in rule 14b). Players are not permitted to play for another team until all club debts have been paid. See rulles 14b) and 14c) for details.
|Saturday, 19 October 2019
124 Cheltenham Hawks 69 - 78 Worcester Bears
127 Malvern Mavericks 57 - 95 Cheltenham Hawks
128 Cheltenham Eagles 50 - 69 Worcester Cyclones
130 The Starters 20 - 0 Charlton Kings
|Thursday, 17 October 2019
126 Worcester Bears 85 - 71 Gloucester Pumas
|Saturday, 12 October 2019
121 Charlton Kings 81 - 57 Malvern Mavericks
122 Worcester Cyclones 89 - 64 The Starters
123 Stroud Sharks 42 - 72 Gloucester Pumas
125 Warriors 98 - 35 Cheltenham Eagles
We have a brief reminder to all affiliated coaches on proper behaviour in line with Basketball England's Code of Ethics and Conduct as we start the season.
Last season saw a number of complaints often referred to as “side-line rage”. The loss of self-control by someone in the crowd is also known throughout the world as a feature of the “ugly parent syndrome”. For basketball the applicable term may be “court-side rage” and in the majority of cases, this consists of abusive language directed at referees, players, coaches or other spectators.
There is no excuse for such behaviour. Coaches and parents are role models for the young players that they come into contact with. If, as adults, they are unable to control themselves and their behaviour, the message passed on to young players is clear regarding what is acceptable.
Affiliated coaches must be aware of the contents of the Coaches Code of Conduct, section 1 of Basketball England's Code of Ethics and Conduct. We will act on substantiated complaints and we will do all that we can to protect our affiliated referees from this type of behaviour. We expect coaches to respect the game, to respect the officials and, as leaders, to set a good example.
At the same time we expect referees to take immediate action when required. They have the power to enforce a reasonable standard of behaviour simply by applying the FIBA rules. Referees must not tolerate this type of behaviour from anyone involved in matches under the jurisdiction of Basketball England – and they will be supported in their actions by the governing body.
120 The Starters 40 - 71 Warriors
208 Warriors B P - P UoG Raiders ( TBA / TBA ) ( was due to be played 30 Nov 2019 )
203 Warriors B P - P Worcester Cyclones ( TBA / TBA ) ( was due to be played 16 Nov 2019 )
208 Warriors B v Raiders, will now be played on Monday 25th November, 2019, at the University.
203 Warriors B v Cyclones, will now be played on Thursday 5th December, 2019, at Worcester.
|Saturday, 05 October 2019
117 Malvern Mavericks 62 - 69 Worcester Cyclones
119 Cheltenham Eagles 45 - 68 Gloucester Pumas
118 Stroud Sharks 73 - 67 Worcester Bears
116 Charlton Kings 70 - 80 Cheltenham Hawks
|End of News For October, 2019
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