BIG TIME FAQ'S
Q: What are the Dates for the BIG TIME Events?
A: BIG TIME Las Vegas Events ...
Tip Off Classic: Wednesday July 24
BIG TIME Boys 15U-17U: July 24-28 (Wed-Sun)
BIG TIME GIRLS 15U-17U & Grades 3-8: July 23-25 (Tues-Thur.)
JR BIG TIME (3-8th grades) July 24-27 (Wed-Sat)
BIG TIME Finale 9U-17U Boys & Girls July 29 - 31 (Mon-Wed)
Q: Why was the name changed from Fab48?
A: The Partnership has changed from 3 to 2 (Gary Charles & Grant Rice). But, the same staff remain intact. Quality will not change.
Q: How will things change since College Coaches are not allowed to attend?
A: Al games (15u-17u) will be live streamed by bdG Sports. College Coaches have already confirmed they will be buying the video package.
Q: When do you have to register?
A: Tournament slots are held on a first-come/first-serve basis. We also have a "May Madness" Special Discount rate. You'll want to secure you spot by registering ASAP
Q: When do we need to arrive and where is check-in?
A: Coaches for Boys 15u-17u can check in on Wednesday before their game, or Thursday morning at Desert Oasis . JR BIG TIME (9u-14u) and Girls BIG TIME can check in starting on Tuesday afternoon (5pm-9pm) and Wednesday starting at 9am-3pm at Bishop Gorman and then you can pick up your Gatorade. Teams not arriving until Thursday can check-in from 8am-6pm at Desert Oasis HS.
Girls 15u-17u & 5-8 Grade girls and JR BIG TIME Boys 3-8 grade teams have to check in Tuesday July 23rd at Bishop Gorman High School from 5pm-9pm or Wednesday July 24th from 10am-6pm.
BIG TIME Finale Teams have to check in on Sunday July 28th at Bishop Gorman HS from 5pm-9pm or Monday from 10am-3pm before their Game.
Q: Where is check in?
A: Check-In Procedures for the Big Time Tournaments will be as Follows:
Tuesday (7/23) 12pm-6pm - * Bishop Gorman High School (Girls and JRs)
Wednesday (7/24) 10am-7pm - ** Dick's Sporting Goods (JRs 9U-14U and 15u-17u)
Thursday (7/25) 10am-7pm – ** Dick’s Sporting Goods (JRs until 3pm)
Friday - (7/26) 11am-4pm – * Bishop Gorman (Strictly 15u-17u Boys)
* Bishop Gorman HS
5959 South Hualapai Way
Las Vegas, NV 89148
** Dick’s Sporting Goods
Fashion Show Mall
3200 S Las Vegas Blvd. Suite D700
Las Vegas, NV 89109
*** Maximum 2 Coaches Bands per team. – (Must be on Team Registration Form and at Team Check-In to receive).
BIG TIME Finale - All Teams
Bishop Gorman HS: 5959 S Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89148
Sunday 7/29 12pm-6pm
Monday 7/30 9am-3pm
The ENTIRE team must come to Team Check-In together as a team including ALL coaches and ALL athletes. Required documents: birth certificates (copy fine) and report card to verify grade level 2018-2019 for ages 8u – 14u.
Map is available on our website under the “Venues” section.
Q: Because of my flight situation, I may not be able to arrive until the morning of my first game. What do I do?
A: Make sure you arrive before your game. You cannot play your game until you have checked in. Report straight to Desert Oasis HS (Boys & Girls 15U-17U) or Bishop Gorman (Boys & Girls 9U-14U)
Q: Will everyone play at 8:00am?
A: No. Your 1st game could be 4pm. But all teams should be prepared to play at 8:00am.
Q: How many games do we get to play?
A: Everyone is guaranteed 4 games.
Q: What Girls Divisions will you have?
A: 15U-17U & Grades 3-8.
Q: Who are the Directors of this Tournament?
A: Gary Charles (www.TipOfTheHatHoops.com) & Grant Rice (Bishop Gorman AD and High School Coach)
Q: Do you have to be Invited to the BIG TIME?
A: No. Anyone is eligible to play in the Big Time.
Q: How do you make the determination on which team you put in a division?
A: We base it on Team History, Roster Strength, how you fared in the spring, who you played against, and scouting reports.
Q: How many 17u Divisions do you have?
A: We have the Invite, Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver Divisions and we may have to create another division.
Q: What about the playoffs?
A: TBD, but probably only 32 teams will advance to the Championship rounds.
Q: What happen to the 3rd and 4th place teams?
A: 3rd place teams will go to the overall Bronze championship which will include teams from the different divisions. The 4th place teams will get a consolation game.
Q: What time are the championship games on Sunday?
A: No championship will be held after 8pm.
Q: Where will the championship games be held at?
A: The championship games for the 15u-17u boys will be held at Bishop Gorman High School. Girls and JR BIG TIME to be determined.
Q: What time are the championship games for JR BIG TIME?
A: We haven’t finalized the JR BIG TIME yet, but no championship games will start after 7pm.
Q: When will the schedule be posted?
A: Tourney schedule is officially posted the Sunday prior to start of the event.
Q: What Does Stay & Play mean?
A: It means in order to play in this event you need to make room reservations from our hotel listing. We have partnered up with hotels across Las Vegas to get the best rates possible. Also, you can give your room listing to our travel group without paying right away. Our Travel group has put in enormous amount of hours to make this as pleasant as possible for you.
We want to thank everyone ahead of time for participating in the BIG TIME Tournament. YOU are what make this event GREAT!