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Competition Days

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International Teams

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Games

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Players

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14 Days of Inspiration

Slovenia Ball is one of the biggest U14 tournaments with 20 international teams. This is the first international step for many future basketball stars - boys and girls. In 5 days, the kids experience many aspects of the European Championships - they represent their country for the first time, they listen national anthem, they hear public announcer present them in front of the fans with the escort of the light show. We also provide live online coverage on Youtube of all the games.

However, Slovenia Ball Tournament is not just about competition. We are aware that 14-years old kids need some fun as well. Many new friendships among all the participants are made, also among coaches and referees! Among the competition we provide some fun as well, such as pool party, volleyball and final ceremony.

FIRST INTERNATIONAL STEP TOWARDS FUTURE BASKETBALL STARS

News

What a first day!

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22. August at 21:26

First day of the tournament was even better than we expected. Close games and unbelievable effort of the players exceeded our expectations. Best games were between Croatia and Italy, Croatia and Hungary and Slovenia and Israel. Tomorrow promises to be even better as teams prepare for their games, now that they have seen what they are up against. All of the games will be available on live stream and don't forget to check our Facebook and Instagram on the provided links. 

Boys are back in town!

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22. August at 05:51

The boy’s tournament begins today. Another 30 games promise to be exciting and thrilling. The teams are ready and willing to give their hart out on the floor and go for the title. Slovenia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Ukraine, Poland and Croatia will play 10 games which will all be available on our live stream on YouTube. Results, schedule, team leaders and other news will be posted on our web page, Facebook profile and Instagram.

See you on the court and good luck to all the teams.

Croatian girls took the gold on 15th Slovenia Ball 2019!

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19. August at 15:20

Croatia won the tournament in a thriller against Hungary. After being down 17 points they managed to come back. The second half was thrilling and intense and the winner was decided in the last moments of the game. Other games were a treat too. Slovenia came third against Poland, followed by Latvia, Ukraine, Israel, Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Great effort was shown by all the teams who really left their heart and soul on the floor.

All tournament team was selected from five countries. Players selected were Lana Bešlić (CRO), Lea Bartelme (SLO), Dominika Ullmann (POL), Petra Toman (HUN) and Raina Tomašinska (LAT). Points leader was Raina Tomašinska (POL), rebounds leader was Arduana Delić (BIH), assists leader was Lea Bartelme (SLO) and MVP of the tournament was Lana Bešlić (CRO). The girls really did their job both on and off the floor, making this one of the best Slovenia Ball tournament ever. Now the preparations for the boy’s tournament begin and we are eager to see another 30 thrilling and hard fought games.

Check out our Instagram and Facebook profiles on the provided links.

The big finale - Croatia vs. Hungary

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17. August at 21:09

Today’s games were amazing. Incredible effort shown by the girls really spiked up the fans that created unbelievable atmosphere. All of the teams played 5 games in just 3 days and tomorrow’s games will decide the winner of the tournament. Everything is prepared for the big finale between Croatia and Hungary. Although the girls are eager to give their best, they forgot about rivalry on the evening pool party. All the players and coaches enjoyed a friendly dinner and the players created a true party dancing with each other and their coaches.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or on our web page www.sloveniaball.com of course all of the games will be live on youtube just click the link.


Day 2 - Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia for the title!

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16. August at 22:06

Group stage is finished and the best four teams are in the semi finals. It was a though day for all of the teams and the effort shown on the court was unbelievable. Slovenia finished first in group A with 4 wins while the 2nd place was a tough battle between Israel, Poland and Bulgaria. Poland was a bit better and finished 2nd, Israel was 3rd, Bulgaria 4th and Bosnia and Herzegovina 5th. Group B was also very tied. Croatia finished 1st with 3 wins, Hungary was 2nd with also 3 wins, Latvia was 3rd, Ukraine was 4th and North Macedonia was 5th. 

The atmosphere was great again and fans were amazing. Girls did their best and they all deserve a big round of applause. Tomorrow is the first day of the knock-out stage and the games will definitely be great. Check out tomorrow's SCHEDULE and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

All the games will be live of course on our YouTube channel on this LINK.


Day 1 - Hungary and Slovenia taking lead in their groups

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15. August at 21:04

First day of the tournament offered 10 interesting games. The atmosphere was great due to the fans who supported their teams. Fans from Israel and Slovenia were especially loud. All of the games were also available live on youtube and although there were some connection problems in the Gimnazija gym at the beginning we successfully solved the problem. After the first day Slovenia leads group A with two wins while in group B Hungary also leads with two wins. Tournament isn't decided yet and tomorrow's games should offer a treat.

HIGHLIGHTS of Day 1 - CLICK HERE

Results, schedules and galleries are available on our web-page and all of the games will be live on KZS youtube channel on this LINK.

15th Slovenia Ball is ready!

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14. August at 18:24

Wednesday is here and we are happy to officially start with 15th Slovenia Ball 2019! All the teams have arrived safely, first practices are behind and everything is ready for the tournament to begin!

As mentioned earlier this year, we are very happy to announce that all the games will be live streamed online, during the whole tournament, which is one of the greatest achievements this year, besides new website.

Who will take the trophey?

This year we have a newcomer, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Poland, which was with us few years ago. Other teams were with us last year and will fight for the win - Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, North Macedonia, Slovenia and Ukraine. We wish all the girls good luck and without any injuries.

You will be able to watch online all the games on our webpage, our Facebook channel U14 Slovenia Ball and also on our Youtube channel of Basketball Federation of Slovenia (Košarkarska zveza Slovenija).

At the end of every day we will prepare galleries of all the games, game highlights and top players of the day with results and standings.

Follow us and cheer for your team!

Team Slovenia Ball


Slovenia Ball 2019 is around the corner!

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31. July at 11:04

15th Slovenia Ball is just around the corner! In 14 days, 10 national teams will arrive to Slovenj Gradec, where everything is more or less prepared. As we thrive to do our best every year, some novelties are prepared for this year as well!

As you can see, new webpage has been launched and from now on, you will be able to get all the information on one page and in English. Daily news, galleries, live score, live stream and schedules will be now available for you just a click away!

This year we will cover live and online all the games, from Thursday till Sunday in both venues. Family, friends and fans from all the teams will now be able to watch their young future stars online.

New hotel was opened in the center of Slovenj Gradec and our partnership will begin with its first year. Therefore, all 10 teams will be accommodated in the center of Slovenj Gradec and no transport will be needed anymore! Great news!


See you soon!

Team Slovenia Ball



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