European teams to compete in gay basketball tournament

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The West Coast Classic III will be held over America’s Martin Luther King public holiday weekend, January 19-20, 2008, the National Gay Basketball Association announced.

Highlights of the tournament will include 20 teams from across the US and Europe competing in 3 men’s divisions A, B and 35 plus and a women’s division.

The Memphis River City Champions, Spin-Freeze A and DC Sentinels B, and the host of last summer’s European tournament, the London Cruisers, ensure that this tournament will single out the leading contenders for the Coady Classic NGBA Championships, to be held in Chicago in April of 2008.

The site of the tournament will be in downtown Los Angeles at a brand new facility with 4 full-length courts. Games will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 9am to 4pm on Sunday.

The weekend will also feature a full slate of supporting activities highlighted by an awards presentation.

Teams can reserve a slot by visiting and filling out the team registration form.

Individuals can also register to be placed on a team by visiting

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