ADULTS- PLAYING BASKETBALL AT BEND HOOPS
As an ADULT- there are 4 ways for you to play BASKETBALL:
- OPEN GYM – every single day, Bend Hoops – the facility runs an ‘open gym’- but when you see this phrase ‘open gym’ you should note- that these are not games; rather, this type of open gym is the type where there are hoops and you can come in to shoot around ($10 at the door). This is not to be confused with the 3 options below that feature 5-on-5 games. To view open gym times, click on the word Open Gym or you can click here
- TUESDAY NIGHT ADULT PICKUP GAMES– Adults (18 and over) looking to play some pick-up basketball are welcome to come to Bend Hoops on Tuesday nights at 7pm. This is a traditional open gym where if you win – your team will hold the court (lose and sit until it is your turn to play again). Cost is $7 at the door. Games are open to males & females. Play is for 2 hours – every Tuesday on the best basketball court in Bend. Games start at 7pm but please do not to enter building until 6:55pm as there is an events prior, that need the entire (and does not want to hear balls bouncing on the sidelines).
- ADULT PICKUP GAME TEXT- when you see this phrase, this is a game where 12 players text in to hold their spot.. these 12 players show up and play 1 game that occurs efficiently within 60 minutes (instead of you being there all night). If you are an adult, interested in this option, there are two people that run this type of game. The reason we have two people running these type of games is that between the two of us (Brandon Graves and Mikal Duilio) you the player have more options to play! But these are private games- meaning you must play safe- be respectful and get on the list of Brandon and/or get on Mikal’s list. To start your process, text your name over to Mikal Duilio at 5033804539 (Mikal runs 3 games/week- charges $6 per game/hour). Also- text your name over to Brandon at 541-797-8995 (Brandon charges $7 per game/hour but Brandon runs a nice deal of $10 total if you do 2 games). To view these ‘private games’, you typically will get a text from Mikal or Brandon (pushing some games to our list of people) but you can also see these options listed- at this website (BendHoops) & click on the word Open Gym… or click here
- ADULT TOURNAMENTS (1 PER MONTH) – the 4th way to play basketball as an adult is to play in the monthly tournaments run by Mikal Duilio; if you are on Mikal’s text list, you will get notice of the ‘next’ tournament sent to you. About the tournaments- see description below.
About the TOURNAMENTS
Who: Adult basketball players are welcome to join and play in the 1x per month adult tournament. Teams ($210 per team) & Individual Players ($30 per player)
What: Adult basketball 5-on-5 tournament where your team will play FOUR games minimum (you will get a 5th game if you are in the championship). Game lengths are 30 minutes apiece with the tournament games being 22 minutes. This ends up giving a team of 7 players a very- very full workout but does not get them injured. This amount of playing time has proven to be exactly- right- to allow a great tournament without being wiped out for days after.
When: Games start each Saturday at 2pm and conclude at 7pm (1 day)
Where: Bend Hoops – 1307 NE 1st Street in Bend, Oregon 97701.
Why: This tournament is designed so that out of town players can do this with JUST ONE HOTEL NIGHT. The tournament starts later on Saturday so out of town teams can drive in that day. And it ends same day by 7pm so some out of town teams or players- can get back same night. This is good news bc this format ATTRACTS out of town teams and thus, makes the tournaments fun (as Central Oregon teams get to play teams from Idaho- Washington and the PDX Metro). Every tournament is 4 teams and the format is always the same.
Format: you will play each of the other teams 1 time each (you will play three games against the other teams and THEN- you will play a 4-team seeded tournament. All 4 teams make the tournament (seed 1 vs seed 4… seed 2 vs seed 3); this is followed by a championship game so you can see that you will play 4 games for sure (and a 5th game if you are in the championship).
To join- or for any questions, text Mikal Duilio at 503-380-4539