WCBT partnership with USA League

World Club Basketball Tournament UK & Maximum Basketball League Agree Partnership


The World Club Basketball Tournament UK (WCBT) is pleased to a announce a partnership affiliation with the Maximum Basketball League,(MBL) of the USA.

 The MBL was formerly known as the Midwest Basketball League, and their league includes over 40 semi pro teams across 8 conferences. 

The partnerships will see MBL teams  guaranteed entry at all future WCBT events, providing global exposure for teams, players brands, sponsors and businesses. 

The MBL will be represented at WCBT2020, this September by the Eagan Bulldogs and MBL representative team Hoop Goon USA. 

WCBT Founder Eric Douglin said, " I'm really excited about this partnership, as it's an indication of how we'll the WCBT UK is recived on a global stage. It will be great to work with the MBL President Aramus Brown, who has brought teams to compete at WCBT 2018 & 2019" 

Aramus Brown MBL President said " This partnership is a fantastic move in the world of basketball, as the WCBT and MBL aim to provide players the best opportunity to achieve their goals of competing on the international stage, gaining experience and gaining exposure on a global platform. 

This move is just the beggining of an alliance in the world of basketball to expand further in professional minor league basketball"

Eric Douglin Founder of the World Club Basketball Tournament & Aramus Brown, MBL President,

Eric Douglin WCBT Founder & Aramus Brown, MBL President

The World Club Basketball Tournament Washington USA

WCBT Washington USA 2020

The WCBT WA stage is set!!

The WCBT WA USA is Feb 22-23, 2020 featuring teams from 🇯🇵 🇨🇦 🇺🇸. The WCBT originated in the United Kingdom, and created by Eric C. Douglin. Over the course of two days, 22nd & 23rd of February 2020, all teams present will have the opportunity to engage opponents from around the world, take combine testing, and enjoy city sights. The ADMIRALS are honored to host the 1st annual stateside WCBT- WA USA in Lakewood, in 2020.

Ashley Robinson, Head coach and trainer for the ADMIRAL organization, will be your host. He will be scouting players to attend the Free Agent 2020 Summer League in Lithuania. 

#WCBT2020  #WCBTUSA #WCBTUK #Basketball #Buildingeliteculutre

World Club Basketball Tournament 2020 Washington USA

World Club Basketball Tournament USA  Washington February 22nd and 23rd.

Bexhil Giants Founder Shortlisted for top sporting award

World Club Basketball Tournament Founder Shortlisted Sussex Sports Award

Bexhill Giants Basketball Club founder Eric Douglin has been chosen as a finalist in the Sussex Sports Awards’ in the Unsung Hero’ Category from hundreds of entries from around the county.

Douglin who started the Giants in 1999 to provide a club for local players but has changed its direction in 2015, when he organised and hosted the first World Club Basketball Tournament at Summerfields Hastings.

The objective of tournament is to provide players of all abilities the chance to compete against other international teams in the county and offering the local community the unique opportunity to see high quality basketball teams in Sussex. In addition to raising funds and awareness for Kidney charities after receiving a kidney from his wife Mandi in 2010.

The 5th annual event, which included teams from Poland, USA, England, The Congo, Denmark and France, also included a youth coaching session attended by 40 young players hosted by the Kitsap Admirals of the USA.

This is the 4th time in the last 5 years that the Bexhill Giants founder has been shortlisted at the Sussex Sports Awards, having won Volunteer of the Year in 2018.

On being shortlisted at the prestigious event once again Douglin said: “I was privileged to have been nominated initially, but to be one of the three top finalists across the county for the Unsung Hero, along with some excellent finalist is an absolute privilege. I am really pleased to represent the sport of basketball at such an excellent event once again.”

The evening, hosted by Active Sussex, will take place on (tonight) Friday, November 22, when the great and the good of the sporting world will come together to honor the phenomenal Sussex heroines and heroes who have contributed at all levels, across all walks of life.

The star-studded ceremony, held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole, will be hosted by legendary athletics star Kriss Akabusi and BBC radio presenter Danny Pike

Ibañes Sports Sponsorship Announcement

The World Club Basketball Tournament - Partners with Ibañes Sports

The World Club Basketball Tournament, is proud to announce a new partnership with Ibañes Sport, ahead of the 2019 event on the 7th & 8th September.

As the official apparel supplier for WCBT2019, Ibanes Sport will work with the award winning tournament, to build their basketball brand in the UK and overseas. 

The partnership will see the WCBT match officials and volunteers, wear specially designed Ibañes Sport apparel during the tournament. 

In addition Ibañes Sport will have a Pop up store at the tournament. In addition there will be online stores on the Ibanes & WCBT website where merchandise can be purchased all year round.

Ibañes are a Global Sportswear Brand based in the UK with worldwide distribution, brought to you by the world's greatest ever Futsal player, Spain's Daniel Ibañes. 

WCBT Founder Eric Douglin 

" WCBT are really pleased to be partnering with a new and exciting brand like Ibanes, and the produce quality and well made apparel. In addition their strategy aligns with ours to become a globally recognised brand, and unique in the field of basketball & futsal.

We look forward to providing the players, spectators and supporters with the merchandise through our channels."

Ibañes Sport Managing Director- Paul Wilson

" Ibañes Sport are really excited and proud to be partnering with WCBT, our strategies are similar and we appreciate the opportunity Eric and his team are giving us. 

Ibañes Sport is new, ambitious and we look forward to driving standards in the field of apparel for both basketball & futsal in the UK and across the Globe. 

We look forward to launching our bespoke range of WCBT products at this years tournament as well as displaying a range of Ibañes Sport apparel"

WCBT Streamed Live Globally via Swish Live

We are pleased to announce the that all matches at the World Club Basketball Tournament will be streamed live globally via our WCBT page, using @swish.live 

You're friends and family won't miss any of the exciting  action of international basketball.

World Club Basketball Tournament 2019 Teams


London Patriots -Poland

The London Patriots will be representing Poland at their 3rd consecutive World Club Basketball Tournament England, in September. The Patriots enter WCBT with a 16-0 record,  winning the London Amateur Basketball League, League Cup and MIT Tournament in the Netherlands this year.  They will be a tough team to beat. 🇵🇱   

Tickets on sale for WCBT 2019 


Argyle Kings UK

Argyle Kings UK

The Argyle Kings 🇬🇧 are currently the sole UK entrants for the World Club Basketball Tournament 2019. The King's line up comprises mainly of players who compete in the England National Basketball League & they participate in tournanents across the UK and overseas. WCBT 2019 will be their third year at the UK's No1 international event , WCBT2018 saw the Kings reach the semi finals. They will be hoping to go one better this year.

Tickets on sale now 




Kingz of Kongo

New Team Announcement.   We are pleased to welcome @kingzofkongostreetball to the World Club Basketball Tournament 2019 line up.

The KOK are an experienced team which competes in high calibre tournaments across Europe , including @quai54wsc @the_grc_basketball_  & @lesixpark .

#WCBT2019 looks forward to hosting you all. 

#WCBT🏀 #WCBT2019

Tickets on sale



Wolfpack -Denmark

Coming to the UK next month for the World Club Basketball Tournament.

Copenhagen Wolfpack, commonly known as simply Wolfpack, is a Division 1 professional basketball team based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The team was established in 2014, as a result of a merger between the local clubs Falcons, Glostrup IC and BMS Skovlunde

Kitsap Admirals USA at the World Club Basketball Tournament.

Kitsap Admirals - USA

Coming to the UK next this September for the World Club Basketball Tournament. The Kitsap Admiral Basketball Club is a semi-professional international feeder program that is based in Bremerton, Washington. It was established in 2011 by former semi-pro basketball player Ashley Robinson 🇺🇲

Basketball England National League Division 1 . Patrons Cup  winners 2018.

Westminster Warriors

England National League Division 1 . Patron's Cup winners 201 8

Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets to the UK's Only International basketball Tournament on Sale Now

Here we go. Tickets to the World Club Basketball Tournament, Hastings UK are now available.

Great news tickets to the Day 1 for Group games to see the international teams are free of charge. 

Day 2 when the action heats up for the play off matches and finals ,tickets are £5. YES £5 to watch, teams from Denmark, USA, Poland , Egypt, Lithuania and England, battle with it out to become World Club Basketball Tournament Champions. 

There will also be competition's, prizes, giveaways and a free youth coaching session with the Kitsap Admirals 🇺🇲 on Day 2. 

Please share with your family and friends, you don't want to miss out on the UK's No1 international basketball event.


Visit  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-club-basketball-tournament-hastings-in-aid-of-kidney-research-uk-tickets-67345683753?utm_term=eventname_text

ABA Toronto Knights at Hastings seafront

ABA Toronto Knights at Hastings seafront


WCBT gaining a reputation globally

Barrick Boys from Tobago, expression of interest to compete in WCBT2019 .More news to follow

SIBA Lions of Egypt expressing an interest to compete in WCBT 2019

SIBA Lions of Egypt

The SIBA Lions of Egypt, will be competing in the World Club Basketball Tournament 2019. 

This is a great testiment to the global growth of WCBT ,and we look forward to hosting the first team to represent North Africa at our event. 


#WCBT2019 #GlobalTakover #Egypt #BritishBasketball #SIBALions


Match Officials Required for WCBT 2019

 Following  the successful World Club Basketball Tournament we have  hosted for the last 4 years ,we are pleased to confirm  WCBT2019 returns for a fifth year at the Summerfield's Leisure Centre, Hastings East Sussex.

There  has been an increase in the number of entries from overseas and the standard will be very high with NBL teams competing  against their international counterparts, from countries including Denmark, USA, Lithuania, Canada & Egypt.

There  will be approximately 30 matches played over the weekend.

As  a result of this success we require experienced qualified officials for the weekend. Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September (one or both days ,which will include the following benefits,

*A  match fee  per match ( 2 person official crew ) plus travel expenses where required (Basketball England) rates, including petrol and train fare to the tournament venue. These rates apply to UK based referees in addition to:

2  free referees t shirts provided by the event sponsors.
A  commemorative medal for all officials
Discounted  rates on all merchandise

 It  should be noted referees are responsible for their own accommodation , and the WCBT is being hosted in aid of Kidney Research UK , so we have to adhere to a strict budget.

Please  feel free to share this request with your anyone you think may be interested in officiating at the tournament. 

We welcome WCBT referees from around Europe.

We welcome WCBT referees from around Europe.

Latest News

Exciting Teams Entering WCBT2019

Exciting Teams competing in WCBT2019. 

The 5th Annual World Club Basketball Tournament 2019, promises to be one of the best to date with the announcement of a few new teams who will be making their debut in the prestigious international event, this September.

We are excited to welcome new teams who will be competing at WCBT for the first time Wolfpack Basketball from Denmark, BC Tornados who will be representing Lithuania, Kitsap Admirals USA . 

Wolfpack Basketball compete in the Danish 1st Division, and they will be sending their U23 team, which includes a number of Danish internationals.

 BC Tornadas are an experienced team Lithuanian players who compete at the highest levels. Kitsap Admirals are the first ABA and IBL professional basketball team to compete in Kitsap county Washington.

 The Admirals have a professional tour team which competes across the world, and the will be competing in Shanghai, and Lithuania as well as WCBT.

They will be joined by perineal competitors USAF Lakenheath. London Patriots (Poland), Argyle Kings {UK) and WCBT2018 Champions Las Vegas Unknown.

More updates on the teams and events during the weekend will be posted in due course

Kitsap Admirals (USA)

Kitsap Admirals (USA)