Strathclyde Masters
Basketball Tournament

31st March - 2nd April 2023

The Strathclyde Masters is the premier basketball tournament in Scotland for men over 40, 50, 60 and women over 50.

2023 Teams

Any qualified referees who would be interested in officiating at this years Strathclyde Masters tournament please get in contact with Stuart Holland. We are also looking for qualified table officials to help out over the weekend.


M40+ M50+A M50+B M60+
Ayr Storm
Leith Honey Badgers
Troon Tornadoes
Rochdale Rockets
Derby Ecletic
Rochdale Rockets
Shannon Dodgers
Strathclyde Sixers


Nunthorpe Bruins
Oxford Diamonds

Last updated: 10-Mar-2020

2023 Fixtures

Lagoon Leisure Centre

Court 1
Friday, 31 March
19:30 M50+ - Strathclyde (45 v 34) Bournemouth
Saturday, 1 April
10:00 W50+ - Glasnevin (30 v 29) Fusion
11:00 W50+ - Nunthorpe (27 v 34) Oxford
12:00 W50+ - Glasnevin (26 v 14) Strathclyde
13:00 W50+ - Fusion (16 v 35) Nunthorpe
14:00 W50+ - Strathclyde (22 v 27) Oxford
16:00 M60+ - Severnside (42 v 43) Rochdale
17:00 M40+ - Troon (61 v 18) Ayr
Sunday, 2 April
10:00 W50+ - Nunthorpe (42 v Strathclyde (21
11:00 W50+ - Oxford (38 v 9) Fusion
12:00 W50+ - Glasnevin (25 v 34) Nunthorpe
13:00 W50+ - Strathclyde (32 v 28) Fusion
14:00 W50+ - Glasnevin (22 v 35) Oxford
15:00 Bob Taff 3pt Shoot Out (W) - Lisa Coffey
16:00 M50+ - Aberdeen (47 v 44) Strathclyde

Lagoon Leisure Centre

Court 2
Friday, 31 March
19:30 M60+ - Strathclyde (23 v 33) Shannon
Saturday, 1 April
10:00 M50+ - Galway (34 v 29) Rochdale
11:00 M50+ - Rathmines (30 v 35) Bournemouth
12:00 M50+ - Aberdeen (45 v 37) Galway
13:00 M60+ - Derby (16 v 47) Severnside
14:00 M60+ - Shannon (34 v 23) Rochdale
15:00 M50+ - Strathclyde (48 v 36) Rathmines
16:00 M60+ - Strathclyde (36 v 17) Derby
Sunday, 2 April
10:00 M60+ - Severnside (24 v 38) Shannon
11:00 M60+ - Derby (22 v 31) Rochdale
12:00 M60+ - Strathclyde (46 v 30) Severnside
13:00 M60+ - Derby (46 v 25) Shannon
14:00 M60+ - Strathclyde (26 v 22) Rochdale
15:00 Bob Taff 3pt Shoot Out (M) - Mike Bray

Lagoon Leisure Centre

Friday, 31 March
Saturday, 1 April
13:00 M40+ - Troon (52 v 30) Leith
14:00 M50+ - Aberdeen (36 v 40) Rochdale
15:00 M40+ - Ayr (25 v 38) Leith
Sunday, 2 April
10:00 M50+ - Rathmines (24 v 33) Galway
11:00 M40+ - Ayr (23 v 40) Leith
12:00 M50+ - Strathclyde (48 v 31) Rochdale
13:00 M40+ - Troon (30 v 27) Leith
14:00 M50+ - Bournemouth (29 v 40) Aberdeen
15:00 M40+ - Ayr (13 v 39) Troon

Last updated: 2-Apr-2023

2023 Gallery

2023 Playing Venue

Lagoon Leisure Centre
11 Christie Street

2023 Tournament Hotel & Gala Dinner Venue

Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club
169 Paisley Road

2023 Tournament Rules

Playing Rules

  1. All games will be played under FIBA rules with the following exceptions:
  2. The organising committee's decisions are final in all matters and the committee may change or alter any rule or regulation on the day to benefit the smooth running of the tournament.

Players & Registrations

  1. All teams must have completed registration and paid all entrance fees by the first game in order to participate in the Strathclyde Masters Basketball Tournament.
  2. Players are only permitted to play for one team within the Masters Tournament.
  3. Age Limit: men playing in the over 50/60 age category must be at least 50/60 years of age and ladies 45 by the 31st of December 2023.
  4. All players must provide their Date of Birth. Proof of age may be requested and the playing of underage players will result in immediate disqualification. (Any team is entitled to request proof of age from another team through the organising committee on the day of the tournament.)
  5. In the event that a team is short of players, which would make them unable to continue to participate, the team can make representation to the Management Panel to request a relaxation of the Player Eligibility rule. This can only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
  6. It is expected that all players conduct themselves in the spirit of masters basketball. Failure to do so may incur disciplinary action. The Strathclyde Masters Basketball Club WILL NOT tolerate abuse of referees or officials and any such abuse will result in immediate player disqualification with the possibility of a future ban on playing in Strathclyde Masters tournaments.

Attendance on Court & Game Timing

  1. All games must start at the allocated game time.
  2. It is the named team's responsibility to be warming up on centre court at the half time stage of the previous game. Published times are the latest possible start times but games may start earlier if the schedule permits.
  3. Failure by a team to be ready to start a game on time can result in a default and the game being awarded to the opposing team.
  4. All games must be completed within the allocated time slot. In the event of a game running late, the Games Commissioner may take a decision to Run the Game Clock if required.
  5. Game Time Allocations for the 2023 Tournament - it is envisaged that Game Time Allocation will be 1 hour per game.
    The game will consist of 4 x 6 minute quarters with a 2 minute break between quarters and a 5 minute break at half time.
    Each team is allowed 2 time outs, one in each half.

Tied Games

  1. In the event of a tied game, five players who finished the game for each team will shoot one free throw each with the team scoring the most baskets being deemed winners. If the game is tied after each team has taken their free throws, the game will be decided on a sudden death shoot out with players taking free throws in the same order as the initial shoot out.


  1. Players will be disqualified after 4 personal fouls in any match.
  2. Teams will be in 'penalty' in each quarter, once they reach 4 team fouls.

Management Panel

The Management Panel will consist of: Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer of Strathclyde Masters Basketball Club. The Panel will resolve all matters referred to it, which are not covered by the Tournament Rules, whether they are operational, disciplinary, or management matters.

Last updated: 30-May-2023

About Us

The Strathclyde Masters Team first competed in 2000 at a GB Masters tournament held in Edinburgh. Since 2014 we have organised the Strathclyde Masters tournament in Glasgow.


The main tournament venue and the recommended hotel are within 2 miles of each other and 3 and 2 miles respectively from Glasgow Airport.

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