Bunbury Basketball Association hosts 2020 Masters tournament on February 1

More than 180 basketballers converged upon the South West Sports Centre for the third annual Bunbury Masters Basketball Carnival.

The Bunbury Basketball Association recorded a growth of over 100 per cent compared to last year, with 16 Men's teams and six Women's sides.

The tournament included teams from Dunsborough, Busselton, Collie, Harvey, Mandurah, Rockingham, and Bunbury.

"It is great to see this vision of a major masters type event being established in Bunbury," carnival co-ordinator Robert Dempster said.

"It is now so big, that the carnival has reached the South West Sports Centre's capacity for a one-day event on three courts. We will have to consider other local basketball courts next year.

"There was amazing positive feedback from all the players who participated, and everyone indicated that they would be coming back next year."

He said they all liked the social atmosphere, short games, and having multiple games on the one day.

Dunsborough Oilers took out the Women's 35s division, finishing at the top of the ladder after five games.

Bunbury's Golden Oldies (who are all mostly in their sixties) prevailed in the Men's 45s division, while Rockingham's Red 5 - a team full of mostly ex-State Basketball League players - won the Men's 35s title.

The fourth Bunbury Masters Basketball Carnival will be held on January 30, 2021.