Arise Steel Cup – All India Invitation Basketball tournament, India’s biggest Basketball tournament approved by Basketball Federation of India and Tamil Nadu Basketball Association is was conducted at Chennai from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th April 2016 at Santhome Higher Secondary School, Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai.
Professional level Basket Ball teams ( Men & Women sections) across the Country took part in the tournament. Chennai witnessed an exciting charged series of Matches in both Women and men sections with some of the best players in the country at the Arise Steel Cup Basket ball tournament.
In the Men’s Section, IOB, ONGC followed by Vijaya Bank and RCF Kapurthala qualified for the semifinals. ONGC 72 pts won Men’s Title against IOB 59 pts. RCF Kapurthala came third beating Vijaya bank at the final Day.
In the Women Section, KSEB, Southern Railways, South Central Railways and Chhattisgarh qualified for the Semifinals. KSEB (59 pts) won Women’s title beating Southern Railways (48 pts) on the Final day. Chattisgarh bagged the third place.
Vishesh Brihuanshi from ONGC best Men’s player and Stephy Nixon from KSEB best women’s players.The title winners were awarded a Cash Price of 200,000 each ( Men & Women).Runners up were awarded 1,00,000 and the teams who bagged the third and fourth positions were awarded 75,000/- & 50,000/- respectively.
The awards were handed over by MD. Aadhav Arjuna, Daisy Martin, Leema Rose Martin and Rev. Fr. Joseph Antony Samy principle Loyola college and Sendhil Thiyagarajan , VP, TNBA.