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2012-2013 Honours

Senior Men and Senior Women - Scottish Cup winners

Senior Men and Senior Women - National League Playoff winners

Junior Men - Division 2 League champions

View the full list of club honours

Senior Play Offs 4th - 6th April

This weekend sees the final games of the National League season with both our Senior Men and our Senior Women's teams in action. The Senior Final Fours are being held at the Edinburgh University Centre for Sports and Exercise at the Pleasance. This is a fantastic venue with lots of spectator seating close to the court so there is a great atmosphere, so if you haven't been to a game there it is definitely worth a visit.

First up on Friday are the Senior Men who will face St Mirren in the semi-final. Doug Reilly's men will go into the tie as the underdogs having lost in the league and cup to St Mirren but with a full squad with the exception of Mike Murray available for selection, the team will be hoping to battle their way to the final on Sunday against either Falkirk Fury or Glasgow University.

On Saturday the Senior Women will begin their bid to secure the treble with their semi-final against Polonia Phoenix. Kats will be the strong favourites to reach the final given the results in their previous matches in the league but there will be no complacency in Ben Gunn's team. The other semi final is Lady Rocks and St Mirren.

To purchase tickets online click here, to get 25% discount use the Discount Code BS14POF. Please note there are various options from weekend passes to half day tickets for Saturday and Sunday.

The full schedule for the weekend is :

Friday

  • 19:00 Semi Final 1 (Men) Clark Eriksson Fury v Glasgow University
  • 21:00 Semi Final 2 (Men) City of Edinburgh Kings v St Mirren West College Scotland

Saturday

  • 10:30 Semi Final 1 (Women) City of Edinburgh Kool Kats v Polonia Phoenix
  • 12:30 Semi Final 2 (Women) Lady Rocks v St Mirren West College Scotland
  • 14:30 Wheelchair Basketball Scottish Cup Final Lothian Phoenix v West of Scotland Warriors
  • 16:45 Chairman’s Cup (Women) Glasgow Fever v Granite City Grizzlies
  • 19:00 Chairman’s Cup (Men) Edinburgh University v West Lothian Wolves

Sunday

  • 10:30 CashBack for Communities U14 Girls Cup Final Lady Rocks v SWL
  • 12:15 Senior Women’s Play-Off Finals Winner of Game 2 v Winner of Game 1
  • 14:30 CashBack for Communities U14 Boys Cup Final Clark Eriksson Fury v St Mirren West College Scotland
  • 16:15 Senior Men’s Play-Off Finals Winner of Game 2 v Winner of Game 1

Lets get behind our Senior teams for one last time this season!

Junior Women go for the double

On Saturday the Junior Women will be hoping to end their season on a high by adding the Play Offs title to the National League title. They will play Lady Rocks at 3:30pm at Grangemouth Sports Complex Hall 1.

This has been an outstanding season for coaches Emma and Tracey and the players with only 2 defeats in the league and one in the Cup. They have got stronger and stronger with each game and avenged the Scottish Cup defeat by Lady Rocks by a comprehensive league defeat in their last league match up. Please come along to Grangemouth and show your appreciation for a fantastic team.

Regional Development Leagues - 30th March 2014

The next rounds of the Regional Development League take place on Sunday 30th March 2014 at Craigswood Sports Centre, Livingston and Bathgate Academy. Our youngsters are involved at Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16 age groups.

Click for the full list of Regional Development League fixtures.

This link opens the fixtures in a new window and displays U12s games. Use the tabs at the bottom of the screen to display fixtures for "U14 Girls", "U14 Boys" or "U16 Men".

You can also see all the RDL results and league tables at the basketballscotland RDL web site.

Weekend Preview 22nd and 23rd March

This weekend sees the National League Play Offs reach the quarter-final and semi-final stages, with three of our teams fighting for a place in the next round.

The Senior Men have a double-header against Troon Tornadoes in their quarter-final, starting with a trip to Belmont Academy on Saturday. Tip off is at 2.00pm. The return fixture is at Portobello on Sunday at 3:00pm, after the Sports Relief event.

Both the Junior Women and Junior Men are in looking to book their places in in the finals. The men face a tough game against Falkirk, who are unbeaten in the League this year. The women should have an easier match-up against Tayside Musketeers. Both games tip-off at 2:00pm at Grangemouth Sports Complex on Sunday.

Good luck to our teams this weekend and remember our Sports Relief Basketball Challenge!

Sainsbury's Basket Challenge

This weekend sees a big push for Sports Relief with the Club delighted to be partnering with Sainsbury's and Portobello High School in 2 fundraising events. Please come and support one or both of these events if you can.

Friday 21st March - Sainsbury's Basket Challenge

How many baskets can the staff and customers of Sainsbury's Meadowbank score between 12 and 5pm? 50p for 3 shots. Come along and have a go and help boost their total. All funds to Sports Relief.

Sunday 23rd March - Sainsbury's / Portobello High School / City of Edinburgh Basketball Club Challenge match

After some top class coaching from our coaches, the staff of Sainsbury's, teachers from Portobello High School and our Club players will play in a match starting at 12:30pm.

Our under 12s will play in a challenge match against a team coached by one of the Sainsbury's staff at 12noon and the Senior Men will have the second leg of their play off match against Troon at 3pm. Come along and cheer them on.

Donations to Sports Relief will be collected at the door and the tuck shop will be open!

Weekend Preview 15th and 16th March

This weekend sees a weekend off for the Senior Men, Senior Women and the Junior Women.

The Under 14 Girls have their semi-final of the Scottish Cup against SWL on Saturday at Portobello High School at 10am. It would be great to have a big home crowd to cheer the girls on in what will be a tough game.

The Junior Men have their Division 2 Play Off Final against Grampian Flyers on Sunday at 4:15pm in Grangemouth Sports Complex, a win would cap another great season for coach Rhys and the team.

Everyone else is on playoff duty in Grangemouth Sports Complex. The Cadet Men face Troon at 12noon on Saturday, the Junior Men play Tayside in a repeat of the last league game of the season at 4pm, again on the Saturday. On the Sunday the Cadette Women also play Tayside at 12noon.

Meanwhile the Under 10 Regional Development League is on Sunday at Holy Rood High School. We are sending 2 teams and will face Stirling Knights, West Lothian Wolves, Polonia Phoenix and East Lothian Dragons. Games will run from 12:30 until 2:30pm.

DivisionHome TeamAway TeamDateDayTimeVenue
U14G Scottish CupCity of Edinburgh KatsSWL15-Mar-14Sat10:00Portobello High School
U16 Men Playoffs Qtr FinalCity of Edinburgh KingsTroon Tornadoes15-Mar-14Sat12:00Grangemouth Sports Complex Hall 2
U18 Men Playoffs Qtr FinalCity of Edinburgh KingsTayside Musketeers15-Mar-14Sat16:00Grangemouth Sports Complex Hall 1
U16 Women Playoffs Qtr FinalTayside MusketeersCity of Edinburgh Kats16-Mar-14Sun12:00Grangemouth Sports Complex Hall 1
U18 Men Divsion 2 PlayOffs FinalGrampian FlyersCity of Edinburgh Kings16-Mar-14Sun16:15Grangemouth Sports Complex Hall 1

February and March 200 Club Winners

The March winner of the 200 Club is Lynn Ritchie who wins £142. Please email the Club (cityofedinburgh@gmail.com) to arrange payment of your winnings.

And the belated February winner is Vaila MacFarlane who also wins £142. We will be in touch to arrange payment!

All the numbers and winners for this season have now been updated and can be viewed via the 200 Club page on the web site.

Weekend Preview 7th, 8th and 9th March

Another busy weekend for the Club sees many of our younger players attending the second FutureStarz National Camp, there will then be an anxious wait in many households until the u11, u12, u13 and u14 Scotland teams are announced on Wednesday. Good luck to everyone.

On Friday the Senior Men will welcome Glasgow Rocks to Portobello for their last league game of the season. With Kings secure in 3rd place but with no prospect of overhauling St Mirren for 2nd, Kings will be playing for pride and to end the season with a repeat of the comprehensive win the last time the teams met.

On Saturday there is a full day of games at Portobello, starting with the Cadette Women at 11am against Lady Rocks. A tough task awaits Kats who will need to defeat the second placed team in the league to improve on their league position.

The biggest game of the National League weekend is at Portobello at 1pm where our Senior Women face Lady Rocks in a title decider. A win would mean Kats would clinch the league and Cup double, so get yourself down to Portobello to cheer them on.

With the league trophy being presented to the Junior Women before their game at 3pm against Rocks, Kats won't want anyone spoiling their party but Rocks are still in the fight for the runners up spot so will be keen to get the win.

It's then over to the men as the Cadet Men and Junior Men both face Tayside at Portobello. The Cadet Men will finish the season in 4th place irrespective of the result in this game at 5pm but the Junior Men who tip off at 7pm are still in with a chance of a 3rd place finish if other results go their way.

The other big game of the day on Saturday will take place at Grangemouth Sports Centre where our Junior Men will meet Edinburgh Lions at 1:30pm in the semi final of the Division 2 championship.

On Sunday the Cadette Women will play their final game of the season in Division 2 at 1pm at The Peak in Stirling. A fantastic season sees Kats go into the final game undefeated and the league trophy will be presented at the end of the game.

DivisionHome TeamAway TeamDateDayTimeVenue
Senior MenCity of Edinburgh KingsRocks07-Mar-14Fri20:00Portobello HS
Under 16 Women Division 1City of Edinburgh KatsLady Rocks08-Mar-14Sat11:00Portobello HS
Senior WomenCity of Edinburgh KatsLady Rocks08-Mar-14Sat13:00Portobello HS
Under 18 Men Division 2 PlayoffsEdinburgh LionsCity of Edinburgh Kings08-Mar-14Sat13:30Grangemouth Sports Complex
Under 18 Women Division 1City of Edinburgh KatsLady Rocks08-Mar-14Sat15:00Portobello HS
Under 16 Men Division 1City of Edinburgh KingsTayside08-Mar-14Sat17:00Portobello HS
Under 18 Men Division 1City of Edinburgh KingsTayside08-Mar-14Sat19:00Portobello HS
Under 16 Women Division 2City of Edinburgh Kool Kats 16W Div2Dunbar Dragons 16W09-Mar-14Sun13:00The Peak

Quarter Finals Division 2 Playoffs

Just confirmed are the Junior Men (Div2) Playoffs, taking place this Sunday 2nd March, 2014 at Grangemouth Sports Complex and The Beach Leisure Centre.

Our league-winning team kick off their playoff campaign with a game against Glasgow Rens. Details as below:

  • City Of Edinburgh Kings (B)18M v Glasgow Rens (B) 18M
  • Sun 02/03/2014 - 10:00
  • Grangemouth Sports Complex - Hall 2

Weekend Preview 22nd and 23rd February

This weekend sees most of our teams take to the floor with the exception of our Senior Lothian League sides who played midweek and our Junior Men Division 2 side who are finished their league campaign and await the play off fixtures.

First up on Saturday at Portobello are the Cadette Women who are hoping to build on last week's victory over Highland Bears with a repeat of their early season win over Falkirk Fury. Kats will once again be missing Rosanna Pollock. Its all about improving their position in the league for the play offs for both teams so will be a hard fought game.

Next at Portobello are the Senior Women who play third place Tayside Musketeers. Kats will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the surprise 2 point defeat they suffered in the league away to Tayside as they must win every remaining game to clinch the league. The teams met in the Cup semi-final and Kats won by 6 points so this should be a close and exciting game but lets hope the score goes our way.

The Junior Women also play Tayside at Portobello in a top of the table clash. Kats will be hopeful of taking one more step towards securing the league crown as both the previous games against Tayside have gone their way by a healthy margin. A victory in this game will give the Kats the chance to clinch the league in next weekend's game against Polonia but coaches Emma and Tracey will be making sure the girls focus on the game at hand on Saturday!

The last game at Portobello on Saturday sees the U14 Boys get their first chance to play in front of a home crowd at Portobello in the new U14 Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren. Whilst Kings got a comprehensive first round win against Blaze, St Mirren are untested in this tournament as yet having had a walkover in the first round.

The Cadet Men, Junior Men and Senior Men are all at Dunfermline on Saturday to play Reign.

The Cadet Men are first up and have the toughest task as Reign are the undefeated league leaders at this age group. Kings will be hopeful of an upset as they pushed Reign all the way in their last meeting and only lost out by 7. Coaches Steven and Mark will be pleased to welcome back Adam and Daniel but will still be missing Alex and Jamie.

The Junior Men should have an easier task with Dunfermline yet to record a victory in this league. However Kings will be without coach Jim Wright who after playing in his return game for the Lothian League team was unfortunate enough to suffer a suspected ruptured achilles tendon.

The Senior Men should also have a fairly straightforward game with Reign Senior Men also yet to record a victory and with the last meeting resulting in a 36 point victory for Kings. Kings will be without Shawn but otherwise should be at full strength on the playing side but will have coach Craig Nicol in charge as Doug is away.


On Sunday the U14 Girls start their Scottish Cup game with a visit to Arbroath to play Tayside Musketeers, both teams have had a bye straight into the quarter finals due to the low numbers of teams in the competition so coach Emma will not have much information to go on about Tayside but will have a full strength Kats side.

The U12s, U14 boys and U16 boys are all in action on Sunday in the latest round of the Regional Development League.

The Under 14s will be making a return to Portobello after their Cup game on Saturday as all the U14 boys RDL games are at Portobello this time round. We have 2 teams in the U14 RDL which are currently lying in 2nd and 3rd place in the league. Both of our teams are up against the undefeated Stirling Knights which will be a tough game.

Kings A play Blaze B which should hopefully be an easier game with Blaze only have recorded one victory so far in the league (a 20-0 victory awarded over a short staffed East Lothian) and both Kings teams having straightforward wins over Blaze B previously. Kings B will face West Lothian Wolves, the last time the teams met was a thrilling one point victory for Kings, not good for the coach's blood pressure!

The Under 12s have 2 boys' teams and one girls' team. The girls are very strong and have only lost one game this season. They play some tough games on Sunday though and will have to be at their best to beat Wolves, Polonia and Dragons. The last couple of games against Polonia in particular have gone to the wire and have been 4 point and 1 point victories for Kats.

The two under 12 boys teams are sitting mid-table and play Lions and Knights. Stirling Knights are the league leaders so these will be tough games. With Lions struggling for player numbers their last few games have been conceded due to not having the minimum number of players.

The Under 16 Boys are also in action in the RDL on Sunday and will face Gracemount Panthers and Reign at the Crags. The first game against Gracemount is a friendly but the second game against Reign is in the league. The last time the teams met Kings were awarded the tie due to a no-show by Reign so the teams haven't actually played each other.

Good luck to all our teams and remember the Tuck Shop will be open for business on Saturday and Sunday!

National League and Cup

DivisionHome TeamAway TeamDateDayTimeVenue
Under 16 Women Division 1City of Edinburgh KatsFalkirk Fury22-Feb-14Sat11:00Portobello HS
Under 16 Men Division 1ReignCity of Edinburgh Kings22-Feb-14Sat12:20Queen Anne HS
Senior WomenCity of Edinburgh KatsTayside22-Feb-14Sat13:00Portobello HS
Under 18 Men Division 1ReignCity of Edinburgh Kings22-Feb-14Sat14:20Queen Anne HS
Under 18 Women Division 1City of Edinburgh KatsTayside22-Feb-14Sat15:00Portobello HS
Senior MenReignCity of Edinburgh Kings22-Feb-14Sat16:20Queen Anne HS
U14B Scottish CupCity of Edinburgh KingsSt Mirren22-Feb-14Sat17:20Portobello High School
U14G Scottish CupTayside MusketeersCity of Edinburgh Kats23-Feb-14Sun13:20Abroath High School/Sports Centre

Regional Development League

AGEDATETIMEHOME TEAMAWAY TEAMVENUE
U12 Boys23.2.142.20 - 2.50LionsKings BSt Augustine's High, Edin
U12 Boys23.2.142.20 - 2.50Kings AKnightsSt Augustine's High, Edin
U12 Boys23.2.142.55 - 3.25Kings BKnightsSt Augustine's High, Edin
      
U12 Girls23.2.144.30 - 5.00WolvesKatsSt Augustine's High, Edin
U12 Girls23.2.145.00 - 5.30E.L DragonsKatsSt Augustine's High, Edin
U12 Girls23.2.145.30 - 6.00KatsPolonia ASt Augustine's High, Edin
      
U14 Boys23.2.1410.10 - 11.05C.O.E Kings BS. KnightsPortobello High School, Edinburgh
U14 Boys23.2.1412.00 - 12.55C.O.E Kings AB. Blaze BPortobello High School, Edinburgh
U14 Boys23.2.1412.55 - 1.50C.O.E Kings BWolvesPortobello High School, Edinburgh
U14 Boys23.2.141.55 - 2.50C.O.E Kings AS. KnightsPortobello High School, Edinburgh
      
U16 Men23.2.142.45 - 3.35KingsGracemount PanthersCrags Sports Centre, Edinburgh
U16 Men23.2.144.25 - 515KingsReignCrags Sports Centre, Edinburgh