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  • What: St Martin de Porres 10 th Annual CYO Basketball Tournament

  • Divisions:
    B4: 4th Grade Boys
    B5: 5th Grade Boys
    B6: 6th Grade Boys
    B7: 7th Grade Boys
    B8: 8th Grade Boys
    G56: 5th-6th Grade Girls
    G78: 7th-8th Grade Girls

  • Teams: CYO County Travel Teams Only - Archdiocesan CYO Roster Forms of participating teams must be submitted.

  • When and Where:  
    Note: For directions to these gyms, see Tournament Venues - Directions.

    Oakwood Friends School Saturday, December 9
    Sunday, December 10
    Saturday, December 16
    Sunday, December 17
    Round Robin Games: All Divisions
    St Martin de Porres Saturday, December 9 Round Robin Games: B4, B5, B6, and G56 Divisions
    Todd Middle School Saturday, December 9 Round Robin Games: All Divisions
    The Culinary Institute of America Saturday, December 9
    Sunday, December 10
    Round Robin Games: B7, B8, and G78 Divisions
    Vassar College -- Walker Field House Saturday, December 30 Round Robin Games: B7, B8, and G78 Divisions
    Make-Up Games from 12/09 Sunday, December 17 B5B (3 vs 4) at 10:45 at Oakwood Friends School
    B5C (1 vs 4) at 6:15 at St. Martin
    G78A (2 vs 3) at 7:30 at St. Martin
    Vassar College -- Athletic and Fitness Center Saturday, December 30 Round Robin Games: All Divisions
    Make-Up Game TBD Saturday, December 23 TBD
    Vassar College -- Athletic and Fitness Center Saturday, January 13 Final Four and Championship Games: B7 and B8 Divisions
    McCann Arena at Marist College Friday, January 5
    Sunday, January 7
    Friday, Saturday 12
    Sunday, January 14
    Final Four Games: B4, B5, B6, G56, and G78 Divisions

  • Format:

    Maximum of 12 teams in each division, 72 teams total, 108 Round Robin games plus 18 Final Four and Championship games.
    Teams from Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Putnam, Westchester and Rockland Counties plus Connecticut.

    • 3 pools of 4 teams for all divisions -- Pool winners plus wildcard will advance.
    • Each team plays three round-robin games in their pool.
    • Teams advancing to Marist or Vassar will play a 4th (division semi-final) and if they win, a 5th game (division championship)

    • Tie-Breakers:
      1. Head-to-head (applied first in subsequent tie-breakers too)
      2. Total point differential for three games (maximum + or - 15 points for each game).
      3. Fewest points allowed in all three games.
      4. Most points scored in all three games.

  • Rules:

    Modified Dutchess County CYO basketball rules will be used for all games, with exceptions as listed below:

    1. All players must play at least one continuous quarter. The only exception occurs when there is an unequal number of players between the two teams. In this case, the numbers of players that must play one continuous quarter for both teams equals the number of players on the team with the fewest players.
    2. Each quarter will be 6 minutes. Overtime periods, if required, will be 3 minutes.
    3. Each team will be permitted four 45-second time-outs. One additional time-out will be given for each overtime period. Any unused time-outs can be carried over to the overtime(s).
    4. Halftime will be 5 minutes.
    5. In the 5th / 6th grade girls and 5th grade boys divisions, free throws will be attempted 12 feet from the basket instead of the regulation 15 feet. In these divisions, the bottom boxes of the key will be filled when shooting free throws.
    6. Players may step in on the release of the foul shot in ALL divisions.
    7. Bonus situation begins with the 7th team foul in which the team will shoot “one and one”. The “double bonus” will begin on the 10th team foul.
    8. New York State Boys High School basketball 10-second backcourt rules will be used.
    9. New York State Boys High School basketball free throw rules will be used.
    10. New York State Boys High School basketball closely guarded rules will be used.
    11. There is no full court pressure allowed if a team that is ahead by 15 or more points.
    12. All players participating must be on the official CYO roster for that particular team.

    Exceptions to the Modified Duchess County CYO Basketball Rules:

    1. Three pointers will be counted at all locations except Walker Field House at Vassar College.
    2. A 35-second shot clock will be used in the final four and championship games at Marist.

  • Participation Awards:

    Tournament T-shirts for all participants.
    Tournament programs for all participants.
    Trophies for 1st and 2nd Place teams.
    Team Trophy for 1st Place.

  • Concessions:

    Coordinated by Dorota Fields.

  • Entry Fee: $175 per team

  • Attendance Fee: $3 per person over 5 years old (players, coaches and referees excluded).

  • Registration:

    Please e-mail Chris Fields. with the teams from your program that would like to participate.


    Tournament Venues
    McCann Center at Marist College

    Athletic and Fitness Center
    and Walker Field House
    Vassar College

    The Culinary Institute of America

    Oakwood Friends School

    St. Martin de Porres