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The following are open dates for games, tournaments, or summer shootouts. If you would like to post an open date, please e-mail Matt Monroe at

Morton High School (Girls)
Morton High School is looking for a team to fill out their Thanksgiving Tourney.  Teams will play 2 games on 11/29/19 and 2 games on 11/30/19.  Round Robin format.  We are sponsored by our Tourism Bureau, so teams will be eligible for a travel stipend or hotel accommodations.  Please contact Athletic Director Scott Jones for more information.

Rockford Public Schools Tip-Off Classic (Boys)

Rockford Public Schools celebrated another successful Tip-Off Classic in 2018, bringing in 12 teams from FIVE different states in our fifth year. This five-day varsity boys basketball event is held at all four District 205 high schools and has quickly become the most popular opening-week tournament in the Northern Illinois and state-line area.

The Fifth Annual 205 Tip-Off Classic included 12-teams competing from five states. The event was held Nov. 19, 20, 21, 23 and 24 at Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson high schools.

Teams included: Marina (Huntington Beach, Calif.); McArthur (Hollywood, Fla.); Bay View (Milwaukee, Wisc.‚Äč); Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.); and Chicago-area teams Chicago Perspectives, North Chicago and Elgin Larkin. Rounding out the field were five local teams representing the NIC-10: Auburn, East, Guilford, Jefferson and Freeport.

North Chicago placed fourth in Illinois last year in Class 3A and made its first Tip-Off appearance. Larkin, which placed fourth in the state in Class 4A last year, returned for its fifth year, while this was the second straight year for Perspectives.

Our goal when we created the Classic was to offer our teams the opportunity to play top-notch competition as a warm-up to their season while inviting others to do to the same. The Tip-Off has become a signature athletic event in Rockford that continues to grow as we welcome more teams from across the nation.

For more information, please contact at 

Gibson City - Melvin - Sibley (Boys)
48th Annual GCMS Thanksgiving Tournament - Boys Basketball
November 25-30, 2019
Gibson City, IL
4 teams guaranteed, no fees
Need 1 team

Sandburg High School (Girls)
Sandburg is looking to fill their first annual Christmas tournament. Please CLICK HERE for more information. If interested, please contact Coach Fotopoulos at

Dekalb High School (Boys)
With the move to the DVC, DeKalb HS is looking for several non-conference (2 yr contract) or participation in a Shootout for the 2019-20 season. Contact Al Biancalana at if interested.

Dekalb High School (Boys)
DeKalb HS Sophomore team is looking for a Christmas tournament to participate in.  Contact Al Biancalana at if interested. 

Riverside-Brookfield (Boys)
Riverside Brookfield is looking for one varsity boys basketball team for our 17th annual Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic at Riverside Brookfield High School.

Dates:  November 25, 26, 27, 29 and 30th, 2019
All teams play 4 games during the 5 dates.
Each team is off Mon or Tues and everyone plays Wed, Fri, and Sat.
Format:  Two 4 team pools, with a corresponding crossover game on the last day (i.e. 1st Pool A vs. 1st Pool B, 2nd vs. 2nd, etc).  
Please contact head coach, Mike Reingruber if interested at or 708-442-8506. 

Morris High School (Girls)
Morris Ladies Shootout Information
Morris Ladies Shootout Registration Form

Geneseo High School (Boys)
Geneseo H.S. is looking for one more team for it's Thanksgiving Tournament.  4 games. Varsity and sophomore levels offered. Dates somewhat flexible either during the week and weekend or just the weekend depending on your needs and travel. Current teams returning:  Geneseo, United Township (East Moline), Rock Falls, Kewanee, Rockridge.

For more information contact A.D. Joe Nichols or coach Brad Storm

Geneseo High School (Boys)
With moving to the Western Big 6 conference, Geneseo H.S. is looking to replace WB6 teams on their current regular season schedule and is looking for 2 more games on their 2019-2020 schedule and beyond.  Flexibility in some dates and home/away.  If interested contact  A.D. Joe Nichols or coach Brad Storm

York High School (Boys)
There is an opening for the Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament at York High School in Elmhurst. Dates are 26, 27, 28, 30.  Championship, 3rd place and consolation championship on the afternoon of 31st.  Four game guarantee.  Reply to if interested!  

Rockford Boylan High School (Girls)
The Reindeer Games Girls Basketball Tournament, hosted by Boylan High School, will be held on Saturday, December 28 and Monday, December 30, 2019.  There is a 4 game guarantee which will begin with pool play then seed into brackets.  We have a competitive blend of all 4 classes.  We are looking for 3 more teams to bring our field to 12 team.  If interested please contact Paul Heitkamp, AD, pheitkamp@boylan.orgor varsity coach, Paul Perrone,  cell  815-222-4349.

Salem High School (Girls)
There is a tournament opening beginning in 2019-20 season at the Salem Thanksgiving Tournament in Salem, Illinois. It is a 5 game guaranteed round robin format. Next years dates will be November 21st thru 23rd, and the 30th. The tourney currently features Teutopolis, Highland, Carterville, Centralia, and Salem. Please contact Megan Kessler at for more information. 

Dekalb High School (Boys)
DeKalb High School is looking for one team to complete their 16-team Holiday Tournament.

The 91st Annual Chuck Dayton Holiday Classic will take place on December 26-29.  Each team is guaranteed four games (one each day).  Special rates for area hotels.  If interested, please contact or call at 630-388-9380.

Oswego High School (Boys)
Oswego Panther Basketball is seeking 1 varsity team to compete in our Annual MLK Day of Hoops.  Monday January 21st, 2018. Current teams include Oswego, Lincoln-Way East, Plainfield North, Lemont, and Crete. If interested please contact

Rock Island High School (Girls)
Rock Island Girls Basketball is seeking to start a Thanksgiving tournament. The first round would be played on Nov. 15th and the concluding rounds on Nov. 23rd and 24th of 2018. We are looking for four teams to fill the tournament this first year. Each team would be guaranteed 4 games. If interested please contact Athletic Director Michelle Lillis,

Mundelein High School (Girls)
Our Mundelein Girls Basketball Program is looking for an away non-conference matchup on either Friday 1/11/19 or Saturday 1/12/19. We are willing to travel and make a weekend trip out of it if necessary.

New Trier High School (Boys)
New Trier High School is looking to enter a Frosh A boys' basketball tournament in December.

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School (Boys)
47th Annual GCMS Boys Basketball Thanksgiving Tourney
4 guaranteed games
8 Teams - Pool Play Dates: Nov. 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 (play 4 dates with 1 day off)
No fee

One Day Shootout at Wabash College or Mt. Carmel (IL) High School (Boys)

Date: 12/15/18

This is a 1 Day shootout held at either Wabash Valley College (JUCO) or Mt. Carmel High School in Mt. Carmel, IL. We are looking for 2 more teams to fill out our schedule. There is a good mix of 1A/2A/3A and we will keep match ups competitive. Please contact Tyler Buss at if interested!

Riverside-Brookfield High School (Boys)
Riverside Brookfield Boy's Basketball is looking for 1 new varsity team for the 2018 Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic.

We would like to expand our 5 team, 4 game guarantee tournament, to an 8 team, 4 game guarantee tournament. Dates will be November 19, 20, 21, 23, 24 of 2018.

Format will be:
2 Pools A and B
Pool A plays on Monday
Pool B plays on Tuesday
All Pools play on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Teams Include:
Oak Park - River Forest
Rich East
St. Rita
Urban Prep Englewood
Wheaton North

Please contact Coach Mike Reingruber at or 708-442-8506 if interested.

Rockford Boylan High School (Girls)
Riverside Brookfield Boy's Basketball is looking for 3 new varsity teams for the 2018 Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic.

Rockford Boylan Girl's Basketball is staring a varsity Christmas Classic. We would like to begin our tournament will a blend of all classes. Dates will be either December 26-28 or December 27-28 depending on the number of teams.

Proposed Format:
Pool Play Paring of teams after first round
Many extras for coaches and player's to ensure a successful experience

Please contact Coach Paul Perrone at or 815-222-4349 if interested OR Paul Heitkamp, AD at Boylan High School