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Show-Me State Games

June 7-10, 2018 July 20-22, 2018 July 27-29, 2018
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JUNE 9-10, 2018
High School Boys and Girls - There will be divisions offered for Varsity, JV and Freshmen.  Click here for more information on the High School divisions.

July 20-21-22, 2018

4th grade boys and girls
5th grade boys and girls
6th grade boys and girls
7th grade girls
8th grade girls

July 27-28-29, 2017

2nd grade boys and girls
3rd grade boys and girls
7th grade boys
8th grade boys
19 and over men and women
30, 40, 50 and over men 

Basketball teams MUST be prepared to play all 3 days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Games may start as early as 8:00 a.m. on Friday in Columbia, Missouri.  Teams could play as many as 7 or 8 games over the weekend. In general, teams will play 3 games in pool-play and then all basketball teams will be seeded into a single-elimination bracket.
Location: Basketball competition will take place in Columbia, Missouri at the MU Student Recreation Complex and various other sites in the area.
Entry Fee: $250 if registered by July 1
$275 if registered after July 1 (space permitting)


** See "Deadline" for last possible day to register
Last possible day to register for age groups on July 21-23:  July 7

Last possible day to register for age groups on July 28-30:  July 14
Check In: Prior to your first game, all teams will be required to check-in. Failure to do so may result in you forfeiting games.

It is highly recommended to give yourself plenty of time to register before your first game.  Only the coach needs to check-in the the team. Any players with unsigned waivers will need to turn them in at this time. Rosters should have been turned in when you registered.  You may add players to your roster at this time, however there will be a charge of $5 per addition.

For divisions that have age restrictions, we recommend that each player have a copy of his/her birth certificate or driver's license on hand during the tournament. Players must be able to show proof of age or residence if asked by Games officials.

Each venue will have an information table where all scores will be collected and posted. It is the responsibility of the coach to check standings, scores and other posted information. Brackets posted at these sites will be considered official.

Commissioner: Joe Guffey, (573) 808-4997

Any qualified referees interested in working may contact Dan Calvin at
How to Enter:
Register online now for basketball.

To enter by mail, please complete a Show-Me State Games Basketball Entry Form and mail it along with payment to:
 Show-Me State Games
1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5
Columbia, MO 65211

Roster / Roster Additions
We must have a completed roster turned into our office along with your registration. Players may be added to your roster at no charge prior to the following deadlines. Your roster must be either be turned into our office or entered into the online team managment (online registrations only) by July 7 (June 1 for 19 and Over and Older).

Please note your team entry and payment must be received by your sport’s specific entry deadline.

Changes may still be made to your roster after these dates, but MUST be done during check-in. Roster additions at this time will be charged $5 per person added to the roster and there will be no limit to the roster addition charges. Additions received after these dates will not be processed.


  • SMSG Basketball will follow the rules of the MSHAA and the NCAA. Wheelchair basketball teams will play by standard wheelchair basketball rules.
  • Age divisions will be determined by a player's grade during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Players must be able to show proof of grade if asked by Games officials.
  • A player may play only on one team per weekend, excluding 30+, 40+ and 50+ age groups.
  • A player that plays on two teams in one weekend must forfeit a game. Except for the 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+ age groups.
  • Teams must start game with 5 players. Roster size for each team will be limited to 12 players max.
  • Forfeit time will be 10 minutes from scheduled game time. Site supervisors will determine forfeit.
  • Teams must furnish their own warm-up and game basketballs.
  • Teams should have light and dark jerseys. Numbers should be on both sides of jersey.
  • Teams must furnish one scorekeeper for each game. Scorekeeper provided by the team must sit next to the scorekeeper provided by the opposing team. The running score on score sheets will be the official score.
Format Rules:


  • Any coach or player receiving two technical fouls in one game will not be allowed to participate in the following game.
  • Any team receiving two technical fouls (unsportsmanlike behavior) in one game will forfeit that game. Should the forfeit occur during a medal round, the forfeiting team will not be awarded medals.
  • Any coach or player who indicates to an official that his or her team does not want to continue a game shall be considered a forfeit. Should a forfeit occur during a medal round game, the forfeiting team will not be eligible to receive medals.
  • Any team that forfeits (2) games are considered dropped from tournament. A team cannot advance to a medal round with (2) forfeits.


  • The Recreational Division will not allow pressing, except for the last 2 minutes of the game. The Competitive Division will play by Missouri State High School Rules. Coaches of recreational division teams should remind officials prior to game that the game is a recreational division game.


  • Teams in the 3rd grade division will be required to play man-to-man defense at all times, even on out-of-bounds plays. No zone.
  • Pressing will not be allowed in the 3rd grade division except for the last 2 minutes of the game.


  • All girls and women's team will use the smaller 28.5" bal. Boys 5th grade and younger will also use the smaller 28.5" ball. 6th grade and older boys will use the official men's basketball.


  • 4th/5th/6th grade divisions will play 16 minute halves. Overtime is 2 minutes, clock will stop for normal violations.
  • 7th and 8th grade divisions will play 18 minute halves. Overtime is 2 minutes, clock will stop for normal violations.
  • 19-and-over men or women, 30, 40, 50 and 60-and-over men will play 20-minute halves; Overtime will be five minutes. Clock will run continuously until 5 minutes remain in each half, then the clock will stop for normal violations.
  • All divisions 18 and under will use a running clock with the following exceptions. The clock will stop for all free throw, time outs, injuries and any other time deemed necessary by the official. In addition, the clock will stop for all normal violations the last 2 minutes of the game.
  • Half time will be 3 minutes.
  • If a team takes a 20 points lead or more we will play the "MERCY RULES", meaning the clock will continuously run until the half or game expires. The clock will only stop on official time-outs, injury, shoe-tying, or if referee needs to clean up wet spots on floor.
  • 19 & over women will use a 10-sec back-court violation because the shot clock will not be used.


  • Teams will be allowed 2 full timeouts per game. Timeouts will not carry over to overtime. Team will be allowed one timeout in overtime.


The following tie-breakers will be based for determining seeding for the bracket.   **Teams winning a forfeit game count as a win toward record but does not count toward Point Differential. Averages per game will be used.

  1. Win-Loss Record
  2. Head-to-Head Competition
  3. Point Differential (Max of 15 points for a win. Average of all games played.)
  4. Fewest Points allowed (Based on Pool Play Games)
  5. Luck of Draw (coin-toss)
  • Protest forms will be available during the tournament with the site coordinators.
  • All decisions of the referees with regards to facts and the rules of the game are final and appeals with regard to such matters will not be heard.
  • All disputes/protests will be settled by the protest committee. Protests must be filed in writing with the site coordinator within 30 minutes after completion of the game in question by the team coach and accompanied by a fee of $ 100.00 in cash. This deposit will be returned if the protest is upheld by the committee.

REMINDER: NCAA rules prohibit prospect-aged individuals (9th-12th grade) from making in-person, on-campus contact with Division I men's basketball coaching staffs during the month of July. Therefore, please refrain from attempting a visit to the MU men's basketball offices while participating in the Show-Me STATE GAMES.

Event Codes Information
BB0002nd Grade ('17-'18 School Year) BB0013rd Grade Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0023rd Grade Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0034th Grade Rec Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0044th Grade Rec Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0054th Grade Comp Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0064th Grade Comp Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0075th Grade Rec Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0085th Grade Rec Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0095th Grade Comp Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0105th Grade Comp Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0116th Grade Rec Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0126th Grade Rec Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0136th Grade Comp Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0146th Grade Comp Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0157th Grade Rec Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0167th Grade Rec Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0177th Grade Comp Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0187th Grade Comp Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0198th Grade Rec Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0208th Grade Rec Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB0218th Grade Comp Boys ('17-'18 School Year)
BB0228th Grade Comp Girls ('17-'18 School Year) BB03119 and Over Recreational, Female
BB03219 and Over Competitive, Female BB03319 and Over Recreational, Male
BB03419 and Over Intermediate, Male BB03519 and Over Competitive, Male
BB03930 and Over, Male BB04040 and Over, Male
BB05050 and Over, Male BB06060 and Over, Male
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