Wheelchair Basketball – The Classics 2023

“The CLASSICS” are the annual Queensland Wheelchair Basketball Championships coordinated by Sporting Wheelies. This event plays an important role in the development wheelchair basketball players, coaches, referees, team managers, scorebench officials, volunteer drivers and event administrators in Queensland.

The CLASSICS welcome players from all over Queensland, throughout Australia, and overseas. Players from novice through to elite level can participate in the event.


29th April – 1st May

The Sports Centre,

Brisbane Entertainment Centre,

Melaleuca Drive Boondall

 Competition Grades and Rules

Click here for the updated draw. 

Each team will play in a round robin style competition, A Grade will play a single round robin competition, and Social Grade will play a double round robin. Teams will be awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a loss, and 0 points for a forteit. At the conclusion of the competition the team with the highest number of points will play the team with the second highest number of points in a finals game to determine the Champion and Runner up team for each competition grade.

Regional representative teams New and developing players who play at a social sport level
Competition format 5-on-5 5-on-5
Game time 4 x 10 min quarters 4 x 10 min quarters
Stop Clock Finals only No
Fouls 5 per player  5 per player
Timeouts One per quarter One per quarter
Classification 16 points* no Limit (This restriction has been removed for 2023. Updated 26/04/23) No Limit
Deductions No limits. Able-bodied players classed as a 4.5 Nil
Able-bodied Players No limits. Able-bodied players classed as a 4.5 No Limit
Shot Clock Grand Final only No
Overtime Finals only No

* May be subject to change depending on entries

**Classification will not be offered at this event

Please note the Technical Committee reserves the right to move players and/or teams based on their playing experience in order to ensure each grade of competition is fair and even.


All Registrations to be completed online.

Registrations close: Wednesday 5th April

Register here 

Registration Fees $180 a player.

Athletes enrolled and participating in a Sporting Wheelies Wheelchair Basketball Social Sport Program $150 per player.


Athletes may register as part of a team or register as an individual. Sporting Wheelies will allocate individual athletes to a team.


Competitors wishing to withdraw may receive a full refund up until 31 March 2023. There will be no refunds after this date. Please note all withdrawals must be in writing. Withdrawals due to illness or injury must be accompanied by a medical certificate and supplied to sporting wheelies no later than Friday 28th April 2023.

 Presentation Ceremony

The event will conclude with a presentation ceremony at approximately 2:15pm on Monday.

Awards being presented include: Champion team and Runners-Up, All Star 5 and Most Valuable Player (MVP) for each grade.*

All Star 5 and MVP awards are determined by a panel. 

 Volunteers and Officials

Volunteers and officials are needed to fill various positions for the event.

If you can help, please let us know.

Volunteer here

 Meals and Entertainment

The sport center snack bar is available from 10am to 1pm all three days of the competition (gluten free and vegetarian options available).

Red bull is partnering with Wheelchair Basketball and Sporting Wheelies to provide participants free samples of their products and also a Red Bull DJ!

 Car Parking and Wheelchair Storage

Sports Centre patrons will be able to park in Car Park 4 (click here for to open a map)

Players can store their wheelchairs overnight at The Sports Centre on Saturday 29 April and Sunday 30 April in the area designated by venue staff. Please ensure wheelchairs are placed neatly in the area (large wheels to the wall) Sporting Wheelies takes no responsibility for damaged, lost or stolen equipment (please remove all valuables) as they will not be supervised.

 First Aid

1300 Medics will provide first aid at this event.

 Conditions of Entry

All athletes agree to the terms and conditions as outlines on the registration forms. Athletes must have no outstanding debts to the Sporting Wheelies.

Interstate and international athletes do not need to be a must be a member of their state sporting organisation or national peak body. Interstate and International athletes must have no outstanding debts to Sporting Wheelies to participate.


Spectators are welcome to attend the CLASSICS to support their friends, family, or to watch some of the best wheelchair basketballers in the country. There is no entry fee, and there is plenty of parking available in Car Park 4 at the front of The Sports Centre.

Spectators are asked to respect all athletes, volunteers, officials and event staff, failure to do so will result in the offending person/s to being asked to leave the facility.

 Event Coordinators

Sasha Ulasowski | Team Leader Para Sports & Recreation – Sporting Wheelies
E: Sashau@sportingwheelies.org.au
M: 3253 3333

Angelo Macaro | Para Sports Development Coordinator – Sporting Wheelies
E: angelom@sportingwheelies.org.au
M: 3253 3333



Sporting Wheelies wishes to thank all Sponsors, Athletes, Volunteers, Officials & Referees, without whom the event would not be possible.


  Major Sponsor

Griffith University Logo




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Other Roles

You do not have to play Wheelchair Basketball to be involved. You can contribute as a volunteer, coach, team manager, umpire, administrator of the sport or as an enthusiastic supporter.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please get in touch using the link below.

Calendar of Events

Throughout the year a range of Sports programs and events are held, to view the complete calendar of events please select the link below.

View our 2024 Sports Calendar

Important Links

 Wheelchair Leagues

Paralympics Australia




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