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College Tournaments Hawaii LLC. was formed in 2015 and has successfully grew the Hoops in Hawaii to be one of the premiere destination events for small college basketball. In 2018 we introduced an eight-team elite DII Men's field, of which six teams went on to qualify for the NCAA National Tournament. The 2019 field was just as competitive, and we are looking to continue the excellence. We are also bringing back women’s hoops into play as well.

Tournament Information

WHO: Men’s and Women’s Basketball; NCAA DII, NCAA DIII, NAIA, NCCAA, USCAA (any non-NCAA DI institution).


Thanksgiving Classic (All levels, men and women)

Game days Nov. 23-24, 2021
Travel days Nov. 21-26, 2021

Holiday Classic (NCAA DII, NAIA, NCCAA, USCAA, men and women)

Game days Dec. 17-19, 2021
Travel days Dec. 15-20, 2021 (NCAA DII moratorium begins on Dec. 21)

Holiday Classic (NCAA D3, men and women)

Game days Dec. 28-29, 2021
Travel days Dec. 26-31, 2021

WHERE: TBD (Hawaii Convention Center or Hawai'i Pacific University)

Pending Hawaii Convention Center availability due to COVID-19 implications.

FORMAT: All teams are guaranteed two games of predetermined opponents. DII Power Invitational bracket format will return in 2022.


Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra will once again be our Title Sponsor. Our teams have had rave reviews of the hotel and the conveinence of the proximity to everything. All of our team’s travel parties are required to and will be staying there. The location is unmatched!


• Included in the package is one practice, two games, walkthrus (upon availability), game film, and meeting room. Accommodations include 10 rooms, 5-night stay, daily full breakfast buffet, as well as Tournament Gift and assistance with setting up any discounted team meals and activities with our sponsoring establishments.

• Flight quotes are now available through Sports Travel Hawaii, our partnering travel agency. They put it up for bid with all the major airlines and goes through a negotiating period on behalf of your team to ensure the best possible group rate. You may also opt to do your own flight arrangements if your school requires you to do so.

Other Requirements

• Travel party (Coaches/Players/Admin/Athletic Trainer) will be required to use Sports Travel Hawaii, LLC. for at least our land package. They are an established full service travel agency run with extensive local knowledge. They have preferred rates with major airlines and will also book and plan ground transportation and utilize contacts with businesses to offer activities (Luau, Pearl Harbor, Shows, Theme Parks, water activities, etc.) of your choosing for your team. A one-stop shop, no headaches or wasted hours of trip prep time on your end. They, along with College Tournaments Hawaii LLC, will take care of it all so that you can concentrate on just coaching.

• Boosters have an option and are highly encouraged to use Sports Travel Hawaii for the same great rates and convenience of traveling and staying with the team as well as experiencing the many activities on O’ahu with them too. Admission to all games as well as a Tournament Gift will be included for any Boosters booking through our services.


2021 TEAMS