The second Annual NBA 2K Ultimate B-Ball Competition was held on the 29th of October 2012 at the CCAB Multipurpose Hall. Organised by Jumpshot Magazine, sponsored by 2K Sports and supported by the Singapore Sports Council, this year’s competition sees a total of 27 schools taking part.
These 27 schools with a total of 243 students (Boys and Girls under 16) battled it out across three categories, with the accumulation of points across all three categories determining the overall winner:
- Five on five full court basketball match
- One on one NBA 2K13 PlayStation 3 video game quick match
- Team cheerleading, judged by Raj Kumar, Sports Editor of 938 Live, drawing on his expertise of team spirit from covering various Singaporean sporting events.
But with every competition, there can only be one winner and Singapore Chinese Girls School came tops with a cumulative score of 87 points from the three categories. This earned them a cool SGD $10,000 for all their hard work and effort both on and off the court. Guest of honour, Mr David Ong, President of the Basketball Association of Singapore, congratulated and awarded the winning team and finalists during the prize giving ceremony at the end of the day.
The winning team consisted of Woon Wei Jing, Chloe Alphonso, Charmaine Koh, Ong Li Ping, Bernice Yeo, Ceres Suwe and Rachel Mok. The first runner up was Anglo Chinese School (Barker Road), with a total of 77 points, followed by New Town Secondary School as second runner up with a score of 70 points. Fairfield Methodist Secondary School and Hwa Chong Institution achieved joint third position scoring 66.5 points.
“We’re incredibly pleased to be participating in the NBA 2K Ultimate B-Ball competition again. It’s a fun tournament that brings together the basketball team, as well other students, to team up and represent our school. It’s been a truly combined effort; without the e-sports and cheerleading teams we wouldn’t have been able to win,” said 15 year-old Woon Wei Jing from Singapore Chinese Girls School.
“We at 2K Sports are delighted to have brought back the NBA 2K Ultimate B-Ball Competition and we’ve been overwhelmed by the number of registrations this year. This competition really celebrates and supports basketball culture in Singapore. It has been fantastic to see students get involved in such a holistic competition that requires teamwork amongst members of the basketball team, individual gamers and cheerleaders” said Karen Teo, Marketing Director for 2K Asia.