Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Gold Coast & Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; September 2011

From 22 to 24 September 2011 I was lucky enough to attend the Sunshine State Challenge NBL Basketball Pre-season Tournament, held at the Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The impressive and well coached Perth Wildcats beat the much improved Sydney Kings in the final. Here are some pics:

Rhys Martin, Dusty Rychart
Rhys Martin, Cairns Taipans v Wollongong Hawks - Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 22 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

“He shot at the wrong hoop!!” – Tim Coenraad, Andrew Warren

Daniel Dillon for the Melbourne Tigers
Daniel Dillon - Melbourne Tigers v Perth Wildcats - Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 22 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Anatoly Bose, Dillon Boucher
Anatoly Bose, Dillon Boucher - Sydney Kings v New Zealand Breakers - Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 22 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

My favourite pic from the entire weekend: Sydney Kings big man Martin Iti with the Alley-oop agaisnt the reigning Champion New Zealand Breakers
The Sydney Kings' Martin Iti with the monster Alley Oop - Sydney Kings v New Zealand Breakers - Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Southport School, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; 22 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

The Adelaide 36ers’ very impressive Chris Warren
Chris Warren - Sydney Kings v Adelaide Sixers - Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Auchenflower, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 23 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Mark Worthington (Gold Coast Blaze)
Mark Worthington - Gold Coast Blaze v New Zealand Breakers - Finals Day, Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Chandler, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 24 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

CJ Jackson for the New Zealand Breakers
CJ Jackson - Gold Coast Blaze v New Zealand Breakers - Finals Day, Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Chandler, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 24 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Ian Crosswhite, Steven Broom, Dave Gurney
Ian Crosswhite, Steven Broom, Dave Gurney - Cairns Taipans v SEQ All Stars - Finals Day, Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Chandler, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 24 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Alternate Processing: Stark Raging Black Curve – Brad Hill, Dave Gurney
Alternate Processing: Stark Raging Black Curve - Brad Hill, Dave Gurney - Cairns Taipans v SEQ All Stars - Finals Day, Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Chandler, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 24 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Anatoly Bose
Anatoly Bose - Grand Final: Perth Wildcats v Sydney Kings - Finals Day, Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Chandler, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 24 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Alex Gynes
Alex Gynes - Grand Final: Perth Wildcats v Sydney Kings - Finals Day, Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Chandler, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 24 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Perth Wildcats – Victors
Grand Final: Perth Wildcats v Sydney Kings - Finals Day, Sunshine State Challenge Pre-season NBL Basketball, Chandler, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Saturday 24 September 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery of my favourite pics from the three days.

Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Basketball

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About disci7

Hobbyist & part time photographer. I enjoy photographing sport (especially basketball, surfing, triathlons, cycling, running & softball), nature and birds.
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