Jan. 13-15: Tucson Convention Center, Sporting Chance & UA Rec Center
The divisional playoffs and championships of the 2018 Club Cactus Classic Invitational are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 15 at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC), Sporting Chance and the University of Arizona Rec Center starting at 8 a.m.
12U Championship Final (Court 5 TCC; 10 a.m.)
13U Championship Final (Court 9 TCC; Noon)
14U Championship Final (Court 1 TCC; 2:15 p.m.)
15U Championship Final (Court 1 TCC; 1 p.m.)
16U Championship Final (Court 7 TCC; 1 p.m.)
18U Championship Final (Court 7 TCC; 2:15 p.m.)
The Cactus Classic began in 1996 and has grown from a few dozen teams to 165. The 1,800 players and coaches come from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada and Mexico.
Local 18U action on Monday includes Club Cactus 18-Mizuno vs, El Paso DIGGERS 17LUTICH at 9:15 a.m. at the TCC and SAVA 18 Black vs. El Paso Synergy 18-1 at 9:15 a.m. at the TCC.
Club Cactus 18-Mizuno Roster
SAVA 18 Black Roster
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