Men’s Basketball Schedule confirmed for Gold Coast 2018

29th August 2017

The official match schedule for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (2018) Basketball competition was unveiled yesterday, with Townsville and Cairns to host theopening matches of the tournament on Thursday, 5 April 2018.

Scotland’s Senior Men will feature in the opening game of the Men’s competition at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre when they take on neighbours England on Day 1 of the Games.

Newly appointed Men’s Head Coach, Tony Garbelotto gave his reaction to the schedule and said: “The schedule for the Commonwealth Games was going to be tough regardless but I am happy with the outcome. Without fully knowing the makeup of teams that each nation will send, we know that we still have a great chance to advance to the knockout stages. Playing England first is an exciting prospect for us as a team and indeed for the whole nation who we know will be right behind us.” 

At the conclusion of the Pool stage, the top two teams from Pool A will proceed to the semi-finals, whilst the bottom two teams from Pool A will play the top two teams from Pool B in the qualifying finals which will be held in Cairns for the Men on 10 April. The remaining two Pool B teams will be eliminated from the competition.

The winners of the qualifying finals will then advance to the semi-final and medal matches to be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13-15 April.

The full match schedule can be viewed here:

Tickets to the Basketball preliminaries in Townsville and Cairns can be purchased on afirst come, first served basis via