I read the news few weeks ago that there will be Fiba Asia U16 Championship event at Britama Arena Jakarta and immediately thinking about arranging schedule to take the boys to watch this, especially the oldest now starting to get more serious into basketball.
The event is held on 2 different venue, Britama Arena Jakarta (Kelapa Gading) and GOR Pulogadung (Rawamangun). The one day ticket price at Britama Arena are Rp 25.000, Rp 50.000, and Rp 100.000.
The semifinals will be on Friday, November 6th 2015 and the final on Saturday, November 7th 2015.
Finally we got there on Saturday, October 31st 2015 and managed to watch 3 games : Hongkong vs Japan (won by Japan 86-51), Malaysia vs Kuwait (won by Kuwait 81-66), and Indonesia vs Chinese Taipei (won by Chinese Taipei 79-56). This day was the last day for group preliminary round.
We went there again on Sunday, November 1st 2015 and watched another 3 games : China vs Bahrain (won by China 85-43), Philippines vs Iraq (won by Philippines 78-69), and Japan vs Indonesia (won by Japan 80-39). All games are group games for second round. It’s worth to mention that China has a seven foot center on their squad.
The quality of the games are good, some players certainly have bright potential should they choose to pursue professional basketball for their career.
Most important was the boys did enjoy their time.