Until 2004, EBC streetball just took place in New York City. But as of that summer, the EBC has expanded -- EBC America has weekend-long basketball tournaments in various cities around America. EBC America streetball aims to find the best streetball teams in cities outside of NYC. This goes on all summer. So while EBC at Rucker Park has a complete summer-long season, by the time the EBC has had its playoffs and crowned a champion, EBC America has champions of mini-tournaments in other cities. And then, in New York City in August, EBC America has its playoffs, where the winners of various EBC America cities face off, and the best of all those teams goes against the winner of NYC's EBC for the ultimate summer streetball championship.
InsideHoops.com is the best source for EBC America info.
2005 EBC AMERICA SCHEDULE
June 25: Chicago (Ickies Projects)
July 9: Washington DC (Location TBD)
July 23: Atlanta (Location TBD)
August 6: Los Angeles (Location TBD)
August 13: Boston (Little Fenway Park)
The best teams face off until each city has one winner. So, each city named below refers to the winning team from the above day-long tournaments. And then comes the EBC America playoffs in New York City, which InsideHoops.com provides the best coverage of:
2005 EBC AMERICA PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE AT RUCKER PARK
Boston vs. Atlanta 6pm ET
Philly vs. Chicago 8pm ET
Los Angeles vs. winner of Philly/Chicago 6pm ET
Washington vs. winner of Boston/Atlanta 8pm ET
EBC America semi-finals
EBC America championship game (New York vs semi-finals winner)