December 27, 28, 29, 30, 2016



HC SQUARED:  Building a New Tradition of Basketball at Its Best

  DATES:  Tuesday, December 27 (opening round); Wednesday, December 28 (quarterfinals); Thursday, December 29 (semi-finals); Friday, December 30, 2016 (final round).

All sixteen teams will play four games, with each team playing one game each day.  A full championship and consolation bracket will be played.  All games will be played in the Hinsdale Central Gymnasium.  Pairings and game schedule information will be released in early December.  

The field includes:  Bolingbrook; Crete-Monee; DePaul College Prep; Glenbrook North; Hinsdale Central; Homewood-Flossmoor; Lincoln Park; Maine South; Marian Catholic; Richards; Rockford Auburn; Saint Charles East; Saint Viator; Stevenson; Urban Prep Englewood and Westinghouse.

TICKETS:  Spectator seating is general admission and a tournament pass will be available.  Ticket prices for a single day admission (eight total games) will be priced at $8.00 for one full day admission (eight games for eight dollars).  A tournament pass good for all 32 games will be available for $25.

TROPHY PRESENTATIONS:  Team trophies will be presented to the winning team immediately after the conclusion of the Fifth Place and Consolation Championship games.  Awards for teams in the Final Four will be presented at the end of those games and the All-Tournament Team will be announced after the first place trophy presentation.  A group picture of each award winning team will also take place under their team basket after awards are presented.

DIRECTIONS:  Hinsdale Central is ideally located within minutes of three major interstates.  The school is located at the intersection of 55th Street and Grant Avenues in Hinsdale, Illinois. 
From the East: Take Interstate 290 (Eisenhower Expressway) West and continue on to Interstate 88 West (Aurora).  Immediately after the Oak Brook Toll Plaza, take the Route 83 South Exit 137.  Go approximately five miles south to the 55th Street Exit and turn left (East).  Proceed one mile on 55th Street and the school is on the right.  From the West:  Take Interstate 88 (Reagan Memorial Tollway) East to the Midwest Road Exit 136.  Turn Left (South) on Midwest Road and then turn left (East) on 31st Street.  Proceed on 31st Street for about one mile and turn right (South) on Route 83.  Go approximately three miles south to the 55th Street Exit and turn left (East).  Proceed one mile on 55th Street and the school is on the right.  From the North:  Take Interstate 355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) South to Maple Avenue Exit 18.  Turn Left (East) on Maple Avenue and continue for about five miles.  Maple Avenue will turn into 55th Street.  The school will be on the right shortly after passing Route 83.  From the South:  Take I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) North to Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway) South.  Continue on Interstate 55 to Kingery Highway/Route 83 (Exit 274) North.  Travel approximately three miles on Route 83 and exit at 55th Street.  Turn Left (East) onto 55th Street and school will be one mile down on the right side of the street.

PARKING:  Hinsdale Central High School has ample parking on-site.  From 55th Street, turn South at Grant Avenue.  Parking lots are available on the East and West Sides of the street.  Additional overflow satellite lots are available on campus.  Please comply with all posted signs and city ordinances.

ENTRANCE:  All persons must have a ticket to enter the gymnasium.  Spectators should enter through the main steps of the Hinsdale Central Gymnasium, just off of Grant Avenue.  Signage will be available to direct spectators to this entrance.  Tickets booths are located just inside these doors. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Contact us at hcholidayclassic@hotmail.com for any questions.

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