RPS 205 announces 6th annual Tip-Off Classic

The sixth annual RPS 205 Tip-Off Classic is set for the last week of November. The national boys basketball tournament has grown each year and features 12 teams from three states playing in a total of 25 games.

East High School won the 2018 Tip-Off Classic .
All four RPS 205 high schools – Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson – will be represented, along with tournament veterans Chicago Perspectives, Elgin Larkin, Hollywood McArthur, Indianapolis Pike and North Chicago. New this are teams from Chicago Bogan, Providence St. Mel and Harlem High School.

“We are excited to bring back this competitive, opening-week experience for players, coaches and fans,” said Mat Parker, director of athletics, activities and program development. “We are especially excited about the level of competition. Most of the teams had winning records last season, and three teams made an appearance at the state finals.”


2019 Tip-Off Classic Schedule
Monday, November 25 at Auburn
6 p.m. Hollywood (Fla.) McArthur vs. North Chicago
7:30 p.m. Rockford Auburn vs. Indianapolis Pike
Monday, November 25 at Jefferson
7 p.m. Elgin Larkin vs. Rockford Jefferson
Tuesday, November 26 at East
6 p.m. Rockford East vs. Indianapolis Pike
7:30 p.m. Hollywood (Fla.) McArthur vs. Chicago Bogan
Tuesday, November 26 at Guilford
5:30 p.m. Rockford Guilford vs. Chicago Perspectives
Wednesday, November 27 at Jefferson
9 a.m. Machesney Park Harlem vs. Hollywood (Fla.) McArthur
10:30 a.m. Indianapolis Pike vs. Providence St. Mel
12 p.m. Rockford Jefferson vs. Hollywood McArthur
Wednesday, November 27 at Auburn
12 p.m. Chicago Perspectives vs. Elgin Larkin
1:30 p.m. Rockford Auburn vs. North Chicago
Friday, November 29 at Guilford
10 a.m. Rockford Guilford vs. Providence St. Mel
11:30 a.m. Machesney Park Harlem vs. North Chicago
1 p.m. Rockford Guilford vs. Chicago Bogan
Friday, November 29 at Jefferson
2:30 p.m. Rockford Jefferson vs. Providence St. Mel
4 p.m. Elgin Larkin vs. Machesney Park Harlem
5:30 p.m. Rockford Jefferson vs. Chicago Perspectives
Friday, November 29 at East
7 p.m. Rockford East vs. Chicago Bogan
Saturday, November 30 at East
10 a.m. Rockford East at North Chicago
11:30 a.m. Chicago Bogan vs. Elgin Larkin
1 p.m. Rockford East vs. Providence St. Mel
Saturday, November 30 at Auburn
2:30 p.m. Rockford Guilford vs. North Chicago
4 p.m. Rockford Auburn vs. Chicago Bogan
5:30 p.m. Machesney Park Harlem vs. Chicago Perspectives
7 p.m. Rockford Auburn vs. Elgin Larkin


Posted on 10.04.19