76th Annual SNF Basketball Tournament

June 4 – 7, 2015

About the Tournament

St. Sava Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church and King Peter II Lodge # 16 are pleased to host the 76th annual SNF Serbian Basketball Tournament from June 4th thru June 7th in Merrillville, Indiana.

This year’s tournament will include over 80 teams from various lodges and Colonies throughout the Midwest and surrounding states.

The Tournament will begin with the opening night reception at the St. Sava Pavilion on June 4th then conclude with a picnic on Sunday. Musical entertainment, a variety of food choices, and merriment will be featured at the Pavilion during all four days of the event.

Admission fee to Pavilion Friday and Saturday evenings is $10. Gym entry is $3 per person. Coaches and players enter all venues free of charge.

Please come join us for the competitive spirit of the tournament as well as the sharing of our traditional Serbian hospitality. You may also learn more about the SNF Basketball Tournament history by clicking and visiting the Serb National Federation website.

  • Local Hotels have been reserved at Radisson Hotel Star Plaza, Hilton Gardens, and Fairfield Inn & Suites for our out of town guests.
  • For complete lodging information including group rates, contact Barb Mack at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at 219-554-2567.
  • Click for a map of all tournament venues.
  • A shuttle bus will be available at designated points for transportation to and from the hotels (Radisson Hotel Star Plaza, Hilton Gardens, and Fairfield Inn & Suites) and the St. Sava Pavilion on Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • The shuttle bus is a 55 passenger bus provided by Four Winds Casino.
  • The shuttle will commence picking up on Friday and Saturday evenings, running from 6:00 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Gardens
    • 6:15 p.m. at the Radisson
    • 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn & Suites
    • 6:45 p.m. shuttle arrives at St. Sava Pavilion
    • 7:00 p.m. the shuttle returns to the Hilton Gardens to begin the second rotation and continue rotations until 12:45 a.m. both Friday and Saturday.
  • Click for a map of all tournament venues.

Specific Shuttle Bus Pick-up Times at each Hotel

Hilton Gardens – 7775 Mississippi Street

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 p.m.
  • 11:00 p.m.

Radisson Hotel Star Plaza – 800 East 81st Street

  • 6:15 p.m.
  • 7:15 p.m.
  • 8:15 p.m.
  • 9:15 p.m.
  • 10:15 p.m.
  • 11:15 p.m.

Fairfield Inn & Suites – 8275 Georgia Street

  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m.
  • 9:30 p.m.
  • 10:30 p.m.
  • 11:30 p.m.

Pickup times from St. Sava Pavilion to the Hotels

  • 6:45 p.m.
  • 7:45 p.m.
  • 8:45 p.m.
  • 9:45 p.m.
  • 10:45 p.m.
  • 11:45 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m.
  • If you have questions during the event and need assistance, please call 219-928-3033 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.
  • After hours please call Dennis Svilar at 219-928-3033 or Lou Stefanovic at 219-256-6870.
The following food items will be available for sale during the SNF Tournament at the St. Sava Pavilion along with the Kolo Bake Sale items.

Thursday

  • Cevaps
  • Pleskavica
  • Chicken Tenders and Fries
  • Italian Sausage Sandwich and Side
  • Pizza by the Slice

Friday

  • Cod Fish Dinner
  • Cod Fish Sandwich and Fries
  • Cevaps
  • Pleskavica
  • Chicken Tenders and Fries
  • Italian Sausage and Mostacolli
  • Sides

Saturday

  • Lamb Dinner
  • Muskalica Over Mashed Potatoes
  • Cevaps
  • Pleskavica
  • Chicken Tenders and Fries
  • Sides

Sunday

  • Lamb by the Pound
  • Pig by the Pound
  • Cevaps
  • Pleskavica
  • Sides

Tournament News and Updates

21Jun, 2017

Manda (Andrejich) Ellesin – Memory Eternal ✝ Vjecnaja Pamjat

June 21st, 2017|Categories: General Information/News, Obituaries & Memorials|

The Clergy, Executive Board, and Members of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church express condolences to the family of Manda (Andrejich) Ellesin. Memory eternal. Manda (Andrejich) Ellesin (nee Sertic), age 91 of Hammond, passed away peacefully

Click here to view all other latest news relating to the SNF Tournament 2015.

Schedule Overview

Saturday Games Schedule

Tournament basketball games will take place at two separate locations – Purdue University Calumet (PUC) and Lincoln Community Center (LC). Addresses, links to directions, and general court schedules are listed below.

Purdue University Calumet – Fitness and Recreation Center

2300 173rd Street, Hammond, IN 46323 – Get directions with Google Maps

Saturday PUC Main Court
9:00 a.m. Intermediate Semi
10:00 a.m. Intermediate Semi
11:00 a.m. Senior Men’s Semi
Noon Senior Men’s Semi
1:00 p.m. 40 and Over – Championship
2:00 p.m. Pee Wee A – Championship
3:00 p.m. Women’s – Championship
4:00 p.m. Intermediate – Championship
5:00 p.m. Senior Men’s – Championship

Lincoln Community Center

2450 Lincoln Street, Highland, IN 46322 – Get directions with Google Maps

Saturday LC Court 1 LC Court 2 LC Court 3 LC Court 4
9:00 a.m. Junior Boys Junior Boys Junior Boys Junior Boys
10:00 a.m. 40 and Ovr (if needed) Junior Girls Pee Wee A Pee Wee A
11:00 a.m. Pee Wee B Pee Wee B Pee Wee A Pee Wee A
Noon Senior Men Intermediates Intermediates Senior Men
1:00 p.m. Junior Boys – Championship Junior Boys – Consolation No Games Pee Wee B – Consolation
2:00 p.m. Junior Girls – Championship Junior Girls – Consolation Intermediates – Colsolation Pee Wee B – Championship
3:00 p.m. Pee Wee A  – Consolation 40 and Over – Consolation Women’s – Consolation Senior Men – Consolation
4:00 p.m. No Games No Games No Games No Games
5:00 p.m. No Games No Games No Games No Games

St. Sava Pavilion

9191 Mississippi Street, Merrillville, IN 46410

Saturday St. Sava Pavilion
9:00 a.m. No Games
10:00 a.m. No Games
11:00 a.m. No Games
Noon No Games
1:00 p.m. No Games
2:00 p.m. No Games
3:00 p.m. No Games
4:00 p.m. Wee-wee Games
5:00 p.m. Wee-wee Games

2015 SNF Tournament Brackets

Select one of the divisions listed below by clicking on the title to view the division bracket. Brackets up-to-date as of 3:30 p.m. CST, Sunday, May 31, 2015.