Due to the continued situation around the country with the coronavirus, the Cedar Valley CourtKings in conjunction with OBA, have announced today that the 2020 season has been canceled. The league announced in March that the start of the season was being moved to May 30th instead of April 4. The hope was that the pandemic would be better by then but it hasn’t cleared up enough for teams to be able to get into their home arenas or their home arenas to allow crowds to assemble to watch games.
27 teams including the Cedar Valley CourtKings were slated to play in the OBA this year capping off the Final Four Championship weekend in late July in Kansas City at Hy-Vee arena. Another 12 teams were to play in the OBA’s Developmental Division.
The OBA will now open up league play in April of 2021 with 32 teams placed in four divisions with the CourtKings playing in the North Division.
The CourtKings, 2 Time Champions of the MBL, were looking forward to a new challenge in the tough OBA. “We assembled a really strong team and with our coaching staff back in tact from last year I feel we would have made a run at the OBA title. That will now have to wait until next spring,” stated CourtKings owner and GM Gary Rima. “As disappointed as we are at not being able to play our 5th season first in the OBA it is the right thing to do at this time with this pandemic.”
Rima also added that a letter has been sent out to all sponsors and season ticket holders explaining the situation and moving forward to the 2021 season.
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