Information about Ricoh 2018 basketball tournament

PuHu Juniorit Basketball club will host another Ricoh basketball tournament 19.-21.1.2018. The tournament takes place in the city of Vantaa, Finland, which is located outside of the Capital Helsinki. Ricoh 2018 will be held for the 19th consecutive time in Vantaa since 2000. Last year´s tournament gathered a record of 265 teams and nearly 3000 players to Vantaa. Participants arrived from all over Finland, Norway, Latvia and Russia.


Normal Team fee is 150€ per team. Confirm your participation by paying the team fee to PuHu Juniorit account 405500-1609259 (IBAN: FI48 40550010 609259) upon registering to the tournament.

Tournament passes:
A- pass 100 € (includes school-accommodation, license to play, dining and transportation).
B- pass 45 € (includes license to play).
C- pass 75 € (includes license to play, friday dinner, saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch).

Please note:team fee includes one A-pass!

Tournament passes should be paid no later than Friday 2.1.2018. Teams should be able to present a receipt of payments in the tournament office before the games begin.

Tournament Office
Tournament Office is located at the Energia Arena (Rajatorpantie 23, 01600 Vantaa).

Tournament office will serve guests during the event as follows:
Friday between 15:00 and 22:00.
Saturday between 07:00 and 22:00
Sunday between 07:00 and 20:00

In addition, Tournament Office will be on call around the clock by phone during the tournament.

Schools that provide overnight stay for guests are:

Uomarinne elementary (Uomarinne 2, Vantaa)
Kaivoksela elemantary (Kaivosvoudintie 19, Vantaa)
Kivimäki elementary (Lintukallionkuja 6, Vantaa)
Mårtensdal elementary (Laajavuorenkuja 4, Vantaa)
Martinlaakso elementary (Martinlaaksonpolku 4, Vantaa)
Pähkinärinne elementary (Mantelikuja 4, Vantaa)
Vaskivuoren Lukio (Virtatie 4, Vantaa)

The above mentioned schools are available for check-in at 16.00 on Friday. Please note: we will charge a security deposit of 50€ upon check-in from each team, which will be returned after a flawless check-out. Each visiting team is responsible for keeping the classroom clean. Classrooms must be released no later than 12.00 on Sunday.

Dining takes place at Varia Myyrmäki Ammattikoulu (Ojahaantie 5). Separate food tickets are sold at the Tournament Office during tournament.

We will provide a private transportation service to all A-pass holders in the tournament. Transportation serves by phone.

Game scores
You can view tournament’s game scores at

Hotel offer
Hotel Bonus Inn is located in the mid-Vantaa, near the shopping mall Jumbo. Several game locations are nearby: Veromäki, Helsinge, Point and Kartanonkoski.
60 € / 1 person/night
84 € / 2 persons/night
114 € / 3 persons/night
132 € / 4 persons/night

To get exclusive prices, please contact the hotel directly at hotel@bonusinn with a reference: RICOH TOURNAMENT

Contact information
Tournament correspondent: Jorma Kuparinen, phone +358 400432372,
Tournament assistant: Arja Nurminen & Pihla Nikkarinen,
Referees: Petri Tuunanen, phone +358 50 338 4963,

Game Rules

All games will be played in accordance with the official Finnish Basketball Federation rules with the following exceptions:

Game time
A-, B- and C-juniors 2x15 minutes - efficient game clock (stopped at dead ball situations).
Mini, Mikro and Supermikro juniors 2x12 minutes - active game clock (stopped at dead ball situations).

Please note: During the last two minutes of the game, clock doesn’t stop after a scored basket.

Each team has one available timeout per half and one during 3 minutes overtime.

Halftime break is three minutes.

Preliminary round games carry out overtime by “sudden death” procedure, in which winner requires a difference of at least two points. During playoffs, an overtime of 3 minutes is played.

Playing time restrictions
There are no restrictions on individual players’ playing time.

Team fouls
Note that there are no fouls to give after 7 team fouls in a half. 8th team foul will result two free throws.

In order to hang onto tournament’s game schedule, teams must make sure to show up early for the games. If a team should arrive late more than 5 minutes, it will result in a disqualification on the game, and result will be recorded as 0-20 loss.

Game scoresheet must be filled no later than 10 minutes before the jump ball. Maximum 12 players per game.