Information about Ricoh 2019 basketball tournament

PuHu Juniorit Basketball club will host another Ricoh basketball tournament 25.-27.1.2019. The tournament takes place in the city of Vantaa, Finland, which is located outside of the Capital Helsinki. Ricoh 2019 will be held for the 20th consecutive time in Vantaa since 2000. Last year´s tournament gathered a record of 294 teams and nearly 3000 players to Vantaa. Participants arrived from all over Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia.


Normal Team fee is 150€ per team. Confirm your participation by paying the team fee to PuHu Juniorit account IBAN: FI48 40550010 609259 upon registering to the tournament. Payment within 7 days of registration.

Tournament passes:
A- pass 110 € (includes school-accommodation, license to play, dining and transportation).
B- pass 50 € (includes license to play).
C- pass 85 € (includes license to play, friday dinner, saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch).

A- and C-passes includes also evening snack on Friday and Saturday.

Please note:team fee includes one A-pass!

Tournament passes should be paid no later than Monday 7.1.2019. 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:

Kaivoksela elemantary (Kaivosvoudintie 19, Vantaa)
Kivimäki elementary (Lintukallionkuja 6, Vantaa)
Pähkinärinne elementary (Mantelikuja 4, Vantaa)
Point International school (Hagelstamintie 1, Vantaa)

Viertola elemantary (Liljatie 2, 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.

Teams staying in our co-operation hotel (Redeemed for C-passes) can book a shuttle service at € 12 per person. Contact the tournament assistant () before the tournament.

Game scores
You can view tournament’s game scores at www.turnauspalvelu.fi/ricoh2017.

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 +358 400 432 372,
Tournament assistant: Arja Nurminen, +358 44 413 1100,
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, Supermikro juniors and Unified 2x12 minutes - active game clock (stopped at dead ball situations).

During the last two minutes of the game, the clock is not stopped after the basket.

In the opening series, the extension time is played on the basis of the "Sudden Death" principle with a difference of at least two (2) points.

One drop of three (3) minutes is played in the Playoffs. If this is still the case, another extension period is played with the "Sudden Death" principle at least two (2) points. The three (3) minute extension period has one (1) timeout available for each team.

The "Sudden Death" principle continues with the uplift.

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.

Platform height:

The height of the basket in the older mini-age class (2007) is that the coral rings are 305 cm above the floor.

Game mode in supermicros:

Supermicros are played 4 vs 4.

Team Fouls:

Team errors are calculated periodically and are met by seven errors. Eighth error, throw two free throws.


In the match program, the first team is obliged to change the toy shirts if necessary.

Resignation and handling of the complaint:

Possible objections must be filed within fifteen (15) minutes of the end of the game for the salivary and at the same time a protest fee of 100 €. The counterfeit charge will be refunded if the objection is accepted. The defense is dealt with by a jury composed of Jorma Kuparinen, Timo Nieminen and Jani Salo. Jury's decision is final and can not be appealed.

Playing right:

The redeemed player has the right to play only one team. The number of players in the team is not limited.

Rank in the series:

The team's ranking in the block determines the number of serial numbers. If two or more teams have the same serial number, they determine their mutual order:

  1. The serial number of the matches between the teams in the stakes.
  2. Corridor of matches between teams placed in a row of points (= the difference between the points scored by the team and the points scored by the opponent).
  3. Teams that are placed in a straight line the team making more points in mutual matches
  4. A team making more points for all teams in a row of teams