’23 Doc Maples Holiday Hoops Tournament

The 27th annual event takes place December 21-23, 2023 at Viking Hall in Bristol, Tennessee. Check back here for up-to-date information on the tournament as it becomes available.

In 1996, the Tennessee High Lady Viking coaching staff decided it wanted to promote girls’ basketball in Northeast Tennessee and the Bristol community by establishing a holiday showcase for the sport. They hatched a plan to invite another local team and two teams from outside the area to participate in a challenge format over two days with each of the local teams taking on the teams from out of the area. After two years, the field was expanded to six teams and the event to three days. In 2002, THS coach Kim Bright decided to switch to a tournament format and expand the field to its current eight teams. The first year of tournament play was a rousing success with an exciting final as Charlotte, NC Christian topped Cawood, KY. Thus far, the tournament has featured teams from Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Past Champions:

2002-Charlotte Christian, NC
2003-Charlotte Christian, NC
2004-Archbishop Carroll, Washington, DC
2005-Archbishop Carroll, Washington, DC
2006-Greeneville, TN
2007-Greeneville, TN
2008-Cherokee, GA
2009-Elizabethton, TN
2010-Elizabethton, TN
2011-Science Hill, TN
2012-Dutch Fork, SC
2013-Floyd County, VA
2014-Tennessee High, TN
2015-Elizabethton, TN
2016-St. Joseph’s, WV
2017-Dobyns Bennett, TN
2018– Scott County, KY
2019- St. Joseph’s, WV
2021- Brentwood Academy, TN
2022- Ensworth School, TN