British & Irish Basketball Federation Roy Curtis International Tournament 1996

National Basketball Arena, Tallaght – 15-17 November 1996

Semi-Finals & Final

DateHome TeamAway Team
16.11.1996Denny Notre Dame66Star of the Sea62
16.11.1996Finish Profiles Amsterdam (Ned)68Chester Jets (Eng)55
3rd Place Playoff
17.11.1996Star of the Sea74Chester Jets (Eng)66
17.11.1996Denny Notre Dame84Finish Profiiles Amsterdam (Ned)80

Reference: [1-2]

Pool Tables

Pool A
*Denny Notre Dame2201621374
*Finish Profiles Amsterdam (Ned)10165660
Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s10172960
Pool B
*Chester Jets (Eng)2201701374
*Star of the Sea2111361352
TNT Killester2021381720

Reference: Compiled from Results in [2-3]

Pool Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Pool A
15.11.1996Denny Notre Dame66Finish Profiles Amsterdam65
16.11.1996Denny Notre Dame96Marathon Sports St. Vincent’s72
16.11.1996Finish Profiles AmsterdamMarathon Sports St. Vincent’s
Pool B
15.11.1996Chester Jets101TNT Killester72
16.11.1996Chester Jets69Star of the Sea65
16.11.1996Star of the Sea71TNT Killester66

Reference: [2-3]

Player Awards

Tournament MVP (Most Valuable Player)Anthony Jenkins (Denny Notre Dame)

Reference: [4]


Denny Notre Dame shocked everyone by winning the 31st Roy Curtis International Tournament. Anthony Jenkins was the star as they defeated top Dutch side Finish Profiles Amsterdam, not once, but twice to claim the prestigious International Tournament. [1-4]

Amsterdam had come into the Tournament as favourites having already beaten the 1995 winners, Den Bosch back in the Netherlands. [5]


Newspapers / Sources

[1] Anon. (1996) “Basketball “ Irish Independent. Monday, November 18, 1996. [pg 30 Irish Newspaper Archive]

[2] Anon. (1996) “Miracle escape for Denny” Irish Independent. Saturday, November 16, 1984. [pg 18 Irish Newspaper Archive]

[3] Anon. (1984) “Basketball” Sunday Independent. November 17, 1984. [pg 54 Irish Newspaper Archive]

[4] Leonard, Stephen (1996) “Pride of Europe – Denny Shock all in Roy Curtis win” Tallaght Echo. Thursday, 21 November 1996. [Internet] Available from the Irish Basketball Memories of the 80s and 90s Facebook Group – post by Enda Mulcahy: [Accessed 8 December 2019]

[5] Leonard, Stephen (1996) “All eyes on Arena – Europe’s best arrive to contest Roy Curtis event” Tallaght Echo. Thursday, 14 November 1996. pg. 62


Thanks to Rob Gihbu & Pat Connolly.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 7 December 2019

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