GREEN FOREST -- The 52nd Annual Green Forest Holiday Tournament, sponsored by the First National Bank of Green Forest, will be held Dec. 10, 11, 12, 13, but it will be a different format this year due to conflicts with other tournaments in the area.
The coaching staff sent the following letter explaining the situation.
"The Green Forest athletic department, along with the basketball coaching staff, would like to partially explain the circumstances surrounding this year's Holiday Tournament.
"The format will be a little different due to the fact that the North Arkansas College (NAC) tournament is the same week. We were not able to move our tournament back to the next week because our semester tests are that week.
"We have had to adjust the number of teams playing because of the number of teams that also play in the NAC tournament.
The Holiday Tournament has been running for a number of years and that is not about to change. This will be the 52nd Annual Green Forest Holiday Tournament.
"We have attached brackets, along with the match-ups and the times, so that people can know ahead of time and make plans to watch their favorite team.
"We do apologize for any confusion this may bring about, but we are doing the best we can to keep a great tradition alive and running.
"Sincerely, Green Forest basketball coaching staff."
Wednesday, Dec. 10
(G) 4:40- Green Forest vs Pea Ridge
(B) 6:00- Huntsville vs Kingston
(G) 7:20- Huntsville vs Berryville
(B) 8:40- Berryville vs St. Paul
Thursday, Dec. 11
(G) 4:40- St. Paul vs winner Huntsville/Berryville
(B) 6:00- Green Forest vs winner Huntsville/Kingston
(G) 7:20- Loser Green Forest/Pea Ridge vs loser Huntsville/Berryville.
(B) 8:40- Winner Berryville/St. Paul vs Valley Springs.
Friday, Dec. 12
(B) 6 p.m.- Loser Thursday 8:40 game vs loser Wednesday 6 p.m. game.
(G) 7:20- Winner Thursday 7:20 game vs loser Thursday 4:40 game.
(B) 8:40- Loser Thursday 6 p.m. game vs loser Wednesday 8:40 game.
Saturday, Dec. 13
(B) 4:30- winner Friday 8:40 game vs winner Friday 6 p.m. game.
Miss Merry Christmas
(G) 6 p.m.- Winner Thursday 4:40 game vs winner Wednesday 4:40 game.
(B) 7:30- winner Thursday 8:40 game vs winner Thursday 6 p.m. game.
*Home Team- first listed on schedule.