The Pontiac Holiday tournament, founded in 1926 by Don “Cash” Seaton, physical education teacher and head basketball coach, has the distinction of being the original and oldest high school Christmas tournament in the nation. Seaton envisioned an event that would bring teams from different parts of the state to Central Illinois for three days during the week between Christmas and New year;s Day. This is still the goal of of our tournament today. it is our hope that you the fans have a great experience watching some of the best teams, players, and coaches in Illinois participate in the...
Season tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, December 4th at Pontiac High School.
The cost of a season ticket is $38 and is good for all 26 games.
Go to the Fan Zone for more information on tickets.
Follow the tournament on HighSchoolCube.com All 26 games will stream live. Go to HighSchoolCube.com and click on Pontiac Holiday Tournament for live coverage or to view a game already played.
All 26 games will be covered on WJEZ-WPOK-FM 98.9 For complete tournament coverage and interviews tune to FM 98.9.
The pairings for this year’s 83rd Pontiac Holiday Tournament have been announced. See the Bracket link at the top of the page, High School Cube, or the Pontiac Daily Leader for pairings.
As in past years, the Pontiac Holiday Tournament has contracted with McCoy Studios to offer game DVDs! These DVDs are professionally created and are perfect for coaches, keepsakes, and fans!
DVDs for each game will be available at the tournament, from the McCoy Studios booth, shortly after each game.
DVDs are discounted at only $12.00 each during the tournament. Online orders will be available after the tournament and can be purchased at www.McCoyStudios.com.
Ball Is Life.com covered the 2012 Tournament, including highlights of Morris Dunnigan, Cliff Alexander, and Jabari Parker
The Pontiac Daily Leader will provide newspaper coverage of all 26 games of the tournament. Watch for the special Holiday tournament insert prior to the tournament.