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...
For final tournament results go to Quick Links to get the final tournament statistics and highlights.
Jim Drengwitz, Director of the Holiday Tournament, stopped by WEEK 25 studios to preview the 2013 tournament. Click the title to see the interview.
The pairings for this year’s 84rd Pontiac Holiday Tournament will be announced Monday, December 8th. See the Bracket link at the top of the page, High School Cube, or the Pontiac Daily Leader for pairings.
All 26 games will be streamed live on HighSchoolCube.com. To view the games already played and/or view game highlights go to Quick Links and click on HighSchoolCube.
All 26 games will be covered on WJEZ-WPOK-FM 98.9 For complete tournament coverage and interviews tune to FM 98.9.
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.