Tournament Information

The 27th annual Charleston Girls’ Holiday Tournament is hosted by Charleston High School.  James Davis is the tournament director.

Game Locations

All games will be played at Charleston High School’s Baker Gymnasium.

Fan Parking and Gym Entrance

Team buses should unload at the main entrance of Baker Gymnasium (south side of CHS); buses may park in the lot on the NORTH side of the school (by the tennis courts).  Fan parking will be available on the south, east, and north sides of Charleston High School.


EACH GAME:      $6.00/adult, $3.00/Student, $3.00/Sr. Citizen (65 yrs. & older)

PASSES:                Day Pass = $10.00, Tournament Pass = $25.00

Tickets will go on sale and the doors will be opened daily one hour before the first scheduled game time.  No passes are accepted at this tournament except Day Passes and Tournament Passes.  Personnel on the pass list submitted by each participant school will be admitted free to all tournament games.


The Charleston Trojan Booster Club will be providing concessions at Baker Gymnasium.

Players Pass Gate and Locker Rooms

Teams are asked to enter at the SOUTH entrance of Baker Gymnasium.  Teams will be checked-in and directed to their assigned locker rooms.  These rooms will be locked when not in use, but each school should take extra precautions in providing for the care of their valuables.  Charleston Holiday Tournament will not be responsible for lost or stolen property.

Mercy Rule

If there is a 30-point difference in the score in the fourth quarter of a game, the clock will stop only for a team time-out, to replace a disqualified player, at an injury or official’s discretion, to administer a technical foul, or for a correctable error situation

First Aid

An athletic trainer will be available for first aid and ice only.  Treatment (taping, etc.) is the responsibility of each team. 


Four (4) team trophies will be awarded – 4th Place, 3rd Place, 2nd Place & Champion.  Awards will be a presented to the ten (10) players selected to the All-Tournament Team, with one of those 10 players as the Most Outstanding Player

Rules of Conduct

The Charleston Holiday Tournament will be played in accordance with the Illinois High School Association regulations.  Please notify your students and other fans representing your school that the display of signs, banners, placards or similar items is permitted, provided: a) they are in good taste and reflect good sportsmanship in their message and use; b) they reflect identification and encouragement to participants and their school/community; c) they are not displayed on the field of play or in a manner which interferes with play; d) they do not obstruct the view of participants or spectators; and they are not safety hazards.  We are also asking for your cooperation in seeing that confetti is not used in the gymnasium.  Photographers are prohibited both from operating flash equipment directly under the baskets and from photographing players during his/her attempt at a foul shot.

Damage to Property

Each school should assume responsibility for the actions of their players and their representatives.  In the event of careless or malicious damage of any property, by a player or representative of a participating school, such school shall be held responsible for costs of repair or replacement of damaged property.  Special attention should be called to baskets and backboards.  Coaches should warn their players against jumping and hanging on the rim of any basket.  Also, if the winning team desires the net as a souvenir, a ladder will be provided at each end of the floor to facilitate removing the nets.  Mob action by spectators will not be tolerated.  Violators will be prosecuted and schools involved will be referred to the IHSA officials.

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CHARLESTON POLICE DEPT.:     (217) 345-0060