BC Valga-Valka, also known as BC Valga-Valka/Maks & Moorits for sponsorship reasons, is a basketball club representing the twin towns of Valga, Estonia and Valka, Latvia. The team plays in the Latvian–Estonian Basketball League. Their home arena is the Valga Sports Hall. From 2015 to 2018 the team uniquely competed in both Estonian and Latvian domestic top leagues.
|Valga-Valka/Maks & Moorits|
|Leagues||Latvian–Estonian Basketball League|
|Arena||Valga Sports Hall|
|Team colors||Blue, White|
|Head coach||Mikhail Karpenko|
|Team captain||Timo Eichfuss|
Valga Korvpallikool (Valga Basketball School) was founded in 2001. In 2006, the team won the third tier II Liiga and was promoted to the top tier Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML). Valga finished the 2006–07 regular season in eighth place and advanced to the playoffs, where they were defeated in the quarterfinals by eventual champions University of Tartu, losing the series 0–2.
Valga finished the 2008–09 regular season in fourth place. In the playoffs, Valga defeated Tallinna Kalev in the quarterfinals, winning the series 3–2, but were swept by University of Tartu in the semifinals. The team faced TTÜ in the third place games, losing the series 0–2 and placing fourth in the final standings. Valga also made their debut in the Baltic Basketball League (BBL) in the 2008–09 season, but failed to advance past the group stage of the Challenge Cup competition.
In July 2015, it was announced that Valga will join the Latvian Basketball League (LBL) for the 2015–16 season, thus becoming the first club to simultaneously compete in both the Estonian and the Latvian League. Valga finished the 2015–16 regular season in sixth place. In the playoffs, the team faced VEF Rīga in the quarterfinals and lost the series 0–3.
Valga has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:
- Valga Welg/Kolmvedu: 2005–2006
- Valga Welg: 2006–2008
- Valga/CKE Inkasso: 2009–2011
- BC Valga/Maks & Moorits: 2012–2015
- BC Valga-Valka/Maks & Moorits: 2015–present
- Valga Sports Hall (2005–present)
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Valga-Valka/Maks & Moorits roster|
Updated: 6 November 2018
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2|
|C||Guntis Sīpoliņš||Carl Montgomery|
|PF||Timo Eichfuss||Martin Jurtom|
|SF||Kristaps Miglinieks||Robert Peterson|
|SG||Dashawn King||Tom Kaldre||Kristen Meister|
|PG||Clay Wilson||Elvis Endzels|
Season by seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||Division||Pos.||W–L||Estonian Cup||Latvian Basketball League||Baltic Basketball League|
|2005–06||3||II Liiga||1st||19–3||Round of 16||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2006–07||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||8th||14–20||Fourth place||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2008–09||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||4th||17–19||Quarterfinalist||–||–||–||BBL Challenge Cup||RS||4–10|
|2009–10||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||5th||11–18||Quarterfinalist||–||–||–||BBL Challenge Cup||RS||1–7|
|2012–13||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||7th||13–18||Quarterfinalist||–||–||–||Baltic Basketball League||RS||2–8|
|2013–14||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||8th||6–27||Quarterfinalist||–||–||–||Baltic Basketball League||RS||0–12|
|2014–15||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||6th||12–19||Quarterfinalist||–||–||–||Baltic Basketball League||RS||4–8|
|2015–16||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||8th||10–22||Quarterfinalist||Latvijas Basketbola Līga||QF||11–12||–||–||–|
|2016–17||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||6th||10–20||Fourth place||Latvijas Basketbola Līga||RS||3–15||–||–||–|
|2017–18||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||5th||13–17||–||Latvijas Basketbola Līga||QF||6–13||–||–||–|
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- "Valga-Valka kaotas napilt Riia VEFile ja langes Läti liiga konkurentsist" (in Estonian). Delfi Sport. 4 May 2016.
- "Valga/Valka ühisklubi hakkab osalema kahes rahvusliigas". ERR. Retrieved 6 October 2018.