BC Valga-Valka

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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
Valga-Valka/Maks & Moorits logo
LeaguesLatvian–Estonian Basketball League
Founded2001; 20 years ago (2001)
HistoryValga KK
(2001–2015)
BC Valga-Valka
(2015–present)
ArenaValga Sports Hall
Capacity561[1]
LocationValga, Estonia
Team colorsBlue, White
   
Head coachMikhail Karpenko
Team captainTimo Eichfuss

HistoryEdit

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.[2] 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.[3]

Sponsorship namingEdit

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[4]

Home arenaEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Valga-Valka/Maks & Moorits roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 1   King, Dashawn 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 29 – (1992-02-16)16 February 1992
PG 2   Endzels, Elvis 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 26 – (1994-08-10)10 August 1994
SG 3   Kaldre, Tom 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 22 – (1998-06-27)27 June 1998
SG 4   Meister, Kristen 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 – (1993-09-09)9 September 1993
PG 5   Wilson, Clay 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 28 – (1992-08-13)13 August 1992
C 6   Montgomery, Carl 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 32 – (1989-01-15)15 January 1989
PF 9   Eichfuss, Timo (C) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 32 – (1988-11-19)19 November 1988
SF 10   Peterson, Robert 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 31 – (1990-03-27)27 March 1990
PF 11   Jurtom, Martin 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 27 – (1994-03-11)11 March 1994
SF 22   Miglinieks, Kristaps 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 31 – (1990-01-22)22 January 1990
C 33   Sīpoliņš, Guntis 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1993-11-10)10 November 1993
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 6 November 2018

Depth chartEdit

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

CoachesEdit

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
2007–08 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 6th 18–16 Quarterfinalist
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
2010–11 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 5th 15–21 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 8th 3–24 Quarterfinalist
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Valga Spordihoone" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister.
  2. ^ "Tehtud! Valga/Valka ühisklubi hakkab mängima kahe riigi meistrivõistlustel" (in Estonian). Delfi Sport. 29 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Valga-Valka kaotas napilt Riia VEFile ja langes Läti liiga konkurentsist" (in Estonian). Delfi Sport. 4 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Valga/Valka ühisklubi hakkab osalema kahes rahvusliigas". ERR. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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