Rudolf “Rudy” Hoeve to be awarded (posthumously) with the “Dedication Award” at the 7th Edition of the CuraSur Masters Tournament

“Boys & Girls Brigade & Special Olympics of St.Maarten to receive “Special Charity” recognition
President of the St. Maarten Rebels Vets Basketball Association, Claret Connor announced that preparations are in full effect for the 7th Edition of the Curasur Masters Tournament. The tournament games are schedule to take place from November 3rd  to November 7th, 2014, at the L.B. Scott Auditorium.


About the Tournament:

The CuraSur Masters Basketball Tournament, which commenced amongst the countries of Suriname and Curacao over 20 years ago as a bi-lateral invitational tournament, is led by an organization who continues to promote the spirit of friendship and sportsmanship amongst veteran basketball teams from various countries in the Caribbean, South America, and the Netherlands.


During each annual tournament, tributes are paid to persons who selflessly volunteered in the area of sports or charitable organizations who require special care or attention.   Honorees were selected by the Organizing Committee, which is compiled of members of the host team and others active in the sports industry. Honorees will be recognized during the opening ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5.45 p.m. sharp.  This event will be preceded by a “Parade of Flags” representing each country.

Dedication  Award:  Rudolf “Rudy” Alfred Hoeve
The Dedication Award has become one of the tournament’s most notable highlights throughout the years and given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of sports.Rudy” as he is was affectionately known, has dedicated much of his time to the area of community work  as well as  his skills, expertise and wisdom in the field of sports for over 40 years.  Last year’s recipient was  former Governor of the Netherlands Antilles and avid basketball enthusiast, Mr. Frits de los Santos Goedgedrag.

Charitable Organizations: the Boys & Girls Brigade & the Special Olympics of St. Maarten

Given to a charity, whom is deserving of special care or attention. The selected charities; namely the Boys & Girls Brigade & the Special Olympic of St. Maarten will be the recipient of a monetary donation, which were  pooled from the registration fees remitted by participating teams.



Participating Teams:

The participating teams at the 7th Edition of the Curasur Masters Tournament are:

  1. Curaçao All Stars
  2. Faverey Boys (Suriname)
  3. Sporthal Boys (Suriname)
  4. ASCVG (French Guyana)
  5. Statia Diamonds (St. Eustatius)
  6. United by Basketball (the Netherlands)
  7. Rebels (St. Maarten-Host Team)


“The entire community of St. Maarten especially sports lovers are encourage to come out to attend the games and show support for the participating countries”, Connor said. This will be the first time that St. Maarten will be hosting a veterans’ basketball tournament of this level promoting experienced players of 38 years and up.  Tickets are a mere $3 or ANG 5 per ticket and be purchased at Adolphus Office Supplies on the Pondfill or from any members of the Rebels Vets Basketball Association. There will be chances to win nightly door prizes.