Panhandle Basketball presents

3rd Annual Southern Elite Sports Showdown SOLD OUT

April 20-21, 2024
Panama City, Florida


Hi everyone,
Chris from Panhandle. I wanted to thank you for coming and running with us this last weekend. We saw some great competition and welcomed old and new faces back. As a way of saying thanks, if your team is available we wanted to offer you 150.00 entry on the boys side and 125.00 on the girls side for our Hoops de Mayo tournament May 4th and 5th in Panama City. This pricing is only available to teams who ran with us for the 3rd Annual SES Showdown. We have a solid field already with new teams joining us from the Southeast. Thanks again for playing with us and if you want to take us up on this offer please register by this Sunday at 10:00 PM cst. Also welcome to call or text with any questions. Have a great season!

4/24/2024 3:15 PM

Hi everyone,

We had a team not show up so had to adjust 9th grade. All other times stayed the same. Have a great night and we will see everyone tomorrow!

Panhandle Basketbal and SES

4/20/2024 8:10 PM

Hi everyone,
Hope you are enjoying Panama City. Will have the brackets posted by 8:00 PM CST. They should auto update but want to make sure all scores and standings are correct first.

4/20/2024 6:47 PM

Hi everyone
Gyms will be open 15 minutes before 1st game.
North Bay Haven: 8:45 AM
Rutherford: 8:45 AM
Breakfast Point: 9:30 AM

We need time to set up. Please do not bang on doors, gyms will open at the times listed above. Thanks all, see ya tomorrow.

4/19/2024 9:05 PM

Hi all,
Schedule is live. Brackets will be posted tomorrow. Drive safe!

4/18/2024 6:03 PM

Just added 3 more teams. Going to do another revision and wil have posted by 5:00 PM CST with revisions. A tournament folded in Milton so we added a couple of teams. Thanks for your patience. Not a ton of changes but we will post when final and locked sometime tonight but I'm shooting for 5:00 PM

4/18/2024 2:35 PM

There will be a schedule update today for the Varisty and 10th boys division. Schedule will be final at 4:00 PM today.

4/18/2024 11:08 AM

Hey ballers,
We are getting ready to publish the schedule. Working on another girls team or two so might have a slight change. We think we covered all of the schedule requests. Any changes to the schedule....we will post a message here.

General tourney info:

Gate is 15.00 single day and 25.00 for a weekend pass.

We will not tolerate any abusive language towards players, referees, staff, fans, and coaches. At no times is anyone allowed on the players side of the court at all gyms. Only coaches and players are permitted to approach the scoreboard.

Any parent, fan, or player who exhibits bad behavior, verbal abuse, or fighting will be immediately removed from a game and the gym. We have not had problems in the past and expect that to continue. Please enjoy and celebrate these athletes and let's make the game about them. We appreciate your advance understanding and agreement to our zero tolerance policy.

If you have not acquired lodging and need some assistance with our lodging partners please feel free to reach out. This is a great week for booking on the beach as occupancy is low and there are great deals out there! We can also assist with places that accomodate team seating for large groups. Feel free to ask any Panhandle or Southern Elite Sports gym director or security personnel for assistance.

Thanks everyone for coming to our beautiful city. We can't wait to hoop this weekend!

4/18/2024 1:00 AM

Hi everyone,
Please send me your schedule requests no later than 11:00 AM Wednesday April 17th. They are a request not a guarantee but we will do our best to accommodate. If you are not paid up please do so by Wednesday.

If you have any questions, need help with room bookings, or anything else please text Chris @ 850-338-4578.

4/16/2024 12:39 PM

Good Evening
Just a few reminders

1. If you have already paid, this does not apply to you! There are few of you that have not made payment yet.Please do so now!
Payment options:
Cash App- $Panhandlebasketball
Venmo- @Panhandlebasketball

Make sure you put the team name and tournament name in the memo section!

2. Schedule will be out sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday

3. Schedule request must be made Wednesday morning only, by 1pm!! There are no exceptions!! Schedule request can be made via text or email. (Wednesday Morning only, 6AM-1PM)

4 All of our tournaments are National Sports ID events! Please make sure you are completing your team's NSID.

More info coming.
Thank You
Panhandle Basketball

4/15/2024 8:06 PM


Age Divisions: 2nd - 12th Grade Team Entry Fee: $275 3 Games GUARANTEED! 1st & 2nd Place Awards!

  • Tournament
  • Travel teams
  • Boys & Girls: 12th-2nd
  • Boys
  • $275.00-$325.00 entry fee
  • 3 game guarantee
  • Exposure Certified


Panama City, FL


John McDonald
(850) 380-0818


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General Information

Age Divisions: 2nd - 12th Grade
Team Entry Fee: $275
1st & 2nd Place Awards!

All event related questions should be directed to John McDonald at or call (850) 380-0818.