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 A gentle game for women of a certain age.



Individual Player $20

New Team $50

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The Granny Basketball League season typically runs January through May, with games played at various venues and hosted by the home team. Because of travel involved, several games may be played in one day.

Each division (East, West and South) has separate schedules and play games against the other teams in their division. Inter-divisional games may be played, as well. The Iowa State Tournament takes place in June and the National Tournament in July. In addition, Granny Basketball will be a new event in the Kansas Senior Games this fall.

We also have traveled to perform exhibition game fund raisers in Chicago; Honolulu; Jefferson City, Mo.; Lake Charles, La.; Lawrence, Kan.; and many more.

In addition to fund raisers, Granny players are often invited to college games to serve as halftime or pre-game entertainment. We’ve played at the University of Iowa, Iowa State, Drake, Coe, UNI, Mount Mercy, the University of Minnesota, Washburn University and the University of Kansas.

Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Hawaii, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and more!


We Get Around....

Events Calendar





Jan 6-14


Granny Basketball Cruise

Cruise ship departs Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Jan. 7. Revised schedule has stops in Nassau, Bahamas, San Juan Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas islands.

The ship has a basketball court, so we can play on board.

Jan 20


Cedar Rapids Jamboree

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1361 7th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   (Snow date Feb. 17.)

Jan 27


Referee/Scorekeeper Clinic

Pleasant Hill Library, 5151 Maple Drive #2, Pleasant Hill, IA

1 to 4 p.m

Jan 29


New team practice and organizational meeting

Mustang Community Center, 1201 N Mustang Rd., Mustang, OK (just south of SW 59th St.)

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Jan 20-31

2018 Team rosters are due

2017 Team financial reports are due

Feb 17


Referee/Scorekeeper Clinic

Franklin Hotel, 102 Elkader St., Strawberry Point, IA

9 to 3 p.m

Feb 21


Halftime Exhibition at The University of Kansas women's game

KU vs. Oklahoma State tipoff at 7 pm

Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, KS

Mar 9


Phillips 66 Live to the FullTM Heroes Recognition

Phillips 66 Mens Big 12 Basketball Tournament

Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

  • Videos (three videos: Pat, Michele and Ed, 1 min. each)

Mar 12


Granny Basketball Course

St. Anthony's Church gym, 15 Indianola Rd., Des Moines, IA

6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Register at

Mar 24


Granny Basketball vs. Korn Patch Klowns FUNdraiser

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 7075 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines

7 p.m.

Mar 27


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser and Granny Basketball Game with South Central Iowa Energizers

Interstate High School, Des Moines, IA

5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Sue Manning at

April 21


Eastern Iowa Senior Challenge / Granny Basketball Tournament

Kohawk Arena, Coe College, 1220 1st Ave., NE, Cedar Rapids, IA

April 28


Granny Basketball Tournament and Exhibition Game

Spencer High School Fieldhouse, Spencer, IA

Tournament games start at 1:00 pm Exhibition Games at 6:30 pm. Local player reunion reception from 4 to 6 pm. For more information, email Barb Trammell at

April 28


Kansas-Oklahoma Spring Celebration Games

East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St., Lawrence, KS

6 round robin games, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 12


Granny Basketball exhibition games benefiting City of Armstrong Quasquicentenniel

North Union High School Gymnasium, Armstrong, IA

1:00 p.m.

Jun 8-10


Iowa State Granny Basketball Tournament and Banquet

Valley High School Fieldhouse, West Des Moines, IA

Banquet was June 8; Tournament was June 9-10.

Jul 14


National Granny Basketball Tournament

Cleveland County YMCA, 1350 Lexington Ave., Norman, OK

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Jul 29


LaCrosse Does fundraising re-match game with the town of Campbell Fire Department

Donations will go to Campbell Firefighters Association

6:30 p.m., Logan High School, multi-purpose room

Sept 8


Advisory Board Meeting

Northeast Iowa Welcome Center, 10 Amherst Blvd., Nashua, IA

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept 15


Kansas Senior Games / Granny Basketball Tournament

SportZone, 3909 SW Burlingame Rd., Topeka, KS

Check-in at 8 am; games begin at 9 am.

Oct 13


Referee Clinic

Franklin Hotel, Strawberry Point, IA

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oct 27


Referee Clinic

Pleasant Hill Library, Pleasant Hill, IA

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 11


Learn to Play Granny Basketball

Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., Lawrence, KS

2 to 4 p.m.



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Granny Basketball tournaments, fundraisers, special events and calendar items are posted here.  The 2018 League Schedules are available on the Schedules page.


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