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Paul Bunyan Classic Tournament

Tournament Rules

Tournament Contact

Steve Paxton

Tournament Director

Phone: (218) 838-5472

Directions to school facilities

Forestview Middle School – 12149 Knollwood Dr Baxter, MN 56425

Brainerd High School - 702 S 5th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401

Riverside Elementary - 220 3rd St NW, Brainerd, MN 56401

Lake Region Christian School - 7398 Fairview Rd, Baxter, MN 56425

2018 Paul Bunyan Tournament

2018 marks the 21st year for the Brainerd Paul Bunyan youth basketball tournament, which remains one of the premier weekends of basketball in the State of Minnesota, both for the competition and the winter weekend destination location!  

The 2018 version of the Boys Tournament will be February 10-11, and the Girls Tournament will be February 17-18.  Plan on registering early to get your team's spot reserved.  

You can register and pay for your teams online, which is the quickest way to confirm your entry.  Or, please download the flyer for further information about the Paul Bunyan Classic.

Cragun's Resort serves as the official resort for all visiting teams.  Please contact them to book rooms directly, as space may be limited.

There will be full concessions at Forestview Middle School and the Brainerd High School, and limited concessions at Riverside Elementary School (4th grade tournament location). 

We also offer a Paul Bunyan Classic shirt for pre-order and on site, which features a unique logo design incorporating names of participating schools and associations.  Look for information on our website home page, or from your association contact to order yours before the tournament.

Any Tournament questions, please email tournament director Steve Paxton.

If you have registration issues, please call Steve at (218) 838-5472.