Coal Bowl Classic
|Located In||New Waterford|
|Where To Find Us||
Breton Education Centre
667 Eigth St
New Waterford, NS B1H 3T4
|Areas Served||Cape Breton Regional Municipality|
Description & Services
|Information||The New Waterford Coal Bowl Classic is a national invitational boy's high school basketball tournament. Planning for the tournament was initiated by individuals from the school and community with a special interest in sports and more particularly, basketball.
The Coal Bowl Classic is held at Breton Education Centre, New Waterford, Nova Scotia. Breton Education Centre ia a junior-senior high school which opened in 1970 with a student populati on in excess of 2200. The current population of the school is approximately 1200 students.
The Town of New Waterford is a coal-mining community with the approximate population of 7695 situated twelve miles from the City of Sydney and from the town of Glace Bay.
Basketball has had a long tradition in the town and that tradition was exemplified and recognized during induction ceremonies of the N.S Sports Hall of Fame in 1981. At that time, four basketball teams were inducted into the Hall of Fame, three of which were from the Town of New Waterford.