2019 Tournament, June 1 and 2, 2019

5/18/19 Tournament update, division schedules are getting posted here over the next few days:

2019 tournament gym sites (002)

2019 11th grade boys division

2019 6th grade boys schedule


2019 Rising Suns Tournament Gyms:

11th grade boys/6th grade boys

Hercules High School


8th grade boys

Pinole Middle School



9th grade boys

Martinez Junior High School



7th grade boys

Helms Middle School



9th grade girls

Lovonya Dejean Middle School



8th grade girls/6th grade girls exhibition game




the East Bay Rising Suns 2019 18th Annual Tournament will be held: June 1 and 2, 2019!!

We plan to have the following brackets for our 18th annual tournament:

boys: 6th 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th grades

girls: 8th, 9th

The East Bay Rising Suns are forming a 6th grade Boys team for the 2019 spring season and will also try to form a 6th grade Boys division.

please email RS org if your team would like an invite to any of the listed brackets.

Our 2019 Tournament chairperson is: Jack Lin

2019 Tournament Coordinators
Grade/Division Boys/Girls Name email
11 Boys Jack Lin jyelin1@gmail.com
9 Boys Lisa Ng/Robert Chan lo.rob@att.net
9 Boys lisang21@yahoo.com
8 Boys Stan Kim stanjkim@hotmail.com
7 Boys Gregg Lee gregglee@sbcglobal.net
9 Girls Ryan Chinn ryanchinn@berkeley.net
8 Girls Lyn Hirahara/Eric Yabu lehirahara@yahoo.com   
8 Girls ericyabu@gmail.com




Below is summary of our 2018 tournament held May 2018:

The 2018 Rising Suns tournament just completed on weekend of May 5/6, 2018.  Thanks out to the coaches, team managers,  division coordinators,  parents, players, and fans for making the 2018 tournament a success.   Thanks out to all of the participating organizations/teams for attending/supporting the event.    Special thanks out the Randy Fujii, 2018 Tournament Chairperson with Mike Yatabe, along with Division Coordinators, Lyn Hirahara, Eric Yabu,  Ryan Chinn, Stan Kim, Robert Chan, Marble Yee,  Craig Kuwahara,  Jack Lin,  Lori Chan, and Larry Kuang.   Ray Tamura and Steve Tanaka who helped with administration activities in support of the tournament leadership efforts.

Also,  all the sponsors who helped contribute by placing ads in our Tournament program:

East Bay Evolution Basketball, WCBBA Basketball, Premier Auto Body of Berkeley, Julita Patil, DDS, Pan Pacific Manufacturing, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Mark Nihei/International Realty, Jettix, Gary Stafford, DDS, NCAPOA, Dennis Sakurai/McNally Financial, UPBasketball Training, Bigman Orthodontics, Looking Glass Optometry, California Bank of Commerce, CAI Appraisals, Infinite Training, Diablo JA Club, Axelrode Orthodontics, Dragon Terrace Restaurant/Hercules, NorCal Courts, Kei Sugaoka, Barry Kami, DDS, Steve Chin/MKmedica, MVP Sorts, and the cities/towns of Danville, Albany, Walnut Creek, Orinda, and the Albany and San Ramon Valley Unified School Districts!

Pictures/vids on our Rising Suns Tournament here:



Good luck to the Rising Suns teams as each finishes up their spring season soon!!!!

Below are winners from our 2018 RS fund raising raffle where 50% of the money collected went to the 1ST place winner.   The other 50% goes to the RS teams/org to pay for the yearly expenses incurred by each team…  Thank you to all who have sold or bought tickets (or both)….  in helping with this Rising Suns fund raising event.

Our 7th grade Girls team was MVP as they came in 1st place in selling tickets as well as 1st place in their bracket!!!!!!

Any winner listed that had not picked up their prize…  email RS so item can be mailed to you…..     Thanks again to everyone for participating in the Raffle!!

1st place cash winner
briana t 9634605
2nd place steph curry signed jersey
tao okura 6973128
jerry rice signed 8×10
wu 973748
magic johnson signed 8×10
robyn nishimura 6973844
jeremy lin signed 8×10
aki muraoka 6973057
jason kidd signed 8×10
leisan legaspi 6973611
steve young signed card
curtis uemura 561005
buster posey signed card
jason siu 7945
charles barkley signed card
yao 859867
dr j signed card
a yamamoto 179630


2018 East Bay Rising Suns 50/50 Raffle Plus


The Rising Suns players will be selling 50/50 Raffle tickets for a drawing which will be held on Sunday – May 6th after the second game at Nor Cal Courts

You do not need to be present to win and the winning numbers (and names if provided) will be posted at each gym and on the Rising Suns web-site and prizes can be mailed

Raffle Prizes to be awarded are as follows:

1st Place – 50% of the Cash Collected $$$

2nd Place – Autographed Steph Curry jersey

Autographed 8×10 pictures of Jerry Rice,

Magic Johnson, Jeremy Lin and Jason Kidd

Other prizes include Autographed cards of Steve Young, Buster Posey, Charles Barkley and Dr. J


The 50/50 Raffle tickets will be sold by our Rising Suns players or parents at the gyms throughout both days

$1 per Ticket; 6 Tickets for $5

13 Tickets for $10; 30 Tickets for $20


The Rising Suns very much appreciates your support


below is link for 2018 Rising Suns Tournament bracket/schedules:




Rising Suns 2018 Tournement Raffle items






Tournament Chairpersons

Randall Fujii

Mike Yatabe

2018 Division Coordinators

Girls Division Coordinator Email
7th Grade Lyn Hirahara lehirahara@yahoo.com
Eric Yabu ericyabu@gmail.com
8th Grade Ryan Chinn ryanchinn@berkeley.net
Boys Division Coordinator Email
7th Boys  Stan Kim  stanjkim@hotmail.com
8th Boys Robert Chan lo.rob@att.net
9th Boys Mable Yee myee05@yahoo.com
Craig Kuwahara ckuwahara@yahoo.com
10th Boys Jack Lin jyelin1@gmail.com
11th Boys Lori Chan lo.rob@att.net
12th Boys Larry Kuang larrykuang99@gmail.com

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