European Seniors Basketball Association warmly welcomes its newest member – basketball club “Consus Old Basket Team“. It represents 2 teams from Torun, Poland – women 35+ and men 45+.
Consus Team was established in Toruń in 2003. At the beginning the team participated in many tournaments in Poland (Polanica Zdrój, Koszalin, Działdowo, Kołobrzeg). Consus also took part in World Championships in Prague (2009) and in European Championships in Zagreb (2010). Since 2010 men and women play under a new team name: Consus Old Basket Team. Over the last four years both teams have been taking part in many international tournaments in: Vilnius, Presov, Mukachevo, Kaliningrad, Liepaja, Ostrava, Berlin, Vienna, Dublin, Haapsalu and other cities. The greatest successes in recent years were Slovakian Championship 45+ (2011) and Polish Championship 40+ (2012).
The best players are: Marek Ziółkowski, Tomasz Lenius, Mirosław Kaleta, Maciej Marciniak, Roman Rodziński, Ilona Jasnowska and Joanna Chełczyńska, most of them have experience of playing in the top Polish Basketball League. The oldest player is Hubert Sionkowski who will be 80 years old in 2014. Maciej Wiśniewski is the team’s president.
Consus Old Basket Team organises annual, international tournament “Gothic Basket Cup”. So far there were three editions of the Tournament and they were all very well received by the participants. Next edition will be held on August 29-30, 2014.