90th Pontiac Holiday Tournament Important Information

The 90th Annual Pontiac Holiday Tournament will tip off on Tuesday, December 28th at 9:00 AM with games all day the 29th, ending with the championship being played in the evening of Thursday, December 30th.

Tickets go on sale to the General Pubic Friday, December 3.
$42.00 good for all 26 games.
For more information visit our Tickets & Facilities page.

90th PHT Tournament brackets will be posted on our website and social media outlets Monday, December 13th.

All games will be lived streamed for free and available for download with purchase. Click here to access the Pontiac Holiday Tournament streaming channel.

At this time, masks will be REQUIRED to enter and attend this year’s tournament. NO EXCEPTIONS!

2018 Session Tickets

The cost of a session ticket is $10.00.  With the exception of Session One – Each session consists of three (3) games.  Advance session tickets may be purchased during the tournament in the Tournament Office.  Infants (under 2) in arms are Free.  NO SINGLE GAME TICKETS ARE SOLD.



Plan to Attend the 88th Pontiac Holiday Tournament December 27, 28, 29 2018

The Pontiac Holiday Tournament, founded in 1926 by Don “Cash” Seaton, physical education teacher and head basketball coach, has the distinction of being the original and oldest high school Christmas tournament in the nation.  Seaton envisioned an event that would bring teams from different parts of the state to Central Illinois for three days during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  This is still the goal of of our tournament today.  It is our hope that you the fans have a great experience watching some of the best teams, players, and coaches in Illinois participate in the 84th tournament.

On behalf of the Pontiac Township High School student body, faculty, and Board of Education, we extend a warm welcome to all players, coaches, spectators, and friends.

A large amount of planning and work is necessary to unfold a tournament of this size.  We are pleased to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all who have contributed the time and efforts to make this tournament possible.

The Pontiac students deserve special praise for their efforts during the tournament.  The cooperation of our local merchants, townspeople, and our high school staff, is essential in promoting a fine tournament.

Excellent teams, good sportsmanship, and enthusiastic spectators have combined to make this annual tournament one of the most successful in the state.  We sincerely hope that everyone present will enjoy the tournament and will look forward to being with us again next year.

Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, December 4, 2018.

2017 Results

1st Place – Simeon Wolverines

2nd Place - Chicago Curie

2nd Place – Chicago Curie

3rd Place - Danville Vikings

3rd Place – Danville Vikings

4th Place - Oak Park River Forest

4th Place – Oak Park River Forest

5th Place - Bloomington Raiders

5th Place – Bloomington Raiders

Consolation - Plainfield North

Consolation – Plainfield North