Established in November of 2009 by a group of free throw masters and world record holders with a mission to improve free throw shooting at all levels.
Three days after the Las Vegas events, Monday October 12, we held our 4th Annual NBSA / Huntsman World Senior Free Throw Championship in St. George Utah. The Huntsman traditionally gets a total of about 200 women and men to compete in their basketball shooting events and this was true again this year. It’s always a great turn out of the best senior basketball shooters in the world.
Unlike the tournament just competed in Las Vegas, which qualifies 8 master shooters in both the free throw and three point, at the Huntsman World Senior Free Throw Championship we qualify the top 16 scores. This year there were 2 – 25’s (perfect scores),10 - 24's and 4 - 23's. It was a tough field. One has to be a master shooter to qualify for sure.
There were many upsets, with the shooters who made 23 in the qualifying rounds making perfect in the championship round and the shooters making perfect earlier missing a few later.
Finally we had a winner and finalist. The 2015 NBSA / Huntsman World Senior Champion is James Pauley beating finalist, Mike Anderson.
We now have a perpetual plaque with the winners from 2011, 2013 and 2014 listed. We will add James Pauley to the that list. Trophies were given to the winner and finalist and NBSA Certificates of Excellence were given to all the qualifiers.
Next year we hope to have a basketball sponsor again and award all the qualifiers new sponsor basketballs. News soon on that sponsor. Looking forward to seeing more masters and everyone again next year.