The tournament

The 12th annual Carolina Invitational will take place Dec. 28-30, 2022 in beautiful Charleston, SC.

The Carolina Invitational will host:

  • 48 Varsity Girls’ teams
  • 32 Varsity Boys’ teams
  • 8 JV Boys’ teams
  • 8 JV Girls’ teams

All games will be played at various high school gyms in Charleston with each site hosting an 8-team field that will feature teams of same competition level. Each site will crown its own champion with all teams playing one game a day and guaranteed 3 games.

Over the last 11 years, the Carolina Invitational has featured teams from: The Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Canada and Australia.  

The first 9 years of its existence, the Carolina Invitational was recognized as one of the largest girls only holiday high school basketball tournaments in the country. In 2020, a boys and JV division was added to the event.
The Carolina Invitational aims to create a memorable, high value experience for teams and fans alike, while promoting and supporting high school basketball during the holiday season.

Spend the holidays in the lowcountry!

Dec 28-30, 2022

Game Locations

Bishop England High School
363 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492

Cane Bay High School
1624 State Rd.
Summerville, SC 29486

Cathedral Academy
3790 Ashley Phosphate Rd.
Charleston, SC 29418

First Baptist High School
2051 George L. Griffith Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29412

James Island High School
1000 Fort Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412

Northwood Academy
104 Charger Drive
Summerville, SC 29486

Palmetto Christian Academy
361 Egypt Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Summerville High School
1101 Boone Hill Rd.
Summerville, SC 29483

West Ashley High School
4060 W Wildcats Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29414

2021 Champions

About Charleston

“Stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War. Come face to face with a giant sea turtle. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many reasons to come back to see us again.”

“Many come to Charleston with one thing on their mind: food. The best grits you’ll ever have, prepared in ways you never imagined. Festive dockside oyster roasts. High-end restaurants. Outdoor cafés. Fresh from the dock seafood. Every meal is an event in itself. Prepared with perfection. Served with a warm smile. Enjoy.”

Carolina Invitational is proud to be sponsored by the Charleston Visitors Bureau. Please visit their website for all the highlights of the Holy City of Charleston, South Carolina.


Reserve your room

The Carolina Invitational will once again partner with local hotels to offer discounted room rates for all teams that need lodging. Reservations can be made thru this site starting on May 1, 2022
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December 28-30, 2022

Registration will begin on March 1, 2022.