Ayrshire Tornadoes

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Ayrshire Tornadoes
LeagueSBC Division 2
Established1991
HistoryTroon
1991-1998
Troon Tornadoes
1998-2015
Ayrshire Tornadoes
2015-present
ArenaDalry Primary School
Capacity: 200
LocationDalry, North Ayrshire
Team coloursRed and White
Team managerJordan Thomson
Head coachDavid Saunders
WebsiteOfficial website

The Ayrshire Tornadoes are a basketball team based across Ayrshire, Scotland.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1991 as Troon Basketball Club, playing home games at Marr College, Troon. Once one of Scotland's leading amateur basketball clubs, the club joined the Scottish Men's National League for the 1998-99 season, quickly establishing themselves as a very capable National League team.

Teams[edit]

Senior Men (National League Division 2)
Senior Men B (Strathclyde League Division 3)
U18 Men (National League Division 1)
U16 Men (National League Division 1)

Honours[edit]

Scottish National League Champions (2002, 2006)
Scottish Cup Champions (2003, 2005, 2006)

Professional players[edit]

In the summer of 2006, several players formed part of a mass exodus towards professional basketball clubs including, Dan Wardrope (to Guildford Heat), Brian McCotter (to Newcastle Eagles), and Andy Pearson (to Scottish Rocks).

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season Division Tier League Playoffs Scottish Cup
Finish Played Wins Losses Points Win %
Troon Tornadoes
1998-1999 SNBL II 7th 27 10 17 37 0.370
1999-2000 SNBL II 6th 18 7 11 25 0.389
2000-2001 SNBL II 7th
2001-2002 SNBL II 1st 17 16 1 33 0.941
2002-2003 SNBL II 2nd 18 15 3 33 0.833 Winners, beating City of Edinburgh Kings, 73-69
2003-2004 SNBL II 3rd 18 12 6 30 0.667
2004-2005 SNBL II 2nd Winners, beating City of Edinburgh Kings, 80-63
2005-2006 SNBL II 1st Winners, beating City of Edinburgh Kings, 79-65
2006-2007 SNBL II 5th 17 10 7 27 0.588
2007-2008 SNBL II 3rd 16 12 4 26 0.750
2008-2009 SNBL II 4th 20 8 12 28 0.400 Semi Finals
2009-2010 SNBL II 4th 20 10 10 30 0.500 Semi Finals
2010-2011 SNBL II 6th 18 8 10 26 0.444 Did Not Qualify
2011-2012 SNBL II 4th 18 10 8 28 0.556 Quarter Finals Quarter Finals
2012-2013 SNBL II 4th 18 11 7 29 0.611 Semi Finals Quarter Finals
2013-2014 SNBL II 6th 18 8 10 26 0.444 Quarter Finals 2nd Round
2014-2015 SNBL II 8th 22 7 15 29 0.318 Quarter Finals 1st Round
Ayrshire Tornadoes
2015-2016 SBC Div 1 II 10th 18 2 16 20 0.111 Relegated to Division 2 1st Round
2016-2017 SBC Div 2 III 6th 14 5 9 19 0.357 Did Not Qualify 1st Round
2017-2018 SBC Div 2 III 5th 14 9 5 23 0.643 Did Not Qualify 2nd Round

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