First wheelchair basketball tournament set for ABQ

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – This weekend, the Albuquerque Kings will host Albuquerque’s first wheelchair basketball tournament.

The Duke City Classic is the Albuquerque Kings wheelchair basketball team’s only annual championship division tournament.

This year’s tournament will take place Jan. 17-18 at the University of New Mexico in Johnson’s gym. This event is free to the public.

The Kings are new to competition in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, but have been around for many years as a local team.

The Kings practice three days a week. Those interested in watching a practice can contact the Kings to get more information. Practices are held in three different practice facilities.

For more information on the basketball tournament, visit the Kings website. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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