Patrick Hurworth | ISB Head of School

ISB Head of School
Dear Great Wall Shootout enthusiasts:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the International School of Beijing. I appreciate the time and commitment you have all put into your preparation both as students, who juggle classes and co-curricular activities, as well as teachers and coaches, who I know are busy throughout the day working with and helping our students. Your experience at ISB will be memorable, you will make new friends, and enjoy reconnecting with old acquaintances. Most importantly of all, you will enjoy the basketball; and that’s what you are here for! You are guaranteed a warm welcome, great facilities and a memorable experience.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help make your stay at ISB enjoyable. Good luck and have a great time throughout the tournament.

Simon Parker | Director of Student Activities


Dear Great Wall Shootout Players, Coaches and Supporters!!

Welcome to Beijing, welcome to ISB and welcome to the 17th Tim Callahan Great Wall Shootout! I can tell you with some certainty that our community at large is thrilled to be hosting and are looking forward with great anticipation to seeing all of you in action in the gyms this weekend. This tournament is definitely a community favorite here and we will be hoping to see the bleachers packed with students and parents alike for three days! Sport is a great facilitator for bringing people together, so to compliment the inevitable array of top quality games and intense competition, we hope you will take time to renew old friendships and develop new ones, as well as try to enjoy just a little taste of Beijing and all it has to offer.

Good luck to all of you and please do reach out at any time if there is anything you need to make your stay with us more enjoyable. Play well, enjoy the competition and please take full advantage of the wonderful opportunity that this weekend offers you, both on and off the court!