Season 2004-05 SLBA Consolation Cup Winners
Back l/r: Barry, Colin, David, Danny, Jim, Steve, Alan
Front l/r: Tom, John, Bobby, Jim, Stuart
Ayr Basketball Club was originally instigated as the Digital Basketball Club in 1996 by a small number of employees of Digital Equipment Corporation (Scotland). It rapidly outgrew the confines of the company as non-employees began to come along to training.
1997: The club joined the Strathclyde Basketball Association and has been participating in competitive basketball since the 97/98 season.
1999: In the 1999/2000 season the club was renamed from Digital BC to Ayr BC and the team took the name Ayr Storm. The club was now truly independent from its roots.
2005: The club won its first (and to date only) trophy—SLBA Consolation Cup
2011: Invited new Ayr ladies club to be part of Ayr BC
First Ayr youth teams—U14 boys and U14 girls teams play in the west RDL
Selected as a pilot for Future Clubz
2012: Basketball Festival held for 6 South Ayrshire Primary schools.
Girls U16 team play in National League. U12mixed team entered in West RDL
Club launches its first t-shirts and hoodies
2013: Clubs biggest Awards night held—racenight, fundraiser and awards to MIP and MVP from 4 teams run in the 2012-13 season.
First club players involved in Scotland squads—Eleanor in U16W, Paul in U11development
Useless facts and figures (updated 1st Sep 2009):
Most appearances: Danny Gibbons (190 games)
Most points for the club: Chris Morrison (1864pts)
Best av pts per game: Ross Black (22.9pts)
Most pts in a game: Bart Trela (42pts v Killie)
Players used to date: 72 players used
100 + appearances 5 players
50+ appearances 12 players
1000+ points scored 1 player
500+ points scored 9 players
SLBA Consolation Cup Winners 2004-05
7th May 2005 Ayr storm 92 Glasgow Storm 49
As of 1st Aug 2009:
226 games played 12138pts 53.7 av pts per game