When you register for a competition in BasketballConnect and already have a valid BQ membership, you might be confused if you are charged the fee again at the checkout.
This ensures that you remain registered for the entirety of the season without any ability for you to become unregistered during the competition period. This means you will:
- Continue to be able to play in the competition without having to log back in and re-register and potentially incurring extra Association, Club or processing fees
- Your team has no chance of incurring a forfeit due to you accidentally playing unregistered
- Your insurance coverage stays current for the entirety of the season
If your BQ membership expires before the end of the competition, you will be charged the BQ fee at the time of registration which will act as an early renewal fee. This means your BQ membership will be automatically extended another 365 days from your expiry date.
John’s BQ membership expires on 20th May 2023. He is registering for a competition with his club which ends on 16th June 2023. Upon registering for the competition in BasketballConnect on the 3rd February 2023, John is charged the BQ fee at the checkout. John’s new BQ membership expiry is now 19th May 2024.
Jane’s BQ membership expires on 20th June 2023 and she is registering for the same competition as John. Because Jane’s BQ membership expiry is after the end date of the competition, Jane is not charged the BQ fee at the time of registration.
Why is BQ 365 days?
The BQ Membership Fee is 365 days as it allows you to play in all competitions across Queensland for the one State Body Fee and as there are numerous start and finish dates per Association, League and Tournament, it means you are covered regardless of where you play.