On 21 November 2004, the Australian Chinese Basketball Association departed Sydney’s International Airport for an 18 day tour of China and Malaysia.
The tour made memorable stops in the Chinese cities of Guangzhou, Fo Shan, Shantou, Shenzhen, Puyun and Long Gong, and the Malaysian cities of Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang.
Overall, the Dragons managed a fantastic performance by finishing with nine wins from their ten games. Most of the games were very close, and often was not decided until the final minute with free throws, or great defence. The Queen Beez finished the basketball tour with four wins out of their eleven games. Whilst not coming away with an overall winning record for the tour, the Queen Beez once again enjoyed the experience to play against the more experienced semi-professional teams. The veteran team participated in the World Invitation Tournament for Veterans in Shantou, China. This year a total of 183 teams participated across the various men’s and women’s divisions.