Informative Facts about the 37th Navasartian Games and Festival

Homenetmen All Star Girls' Team

This year’s Navasartian Games kicked off on Saturday, May 12, 2012 with an official opening ceremony, followed by two all-star games.

The variety of sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, track and field, tennis, swimming, ping-pong, and chess, are organized by the Regional Athletic Council, which is comprised of the following members:

Quint Chemnitz – Chairperson
Nora Ounjian – Secretary
Gassia Mehserdjian
Sarkis Kadehjian
Roobik Petros Adoian
Khajag Keshishian
Hagop Avedian
Miro Aboolian
Shant Tarpinian
Ani Kahwajian
Sossie Shanlian
Sevag Garabetian
Fred Babadjanians

The Homenetmen Regional Executive liaison to the Council is Alec Araratian and the Council’s staff person is Nareg Medzachian.

Homenetmen All Stars Boys' team

With a total of 217 teams in different divisions (AAA-G) competing in basketball tournaments this year, basketball once again remains the top sport with the highest level of participating teams, a breakdown of which follows:

Homenetmen Chapter                                                            No. of Teams
Los Angeles                                                                                                                  20
San Francisco                                                                                                               10
Fresno “Sassoon”                                                                                                          6
Montebello                                                                                                                       2
Pasadena “Azadamard”                                                                                            25
Glendale “Ararat”                                                                                                       67
Orange County “Sartarabad”                                                                                  11
San Fernando Valley “Massis”                                                                               41
San Diego “Sevan”                                                                                                         1
Inland Empre “Araz”                                                                                                    1
Santa Clara “Ani”                                                                                                           2
Crescenta Valley “Shant”                                                                                         22
Burbank “Sipan”                                                                                                             8
Las Vegas “Artsakh”                                                                                                      1

The Navasartian Games will be held every weekend at the following locations:
– Pasadena College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
– Birmingham High School, 17000 Haynes St., Van Nuys
– Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter Center, 3347 San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles

Volleyball tournaments will begin the last weekend of June and will be held at the Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School (1615 N. Alexandria Ave., Los Angeles), as well as  the Homenetmen Glendale “Ararat” Chapter Center.

Soccer games will begin on Sunday, June 17th at the Glendale Sports Complex located at 2200 Fern Lane in Glendale. On the same day, track and field games will begin for all age groups and divisions at Birmingham High School.

Swimming tournaments will begin on June 16th at Birmingham High School.

Tennis and ping pong tournaments will be held on July 3rd. Chess tournaments begin July 7th. These tournaments will all be held at Birmingham High School.

All championship games will culminate primarily at Birmingham High School between July 3-7, 2012, during which the Navasartian Festival will also be held featuring a classic car show, well-known singers and entertainment.  (Further information regarding the festival will be published separately).

Visit for details including game schedules, upcoming events, and becoming a vendor or sponsor. For more information, send your inquiry to or call the Homenetmen Regional Office at (323) 344-4300.

Upcoming Events for Homenetmen’s 37th Navasartian Games

Victory Banquet
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Hilton Universal
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA 91608
Ticket Price: $150

5-Day Festival
July 3-7, 2012
Birmingham High School
17000 Haynes
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Admission: $10/day
5-Day Admission Pass: $35 (Available Online Only)

Classic Car Show
July 5, 2012 from 5 pm-11 pm
Birmingham High School
17000 Haynes
Van Nuys, CA 91406

Closing Ceremony
Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Birmingham High School
17000 Haynes
Van Nuys, CA 91406

For additional information, call (323) 344-4300 or visit


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  1. Ron Minasian said:

    ? On the Car Show on July 5, 2012 at Birmingham High School, are there entry forms or you just show up? Will the show be in the parking lot? Any type of itinerary?