With over 250 million players worldwide and among the most played recreational sports in the world, 3x3 will become a key motor for the growth of basketball in Canada and around the world. Following the momentum set out by FIBA, Canada Basketball is excited to announce a new event, “3x3 Canada Quest”.
In the upcoming years, Canada Basketball is looking to strengthen its growth and increase the number of basketball players and fans by structuring and developing 3x3 basketball events nationally. Following the successful introduction in the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, the ultimate goal is that 3x3 becomes a self-sustained new FIBA discipline and enters the Olympic Games by latest 2020.
Canada Basketball in working with FIBA will regulate the rules of the game, facilitate the promotion of the discipline and sanction the organization of 3x3 tournaments with the support of the Provincial Sporting Organizations.
3x3 Canada Quest 2013
The 3x3 Canada Quest tour inaugurated in June 2012 with three tour sites in Canada. These same locations will serve as qualification event sites for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters Competition in Istanbul, Turkey held on October 4-5, 2013 .
Basketball Alberta will be the first to launch the tour at a site in Edmonton, Alberta on June 8-9, 2013, followed by the Quebec Basketball Federation who will be hosting an event in Montreal, Quebec on June 29-30, 2013 and Ontario Basketball who will run an event in Toronto, Ontario on July 6-7, 2013. The winners from the Men’s Elite Division in each respective tournament wil earn themselves a berth and the opportunity to represent Canada in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in San Juan, Puerto Rico on August 10-11, 2013. The 16 best teams from the Masters will qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final, which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on October 4-5, 2013.
The largest 3on3 tournament in Canada is back! Basketball Alberta would like to invite you to join them again this summer for the 3rd Annual BA 3on3! Thanks to all of the great basketball community support, the BA 3on3 has become the largest 3on3 tournament in Canada. Registration for the 2013 BA 3on3 is now open. Register your team of up to 3 players for one of the age group and adult divisions, or register a team of 4 for the Canada Quest division and compete against other top teams for a chance to advance to the World Masters Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico!
This year, BA 3on3 will be using the full FIBA rules and for the first time uploading tournament results to FIBA's 3x3Planet, which enables you to see where you rank with other 3x3 players from around the world!
Where- The Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton, AB
Back again for the 2013 BA 3on3, is the Canada Quest Division. Last year the BA 3on3 was selected as one of the three qualifying spots to represent Canada at the FIBA World Masters Tournament, and this year they are proud to again be a host site for Canada Quest.
Last year's winning team qualified for World Tour Regional Championships in New York City and then went on to qualify and compete at the World Tour Championship Finals in Miami, FL. This tournament provides a great opportunity to play some highly competitive summer basketball against top players from Western Canada, and a chance to earn some international exposure!
Basketball Alberta will be sending this year's winner of the Canada Quest Division to represent Canada at the World Masters Tournament in San Juan, Puerto Rico! From there, teams will compete for a chance to qualify for the World Finals in Istanbul, Turkey. This experience could happen for your team this year!
For more information or to register, please contact the Basketball Alberta Office at 780-644-8778 or send an email to Jef Bailey.
Ontario Basketball believes that 3x3 Basketball will play a vital role in the development and growth of the sport in the province. 3x3 is gaining steam worldwide with the FIBA 3x3 World Tour and World Championships. On July 6-7 2013, Ontario Basketball will host its second annual 3x3 basketball event at the Abilities Centre & Iroquois Park Sports Centre in Whitby. The event will feature the 3x3 Canada Quest for males in the open category along with U11, U13, U15 and U17 for both boys and girls.
Where- Abilities Centre & Iroquois Park Sports Centre, Whitby Ontario
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour is the pinnacle event of an 'open' network of FIBA-endorsed 3x3 tournaments. Any group of four players, regardless of their nationality can qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour by taking part in a lower level/regional tournament, eventually making their way to one of the five Masters, and the chance to qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour was first launched in 2012 and saw the team from San Juan, Puerto Rico, crowned as the champion at the World Tour Final in Miami, USA, last September. It consists of five Masters tournaments, before culminating with the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.
The 2013 edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour will be played according to the following schedule:
Tokyo Masters, Japan, July 20-21, 2013
San Juan Masters, Puerto Rico, August 10-11, 2013
Prague Masters, Czech Republic, August 24-25, 2013
Lausanne Masters, Switzerland, August 30-31, 2013
Rio de Janeiro Masters, Brazil, September 14-15, 2013
3x3 World Tour Final, Istanbul, Turkey, October 4-5, 2013 (Made up of 12 teams: the winners and finalists from each Masters, one local team, and one wildcard)
Teams qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour from a worldwide network of 60 World Tour Qualifiers.
The standard format for each FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters and the final sees 12 teams divided into 3 groups of 4 teams playing in a round-robin first round against their 3 respective group opponents. The top-two placed teams from each group and the two best third-placed teams advance to a standard knockout round which starts at the quarter-finals stage.
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour events will also extend beyond the games of the tournament proper, seeing the participating players take part in individual skills challenges, welcoming top street artists and DJs, while in keeping with FIBA's 3x3 For Everyone philosophy; spectators, basketball fans, and passer-by will be able to participate in 3x3 games and tournaments.