3x3 Canada Quest

 

Overview

With over 250 million players worldwide and amongst 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 will once again present the 3x3 Canada Quest tour this summer. 

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 2014

 

In 2012, Canada Basketball introduced a new initiative, “3x3 Canada Quest”.  This initiative from FIBA and Canada Basketball served as a system of qualification for players that allows them the opportunity to go all the way to a Continental Qualifiers and essentially the World Championship by their own merits. 

 This year there will be five events across the country with two locations serve as the official qualification event sites for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters Competition in Chicago on August 15-16, 2014.  The finalist from that event will then earn a berth to the World Tour Masters Final set to take place in Tokyo, Japan in October, 2014. 

 Here are the details of the 3x3 activities across the country this summer: 

 

Basketball Alberta 3 on 3

*Official Canada Quest qualification event site – winner of the Canada Quest Elite division earn a berth to represent Canada in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters qualifier in Chicago (Aug 15-16)

  • Location: The Saville Community Sports Centre, Edmonton
  • Date: June 7-8, 2014
  • Divisions: U11 Boys, U 11 Girls, U13 Boys, U13 Girls, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, U17 Boys, U17 Girls, Adult Rec 18+, Adult Comp 18+, Co-Ed 18+, Canada Quest (Elite)
  •  Registration Deadline- May 30, 2014 at 11pm

Registration Form

For more information, visit www.basketballalberta.ca. 

Basketball Manitoba 3x3 Hoop-It-Up

*Official Canada Quest qualification event site – winner of the Manitoba site will have the chance to play in ontario 3x3 festival for the chance to earn a berth in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters.

  • Location: Garden City Shopping Centre, Winnipeg
  • Date: June 28-29, 2014
  • Divisions: TBD

 For more information, visit www.basketballmanitoba.ca

 Ontario Basketball 3x3 Festival

*Official Canada Quest qualification event site – winner of the Canada Quest Elite division earn a berth to represent Canada in the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters qualifier in Chicago (Aug 15-16)

  • Location: Iroquois Park Sports Centre and Abilities Centre, Whitby
  • Date: July 5, 2014
  • Division: U11 Boys, U11 Girls, U13 Boys, U13 Girls, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, Canada Quest (Elite)
  • Registration Deadline - June 20, 2014

Registration Forms

For more information, visit www.basketball.on.ca

Basketball BC Step Your Game Up 3x3 Events: Vancouver & Kelowna

  • Location: Vancouver & Kelowna
  • Date: Vancouver (July 4-6, 2014); Kelowna (August 29-31)
  • Divisions: TBD

For more Information, visit www.basketball.bc.ca


 

 

FIBA 3x3 WORLD TOUR 

Represent Canada and make our Nation Proud  

The FIBA 3x3 World Tour was first launched in 2012 and saw the teams from San Juan, Puerto Rico and Brezovica, Slovenia, win the first two editions.  It consists of six Masters Tournaments, before culminating with the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final.

The 2014 edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour will be played according to the following schedule:

Manila Masters, Philippines - July 19-20
Beijing Masters, China - August 2-3
Chicago Masters, USA - August 15-16
Prague Masters, Czech Republic - August 23-24
Lausanne Masters, Switzerland - August 29-30
Rio de Janeiro Masters, Brazil - September 27-28

FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final, Tokyo, Japan - 11-12 October (12 teams: winners of an event organized in Japan, winners of the Beijing Masters, best two teams from the other Masters)

The FIBA 3x3 World Tour events also extend beyond the games of the tournament proper, seeing the participating players take part in the Samsung Shoot-out Contest and join high-flyers in a Dunk Contest, welcoming top street artists and DJs, while - in keeping with FIBA's 3x3 For Everyone philosophy - spectators, basketball fans and passers-by will be able to participate in 3x3 games and tournaments.

 

For more Information on FIBA 3x3 World Tour visit: www.3x3worldtour.com

About 3x3planet and 3x3planet.com

It’s time to take 3x3 basketball from the streets of Canada to the Olympics. 3x3planet.com connects basketball players and tournament organizers from around the globe, helping ballers play more and promoters organize bigger and better competitions. 

As a Canadian basketball player, you could be on the way to international stardom with the groundbreaking individual 3x3 world ranking. All you need is a player profile to start entering official tournaments and winning points – the more you play, the further you’ll go.

Ranking and Ballerlevel

Become the number 1 3x3 player in all of Canada!

The 3x3 ranking and Ballerlevels are essential ingredients of 3x3 basketball, an individual sport played in a team. Every player registered with 3x3planet.com has his own Ranking and Ballerlevel, which evolves according to results at FIBA endorsed tournaments and pick-up games.

They allow players to compare their skills with friends, local players and pros from all over the globe and when combined with that of team-mates, give provide the chances of success against that of other teams.

Ranking
 A player's Ranking is their individual position in among all registered players based on points won at FIBA endorsed tournaments and pick-up games.

Two criteria are taken into account:

1. Each player's best six FIBA endorsed tournament results played over the last 12 months. The number of points earned at a tournament depend the final position/standing and the tournament level.

2. Each player's best 10 pick-up results on any given day, with the best 200 played over the previous 12 months. Pick-up games are worth fewer points than FIBA endorsed tournament games.

Ballerlevel

The Ballerlevel is a way to evaluate the skill level of players, from beginner to pro, based on their win-loss record (including pick-up games). A player goes up in Ballerlevel if they are consistently beating others with the same or higher Ballerlevels. On the other hand, if they are losing against players with the same rating or lower, they go down in level(s). The Ballerlevel reflects each player's relative playing record (i.e. win-loss ratio taking into account each respective opponent's Ballerlevel).

Tournament results are entered by the organizer within one week of the event ending; pick-up results need to submit within two days via the 3x3planet App to be taken into account.


More info go to 3x3worldtour.com

For further information on rules and regulations, please refer to the videos on the 3x3 Planet YouTube page