3x3

Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.

It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.

On 9 June 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo Games.

3x3 is simple and flexible enough to be played anywhere by anybody. All you need is a hoop, a half-court and six players. Events can be staged outdoor and indoor in iconic locations to bring basketball directly to the people.

The rules are very simple and designed to make it a fast, spectacular and exciting game. The non-stop music brings an authentic urban culture atmosphere, which attracts a new young audience to the games.

3x3 is an opportunity for new players, organizers and countries to go from the streets to the World Stage. The stars of the game play in a professional tour and some of the most prestigious multi-sports events.

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.

  • Pro Circuit Events: For city-based pro teams

  • National team events: For national teams of basketball federations.

  • Grassroots events (also known as 'endorsed' events): Open to all teams, all ages and all skill levels

2019 Canada Quest Schedule

date

event

location

registration

May 25-26

London Qualifier

London, Ontario

Closed

June 1-2

Edmonton Qualifier

Edmonton, Alberta

Closed

June 8

Red Bull Reign Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

Closed

June 15

Red Bull Reign Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Closed

June 15

Red Bull Reign Vancouver

Vancouver, BC

Closed

June 15

Red Bull Reign Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

Closed

June 15

Saskatoon Qualifier

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Closed

June 22

Hamilton Qualifier

Hamilton, Ontario

Closed

June 22

Vancouver Qualifier

Vancouver, BC

Closed

June 22-23

Winnipeg Qualifier

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Closed

July 6

Kingston Qualifier

Kingston, Ontario

Closed

July 13-14

West Final

Edmonton, Alberta

Closed

July 20-21

Toronto Qualifier

Toronto, Ontario

July 20-21

Saskatoon Masters

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Closed

August 3

Montreal Qualifier

Montreal, Quebec

Closed

August 10

Almonte Qualifier

Almonte, Ontario

August 17-18

East Final

Montreal Quebec

Closed

September 7-8

Montreal Masters

Montreal, Quebec

Closed

September 28-29

Edmonton Challenger

Edmonton, Alberta

Closed

The 3x3 discipline is being promoted and structured by FIBA, the sport's governing body.  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.

Canada Basketball’s flagship competition is an annual multi-tournament qualification tour comprised of a series of regional qualifiers and a National Final.  Under the event titled 3x3 Canada Quest series, regional qualifiers are set up in cities across the country, leading to a Quest (National) final, with the winner(s) qualifying directly to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters.

The 3x3 Canada Quest, which returned for its fifth season in 2019, also offers a recreational division for males and females of all skill levels (age 18-45) in a fun and friendly environment.

Vision

3x3 is considered the number one urban team sport. From the first official event at the 2010 Youth Olympics Games, FIBA has had an ambitious vision for the game.

Universal

3x3 is simple and flexible enough to be played anywhere by anybody. All you need is a hoop, a half-court and six players. Events can be staged outdoor and indoor in iconic locations to bring basketball directly to the people.

Entertaining

The rules are very simple and designed to make it a fast, spectacular and exciting game. The non-stop music brings an authentic urban culture atmosphere, which attracts a new young audience to the games.

Vision

3x3 is an opportunity for new players, organisers and countries to go from the streets to the World Stage. The stars of the game play in a professional tour and some of the most prestigious multi-sports events. On June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 Games.

For more information, visit https://fiba3x3.com/.

FIBA 3x3 World Tour

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 and representing a city - can qualify for the FIBA 3x3 World Tour by taking part in a lower level/regional tournament, eventually making their way to the world stage. The FIBA 3x3 World Tour culminates with the World Tour Final the best 12 teams battle it out for global supremacy.

The FIBA 3x3 World Tour is the most prestigious event in 3x3. The 2020 season features 4 Masters before culminating with the Final in Jeddah, which will now take place on December 18-19 (new dates).

The 2020 season consists of the following Masters tournaments:

Date

Event

Location

August 29-30

Debrecen 2020

Debrecen, Hungary

September 1-2

Hungary 2020

Debrecen, Hungary

September 4-5

Europe 2020

Debrecen, Hungary

November 20-21

Doha 2020

Doha, Qutar

December 18-19

Jeddah Final 2020

Jeddah, Saudia Arabia

FIBA 3x3 Challengers

Challengers are stand-alone events from which the best teams qualify to a pre-determined World Tour Masters. They are international tournaments, played during two days, with prize money limited to 16 invitational teams.

Rules

SIMPLE

FAST

ENTERTAINING

1 hoop
1 half court
2 teams of 3 + 1 sub

10-minute game
12-second shot-clock
No break after scoring
No half-time
No quarters

Game over at 21 pts
First to 2 pts wins OT
Non-stop music