MIES (Switzerland) - The FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2023 will be bigger and better than ever before with the much-anticipated season starting in Wuhan, China, on May 6-7.
Two of the 20 confirmed events are in Canada, with the Series making stops in both Edmonton and Montreal this summer.
Canada’s 3x3 Women’s National Team will look to win the Edmonton stop for the second-straight year on July 29-30, while Montreal will welcome the Series on Sept. 2-3 in the penultimate stop of the 2023 season.
The final will be played in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on September 16-17. The city of Ulaanbaatar have also been receiving several 3x3 events since 2017, including the Asia Cup, U18 World Cup, and Challengers.
The 3x3 Women’s National Team is currently ranked number-six in the world following the team’s second-place finish at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2022. Canada will also enter the season as defending champions after taking the crown at last year's 3x3 Women's Series 2022 in Constanta.
There are 20 events already confirmed which would beat the previous record of 15 held in 2019.
“As we witness the rapid growth and success of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series, launched in 2019, it is exciting to see a record number of events announced for this upcoming season. This momentum demonstrates FIBA's commitment to one of its key strategic priorities, Women in Basketball, and the importance of ensuring our major women's competitions continue to grow and gain maximum impact,” FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said.
This season's Women's Series will travel around the world marked by stops in several well-known 3x3 destinations such as Debrecen in Hungary, which has hosted the World Tour for 8 years as well as Prague, one of the longest-serving destinations on the professional circuit, this time for the 3rd edition of the Women’s Series Prague Stop. The Women’s Series will be played in China for the the first time since 2019.
Also, there will be events in several exciting new destinations, including a trio of stops in Azerbaijan and the first visit of the competition to Spain.
The list of confirmed events:
Wuhan, China: May 6-7
Astara, Azerbaijan: May 20-21
Clermont-Ferrand, France: June 9-10
Shusha, Azerbaijan: June 12-13
Xiongan, China: June 16-17
Orleans, France: June 21-22
Poitiers, France: June 27-28
Netanya, Israel: July 3-4
Fribourg, Switzerland: July 6-7
Pristina, Kosovo: July 14-15
Bordeaux, France: July 19-20
Edmonton, Canada: July 29-30
Prague, Czech Republic: August 4-5
Yichang, China: August 4-5
Melilla, Spain: August 18-19
Quebec, Canada: August 18-19
Baku, Azerbaijan: August 22-23
Debrecen, Hungary: August 28-29
Montreal, Canada: September 2-3
Ulaanbaatar Final, Mongolia: September 16-17
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Created in 2019, the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series is the number one event on the 3x3 women's professional circuit.
France were the competition's first champions in 2019, while Germany claimed the title in 2021.
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 July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.