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. 3x3 is simple both in rules, and the facilities utilized. 3x3 events can be hosted virtually anywhere: in the heart of the city or in iconic locations downtown with non-stop music throughout the event.
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.
FIBA's flagship competition is an annual FIBA 3X3 World Tour comprised of a series of Masters and one Final, awarding six-figure prize money. There are also annual Open World Championships, U18 World Championship competitions and Youth Olympic events every 4 years.
In the lead up to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour, six regional events will take place across the country as part of Canada Basketballs 3x3 Canada Quest series. The winners of the elite division in each of the seven regionals, along with an additional wild card team, will qualify for the 3x3 Canada Quest Finals. The top two Finals teams will then qualify directly to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour in Saskatoon July 20-22, 2018.
Think you have what it takes to go all the way? Or are you more looking for some casual games with friends, check out a regional event for something near you!
Below is a list of the Regional Events for 3x3 Canada Quest in 2018. All teams must participate in order to advance on to the Canada Quest Finals. The top two Final teams will then qualify directly to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour in Saskatoon.
SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology)
18+ Quest Division coed
18+ Men Recreational
18+ Women Recreational
Saville Community Sports Centre
|Montreal, QB||Complexe Desjardins||June 9-10|
18+ Elite Division
18+ Men's Recreational
18+ Mixed Division
18+ Women's Recreational
|Ottawa, ON||Lansdowne Park||June 16|
Elite/Masters- Qualify for Canada Cup
Under 12- Mixed
Under 14- Mixed
Under 16 Men
Under 16 Women
Under 18- Women
Under 18- Men
Sport Manitoba Spot for Life Centre
Richmond Olympic Oval
|Edmonton, AB||Saville Community Sports Centre||July 6-8||Canada Quest Final||Winner's From Regionals|
|Saskatoon, SK||Saskatoon||July 20-22||FIBA 3x3 World Tour|
The Canada Quest Finals will be held in the Saville Centre in Edmonton, AB July 6-8, 2018.
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour Saskatoon Masters will once again kick off the World Tour season and be comprised of 12 teams of four players from around the world participating in a two-day tournament. In addition to the main event, a dunk contest and a shoot-out contest will take place in between games. Live music, cheerleaders, dance teams and other entertainment will be held throughout the weekend. An amateur 3x3 tournament is also being planned to take place on satellite courts alongside the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters.
Much to the dismay of spectators, the two-time World Tour winners Ljubljana (SLO) won the first edition of the Saskatoon Masters after defeating hometown fan favourites Team Saskatoon (21-14) in the title game last year.
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour will return to downtown Saskatoon this summer, once again in conjunction with Taste of Saskatchewan on July 21 - 22, 2018.
The main rules of 3x3 are as follows:
- 1 basket on 1 half-court
- 2 teams of 3 players and up to 1 substitute per team (4 players maximum per team)
- 12-seconds shot-clock
- 1st team to reach 21 points or best after 10 minutes win
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2017 3x3 Canada Quest Regional Winners
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