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 Basketball’s 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 15-16, 2017.
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 2017. 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.
University of Calgary
Adult Men, Adult Women, Canada Quest – Elite, U13 Boys, U13 Girls, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, U17 Boys, U17 Girls
Ecole Secondaire du Rocher
FIBA Top Gun (Open)
Canada Saville Community Sports Centre
Adult Men – Competitive, Adult Men – Recreational, Adult Women, Canada Quest – Elite, U11 Boys, U11 Girls, U13 Boys, U15 Boys, U15 Girls, U17 Boys, U17 Girls,
Adult (18-25), Adult (26-39), Adult Coed – Parasport 18+, Adult Division – 40+, Adult Division – Elite, Adult M(18-25), Adult M(26-39), Adult W(18-25), Adult W(26-39), Youth Division – Parasport Coed (10-14), Youth Division – U10M, Youth Division – U10W, Youth Division – U12M, Youth Division – U12W, Youth Division – U14M, Youth Division – U14W, Youth Division – U16M, Youth Division – U16W, Youth Division – U18M, Youth Division – U18W
U11 Boys, U11 Girls, U12 Boys, U13 Girls, U13 Boys, U15 Girls, U15 Boys, U16 Boys, U17 Women, U17 Men, Women 18+, Rec Men 18+, Rec Men 19+ (under 6ft), Men 30+, Competitive Men 19+ (under 6ft), Competitive Canada Quest Men 17+
Richmond Olympic Oval
Maheer Khan (C)
Kyle Desmarais (C)
Michael Linklater (C)
Wyatt Anders (C)
Mike Berg (C)
Dustin Gatzki (C)
Sean Van Koughnett (C)
The Canada Quest Finals will be held at the West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, AB July 8 & 9, 2017.
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour will take place July 15 – 16, 2017 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Saskatoon’s own foursome of Michael Linklater, Michael Lieffers, Nolan Brudehl and Steve Sir (Canada’s Best Team) will participate in the tournament.
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
- Read the short and long versions in English.
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