3X3 CANADA QUEST 2019 | Canada Basketball

3X3 CANADA QUEST 2019

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.  On June 9, 2017, 3x3 was added to the Olympic Program, starting from the Tokyo 2020 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, 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. 

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.

 DATEEVENTLOCATIONREGISTRATION
May 25-26London QualifierLondon, OntarioClosed
June 1-2Edmonton QualifierEdmonton, AlbertaClosed
June 8Red Bull Reign OttawaOttawa, OntarioClosed
June 15Red Bull Reign WinnipegWinnipeg, ManitobaClosed
June 15Red Bull Reign VancouverVancouver, BCClosed
June15Red Bull Reign TorontoToronto, OntarioClosed
June 15Saskatoon QualifierSaskatoon, SaskatchewanClosed
June 22Hamilton QualifierHamilton, OntarioClosed
June 22Vancouver QualifierVancouver, BCClosed
June 22-23Winnipeg QualifierWinnipeg, ManitobaClosed
July 6Kingston QualifierKingston, OntarioClosed
July 13-14West FinalEdmonton, Alberta 
July 20-21Toronto QualifierToronto, OntarioOpen
July 20-21Saskatoon MastersSaskatoon, Saskatchewan 
August 3Montreal QualifierMontreal, QuebecComing Soon
August 10Almonte QualifierAlmonte, OntarioOpen
August 17-18East FinalMontreal Quebec 
September 7-8Montreal MastersMontreal, Quebec 
September 28-29Edmonton ChallengerEdmonton, Alberta 

There are three types of FIBA 3x3 endorsed events:

- 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

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.  

Returning for its fifth season, the 3x3 Canada Quest 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.

PROFESSIONAL

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 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.

Season 2019 will consist of 10 Masters tournaments, before culminating with the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final on 2-3 Nov, 2019 in Utsunomiya, Japan.

Season 2019 will consist of the following Masters tournaments:

DATEEVENTLOCATION
April 18-19Doha Masters Doha, Qatar
June 1-2Chengdu MastersChengdu, China
July 6-7Mexico City MastersMexico City, Mexico
July 20-21Saskatoon MastersSaskatoon, Canada
August 3-4Prague MastersPrague, Czech Republic
August 23-24Lausanne MastersLausanne, Switzerland
August 27-28Debrecen MastersDebrecent, Hungary
September 7-8Montreal MastersMontreal, Quebec
September 21-22Los Angeles MastersLos Angeles, USA
October 12-13Nanjing MastersNanjing, China
November 2-3World Tour FinalUtsunomiya, Japan

The top 12 teams in the World Tour standings after the last Masters earn a ticket to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Utsunomiya Final.

For more information, visit worldtour.fiba3x3.com.

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

SIMPLEFASTENTERTAINING

 

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