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    June 25, 2015

    WATCH LATRAVEL GROUP TOP GUN MEN'S LIVE ONLINE: Hoop It Up 3x3 Returning to Winnipeg June 27-28 to University of Manitoba


    GAMES RUN SAT & SUN AT U of M IGAC:  Basketball Manitoba welcomes the 82 teams who have registered as part of this year's Hoop It Up 3x3 event!  Games will begin Saturday & Sunday at 10:00 am at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre on 10 different half courts.  Six courts will be set up inside the IGAC and up to 4 will be set up in the parking lot just outside.  If weather were to be an issue on either day, the plan is to move the outdoor courts to the Frank Kennedy gyms on campus.  








    IMPORTANT: Team Check-in will occur on Friday June 26 between 5:00 - 7:00 pm inside the main doors at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre, 75 Sidney Smith Street.  Teams must send one person to pick up their schedule, team shirts and other information at this time. 


    Welcome to Hoop It Up Winnipeg!

    Thank you for registering your team in this year’s event!  We are excited to tip things off this weekend at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre  and hope you and your team mates have a great tournament!  The event will begin on Saturday at 10:00 am.  A shortened ‘rain schedule’ may be used if the weather becomes an issue.  All teams are asked to show up to their first game regardless of the weather.

    HOOP IT UP TEAM CHECK-IN.  The Hoop It Up Team Check-In will occur on Friday June 26, 2015 between 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the main doors of the Investors Group Athletic Centre, 75 Sidney Smith Street. All teams must send a team representative down to the check-in to pick up their team schedule, team T-shirts and other information.  Out of town teams who can't make check in can show up at 9:30 am to the main court inside the U of M IGAC.

    The event schedules will be updated on the FIBA 3x3 Planet website late in the day Friday at http://www.3x3planet.com/en/event/details/TMZ15ETDHRUFPCAN


    SATURDAY WEEKEND OVERVIEW
    • 10:00 am - Tournament begins - refer to your specific schedule for your game times & court number
    • 1:00 pm - Lunch Break - no scheduled games
    •     - Bison Sports Slam Dunk Competition - Main Court - open to anyone, sign up at the Main Scoreboard - Top Prize - Adidas backpack, Wilson Evolution basketball, $100 Foot Locker gift card.  ($200 value) 
    • 2:00 pm - Tournament continues through to late afternoon
    • 6:00 pm - Tournament ends for the day


    SUNDAY
    • 10:00 am - Remaining Tournament continues - refer to your specific schedule for your game times & court number
    • 1:00 pm - Lunch Break - no scheduled games
    •               - Vickar Community Chevrolet Long Distance Shootout Finals - Main Court.  Top 4 shooters from the preliminaries held on Sat & Sun
    • 2:00 pm - Tournament playoffs continue through to late afternoon.  
    • 5:00 pm - Event completed - awards presented to winners and finalists at Main Court

    SPECIAL EVENTS
    • Vickar Community Chevrolet Long Distance Shootout - Free to try all weekend!  Finals Sunday at 1:00 pm - Main Court - Top Prize - Adidas backpack, Wilson Evolution basketball, $100 Foot Locker gift card.  ($200 value)
    • Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association - Free ThRow & H.O.R.S.E. Shooting Games and prizes
    • Strideline Basketball Socks - selling a wide range of basketball sport socks
    • Hoop It Up & Basketball Manitoba Store - buy your official event gear

    3x3 RULES - 
    Please review the Hoop It Up Tournament Rules in your package.  Some points of emphasis include…

    WATCH 7 MINUTE RULES VIDEO...
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    • The play remains ‘live’ after every score.  NO checking of the ball is performed after made baskets including FT.
    • Games are played to 21 points or 20 minutes running time, which ever occurs first.  The LATravel Group Top Gun men’s division will use a 10 minute stopped time clock and a 12 second shot clock.  
    • Possession of each game will be determined by a coin toss.  The winner of the coin toss will decide to begin the game with possession of the ball or in a potential overtime.  
    • Shots made inside the arc are worth 1 point and shots made outside the arc are worth 2 points.  All made free throws are worth 1 point each.
    • All violations, out of bounds and non-shooting fouls will result in the ball being ‘checked’ at to the top of the arc by the opposing team.
    • The ball needs to be ‘cleared’ past the 2 point arc on every change of possession including made baskets.  
    • A penalty of 2 free throws will be awarded at the 7, 8, 9 team foul and 2 free throws and possession of the ball will occur on the 10th and subsequent team foul per game.
    • A virtual 30 second shot clock will be managed by the referee in all divisions with a real 12-second shot clock used at the LATravel Group Top Gun Men’s Division.
    • If overtime is required after regulation time expires, the game will be won by the team who scores the first 2 points.  Overtime possession will be awarded to the team who did not begin the game in possession of the ball.

    VOLUNTEERS. All volunteers at the Hoop It Up event are members of the Manitoba Provincial Team program.  Take a moment to thank them for their time this weekend and wish them good luck this summer representing our province around North America!
    EQUIPMENT RECYCLING.  Bring a used basketball or a pair of used basketball shoes to our bin at Main Court to help a kid get involved in the game!
    REFEREES. Basketball Manitoba and Hoop It Up will take a zero tolerance approach to any verbal or physical abuse towards any official or volunteer.  We reserve the right to remove any player or team from the event at the discretion of the event organizers.  

    SPORTSMANSHIP. All Players and spectators are expected to conduct themselves in a proper and respectful manner at all times.  Those found not adhering to this will be removed from the event with no refunds offered.  Keep the day fun for everyone!

    FIRST AID / MEDICAL. The Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association (MATA) will be set up near the Main Court and will be able to assist you with any first-aid needs.  They are present to deal with emergencies only and cannot provide any taping services.   The Victoria Hospital is 2 minutes away, just south of the Bomber Stadium.    

    UNIFORMS. Teams are to provide their own uniforms and are welcome to wear the black Hoop It Up event t-shirt.  

    GET SOCIAL!  We will be using the #mbhoops hashtag and be updating news and photos on Twitter & Instagram at @basketballmb.  Share your experiences with us!

    WASHROOMS. Washrooms are located on the 3rd floor of the IGAC.
    WATER. There will be water available near the main court plus their are water fountains through the complex.  Go green and bring your water bottle!

    PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
    . There is ample FREE parking in surrounding area lots (over 1000 parking spots).  Please be aware of any posted parking restrictions as we are not responsible for any parking violations.  

    COMMUNICATIONS. There is free wi-fi in the IGAC using the 'U of M - Guest' account plus pay phones on the 1st and 2nd floors near the main stairs.


    FOOD.  The event will have a limited concession set up in the IGAC gym.  Area restaurants are only minutes away on University Cr or Pembina Hwy.    

    AREA HOTEL. Best Western Pembina is just a 5 minute drive away - http://www.bestwesternpembina.com
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    Basketball Manitoba is very excited to announce the return of the world's largest 3on3 basketball tournament to Winnipeg on June 27-28 at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre as a hybrid indoor / outdoor event in the gym and surrounding parking lot.  The move to the U of M in 2015 addresses the weather issues the event in 2014 faced with a built in indoor alternative should a similar weather weekend return.  


    Need help registering?  Call 204-925-5775 ext 7 
    or email 3x3@basketballmanitoba.ca for help!

    Hoop It Up is coming to fourteen different cities across North America in the summer of 2015 and Winnipeg is the only Canadian stop on the tour.  Winnipeg joins other major US cities including Houston, Sacramento, Louisville, Austin and Albuquerque among others on the Hoop It Up North American Tour.   The Winnipeg stop is open to males and females ages 8 and up and is a FIBA 3x3 Certified Event that is recognized by Canada Basketball under the Canada Quest Series of 3x3 tournaments.  The event will also use the new FIBA 3x3 Planet online interface which includes the new 3x3 World Player Ranking system.  Cost to register a team of four is $160 or $260 for the men's LATravel Group Top Gun division with those winners off to Mexico City to the World Tour Masters Tournament on September 9-10.  Deadline to register at team is Wednesday June 24 at 11:59 pm - NO EXTENSIONS. THURSDAY JUNE 25, 2015 at 12 noon





    Basketball Manitoba Executive Director Adam Wedlake commented, "We are thrilled to have the biggest outdoor basketball tournament returning to Winnipeg this summer!  To join other major US cities on the tour is a huge opportunity for us to showcase and connect with the North American basketball scene!  We see this event as a continued opportunity to connect to the exploding 3x3 world as the 3 on 3 game is moving closer and closer to becoming an official Olympic discipline as early as the 2020 Tokyo Games!"   

    Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history and show the world you’ve got game! HOOP IT UP is the world's premier grassroots 3x3 basketball tour and is open to males and females, ages 8 and up. All skill levels from recreational to Top Gun are welcome to play this fast-paced and skillful game!

    The best ballers north of the border will be in action when HOOP IT UP goes international and returns to Winnipeg on June 27th and 28th, 2015. All the fast-paced, high-flying action will be at the Investors Group Athletic Centre gym at the University of Manitoba campus.  Don’t miss out on your chance to show that you can play with the best. Sign up today and be ready to bring your game when HOOP IT UP comes to Winnipeg.



    KEY INFORMATION
    • Dates: June 27-28, 2015 (Saturday, Sunday)
    • Times: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm each date
    • Location: Investors Group Athletic Centre gym at the University of Manitoba campus (75 Sidney Smith Street)
    • Deadline: Wednesday June 24, 2015, 11:59 pmTHURSDAY JUNE 25, 2015 at 12 noon
    • Ages: 8 to 99, males and females (age is defined as the age of the player as of June 27, 2015)
    • Age Divisions: 15 different categories - see full list (no coed divisions)
    • Team Size: 4 players each (3 on the court plus one sub)
    • Tournament Fee: $160 for a team of 4; LATravel Group Top Gun Division is $260
    • Guaranteed Games: All teams will receive a minimum of 4 games each
    • Team Checkin: The Hoop It Up Team Check-In will occur on Friday June 26, 2015 between 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the main doors of the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre. All teams must send a team representative down to the check-in to pick up a team schedule, team T-shirts and other information. 
    • Rules: All games will be played using FIBA rules -  RULES TABLE  RULES TEXT - watch rules videos below...
    • Rule Modifications: All game times are 20 minutes running time each or 21 points, whichever occurs first.  LATravel Group Top Gun Male games are 10 minute stopped time each or 21 points, whichever occurs first and will use a 12 second shot clock. 
    • Ball Sizes: All Female: Size 6; Male 13 and Under: Size 6; Male 14+: Size 7.  The Wilson Evolution will be used as the official game ball in all divisions
    • Prizes: Awards will be presented to the top team in each category
    • LATravel Group Top Gun Male Prize: The winning team will receive an entry into the Mexico City FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters event for September 9-10, 2015 (travel dates Sept 8 & 11). Prize includes airfare for 4 to Mexico City from Winnipeg, hotel & tourney fee. More info... 



    AREA AMENITIES
    • Ample FREE parking in surrounding campus area lots (please note any references to 24 hour parking as those will be still in effect all weekend) 
    • Located on 10 major Winnipeg Transit bus routes (plan your trip)
    • Washrooms right on site
    • Guest wifi access and pay phone in gym area
    • Victoria Hospital 2 minutes away


    Official Hoop It Up Host Hotel

    BEST WESTERN PLUS Pembina Inn & Suites

    Experience the rich history and culture of Winnipeg from this modern Best Western hotel, just minutes from the bustling Forks district and the University of Manitoba.

    The BEST WESTERN PLUS Pembina Inn & Suites offers guests easy access to many of Winnipeg's most popular attractions - from the shopping, dining and culture of The Forks market to the fascinating Royal Canadian Mint. The Assiniboine Park and Zoo, Fort Whyte Nature Centre, Tinkertown Family Fun Park and Fun Mountain Waterslides offer something for everyone.

    Just two kilometers from the University of Manitoba, this hotel in Winnipeg is the perfect accommodation for family, friends and business travelers visiting the campus. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Pembina Inn & Suites is proud to sponsor many university functions and events.

    Special Hoop It Up Rate: $125.00 per night

    2 Queen Beds, Full Breakfast, Non-Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Iron and Ironing Board, Hairdryer

    Best Western Plus
    1714 Pembina Highway
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2G2
    Phone: 204/269-8888 Fax: 204/269-8889
    Toll Free Reservations: 1-877-269-8811 - quote group code #8438

    RESERVE ROOMS ONLINE

    Block booking and rates held to June 19, 2015








    DEADLINE WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 2015, 11:59 pm
    THURSDAY JUNE 25, 2015 at 12 noon

    Need help registering?  
    or call 1-204-925-5775 or 


    for help!

    UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA INVESTORS GROUP ATHLETIC CENTRE
    75 Sidney Smith Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada













    New to the FIBA 3x3 Rules?  Watch the below rules series...







    3x3 Federation Ranking


    The 3x3 Federation Ranking is the main criteria used to identify the teams qualified to the national-team based 3x3 Official Competitions. It is based on the 3x3 Individual World Ranking. The 3x3 Individual World Ranking takes into account the number of points collected by players in the last 12 months. National Federations are ranked according to the aggregate points tallied by their Top 100 nationals in the 3x3 Individual World Ranking in the men’s category, who have a confirmed 3x3planet.com account.

    The 3x3 Federation Ranking not only rewards the elite performances of the players but also the 3x3 activity in the territory of each National Federation. The position in the 3x3 Federation Ranking is driven by the number of players and their playing frequency. The more events are organised the more likely players will accumulate points and increase the national federation's standing in the 3x3 Federation Ranking.

    The 3x3 Federation Ranking will be published on a monthly basis on www.fiba.com/3x3. National Federations can check the most updated ranking at their convenience with their exclusive access to www.3x3planet.com, FIBA 3x3’s online platform.

    READ MORE ON THE FIBA 3x3 WORLD RANKING SYSTEM...








    DEADLINE WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 2015, 11:59 pm
    THURSDAY JUNE 25, 2015 at 12 noon

    Need help registering?  Call 204-925-5775 ext 7 for help!
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