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    May 22, 2018

    Manitoba 3x3 Basketball Championships Coming June 23-24, 2018 to the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre


    Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce details on its return to hosting a large 3x3 basketball tournament this year.  The newly named "Manitoba 3x3 Basketball Championships" will be hosted at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre on June 23-24, 2018.  The event will be open to players ages 10+ and will include the national stop of the Canada Quest 3x3 Tournament in partnership with Canada Basketball and FIBA.  


    Part of the event will feature the first ever High School 3x3 Basketball Provincial Championships.  We encourage all Varsity and Junior Varsity basketball teams from this past season to register a team under their school name and continue their rivalries, or start new ones!  Players should speak to their school coach and work with them to enter a team under your school name and wear your school colours at the Championships.  

    Ten indoor basketball courts will be set up inside the centre for the 2 day event and will include divisions for males and female ages 10 to adult.  All skill levels from recreational to competitive are welcome to play this fast-paced and skillful game!  Added special event courts will also be on hand testing your shooting, dribbling and jumping abilities.  An open slam dunk competition will also be held mid day on the Saturday.    


    The age divisions will be capped after a certain number of team so register your 4-person team now!



    MANITOBA EVENT INFORMATION
    • Dates: June 23-24, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) 
    • Time Ranges: Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    • Location: Canada Games Sport for Life Centre (145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg, MB) - MAP
    • Deadline: Friday June 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm 
    • Ages: 10-18+, males and females
    • Age Divisions: 16 different categories (note: Basketball reserves the right to adjust the age divisions based on final team registration numbers) 
      1. 18+ Men's - Canada Quest Qualifier 
      2. 18+ Men's - Competitive Division
      3. 18+ Women's - Competitive Division
        • 18+ Men's - Recreation Division
        • 18+ Women's - Recreation
        • 17U Male - High School Division
        • 17U Female - High School Division
          • 16U Male Division
          • 15U Male Division
          • 15U Female Division
            • 14U Male Division
            • 13U Male Division
            • 13U Female Division
            • 12U Male Division
            • 11U Female Division
            • 10U Male Division
          • Team Size: 4 players each (3 on the court plus one sub)
          • Tournament Fee: $180.00 for a team of 4; Canada Quest Division is $220.00 (credit card payment option only)
          • Guaranteed Games: All teams will receive a minimum of 4 games each
          • Rules: All games will be played using official FIBA 3x3 Rules with the following modifications... VIEW RULES VIDEO
          • Wilson FIBA
            3x3 Basketball
            Rule Modifications
            • Times & Score: All game times are 20 minutes each or 21 points, whichever occurs first.  Overtime is first team to score 2 points.  
            • Official Game Ball: Wilson FIBA 3x3 Basketball for all divisions (shown to the right)
            • Canada Quest Men's Division: 10 minutes stopped time or 21 points (whatever occurs first) and use a 12 second shot clock.
            • Prizes: Awards will be presented to the top team in each category
          • Parking & Transit: Due to the limited parking options in the downtown, we suggest teams consider carpooling to maximize the spaces available to the event.  
            • SATURDAY: The Winnipeg Parking Authority offers 2-hour complimentary street parking on Saturdays any time between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm. After two hours you will be required to move your car or risk being ticketed. 
            • FRIDAY & SUNDAY: Free street parking is open after 5:30 pm Friday and all day Sunday.  
            • PAID LOTS: Paid underground parking for $2.00 an hour (to a max of $15 a day) is available under the Canada Games Centre.  All other paid lots in the area require payment as noted at each lot.  See parking maps below.
            • TRANSIT: The venue is located on a major Winnipeg Transit hub with dozens of different bus routes stopping at 145 Pacific Ave.  More on Winnipeg Transit
          • 3x3 CANADA QUEST DIVISION: The winning team in the Canada Quest Division will receive an entry into the CANADA QUEST FINALS, in Edmonton, Alberta July 6-8, 2018. Prize includes return airfare for 4 to Edmonton from Winnipeg, as well as hotel and tournament fee.  This level of play will attract players who have University / College / Professional experience playing basketball.  Teams without players at this level should consider registering in the 18+ Male - Competitive division or lower.  Basketball Manitoba reserves the right to ensure players entering this division are of a high calibre background.  











            The new Canada Games Sport for Life Centre located in downtown Winnipeg


            Inside the new Canada Games Sport for Life Centre.  The facility features 3 full hardwood basketball courts and room for 10 3x3 halfcourts.  Learn more...





            In the lead up to the World Masters, eight regional events will take place across the country as part of Canada Basketball's 3x3 Canada Quest series. Winnipeg is one of 8 stops on the tour this summer that includes Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Hamilton, Richmond and Ottawa.  The winners of the elite division in each of the eight regionals, along with an additional wild card team, will qualify for the 3x3 Canada Quest Finals. The top two finals teams will qualify directly to the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Saskatoon on July 20-22, 2018.  


            REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL DIVISIONS: FRIDAY JUNE 15, 2018 AT 4:00 PM

            TO START THE REGISTRATION PROCESS...

            1. Click the appropriate registration link below next to your age division
            2. You will need the full names and email address of your team members (maximum of 4 people per team.  Players can not play down an age, but can play up.  Minimum age to register is 8 years old.  
            3. You will need a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card to pay the registration fee.
            Need help registering? Call 204-925-5775 ext 1 or info@basketballmanitoba.ca or click the LIVE CHAT button at the bottom right for help!




            About FIBA 3x3 Basketball

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

            For more information, visit www.fiba3x3.com.

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