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    June 24, 2018

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


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    Welcome to Canada Quest 3x3 Winnipeg!
    Thank you for registering your team in this year’s event!  We are excited to tip things off this weekend at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre and hope you and your teammates have a great tournament!  The event will begin on Saturday at 10:00 am and run through to Sunday at 4:00 pm.


    All teams are asked to show up 30 minutes before their first game to check-in, pick up their tournament t-shirts and other information at the main entrance door to the gymnasium.  The event schedules can be found on the FIBA 3x3 website by clicking the below botton or going to THIS LINK.





    We suggest you install the ‘FIBA 3x3’ app in the app store and install it on your phone to see the schedules and see the live results all weekend.  Search for ‘FIBA 3x3’ in the App Store for both iOS and Android devices then find the link by searching ‘Manitoba’ in the Events tab.

    WEEKEND OVERVIEW

    SATURDAY
    • 10:00 am - Tournament begins - refer to your specific schedule for your game times & court number
    • 1:00 pm - Lunch Break - no scheduled games
    •     - Red Wireless Slam Dunk Competition - Court 1 - open to anyone, sign up at the Main Scoreboard - Top Prize - $250 gift card at NIKE, Wilson Evolution basketball and Basketball Manitoba backpack.  ($350+ value) 
    • 2:00 pm - Tournament continues through to late afternoon
    • 5:00 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
    •   - Charleswood Roofing Long Distance Shootout Finals - Court 1.  Top 5 shooters from the qualifiers held on Sat & Sun with the Dr. Dish Shooting Machine. Top Prize - $200 gift card at NIKE and Wilson Evolution basketball ($260 value) 
    • 2:00 pm - Tournament playoffs continue through to late afternoon.  
    • 4:00 pm - Event completed - awards presented to winners and finalists at Main Scoreboard as they finish


    SPECIAL EVENTS
    • Charleswood Roofing Long Distance Shootout - Free to try all weekend!  Finals Sunday at 1:00 pm - Court 1 - Top Shooter goes home with a $200 gift card from NIKE and a Wilson Evolution basketball ($260 value)
    • Canada Quest Combine - test your vertical leap, reach, wingspan, hand size, speed and obstacle course dribbling!  Free and open to all. Fastest dribbler will get a $150 gift card from NIKE and a Wilson Evolution basketball!
    • Basketball Store - selling a number of basketball items at reduced pricing - located at the Main Scoreboard  
    • We will be live streaming all the games from Court 1 on our YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/basketballmanitoba.
    3x3 RULES
    Please review the FIBA 3x3 Tournament Rules page.




     Some points of emphasis and local modifications include…
    • 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, whichever occurs first.  The Canada Quest 3x3 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 FT are 1 pt.
    • 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 Canada Quest 3x3 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.

    MORE INFO...

    • WATER. There will be water, Gatorade and BioSteel available near the main court plus their are water fountains through the complex.  Go green and bring your water bottle!
    • VOLUNTEERS. All volunteers at the Canada Quest 3x3 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!
    • EQUIPMENT RECYCLING.  Bring a used basketball or a pair of used basketball shoes to our bin at the main gym doors to help a kid get involved in the game!
    • REFEREES. Basketball Manitoba and Canada Basketball 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!
    • FIRST AID / MEDICAL. The Manitoba Athletic Therapists Association (MATA) will be set up along Court 2 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 St. Boniface Hospital and Health Sciences Centre are a 8-10 min drive away form the Canada Games Centre.     
    • UNIFORMS. Teams are to provide their own uniforms and are welcome to wear the red Canada Quest event t-shirt.  
    • GET SOCIAL!  We will be using the #mbhoops hashtag and be updating news and photos on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages at @basketballmb.  Share your experiences with us!
    • WASHROOMS. Washrooms are located in the gym in the north east corner and by the main floor reception desk in the Sport Manitoba building.  

    • PARKING & TRANSPORTATION. There is FREE 2 hour parking on all city streets on Saturday and FREE all day parking on all city streets on Sunday.  There is underground parking under the Canada Games Centre (using the Alexander Street entrance) for $2.00 an hour. More at https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/canada-games-centre/parking. Please be aware of any posted parking restrictions as we are not responsible for any parking violations.  

    • There is a loading zone across the street at 145 Pacific Ave that you can use to drop off or pick up people.  
    • The Canada Games Centre is on a major Winnipeg Transit bus stop hub with over 15 different routes passing by the Centre at 145 Pacific Ave.  Plan your route at http://winnipegtransit.com/en/navigo.  
    • COMMUNICATIONS. There is free “Shaw Guest” wifi in the Canada Games Centre.  Follow the prompts to connect on site.
    • FOOD.  The onsite Joe and Lily Coffee Shop has sandwiches, pasties, drinks and other items for sale and is located right at the main doors of the Canada Games Centre.  There is a vending machine located in the basement of the Sport Manitoba building right below the main entrance to the building.  There are other food options in the Exchange area as well.



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    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 MONDAY JUNE 18, 2018 AT 12 NOON
    • 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
            MONDAY JUNE 18, 2018 AT 12 NOON
            NO FURTHER EXTENSIONS

            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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