3x3 Basketball Tournament
Plymouth City Patriots are holding Devon’s first ever FIBA registered 3 x 3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August 2023 on Plymouth Hoe.
With breathtaking panoramic sea views, Plymouth Hoe is world renowned and home to the Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse and is famously where Sir Francis Drake is said to have finished his game of bowls before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588. Arguably one of the most picturesque settings for a basketball tournament in the UK.
What is 3x3 Basketball?
It's fast, it's exciting, and is open to all. The speed of play and smaller teams means it guarantees more touches and more chances to score. Two teams of three players compete in a half-court game, with one basketball hoop. Specific rules also apply, which make it different from the game played on a full court. Following the success of England winning gold in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, 3x3 Basketball is rapidly growing in the UK and worldwide.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) promotes the game with 3x3 tournaments and players at this event can gain ranking points, enabling them to enter tournaments around the world.
How can I enter?
This event is open to anyone who registers themselves with FIBA play.fiba3x3.com and will consist of the following categories:
Under 12s mixed
Under 14s mixed
Under 16s mixed
Under 18s mixed
Event registration for any of the categories is through the FIBA website
The cost for each team to enter will be £80.00, which is £20 each for each registered player which also includes a bespoke 3x3 vest for each participant, payment details will be provided once you have registered online.
How do you play 3x3 basketball?
Take a look at this video FIBA 3x3 have created, explaining the basics of 3x3 Basketball for those new to the game. - The Official Rules of the Game - FIBA 3x3 - YouTube
The tournament will be played using official FIBA 3x3 rules and ranking points will be available.
Games will be played on rubber half courts.
Entertainment will be provided throughout the day, with music, the Plymouth City Patriots Cheerleaders and an MC.
There will be plenty of food and drink options on site, including a licenced bar, open into the evening on the Saturday.
3x3 is a fantastic spectator sport, so even if you’re not playing there will be plenty of opportunities to watch some excellent plays.
The Plymouth City Patriots players will be at the event and will be available to meet fans and spectators.
Club merchandise will be available to buy.
You will be able to find out more about the Plymouth City Patriots professional team, the Academy and the Junior Basketball League.