Information About the Tour

About

The eighth edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour - the flagship competition of the FIBA 3x3 professional season - will feature a record 11 dates in 2019, with the action tipping off in Doha, Qatar in mid-April and reaching its climax at the Utsunomiya Final in Japan in early November.

Launched in 2012, the annual World Tour sees teams representing cities from around the world qualify for 10 Masters and a Final through a worldwide network of qualifying tournaments, such as the Challengers, and via the FIBA 3x3 Team Ranking.

Season 2019 will consists of the following Masters tournaments:

  • April 18-19 - Doha, Qatar
  • June 1-2 - Chengdu, China
  • July 6-7 - Mexico City, Mexico
  • July 20-21 - Saskatoon, Canada
  • August 3-4 - Prague, Czech Republic
  • August 23-24 - Lausanne, Switzerland
  • August 27-28 - Debrecen, Hungary
  • September 7-8 - Montreal, Canada
  • September 21-22 - Los Angeles, USA
  • October 12-13 - Nanjing, China
  • November 2-3 - Utsunomiya, Japan (FINAL)

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

A Dunk Contest and a Shoot-out Contest will take place at each FIBA 3x3 World Tour event. A first list of FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2019 Qualifiers will be published in February on FIBA3x3.basketball.

Dunk

Dunk competition

FIBA 3x3 World Tour events are famous for their dunk competitions. Check out the 2018 Dunk playlist on FIBA 3x3 Youtube channel!

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The format of the competition

Rounds: Dunkers have 75 seconds and 3 attempts per round to complete a dunk. An attempt means the dunker had the intention to dunk and he or the ball touched the rim and/or the backstop unit. The only exception to the 75-second-rule is the third round of the final where there is no time limit. The 75 seconds start running once the dunker's name is called up. The first successful dunk is considered the valid one. A dunk is considered successful if the ball does not leave the ring in an upward vertical direction after it has left the dunker's hand. The dunks are marked (0, 5-10) by each one of the 3 members of the jury.

Tie-breaker: In case of a tie, the tied players dunk again and the jury takes a majority decision.

Qualification: Dunkers compete by alphabetical order during two round on Day 2. The dunker with the highest scores advance to the semi-final.

Semi-Final: Three dunkers compete by alphabetical order during 2 rounds on Day 2. The 2 dunkers with the highest scores advance to the final.

Final: The 2 finalists compete during 3 rounds just after the Semi-Final, with the scores starting from zero and the dunker with the higher score in the semi-final going second. Prizes: The winner gets 2,500USD, the runner-up and third-place dunkers win 500USD in prize money.

Shootout

Shootout competition

In each FIBA 3x3 World Tour event, the best players compete for the honor of being the best shooter.

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Format

Qualification (Day 1): Up to one player per World Tour team attempts 10 shots (all worth one point) from the top of the key (45 degree angle with 2 racks), players start at infinity with 21 seconds. The 4 players who score the most points in the shortest amount of time advance to the final. In case of a tie (same points and time), the tied players shoot again.

Final (Day 2): The 4 qualified players attempt 18 shots from four different locations: five from the right wing (45° angle from the baseline), five from the top of the arc (same location as qualification phase), five from the left wing (45° from the baseline) and three from the 3x3 logo. Shots from around the arc are worth 1 point, while shots from the 3x3 logo are worth 2 points. In case of a tie (same points and time), the tied players shoot again.

Prizes

  • 500 USD for the winner
  • 5,000 USD for the winner who establish a new record
  • 10,000 USD for the winner who establish a new record with a perfect 21 pts.

Handbook

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All teams and players must comply with the FIBA 3x3 Pro Circuit Handbook.

FIBA 3x3 Pro Circuit Handbook 2019 is available on the Documents section of fiba3x3.basketball. Direct link here.

Media Services

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If you are a media professional and you wish to apply for a media accreditation to this event, please register in the FIBA Media Portal.

You will only be able to request an accreditation after registration.

All applicants are responsible for their own visas.

All TV broadcasters interested in acquiring TV rights should contact 3x3@fiba.com

For further information, please contact: 3x3accreditation@fiba.com

History

Launched in 2012, the annual World Tour sees teams representing cities from around the world qualify for 10 Masters and a Final through a worldwide network of qualifying tournaments, such as the Challengers, and via the FIBA 3x3 Team Ranking.

Links to the previous seasons: