System of competition
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System of competition

Men’s and Women’s 3x3 tournaments

For both tournaments, the 24 teams are divided into four groups of six teams each. Teams play all five others in their respective groups.

The top four from each group move on to a standard knock-out round.

With the exception of the 3rd place game, there will be no classification games (for places 5 to 24).

Mixed 3x3 tournament

A mixed tournament, in which all countries represented both in the men’s and the women’s tournaments may take part, will also be played. Each team will be composed of two men and two women, with any three players on court at any one time.

Teams register on 22 August during the technical meeting, where the draw will also be made.

The tournament is played in a standard knock-out format, beginning at the Eight-Finals round.

Shootout contest

Teams may register up to three players (men or women) in the Shootout Contest.

During qualification each player will take 10 shots from the top of the arc. The players having scored the most baskets go through to the Final, while in case of a tie, the time will act as a tie-breaker.

For the Final, players must shoot 12 shots from four different locations. The first three from the right side of the arc (45° angle from the baseline), three from the top of the arc (same location as qualification), three from the left side of the arc (45° angle from the baseline) and three from the half-court line.

Shots from the arc are worth one point, while shots from the half-court line are worth three points.

The player with the most points wins.

Skills contest

Each (women’s) team can enter up to one player in the dunk contest.

The player has to complete a predefined course of four stations, in the least possible time, testing key basketball skills.

  • The cross-over slalom dribble - around four pylons (the clock starts when the player)
  • The chest pass at target - upon the first successfull attempt the player may continue; if after three unsuccessful attempts the player still has not scored, they may continue regardless
  • The behind the back speed dribble - around the same four pylons, in the opposite direction
  • The shot - the player may shoot from anywhere after having exited the last pylon of the speed dribble slalom (the clock stops when the basket is scored)

All 19 participating players participate in the qualification round. The four players with the best times progress to the Semi-Finals.

The player with the best times takes on the player with the fourth best time in the first semi, while the players with the second and third best times came head to head in the second semi.

The two winners progress through to the Gold Medal Game.

Dunk contest

Each (men’s) team can enter up to one player in the dunk contest.

During the qualification round, each player has up to attempts to complete a dunk, with the first successful one being marked by each member of the jury (marks 0, 5-10). The final score is the sum of the marks given by each member of the jury. The four players with best scores progress to the Semi-Final.

During the Semi-Final, each player has up to five attempts to complete a dunk, with the first successful one being marked by each member of the jury (marks 0, 5-10). The final score is the sum of the marks given by each member of the jury. The two players with the best scores progress to the Final.

During the Final, each player has up to attempts to complete a dunk, with the first two successful ones being marked by each member of the jury (marks 0, 5-10). The final score is the sum of the marks given by each member of the jury for each dunk. The player with the highest score wins the dunk contest.
 

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