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COMPETITION FORMAT

COMPETITION FORMAT

The 2017 IBF Antilles 3x3 U18 Championships will feature 11 men's and 7 women's teams form the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean.

MEN
In the Men's category, they are divided into 2 pools (A and B) of 5 and 6 teams, seeded automatically based on the 3x3 Federation Ranking.
Each team plays the other 4 or 5 teams in their respective pools. The top two teams from each pool qualifies for the semi-final round and then play knock-out games all the way to the final.
There will be no classification games. Overall standings (places 3 to 11) and pool standings are determined by the following 3x3 standings rules:

If teams are tied after the first step, refer to the next one – and so on.
1. Most wins (or win ratio in case of unequal number of games in inter-pool comparison);
2. Head-to-head confrontation (only taking win/loss into account and applies within a pool only);
3. Most points scored in average (without considering winning scores of forfeits).
If teams are still tied after those three steps, the one(s) with the highest seeding win(s) the tie-breaker.

WOMEN
In the Women's category, there will be one pool (A) of 7 teams seeded automatically based on the 3x3 Federation Ranking.
Each team plays the other 6 teams in a round-robin format. The top four teams qualifies for the semi-final round and then play knock-out games all the way to the final.

On top of the men's and the women's team event, there are 4 individual contests:
Dunk Contest for Men
Shoot-Out Contest for Men and Women
Skills Challenge for Women

All six competitions will be played with the official 3x3 ball.

ABOUT FIBA 3x3
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefitted from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team world championships.