3×3 is vital in the development and growth of the sport of basketball in Ontario. 3×3 is gaining momentum worldwide with the FIBA 3×3 World Tour and FIBA 3×3 World Championships, and 3×3 being included as an Olympic sport in 2020.

3×3 Canada Quest

FIBA’s flagship 3×3 competition is an annual FIBA 3×3 World Tour comprised of a series of Masters Qualifiers and one Final, awarding six-figure prize money.

Leading up to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour, regional events take place across the country as part of Canada Basketball’s 3×3 Canada Quest series. The winners of the elite division in each of the regionals, along with wild card teams, qualify for the 3×3 Canada Quest Finals. The top two Finals teams then qualify to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters Qualifier and compete for a spot in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final.

The FIBA 3×3 World Tour and all related qualifying events are open to adult males (ages 18+).

3×3 Canada Quest Regionals

The 2017 3×3 Canada Quest Regional Finals were held in major cities across the country in May to July.

  • Calgary, AB: May 12–13
  • Shawinigan, QB: May 19–21
  • Edmonton, AB: June 3–4
  • Hamilton, ON: June 16–17
  • Winnipeg, MB: June 24–25
  • Vancouver, BC: July 1–2

3×3 Canada Quest Finals

Winners from each Regional Qualifier advanced to the 2017 3×3 Canada Quest Finals on July 7 and 8 in the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton.

FIBA 3×3 World Tour Qualifier

Top teams from the Canadian Final qualified for the 2017 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Qualifier in Saskatoon on July 15 and 16.

FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final

World Tour Qualifier winners earned a spot at the 2017 FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final on October 28 and 29 in Beijing, China.

3×3 Provincial House League Festival

In recognition of the important role that house league programming plays in the development of young athletes, Ontario Basketball introduced the inaugural 3×3 Provincial House League Basketball Festival for U9 to U12 teams in Spring 2017. There were several regional qualifying events that culminated with the Provincial Festival.

Stay tuned for information about future 3×3 Provincial House League Festivals!

Upcoming 3×3 Events

OBA 3-on-3 Kumar Classic

3×3 Kumar Classic

The 3×3 Kumar Classic is hosted annually by the Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Basketball Association in honour of one of their young players, Jay Kumar, who passed away in 2014.

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Location: Conestoga College, Kitchener
Ages: Elementary and high school students ages 19 and under
Format: Round robin, guaranteed three games
Team Size: 3–4 players per team

Register now for the 3×3 Kumar Classic

Registration includes:

  • Three guaranteed games;
  • Team package;
  • Water bottle;
  • T-shirt; and
  • Entry into the 3-Point Shootout.

Proceeds support the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and the Jay Kumar Memorial Scholarship, which helps make organized basketball accessible to youth in the community.

Cost (Early Bird): $175 per team before Tuesday, May 1
Cost (Regular): $195 per team
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 1

Learn more about the 3×3 Kumar Classic.

Annual 3×3 Events

OBA 3X3: Naismith Basketball Association

Naismith 3×3 Basketball Tournament

The Naismith 3×3 Basketball Tournament is hosted annually in August by the Naismith Basketball Association in Almonte.

The 2017 event took place on Saturday, August 12.

Learn more about the Naismith 3×3 Basketball Tournament.

3×3 Crossover Fundraiser

The 3×3 Crossover Fundraiser is hosted annually by girls addicted to basketball (g.a.b) and Lead Thru Sport to encourage female youth to use basketball to pursue their career goals at the college or university level. Proceeds from the tournament go towards the g.a.b Scholarship Fund, which supports one former g.a.b participant pursuing post-secondary education each year.

The 2017 event took place on Saturday, November 25 at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Learn more about the 3×3 Crossover Fundraiser.

Lay-Up 3-on-3 Tournament

Lay-Up Youth Basketball’s annual 3-on-3 Tournament raises money for kids from Toronto’s priority communities to participate in Lay-Up’s year-round quality basketball programs.

The 2018 tournament took place on Sunday, April 22 in Toronto.

Learn more about the Lay-Up 3-on-3 Tournament.


OBA 3X3: Mini-Basket



Mini-Basket is designed for school, community or club basketball players and programs. The philosophy of Mini-Basket is to allow children to play a game that is better suited to the development of their physical, mental and basketball skills by instituting Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) modifications. It aims to provide a rich and high quality experience for youth basketball players to help foster their passion as they grow with the sport.

There are fewer rules that are gradually introduced as the player’s progress in their skill development and understanding of the game, keeping it developmentally appropriate. There are certain aspects to the game that are modified (e.g., ball size, court size, number of players, height of the hoop, etc.) to maximize the development plan to its full potential.

Mini-Basket is currently being delivered by the following organizations and all resources to run the programming are available on the OBA website – get started!

Organization NameCityAge Range
Orangeville HawksOrangeville4–7
Next Level BasketballBarrie7–12
Clarington BasketballBowmanville5–12

If your school/program/club is running Mini-Basket, let us know! To have your organization listed on our website, contact Marlon Piedrahita.