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 World Championships, and 3×3 being included as an Olympic Sport in 2020.

Provincial House League Basketball Festival

Ontario Basketball, in recognition of the important role that house league programming plays in the development of young athletes, 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 the 2018 3×3 Provincial House League Festival!

2017 3×3 Canada Quest Regional Finals

3×3 Canada Quest Regional Finals will be held in major cities across the country in May and June 2017 (complete list below). Winners will advance to the 3×3 Quest National Championship on July 7th and 8th to be played inside the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta. All expenses will be paid for regional winners to make the trip to the National Championship. Top teams from the National Championship will qualify directly for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour. Quest is open to adult males (18+).

3×3 Canada Quest Regionals

  • Calgary AB: May 12–13 (Basketball Alberta)
  • Shawinigan QB: May 19–21 (Basketball Quebec)
  • Edmonton AB: June 3–4 (Basketball Alberta)
  • Hamilton ON: June 16–17 (McMaster University)
  • Vancouver BC: TBD (Richmond Oval)
  • Halifax NS: June 24–25 (Atlantic Sport and Entertainment)
  • Winnipeg MB: June 24–25 (Winnipeg Minor Basketball)

Annual 3×3 Events

OBA 3-on-3 Kumar Classic

Kumar Classic

The 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.

The 2017 event took place on Saturday, June 17 at Conestoga College in Kitchener. Complete information can be found on the website: https://3v3kumarclassic.com/

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Upcoming 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 is taking place on Saturday, August 12.

Learn more about the 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 (i.e. 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 us!