Competition Format

The tournament will feature 8 teams from both genders and last for 2 days.

Teams are divided into 2 pools of 4 teams playing in a round-robin first round against their 3 respective pool opponents. The pool winners are directly qualified for the Semi-Finals and the 2nd- and 3rd-placed teams in each pool will play a Quarter-Final with the winners advancing to the Semi-Finals. The winners of the Semi-Finals will be qualified directly to the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2019, while the losers of the Semi-Finals will play a final game for the final spot in the FIBA 3x3 World Cup. No Final between the Semi-Finals winners will be played.

The top 3 teams in each gender will secure their ticket to the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2019, which will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands on June 18-23.

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.

All games will be played with the official 3x3 ball.