Dunk Contest

Format

Rounds: Dunkers have 75 seconds and 3 attempts per round to complete a dunk. An attempt means the dunker had the intention to dunk and he or the ball touched the rim and/or the backstop unit. The only exception to the 75-second-rule is the third round of the final where there is no time limit. The 75 seconds start running once the dunker's name is called up. The first successful dunk is considered the valid one. A dunk is considered successful if the ball does not leave the ring in an upward vertical direction after it has left the dunker's hand. The dunks are marked (0, 5-10) by each one of the 3 members of the jury.

Tie-breaker: In case of a tie, the tied players dunk again and the jury takes a majority decision.

Semi-Final: The top player from the qualification and two guest dunkers, compete during 2 rounds on Day 2, with the scores starting from zero (order determined by alphabetical order). The 2 players with the highest scores advance to the final.

Dunker 1st 2nd  Total
Vadim Poddubchenko 27 23 50
Rafal Lipinski 25 30 53
Chris Staples 28 28 56

 

Final: The 2 finalists compete during 3 rounds just after the Semi-Final, with the scores starting from zero and the dunker with the higher score in the semi-final going second.

Dunker 1st 2nd  3rd Total
Rafal Lipinski 27 28 27 82
Chris Staples 30 27   57

 

Prizes: The winner gets 2,000USD, the runner-up and third-place dunkers win 500USD in prize money.