06 - 09
September 2018

Competition Format

The Main Draw of the FIBA 3x3 U18 Asia Cup 2018 will be played with 12 teams per gender. All 12 teams per gender will be divided into 4 pools of 3 teams and will play a round-robin phase leading to a single elimination as of quarter-final games.

The host teams and the 9 best-ranked men´s teams and 10 best-ranked women´s teams at cut-off (1 November 2017) are qualified directly for the Main Draw.

The 9 lowest-ranked men's teams and 4 lowest ranked women's teams at cut-off will play a Qualifying Draw. The winners of each pool advance to the Main Draw.

Teams eliminated in the QD will be ranked 13-19 (in men) and 13-15 (in women) and will receive the corresponding ranking points.

Teams were seeded according to 3x3 Federation ranking of June 1, 2018.

In case teams are tied in the pools, the tie-breakers are as follows:

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);
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.

After the pools, the teams play knock-out games all the way to the final.