Competition Format

In Latvia, 14 men's teams are divided in 2 pools of 4 and 2 pools of 3, and 10 women's teams in 2 pools of 5 and seeded automatically based on the 3x3 Federation Ranking at the cut-off date of 16 June.

All teams play every other in their respective pools. The best 2 in each group (men) and the best 4 in each group (women) qualify for the quarter-finals.

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.

All pool games are played on Day 1 (on 2 courts) and the knock-out games on Day 2.

The best 6 men's teams meaning the winners of each quarter final plus the two winner teams of the loser's bracket -between the teams that lost in the quarter finals- qualify and the best 5 women's teams meaning the winners of the quarter finals and the winners of a loser's bracket qualify to the 2016 FIBA 3x3 U18 European Championships.