31 July
01 August, 2016


A FIBA 3x3 Challenger is a FIBA 3x3 World Tour Qualifier comprised of one stand-alone, international tournament with at least USD 5,000 prize money limited to 16 teams.

Some of these teams are invited including at least 3 teams which participated in the World Tour the previous year and the others earn a ticket to the Challenger by winning one of the many qualifying events (can be a stand-alone tournament or a tour), named FIBA 3x3 Satellite.

Here below is the list of Challengers which qualify for the Utsunomiya Masters.

Utsunomiya Masters (30-31 July)
Event Organiser Country Date Qualified Teams
Doha Challenger** Qatar Basketball Federation Qatar 31 March Doha (QAT)
Al Gharafa (QAT)
Penang Challenger** World Hoops Malaysia 7-8 May Piran (SLO)
St Petersburg (RUS)
Abu Dhabi Challenger** Abu Dhabi Sports Council & Sport Arena UAE 24-25 June Ljubljana (SLO)
Novi Sad Al Wahda (UAE)
Shenzhen Challenger** Sunsports China 16-17 July

Malaga (ESP)
Okayama (JPN)

 **Denotes tournaments from which 2 teams qualify for the World Tour


Doha Challenger (31 March)
Event Organiser Country Date Qualified Team
Doha Satellite Qatar Basketball Federation Qatar 29-30 October 2015 Lausanne (SUI)

*Organisers (AND NOT FIBA) decide who the invited teams are. Teams should contact organisers directly to apply to play at the event.

FIBA will shortly add the full name and details of the satellite events and invited teams*.