The FIBA Open – An Exciting Event
This annual event takes place on the weekend of FIBA’s anniversary (18 June 1932). Previous event have encountered a roaring success with a great atmosphere surrounding the playing courts.
Many people from the nearby French and Swiss region come together at the House of Basketball to dive into the world of 3x3 and visit the Hall of Fame and the exhibition space retracing the history of Basketball and FIBA. Different activities make the event attractive to all.
The Organizing Committee, with over 100 volunteers, work relentlessly for this event to meet the promises of a celebration where visitors and players can come together in a relaxed family atmosphere.
“The FIBA Open is one of the missions of the Foundation and 3x3 basketball is at the core of its activities” declared Yvan Mainini. “These initiatives have a strong social aspect. The aim of the event is to present FIBA to the region using 3x3 basketball.”
The 2019 FIBA Open
The 5th edition of the FIBA Open will take place at the House of Basketball in Mies, on June 15th and 16th 2019.
All registrations can be made on the site play.fiba3x3 as of February 2019.
Partnering with SwissBasketball, the SwissTour3x3 will take place on the Sunday
The registration fee is CHF 10.- per child for U5 and U7 (individual registration), CHF 40.- for all U13 categories and younger and CHF 60.- for all categories as of U15. In return, each player will receive a reversible Basketball jersey (value CHF 50.-).All profits from the event will be used by the IBF, FIBA’s foundation in its humanitarian projects.
For the U5 and U7, each child should be registered individually and will take part in 3 activities throughout the day: 11am, 2.30pm, 4pm.
This year, a Special Olympics tournament will take place during the FIBA Open with 12 teams from all over Europe taking part.
The new ‘Open Familly’ category gives anyone who just wants a chance to play a friendly game an opportunity to do so no matter your age or gender !
If you want to play but don't have a team, send us an email stating which category you would like to play in at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you find a team.
In parallel to the event, an “Open House” of the House of Basketball will take place as well as activities with food and drinks for families, friends and anyone keen to discover the world of basketball.
How to get there: The House of Basketball is located in Mies, Switzerland (Route Suisse 5, 1295 Mies) by Lake Geneva. Public Transport: Mies train station is 300 m away from the House of Basketball. By car: either by the « Route du Lac » approximately 20 minutes from downtown Geneva, or by the Geneva-Lausanne highway, Coppet exit.
We look forward to seeing you at the House of Basketball in June! Meeting is at 9h00 to get your playing jerseys and schedules. Start of games at 10h00 for everybody! (Saturday and Sunday).