Record number of events announced for FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2023
MIES (Switzerland) - The FIBA 3x3 Women's Series 2023 will be bigger and better than ever before with the much-anticipated season starting in Wuhan, China, on May 6-7.
It will be the first time the Women's Series will be played in China since its first edition in 2019. The final will be played in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on September 16-17.
There are 20 events already confirmed which would beat the previous record of 15 held in 2019.
FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said: “As we witness the rapid growth and success of the FIBA 3x3 Women's Series, launched in 2019, it is exciting to see a record number of events announced for this upcoming season. This momentum demonstrates FIBA's commitment to one of its key strategic priorities, Women in Basketball, and the importance of ensuring our major women's competitions continue to grow and gain maximum impact.”
This season's Women's Series will travel around the world marked by stops in several well-known 3x3 destinations such as Debrecen in Hungary, which has hosted the World Tour for 8 years as well as Prague, one of the longest-serving destinations on the professional circuit, this time for the 3rd edition of the Women’s Series Prague Stop. The city of Ulaanbaatar, hosts of the final, have also been receiving several 3x3 events since 2017, including the Asia Cup, U18 World Cup, and Challengers.
Also, there will be events in several exciting new destinations, including a trio of stops in Azerbaijan and the first visit of the competition to Spain.
The list of confirmed events:
Wuhan, China: May 6-7
Astara, Azerbaijan: May 20-21
Clermont-Ferrand, France: June 9-10
Shusha, Azerbaijan: June 12-13
Xiongan, China: June 16-17
Orleans, France: June 21-22
Poitiers, France: June 27-28
Netanya, Israel: July 3-4
Fribourg, Switzerland: July 6-7
Pristina, Kosovo: July 14-15
Bordeaux, France: July 19-20
Edmonton, Canada: July 29-30
Prague, Czech Republic: August 4-5
Yichang, China: August 4-5
Melilla, Spain: August 18-19
Quebec, Canada: August 18-19
Baku, Azerbaijan: August 22-23
Debrecen, Hungary: August 28-29
Montreal, Canada: September 2-3
Ulaanbaatar Final, Mongolia: September 16-17
Much like in the third edition in 2022, the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series will welcome national federations and private promoters alike.
Created in 2019, the FIBA 3x3 Women’s Series is the number one event on the 3x3 women's professional circuit.
Canada will enter this season as defending champions having memorably taken the crown at last year's Constanta Final.
France were the competition's first champions in 2019, while Germany claimed the title in 2021.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly city-based FIBA 3x3 World Tour and national-team FIBA 3x3 World & Continental Cups.
On July 24, 2021, 3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.