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JD Ball Out 3×3 Tour Grand Finals ~ Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 August

🏀 The outdoor courts at Finsbury Park are the place to be this weekend for the 2023 Ball Out 3×3 Grand Finals.  Spectating is free!

After a summer of short-format basketball which has taken in Birmingham, Essex and Manchester the 2023 JD Ball Out 3×3 Tour reaches its final destination in north London where all the junior and senior national titles will be decided.  

In all there have been six qualifying events with Ball out 3×3 and Basketball England once again teaming up to promote this iconic 3×3 tour together with new headline sponsor “JD” (see below for a full guide and daily schedule for this weekend’s action). 

The quicker, short-format of basketball was the jewel in the crown of last year’s Commonwealth Games, with Smithfield in Birmingham playing host to an unforgettable 3×3 tournament. 

Homegrown baller Myles Hesson and teammates Orlan Jackman, Kayne Henry and Jamell Anderson – lead by founder and CEO of Ball Out 3×3 Julius Joseph – won England’s first-ever basketball gold, while England’s women – Hannah Jump, Chantelle Handy, Cheridene Green and Shanice Beckford-Norton – completed a triumphant night for the sport with a hard-earned silver medal.

Julius Joseph (pictured above), Ball Out 3×3 CEO, said on the announcement of this year’s event: “Following the success of last summer’s Commonwealth Games and the national Ball Out 3×3 tour, we are excited to provide another opportunity for players from around the country to get involved.  We are looking forward to a great summer of basketball.”

To this weekend and Saturday’s action at the Ball Out 3×3 Grand Finals will see titles decided across the junior age groups.  On Sunday attention turns to the seniors with titles at stake across the elite men’s and women’s and wheelchair basketball competitions.  The winners of the Elite Men’s Ball-Out Finals will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour and the chance to win a huge cash prize.  

A Dunk Contest will take place on both days.

🎟️ Spectating at Finsbury Park Basketball Courts is free.  Checking the Ball Out 3×3 Twitter feed before travelling is recommended in the case of bad weather, as the event may be rescheduled if it rains. 

🏀 Matches on Saturday and Sunday from 10am.

⏱️ Daily schedule as follows:

Saturday 12th August (Final timings tbc)

09:45 Open Registration Under 16’s
10:00 Open Registration Under 18’s Women
10:00 Team Photos
10:15 Open Registration Men
14:20 Quarterfinals Under 18’s Women
15:00 U18 Women 3pt contest
15:00 Quarterfinals Under 16’s/Quarterfinals Under 18’s Men
16:00 U18 Women Final
17:00 U18 Dunk Contest
17:50 Finals Under 18’s
18:00 Presentation Under 18’s.

​​Sunday 13th August (Final timings tbc)

09:45 Open Registration Rec. Men and Women
10:00 Team Photos
11:00 Open Registration Elite Men
13:40 Last 16 Men
14:40 Women’s Final
15:00 Men’s Final followed by Prizes/JD Giveaway
17:20 Elite Dunk Contest followed by Entertainment
18:10 Elite Men’s Final

🚊 🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended.  Finsbury Park station – which has connections for National Rail, London Underground and bus services – is approximately half a mile from the venue.  Manor House on the Piccadilly tube line is a short walk away.  If driving there is free parking available on nearby streets around the park.

Action from the 2018 Ball Out 3×3 Finals Day

About Ball Out 3×3 – preview courtesy of the Ball Out 3×3 website 

Ball Out 3×3 is UK’s biggest 3×3 basketball tournament.  It takes place every summer across the best outdoor courts across the nation.​

Our tournament invites basketball players from all across the nation to come out and compete in any of the featured qualifying events for a shot at making the finals at Finsbury Park Basketball Courts.

Winners from the Ball Out Finals (Elite Men’s Division only) earn an all expenses paid trip to compete in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour TBC and the chance to win the huge cash prize.

​3×3 basketball is increasingly becoming a key motor for the development of basketball.

One of the biggest strengths of 3×3 is its simplicity both in terms of RULES and in terms of required facilities, allowing it to be held in the most spectacular settings, using iconic landmarks as backdrops.

​Beyond ensuring a sustained growth in the number of basketball players, FIBA has created a worldwide sports community through a network of hundreds of organisers, thousands of tournaments and millions of players. The online community interconnects all of these thanks to the latest digital technology.

​Members with FIBA 3×3 profiles can interact using their computers or mobile phones via that allows them to team-up with other players nearby, register for tournaments and record results of their games.

​Points accumulated result in the main indicator of how good an individual player is the Ranking.

​The more ballers play, the better their chances are of improving this indicator, increasing the number of games played on the courts and playgrounds everywhere, and absorbing an ever-growing number of members.

​Ball Out 3×3 is part of the global network of open tournaments, from grassroots to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour.  It’s at the forefront of the development of 3×3 basketball, with sights on the Olympic Games.

​Ball Out 3×3 provides competitions across the following divisions:

Elite/Recreational Men

Elite/Recreational Women

Wheelchair Basketball

Under 18 Men/Women

Under 16 Boys/Girls

Under 14 Boys/Girls

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