FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup Qualifying Draw 2018 played in Dongguan     05/03/2018 09:21

From 27th to 29th April, the FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup Qualifying Draw 2018 was played in Changping Town of Dongguan. Basketball teams of three, from 20 countries and regions in Asia and Oceania gathered in Dongguan to compete. Finally, two men's basketball teams and two women's basketball teams gained the chance to compete in the final 3x3 Asia Cup with 20 other teams that had already entered the competition. The final was held in Shenzhen from 29th April to 1st May.

On the evening of 26th April, the qualifier press conference was held in Changping. Mr. Liu Kejun (Vice-Chairman of the China Basketball Association), Mr. Chai Wensheng (Chairman of the Guangdong Basketball Association and Director of the Three-Person Basketball Department of the China Basketball Association), Ms. Huang Huihong (Director of the Dongguan Sports Bureau), and certain leaders of Changping Town attended the event. At the press conference, Liu and Chai presented plaques to the title sponsors and the Changping Basketball Association. FIBA presented a basketball to Mr. Liu Yuchang (Secretary of the Changping Town Party Committee).

"This event brings together competitive men and women three-person basketball teams from Asia and Oceania. The competition will be very intense. We think of this as a rehearsal of the three-person basketball project for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We are very grateful to China, Guangdong and Changping for their active promotion of the game. Let's enjoy the game!" said the FIBA three-person basketball press officer.

There were a total of four groups, i.e. two teams for men and women basketball in the three-day qualifier. The event was a single-round match. It was a fierce battle until the morning of the 29th. The top four teams went directly to Shenzhen to participate in the final in the afternoon.

(By Stefanie Tan and Sev Pischl) 

来源:Dongguan Today     Editor:谭晶