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3x3 wheelchair basketball by DK3


DK3 is an Invitational tournament. The beauty of it is that a invited player may get a chance to play with a Gold Medalist or a player of great talent that they would never get such an opportunity. In addition to that, all teams in this format, have a chance to win a great prizes, including cash and quality product prizes.

How the format actually works:

  • Once invited as an individual, you are entered in a large list of all players. Traditionally wheelchair basketball 3 on 3 events where you enter teams are small in numbers and parity across the board is lacking. 

  • By entering as an individual player, you are placed in a draw by Dave Kiley himself along with his tournament director, both of whom know the players very well and factor in height, class, and ability.

  • The best players are drawn to individual teams and remaining players are drawn to one of those teams as evenly as possible.

DK3 Tournament Rules 

  1. Teams agree on color of jerseys. In most DK3 events, teams listed first on bracket are white and other team goes dark.

  2. Teams agree on shooter for outs to begin play… shot from agreed spot.

  3. Preliminary games are played to 15 by ones and must win by two or to 20 minutes whichever comes first. If 20 minutes expires its sudden death win by one.

  4. All baskets count as 1 point and 3 pointers are 2 points. 

  5. Semis and Finals will be played to 21, win by two.

  6. Alternating possession after a made basket.

  7. ALL players must clear ball to 3 point line after each possession, i.e. made basket, dead ball, or a foul. 

  8. You do not have to clear ball on an air ball or a steal.

  9. There is no 3 seconds in the lane.

  10. You must clear the paint after each possession.

  11. Players will call own fouls.  After call is made the possession continues after ball is cleared to the 3 point line. 3 on 3 is not tennis, it’s a rough game and little incidental calls should not be made. In semi-finals and finals after 5 fouls the opposing team player whom was fouled will shoot a free throw and will count as 1. 

  12. Integrity, respect and honesty starts here. No profanity!  Any dispute that cannot be resolved, both teams will agree on a single shooter from free throw to determine. A make wins dispute, a miss loses the dispute. No arguing. If for any reason a dispute can’t be resolved the TD can be called to the court. This should not happen.

  13. In the case that a team may have a sub (rare) that team must work out a pattern that allows sub in game.

  14. In the event of injury and a player cannot continue the tournament director will work to replace with the extra substitution if there is one. Or game by game find comparable player who agrees to play as schedule allows.

  15. Winning team must report scores immediately to score table volunteers or the Tournament  Director.

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