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Jul 4, 2012

Sign up for three by three basketball tournament

Paul Thompson

Pick-up basketball or three by three, as common as it is an alternative to a full-court match, is arguably more competitive than its five-on-five sibling.  Realizing its popularity, the Belize Basketball Federation (B.B.F.) along with Bowen and Bowen Limited have organized a tournament inviting teams of three with an opportunity to represent Belize in the United States in the weeks ahead.  The first leg of the competition begins this weekend in Belize City where it is anticipated that twenty-four teams will compete for a chance to advance to the finals. According to B.B.F. president Paul Thompson, the tour will showcase talent in several groups, including an under-eighteen division as well as a senior category.

 

Paul Thompson, President, Belize Basketball Federation

“The Belize Basketball Federation is launching the first national three by three basketball tour this weekend. It’s starting off in Belize City at the Riverside Tavern on Saturday starting at nine a.m. teams are encouraged to register to participate today, Wednesday from four to seven; Thursday from four to seven, and Friday from four to seven at the Riverside Tavern. The winning team from Belize City will participate in a final against winnings teams from Orange Walk, Corozal, Dangriga, Belmopan and San Ignacio. The winners of this male senior category will qualify to go to New York in august to participate in what’s call the World Tour. Winners from each site will receive two hundred dollars cash prize along with four cases of beer. This is for the men’s senior category. There is also a U-eighteen category where the winning teams will receive two hundred dollars and four cases of sprite. So please come out and register in Belize City at the Riverside Tavern. In Orange Walk, you can contact your local district association. The information for their contact numbers is online at our Belize Basketball Federation website; www.bbfbelize.org under downloads. So you can go there and get the contact information for them.”

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