1st Annual Ballin’ in Busan: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament


1st Annual Ballin’ in Busan: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Location: Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea

Time: Saturday, June 25 · 12:00pm - 7:00pm


Calling a ballers in South Korea! In the ROK, the most dominant sports are soccer, baseball and taekwondo. I think it’s safe to say that there are millions of fanatic fans of these sports, but there are only a couple of hundred thousands of basketball fans. Thus, I’m hosting the first annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament in Busan. I listed the rules below, but I want to point out that each team must have at least the following members: 1 girl or 1 Korean and if you don’t know a Korean then there must be 2 girls on the team. If you are interested in helping out with the event, please send me an e-mail or a personal message on Facebook:


 NUMBER OF PLAYERS : Teams may consist of either three (3) or four (4) players that are registered by the tournament entry deadline. (Saturday June 18, 2011) Under no circumstances will player/roster substitutions be allowed after the tournament begins. All games must start with at least three (3) players on each team. Any number of players (1, 2, or 3) may complete a game.Players may appear on only one team for the tournament. If any player appears on more than one team, that player will be expelled from the tournament.

KEEPING SCORE: A basket is worth one (1) point. A successful basket behind the two-point arc is worth two (2) points. A player must have both feet behind the line to be considered a made shot to be counted as 2 points.

WARM UP TIME: Both teams will have warm-up time prior to the game at their assigned court. Warm-up time is dependent upon the weather and adherence to the tournament game schedule, and may be as little as 3 minutes.

LENGTH OF GAME: The first team to reach sixteen (16) points within thirty (30) minutes of play is declared the winner. The thirty (30) minute clock will be stopped during team time-outs and if the referee or court monitor stops play for a player injury or other unusual circumstance. In all situations, the referee or court monitor can declare a technical foul if he/she determines that a team is intentionally stalling to run out the clock.

If neither team has reached a score of sixteen (16) points, the referee or court monitor shall stop the game after thirty (30) minutes of play.

If a score of 16 is not achieved within 30 minutes, and a team has a lead of one or more points, that team is declared the winner. If the teams are tied, overtime will be activated. In overtime, a coin flip will determine which team has the initial possession. The game winner will be the first team to score two (2) points in overtime.

TAKING IT BACK: The ball must be “taken back” on each exchange of possession regardless of whether a shot was attempted. Failure to properly “take-it-back” will result in loss of possession and any points just scored. “Taking it back” means bringing your whole body, both feet and the ball behind the two-point arc.

TIME OUT: Each team is allowed a single one (1) minute time out per game.

PLAYER SUBSTITUTION: Player substitution is allowed during a time out or any dead-ball situation.