Twenty-two teams nominated for the for RedCity's inaugural Capalaba Central 3x3 Clash. The event was held on top of the eastern carpark at Capalaba Central. Set up took a couple of hours on Saturday night to barricade the carpark and roll in the hoops. There were a few anxious moments trying to follow the instructions to lay down the FIBA 3x3 court. It was like putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle. The set up team soon had it sorted and when completed Angela Fiddes was the first to score a basket on the new court!
Come Sunday morning mother nature turned on some beautiful spring weather for games to start at 9.00am. The location seemed to be made for a 3x3 event! The DJ was pumping out the beats providing an enjoyable vibe and there was a cool breeze all day with plenty of shade under the carpark sails. Aussie at Capalaba provided a VIP lounge where players could gather between games and they also provided some sunscreen and sunglasses in the show bags (full of other goodies) that Capalaba Central Shopping Centre management kindly gave to each member, of each team.
There were some great competitions but the U13 girls division had some of the best contests. "Tueddes" fought through the round games to finish on top and to go straight into the final, while the "South Sea Cuzzies" won their semi final over "Crusaders" to match up against "Tueddes".
The final was point for point with "Tueddes" getting the win by the narrowest of margins 11-10! Congratulations Mia Teunis, Lily Teunis, Ella Fiddes and Eden Cooper!
Other category winners were:
Open Men - Bricklayers 20 - WAB 8
Congrats to Nathan Beaton, Adam Russell, Ashley Hardwick and Bradley Russell!
Open Women - Hoop...There it is! 11 - Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest 9
Congrats to Cassie Dover, Carrie Mill, Jaylen Cooper and Laura McKillop
U17 Boys - Bayside Bullets 10 - WP Kings Jesters 0
Congrats to Kymani Coates, Harper Ackroyd, Lachlan Kidd and Ethan Van Waveren
U15 Boys - SW Ballers 21 - Wildcat Pumas 7
Congrats to Jake Melenewycz, Harry Smith, Sebastian Lieu and Ruben Sambrano
U13 Boys - Baysiders 11 - Wonders of the World 10
Congrats to Riley San Jose, Ethan Holden, Elia Cooper and Charlie Mirosch
Check out some of the action from the finals here!
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