For the first time since Red Bull Reign, Filipino streetballers will compete once again on a global stage as the intense and competitive 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Red Bull Half Court, is finally making its way to the Philippines. The qualifying tournaments will take place in Cebu and Manila to determine who will compete at the National Finals and represent the country in Serbia on September 2023.
Red Bull Half Court: A Streetballer’s Stomping Ground
The first leg of Red Bull Half Court will begin with two individual qualifiers in Cebu and Manila. The games will be played under FIBA rules, with the first round in a pool play style and the following rounds in a knockout format.
To ensure a consistently high-octane offensive game, Red Bull Half Court’s unique Own the Court stipulation will award team groups additional points to those who score the most points cumulatively throughout the event giving them a higher chance of securing their spot in the Top 4 (Men’s) and Top 2 (Women’s) of their respective qualifier. Each match in the qualifying round will be a 10-minute game.
The winning team from each city will be rewarded with a homecourt refurbishment of their choosing, and the opportunity to compete against each other in a winner-takes-all match at the National Finals.
“We are thrilled to work with Red Bull in bringing Red Bull Half Court to the Philippines. Basketball is an important part of the Filipino culture, and we believe that this tournament will provide a platform for young and aspiring ballers to showcase their skills and passion for 3X3 street basketball and ultimately earn the chance to represent our country on the global stage.” expressed Coach Eric Altamirano, the Tournament Commissioner of Red Bull Half Court Philippines.
The tournament is open to both men and women above the age of 18 with an active Philippine passport. All participating teams must have 4 players, with the 4th player serving as a reserve or backup. The registration, qualifying rounds, and other events leading up to the World Finals will commence on the following dates:
- April 21 – Registration opens for Cebu and Manila Qualifiers
- May 20 – Cebu Qualifiers
- May 27 – Manila Qualifiers
- June 3 – National Finals
- September 16 to September 17 – World Finals
The culmination of the National Finals is set to go down at the renowned Tenement Basketball Court in Taguig with the winner getting an all-expense paid trip to represent the Philippines at the World Finals in Serbia.
Registration is completely free and Interested participants may sign up via this link: http://redbullhalfcourt.com/