Last year event in the strict center of Ljubljana at the Congress Square ensured a spectacular and internationally rejuvenating sporting event.
The Challenger series is the second level of FIBA 3X3 competition after Masters. In 2018, 8 such tournaments are confirmed, one of them in Slovenia at the Congress Square in Ljubljana. Thus the Slovenian capital has found itself in the elite of the world series, which means that the world’s best teams will come to us.
Slovenia has been on the calendar of the world series and it is no surprise that the Slovenian team has achieved the highest international results and is ranked 2nd in the world level rankings.
The competition will be organized by the Basketball Association of Slovenia and the Extrem Agency after the established system of basketball tournaments 3× 3. The competition takes place first in groups, where the teams are divided into four groups of four teams, then the best two teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals, where the eliminating begins until to finals. The money fund is $20,000.
The capital city of Ljubljana with an exceptional Congress Square is a spectacular venue, one of the most beautiful in the entire world basketball series 3×3. Day and night scenes in the city center are really impressive! A basketball court in the center of the square, surrounded by three tribunes for 2000 visitors, dynamic lighting and sound system, and the urban touches blend into an unforgettable experience!
Friday, 17. august
13.30 – 22.30 (group phase – timetable and scores)
Saturday, 18. august
17.00 – 17.30 (special athletes basketball)
17.30 – 18.00 (wheel chair basketball)
18.00 – 22.30 (knock-out phase- timetable and scores)
NIPKE & ARTIFEX (Saturday)
DUNKING DEVILS (Saturday, 21.30)
DANCE GROUP LADIES (Friday and Saturday)
Sani Bečirović is a Slovenian basketball player, who has become one of the best European players in the last decade, especially for his exceptional talent. In his career he played for the biggest European clubs, he was a permanent member of the Slovenian national team and became the legend of Slovenian basketball.
Sani Bečirović will conclude his rich basketball career on August 30 in Ljubljana’s Stožice, when they will prepare a joint farewell match with Boštjan Nachbar. The name of the event is The Basketball Symphony. They will be joined by many sports celebrities and friends who accompanied them during the career.
Marco Belinelli, Zeljko Obradovic, Dimitris Diamantidis, Jiri Welsch, Pero Antic, Nenad Krstic, Vlado Ilievski, Beno Udrih, Marko Milic, Jaka Lakovic and many others have already confirmed their presence!
Aron Roijé, Dimeo Van der Horst, Jesper Jobse, Sjoerd van Vilsteren
Dragan Bjelica, Dušan Popović, Ivan Popovic, Vuk Obradinovic
Aleksander Vojičić, Matic Urbas, Mensud Julević, Tomo Čajič
Anton Chernogor, Pavel Tsopych, Roman Dmytrenko, Sergii Yurchenko
Lake Ada Brox
Marko Stevanovic, Milan Milosevic, Miloš Suzić, Nenad tomasevic
Blaz Cresnar, Dejan Mlakar, Jasmin Hercegovac, Želimir Zagorac
Malaga El Palo
Andrés Miso Molina, Ismael Sanchez Reina, Javier Meras Ramirez, José Rojas Martin
Igralci še niso znani.
Adin Kavgic, Anže Srebovt, Gašper Ovnik, Simon Finzgar
Agnis Čavars, Edgars Krumins, Kārlis Lasmanis, Nauris Miezis
Berin Gudic, Damir Palata, Filip Pejovic, Fedja Vuleta
David Mervar, Martin Mežan, Matic Lozar, Žan Petejan
Duje Kaliterna, Hrvoje Marin, Ivan Rašetina, Toni Mindoljevic
Delgernyam Davaasambuu, Dulguun Enkhbat, Tsenguunbayar Gotov, Tserenbaatar Enkhtaivan
Alessandro Petronio, Alexandre Kisonga, Davide Gorini, Maurizio Pavone
Danilo Mijatović, Filip Simic, Marko Brankovic, Strahinja Stojacic