Pasig, Bataan wage war with 10 other Asia Pacific teams in Chooks 3x3
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 02, 2019 06:21 PM
Pasig and Bataan will rep the Philippines in the Asia Pacific Super Quest
Twelve of Asia and Oceania's top 3x3 basketball clubs will collide this weekend for the first-ever FIBA-sanctioned Super Quest.
Teams from Mongolia (no. 2 in the world), China (no. 3), Japan (no. 4), Indonesia (no. 15), Australia (no. 25), New Zealand (no. 29), South Korea (no. 42), Chinese Taipei (no. 60), Vietnam (no. 65), and Hong Kong (no. 79) have confirmed for the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest From April 6 to 7 at SM Megamall Fashion Hall.
Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3, the Philippines' first 3x3 basketball league, was tasked by FIBA to host the level-eight event that will further boost the country's world 3x3 rankings.
“After last year’s success of the FIBA 3×3 World Cup organized by SBP, the initiative of Chooks-to-Go to set up a tournament with international teams from Asia Pacific qualifying to the FIBA 3×3 World Tour is excellent news. It underpins the effort of Chooks-to-Go in organizing dozens of local 3×3 events and will accelerate the development of 3×3 in the Philippines,” said FIBA 3×3 Managing Director Alex Sanchez,who will grace the two-day event.
“We are looking for tangible ways for the country to find its way to the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments. I know it’s hard at this point, but we will try everything,” said Chooks-to-Go President Ronald Mascariñas.
Representing the Philippines are President's Cup champions Pasig Grindhouse Kings and runners-up 1Bataan Risers.
The two top-flight Philippine squads will go up against Ulaanbataar of Mongolia, Enerskin of the Korea 3x3 Basketball League, the Saigon Aces of Vietnam, Absolute 3x3 Basketball of Taipei, the Jakarta West Bandits of Indonesia, Tokyo Dime.exe of Japan, TSV Reading Cinema of Australia, Aotearoa of New Zealand, Anytours M1 of Hong Kong, and SSLC of China.
"With the Super Quest, we want to show the region that we can compete with the world’s best in 3×3 basketball,” shared league commissioner Eric Altamirano.
The champion of the Asia Pacific Super Quest will book tickets to both the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha Masters from April 18 to 19 and the Challenger Series in Penang, Malaysia from May 12 to 13. Moreover, it will bring home USD 20,000.
The runners-up will also head to the Doha tournament while also pocketing USD 15,000.