Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger – Admission Test for the Old School

The players who make up the team have gained enough experience at international competitions, both together and individually, yet the 2017 edition of Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger feels like a true admission test for the Old School. Under the Romanian flag, the Old School players were one step away from the semis at Poitiers – in the qualification tournament that would have granted them tickets for the European Championship. They stumbled against the Netherlands, losing in extra-time a match that could have given those players the much-needed confidence and reassure…

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Rahova sends its Finest to Bucharest Challenger. Romania’s #1 player featured in a legendary team

Rahova’s Finest, alongside Bucharest Old School, is one of the well-established brands in 3×3 Romanian basketball and Sport Arena Streetball tournaments. In 2017, the team bond together by strong wires of long-lasting friendship, dating back to high school or even elementary school, is once again led by Cătălin Vlaicu, the Romanian number one player in the World Individual Rankings (# 92). A finalist at the end of the first European 3×3 League, Rahova’s Finest comes to the Bucharest Challenger in a classic formula – Cătălin Vlaicu, Alin Bordei, Alin Spahiu…

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“The Bullet” set for Bucharest Challenger. The World Champions are coming to Bucharest

With 11 tournaments won in 2016, out of the 20 played on the 3×3 World Basketball Circuit, Novi Sad Al Wadha is THE TEAM, when it comes to the single panel-contests. A brand itself, a renowned quartet and a one hundred percent pro team, lured by a strong sponsor in the Asian desert to play for the United Arab Emirates, Novi Sad comes to Bucharest after a big victory at the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Utsunomiya Master. In Japan, they managed to shine although they did not play in the…

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European Champions take their aim at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

Very few would have dared to bet that Latvia would even reach the semis at the start of the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup 2017. But their first matches in Amsterdam were clear sign that the four boys that are scheduled to make the trip to Bucharest two weekends from now, Nauris Miezis, Karlis Lasmanis, Edgars Krumins and Agnis Kavars, were there to do some damage. They ended up going all the way, after defeating the world champions and the best team in the world, Novi Sad (Serbia) – in the…

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Sport Arena Streetball 2017 – Tournaments schedule

Sport Arena Streetball 2017 will feature a total of 10 tournaments, while for the sixth year in a row we will organize the already well known Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, the international tournament and FIBA 3×3 World Tour Lausanne qualifier, that will be played in the same iconic University Square from Bucharest. Registrations are opened to all the teams, via 3x3planet.com. The already organized Nike 3×3 Challenge and the first seven tournament of the year are also qualifiers for the Tour Final, held in Bucharest, 18-20 august, which further on,…

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Bucharest saw some of the best 3×3 teams in 2016

Novi Sad Al Wahda, Ljubljana or the Hungarian women national team were among the 3×3 teams highlighted by fiba.com, after their performances in 2016. All of them were present in Bucharest either for Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, or for the 3×3 European Championships. Hungary Women 2016 wins: European Championships For the last 3 years, Dora Medgyessy and her team-mates spent every summer crafting their 3×3 game. All the hard work paid off at the European Championships, where they won gold and produced the most entertaining basketball ever seen in the…

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World Tour champs, to play at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

The 2015 FIBA 3×3 World Tour champions, Novi Sad Al Wahda, are among the headliners of the fifth edition of Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger that will take place in the iconic University Square, on 13 and 14 of August. The world number one ranked player, Dusan Domovic Bulut and his team are coming back in Bucharest after they won the 2013 edition and finished third in the 2012. Their arch rivals, Team Ljubljana, will join the list of World Tour teams to play in Bucharest and once again there is…

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Lipek: Dunking is not only art, is a tool to get to people

Jumping straight out of Poznan, one of the oldest cities in Poland and home of 500.000 people, Rafal “Lipek” Lipinski made by himself a name in the dunking world. Crowned in all of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final dunk contests so far and owning for two years in a row the prestigious dunk contest from Quai54, France, plus multiple other contests, Rafal became one of the most successful professional dunkers in the world. Let’s meet this 24 year’s old guy who inspired a lot of people and among them…

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Team Bucharest, tough mission at FIBA 3×3 World Tour Lausanne

For the fourth year in a row Romania will have a representative in the FIBA 3×3 World Tour. Team Bucharest will face some really tough opponents during the pool phase in Lausanne Masters, teams Trbovlje (Slovenia) and Malaga (Spain). The tournament takes place on August 28-29. The Slovenians will try to defend their title in Lausanne, while Team Malaga stepped up to replace Team Yaounde as they finished second the last qualifier to Lausanne, the Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger. Team Bucharest, the winner of the Sport Arena Streetball Quest, will feature…

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Jose Martin, top scorer at Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger

Jose Martin, from El Palo Peak Malaga was the top scorer of Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, with a total of 45 points and a record of 21 made shots from beyond the 2 point arc. Martin scored a record-tying 5 shots from the 2 point line in one game, the semifinal against Make-A-Wish. He powered his team into the big final where, even if he connected for another 4 long distance shots, his team was defeated by Master Belgrade. The top scorers podium was completed by Ismael Reina, also from…

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