Columbia Falls 3 on 3 Tournament

Columbia Falls 3 on 3 Basketball 2023

Columbia Falls 3 on 3 Tournament (406-892-2072)
Aug 5, 2023


2023 Columbia Falls 3 on 3 Basketball Registration

Registration shirt deadline: July 22nd

(If received after July 23nd, a shirt is NOT guaranteed)

Registration deadline to play: Aug 3rd

No Late Registrations Accepted


Team Check In: Friday, Aug 4th 6:00-7:00pm to pick up shirts & brackets at the below tournament location. 

***All teams MUST have at least one representative at check in.*** 

Tournament Day: Saturday, August 5th 2022

First-round games start at 8:00am on Saturday, August 5th

Brackets released on Thursday, August 3rd through Tourney Machine

Download the Tourney Machine by Sports Engine App or Visit the Web browser (

Tournament Location: 610 13th Street West, Columbia Falls (in front of the CFHS, parking on west side of the high school)


Team Format:

1.    3 or 4 players per team

2.    All team members must be in the same age bracket or in the bracket of the oldest player's grade that they are ENTERING fro 2023-2024 school year. 

3.    Each team must have a team captain who is responsible for; viewing and watching the captains meeting tournament expectations and tournament rules video, ensuring that all players play in each game, their teams are on time for the games, fans/spectators/players are respectful to tournament referees, volunteers and staff running tournament, and report winning score to the bracket manager immediately after game ends.   

4.    There will be no changes in the team roster after first games start at 8:00am Saturday morning.

5.      Sportsmanship is our top priority.  Inappropriate language, heckling of referees, or any other misconduct can result in you being asked to leave the tournament and/or your team being kicked out. This includes spectators as well.

Tournament Format:

1.     All teams are guaranteed two games.  Not a true double elimination tournament.

2.    There will be a total of 7 divisions: Boys and Girls grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-12, and one Open Division (Post High School) co-ed division.

Game Format:

1.    Each game is played for 15 minutes

2.    3-point line counts as 2, all other baskets are 1 point. When a basket is made, the other team gets the ball at the top of the key.

3.    Ball must be passed from the top of the 3 point line to start play.

4.    Rock, paper, scissors will determine who starts with the ball.

5.   In case of a tie at the end of 15 minutes, sudden death play begins. No time outs will be allowed except for injury. First team to score wins the game.                                                               

6.    On any change of possession, the ball must be taken and checked at the top of the key.

7.    Free throws will be awarded on shooting fouls and intentional fouls only. A made free throw will count the same as a ‘made’ basket (all baskets count as 1 point). Fouls outside the 3-point arc will result in 2 free throws. On all other fouls, play will re-start from the top of the key. After free throws are shot there is a change of possession.

8.     Stalling tactics will not be allowed.  On the first offense, a team will be warned.  On any additional offense, the ball will be awarded to the defensive team.

9.    Teams must be ready to play at their designated times.  If a team doesn’t show or doesn’t have enough players 5 minutes after start time, the game is automatically forfeited.

10All teams must play man-to-man defense.

11If a team consists of 4 players, all 4 players must participate.  In case of injury to a player on a 4-player team, the team will be allowed to continue with only 3 players, but no other substitute will be allowed.

12. Player substitutions can be made on a change of possession or free throws.

13. If an errant ball comes onto the court, play will immediately stop. Team with possession will take ball to the top of the key and resume play.