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3on3X tournament returns to Arlington on Aug. 11-12


August 8, 2018 | View PDF

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More than 200 teams are expected to participate in this year's 3on3X tournament at the Arlington Airport on Aug. 11-12.

Western Washington's Premier three-on-three basketball tournament, 3on3X, is just around the corner and it will be held at the Arlington Airport on Aug. 11 and 12.

With over 200 teams projected to participate, there are divisions for every player who wants to get out on the blacktop. No matter the record each team that registers to play is also guaranteed to compete in at least three games.

The divisions are separated in three ways, the first being difficulty ranging from Bronze, to Recreational, to Gold which is for more experienced and serious players. The second distinction is boys, girls and the newly added co-ed bracket that was brought in last year. Finally, there will also be divisions based on age, starting at 3rd grade and going up to athletes over 30 years old.

"In Arlington three-on-three basketball is huge and everyone comes out to play and watch the games. As a coach I think it is a great development tool and it teaches a lot of players toughness when they are on the hot blacktop and flying around the courts. It's also great for teaching strong defensive skills where you need to be locked in with all of the extra space," said 3on3X President Jeff Bryson.

This will be the 13th annual tournament and the eighth year for the Arlington Airport location. Every year the tournament looks to raise money for a local cause and this year they are donating all proceeds to support youth basketball and the Relay for Life (Arlington Chapter). Over the last few years they have been able to generate over $40,000 and look to increase that total every summer.

"This is a community event and the motivation isn't to make money, but rather to put on a fun event and have everyone excited about it. The volunteers are the reason that all of it comes together, and without the families and students giving their time we wouldn't have the tournament," said Bryson.

In addition to basketball there will also be a long list of attractions for everyone to enjoy including camping on-site, concessions, live music and vendors.

If you would like to attend the tournament and want to know more information you can check out the website at


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