Check out our 2020 event below

3x3 Basketball Tournament returns to UQ!

The world’s number one urban team sport is returning to UQ! UQLife in collaboration with UQ Sport bring you the second annual 3x3 UQ Slam Basketball Tournament! Whether you’re a casual jammer or the next rising NBA player, UQ Slam is for ALL basketball lovers. Get your crew together to compete in 3x3 Basketball matches for your chance to win cash prizes. Absorb the atmosphere with pre and mid-game entertainment, from hip hop dancers to a DJ and MC, with spot prizes throughout the night. Entry into the event is FREE and open to UQ students, staff and community to watch.

When and Where

Date: Thursday 8 October
Site open: 3pm
Tip-off: 4pm
Tournament close: 8.30pm
Location: UQ Sport Multi-Use Courts, UQ St Lucia campus
Live stream: All finals will be live streamed via our website

Who and What

The game: 3x3 Basketball competition
Competition: Men's and Women's categories
Registration: FREE registration for teams
Entry: FREE entry for patrons
Prizes: 1st ($300), 2nd ($200), 3rd ($100) 
Entertainment: Food, DJ, live performances and giveaways

What to Expect

Amazing prizes to win!
Share in a prize pool worth $1200! 3x3 UQ Slam winners will take home major cash prizes for first, second and third place in the men's and women's draw. $300, $200 and $100 respectively.
Men's and Women's 3x3 Competition
Men's and Women's teams will contest a series of matches to crown a champion. Games will be played for 10 minutes, or until one team scores 21 points. Winning team will take home $300! Registration opens 15 September 2020.
DJ, MC, Live Entertainment
3x3 wouldn't be the same without the DJ, MC, hip-hop dancing and endless atmosphere and entertainment. Grab your friends and cheer on your favourite team from the grandstand. Enjoy continuous entertainment from 3pm as well as Americano style food trucks for all to enjoy.

Last year's champions

Men's 2019 3x3 Winners
Women's 2019 3x3 Winners

Game Day Program

Join us on Game Day for a live DJ, MC, Hip-hop dancers, food trucks and of course the thrill of our 3x3 men's and women's competition. 

Time Description
3pm Team check in opens (men's and women's team)
  Gates open to patrons
  3x3 DJ begins

Brewpoint The Playground

Rissoles Food Truck opens

4pm Tip off
6.30pm Half time show
7pm Men's and women's finals begin
8pm Winner presentations


Team Rules

Rules and Registration Information

  • Registration is completely FREE!
  • Minimum of 3 players; maximum of 5 players per team
  • Matches will be 10 minutes long, or decided by the first team to score 21 points
  • Participants can register as a team, or as an individual, in the Men’s or Women's competition
  • Participants must be a current UQ student to be eligible to play
  • Participants must submit their UQ student number, email address, and phone number when completing the registration form for COVID-19 tracing purposes
  • Individual participants will be assigned to a team for the competition
  • Registration opens Tuesday 15 September
  • Registration closes on Thursday 1 October at 9am

View 3x3 UQ Slam Draw

COVID Safe Events

All events and spaces are operating in line with current guidelines. We ask that you please practice social distancing at all times.

You may attend an event or activity at a UQ location providing:

  • Have not been in close contact with an active COVID-19 case and are required to quarantine
  • You are feeling well and have not had a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, distorted sense of taste, shortness of breath, chills, vomiting or any cold/flu like symptoms within the last 24 hours.

Contact Us

Registration enquiries
For team registration enquiries please contact UQ Sport

Event enquiries
All other enquiries please contact UQLife