UC Wins Final Leg of 3×3 Quest Tour

The University of Canterbury’s ‘Maroon.EXE’ took home the 3×3 Quest Tour’s last qualification crown after beating ‘IOH.EXE’ on Saturday.

UC managed to ward off ‘IOH.EXE’ in the final,  finishing the day a perfect nine from nine after winning that game 16-11.

UC Maroon.EXE Captain Brent Fisher says it was good to brush the cobwebs off and put together some solid performances.

“It was great to get back out there with the UC.EXE team that played in the South Island league of the [3×3.EXE] as well as in Tokyo [finals].

“We were a bit rusty at the start but came together well having also played lots of years in the Canterbury Basketball Premier competition together.

“The level of the competition was much greater than last year’s Quest Tour and it was great to go up against all of the 3×3.EXE teams and the NZ rep players as well.

“We are excited about the Quest Tour finals in three weeks. Getting a chance to play against the other top teams in New Zealand will be something we are really looking forward to preparing for.”

UC Maroon.EXE join the five other leg winners with entry to the Open Men’s finals in Christchurch in three weeks times. Three wildcard teams will also be invited to play for big prize.

A total of 35 teams played a part on the weekend, with 16 of those competing in the Open Men’s event.

On the female side, seven teams took part, with four competing in the open women’s section. Familiar faces abounded in these teams, with nine of the players named in the 2020 Alloyfold Canterbury Wildcats competing. In the end, it was team TASS (Tessa Morrison, Ash Strawbridge, Sophie Adams, Shea Crotty) that won a tightly fought final over Team Blue by two points (Hannah Mischewski, Ajiah Pepe, Emma Trolove, Sapphire Wairau). Team Blue had several attempts to tie the game in the final minute, but each one failed to hit.

It wasn’t all bad news for Mischewski however, as she beat all challengers to walk away with the prize for winning the a shooting competition earlier in the day.

Among the three other grades to make up the Christchurch stop was the Youthtown Senior Mixed, which was won by ‘Te Pa’ who snuck past ‘YTB’ 14-13 in their title bout.

The Youthtown Under 17 Mixed section was won by ‘Oh Hell’ and the Youthtown Junior Mixed was taken out by ‘Hugo’.

Photos taken by the CBA at the event can be seen here


Results of Christchurch’s leg of 3×3 Quest Tour (week six):

 Open Men’s Winners – UC Maroon.EXE

  • Brent Fisher
  • Jack Exeter
  • Josh Petermann
  • Paul Stephenson

 Open Men’s Runner-up – IOH.EXE

  • Ben Nelson
  • Adam Morgan
  • Ben Harris
  • Sam Riley

Open Women’s Winners – TASS

  • Tessa Morrison
  • Ashley Strawbridge
  • Sophie Adams
  • Shea Crotty

Open Women’s Runner-up – Team Blue

  • Hannah Mischewski
  • Ajiah Pepe
  • Emma Trolove
  • Sapphire Wairau

Youthtown Senior Mixed – Te Pa

  • Jerusalem Moeke
  • Anaru Takurua
  • Koia Fraser

Youthtown Under 17 Mixed – Oh Hell

  • Kobe Northmore
  • Jake Banks
  • Joel Proudfoot
  • Peter Taylor

Youthtown Junior Mixed – Hugo

  • Hugo Gonzalez
  • Harry Weston
  • Louie Gordon
  • Nicholas Book

3×3 Quest Tour Schedule, 2020:

  • Sat 18 Jan Auckland (West) – The Trusts Arena, Henderson, Auckland
  • Sat 1 Feb Auckland (North) – Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley, Auckland 
  • Sat 15 Feb Tauranga – Harbourside Netball Centre, Blake Park, Mt Maunganui
  • Sat 22 Feb Wellington – Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront
  • Sun 1 Mar Dunedin – The Octagon, Dunedin
  • Sat 7 Mar Christchurch – Hagley Park Netball Courts, Christchurch
  • Sat 28 Mar Final (Christchurch)* – Ara Recreational Centre, Christchurch

* This final event is the World Tour Qualifier Final and is only open to the Open Men’s Grade teams that qualified at one of the above regional events. No other grades will play at this event.


Article courtesy BBNZ


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