Just too many to han­dle

New Straits Times - - Sport -

IT’S a prob­lem that sports events or­gan­is­ers would love to have — too many par­tic­i­pants.

The re­sponse has been so good for a re­cent 3-On-3 streetball bas­ket­ball chal­lenge that the or­gan­is­ers had to put a limit to the num­ber of en­tries.

That was be­cause of time and venue is­sues at the cham­pi­onships held at the Straits Quay in Tan­jung Tokong.

Sport Pro Mar­ket­ing mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor Oon Phei San said the one-day event had to be lim­ited to 200 teams for them to en­sure the safety of the play­ers at a pub­lic venue.

“What used to be less than a hun­dred teams a cou­ple of years ago has now dou­bled and forc­ing the or­gan­is­ers to work harder, es­pe­cially to look for spon­sors. This was the sec­ond time that we have passed the 200-team mark in the last three events," Phei San said,

The com­pe­ti­tion, in its sev­enth edi­tion, was played over two legs. The first leg was held at the Auto City open car park while the sec­ond was at the Straits Quay in Tan­jong Tokong.

Phei San, a three-time Sea Games gold medal­list, said there was an in­crease in the num­ber of teams from Kedah, Perak and Se­lan­gor par­tic­i­pat­ing in the com­pe­ti­tion.

— (all fi­nals) Boys Un­der-14: Best Team 4 Wolf King 2

Un­der-16: Vic­tory 10 Loser Three 8.

Un­der-18: Damn 7 Kam­pung J Team 5.

Men's Elite Open: Run­world 17 Linkath.Com 16. K. Kandiah

Podium fin­ish­ers of the Young­sters 3x3 Streetball Chal­lenge af­ter re­ceiv­ing their prizes at the Straits Quay in­door court in Ge­orge Town re­cently. PIC BY K. KANDIAH

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