Just too many to handle
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.
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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