Young and excited basketballers had a field day at Riverbend Park on Sunday for the 3x3 Big Hustle state championships.
Teams from the North, North-West and South of the state ventured to the courts in Launceston for the first showdown of its kind at the park.
Basketball Tasmania Northern development officer Nathan Brereton said 35 teams ageing across under-12s to under-18s competed in the tourney.
"It was a great day ... we had about 300 to 400 people out here I reckon," Brereton said.
"All the kids seemed to enjoy themselves which is great ... we had families down here and the weather was nice."
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Despite the possibility of poor weather, the sun shone all day making for a heated event on and off the court.
"Two days ago it was pouring with rain so I was a little bit concerned ... but the weather report indicated it would improve by today," Brereton said.
"It was a bit windy, we would have preferred a little less wind, that created some challenges for the athletes and their shooting. If it wasn't for the wind it would have been perfect - we were really happy."
Brereton said the basketball courts at Riverbend Park made for a new and thrilling venue for up-and-coming basketball players to compete at.
"Having it outdoors creates some additional challenges ... but the location we've been able to use in Riverbend Park has been fantastic," Brereton said.
"We're hoping the success from this event will lead to additional entries the next time we have an outdoor three-on-three event."
- U12 girls: Layup Lasses 12 def Angry Birds 4.
- U12 boys: Flying Warriors 4 def Ballers North 2.
- U14 girls: Punky Super Monkeys 8 def PGLag 6.
- U14 boys: Mullets and Misses 9 def Hoops I Did it Again 8.
- U16 girls: Bouncing Betty's 10 def The Subis 4.
- U16 boys: Hoptigs 15 def Dream Team 11.
- U18 boys: Lanks 11 def Noodle Box 10.