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  • Who: Spokane Hoopfest

  • What: Largest streetball tournament

  • Where: United States

The largest streetball tournament consisted of 7,296 participants in the Adult Male division of Spokane Hoopfest 2009 in Spokane, Washington, USA from 27-28 June 2009. Hoopfest is an annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament comprised of 26,656 total players on 6,725 teams across 23 different tournament divisions.

Spokane Hoopfest celebrated its 20th anniversay in 2009, organised by the Spokane Hoopfest Association. Regulation-sized basketball half-courts are assembled annually on the streets of downtown Spokane, which closes for the duration of the tournament, to accomodate teams playing 3-on-3 basketball championships. The competition is divided into 449 brackets across 23 competitive categories. According to the organisers' registration documents, 21,364 (80%) of the players were from Washington state, 2,753 from neighboring Idaho, 1,326 from Montana, 630 from Oregon and 583 from other states and Canada.

 

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