Over the August 6-7 weekend, spectators flocked to Protaras’ central square to enjoy the fourth edition of the OPAP Cyprus 3×3 2022 basketball tournament.
Accompanied by beats courtesy of DJ Bkas, local and overseas participating teams offered the public a unique, action-packed spectacle from qualifiers to finals.
The big winners of the OPAP Men category were Cyprus’ El Manos team, who won 21-12 against the 3×3 Freiburg team from Germany.
The full breakdown of OPAP Protaras 3×3 2022 finalists and winners is as follows:
- Winners: El Manos
- Finalists: 3×3 Freiburg
- Winners: Boys N the Hood
- Finalists: Amigos
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- Winners: Bricks
- Finalists: Metaxas Nation
- Winners: Chicago Bulls
- Finalists: Big Four
“We are happy that through the event we are promoting to foreign visitors that Cyprus can host official events such as the OPAP Protaras 3×3, with the participation of teams from abroad,” said Euripides Manoullos, speaking on behalf of the organisers.
“Now our attention is focused on the Capital’s event, where, over September 2-4, the OPAP Nicosia 3×3 will be hosted,” he continued.
“Our goal is a grand finale of the OPAP Cyprus 3×3 2022 events where, in addition to the basketball activities, we aspire to offer – to both the public and participants – unique moments with the music of DJs Mighty Scoop & Pueblo Franco on Saturday night at the open party, which will take place at the D’Avila Moat.
“Lots of surprises and competitions will accompany the last event of the year,” he added. “We look forward to having you with us.”
For his part, First Vice President of the Cyprus Basketball Federation, Marcos Clerides, expressed his satisfaction for the tournament’s excellent organisation.
“We enjoyed a great event in the crowded central square of Protaras, in the presence of our compatriots and foreigners,” he said. “It is the best advertisement for the sport and the Municipality of Paralimni, as, through such official international events, we lay solid foundations to promote alternative forms of healthy tourism, such as sport, while enriching our tourism offering.”
On behalf of OPAP Cyprus, Charalambos Christou, member of the Board of Directors, noted that “another beautiful celebration of sport, especially basketball 3×3, took place with great success, filling us with joy and satisfaction”. Organisers had once again delivered an excellent event, he continued, “and as OPAP Cyprus, we congratulate them for their quality and professionalism”.
Thanks go out to the event’s:
- Diamond Sponsor OPAP Cyprus
- Gold Sponsors Scaffolding Solutions, Tixee and FOODY
- Silver Sponsors Prime Insurance
- Bronze Sponsors Herbalife, MyMall Limassol, DIMCO, SoEasy Stores, Harris Kyriakkides LLC
- Supporters Search the Nest and Paralimni Municipality
Registration for OPAP Nicosia 3×3
Organisers now invite basketball fans to OPAP Nicosia 3×3, which will take place at the D’Avila Moat over September 2-4. To register, fans should head over to the event’s official website: www.cyprus3x3.com.cy
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