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The sixth annual tournament is open to male and female players ages 5 and older

COURTESY PHOTO - Sign-ups for the sixth annual Rip City 3-on-3 tournament are open to players - both male and female - ages 5 and older through Saturday, July 20.The shot clock is counting down.

The ball is in your hands.

And there's still time to sign up for the annual Rip City 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

The Portland Trail Blazers just extended the sign-up date for the 2019 tournament to Saturday, July 20. The tournament is back for its sixth year and set for Saturday and Sunday, July 27-28.

The tournament is open to players — both male and female — ages 5 and older and will be held at the Rose Quarter Campus. This year's event will feature competition in six divisions, the Lay-Ups Division for ages 5-7 on an 8-foot basket, the Junior Youth Division for ages 8-9, the Senior Youth Division for ages 10-12, the Teen Division for ages 13-19, the Adult Division for ages 20-39, the Adult Division for ages 40 and older, the men's and women's Elite Divisions for ages 18 and older, the Wheelchair Division and the Special Olympics Division.

Youth, teen and adult divisions will be segmented by tournament organizers into smaller pools and brackets based on skill, size, playing experience and gender, and mixed gender teams may be grouped into co-ed brackets if enough teams sign up.

Rip City 3-on-3

• Who: It's open to players 5 and older

• When: July 27-28

• Where: Rose Quarter Campus

• Sign Up: Go to

Teams of three or four players will begin the tournament with at least three pool play games, with some teams advancing to single-elimination playoff brackets after that.

Besides the tournament itself, players can choose to participate in three other related competitions — the 3-Point Shootout, the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, the Toyota Youth Skills Challenge and the Nike Youth Basketball Clinic.

New to the event this year are additional food trucks, new vendors and more qualification slots for people interested in playing in the 3-Point Shootout and Youth Skills Challenge. Various Blazers coaches, players and alumni have attended the event in previous years and are expected do so again this summer.

The cost to participate ranges from $128 to $200 per team. The Wheelchair and Special Olympics divisions are free. The registration deadline is Saturday, July 20. Teams can register by going to ripcity3on3.comand will save $20 by using the promo code RIPCITY.

Included with each registration is a free 2019-20 preseason Trail Blazers game ticket. Specific instructions on how to redeem your free ticket will be available at

More information is available at Pamplin Media Group is a sponsor of the 2019 Rip City 3-on-3 tournament.

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