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Abdulrahman Askar honours champions Al Rayyan.
Qatar’s Al Rayyan wins GCC 3x3 basketball title


28 May 2014
Manama, Bahrain: Bahrain Olympic Committee General Secretary Abdulrahman Askar has praised the Bahrain Basketball Association (BBA) for successfully organising the first GCC Clubs 3x3 Basketball Championship. The two-day event, held at the BBA’s Um Al Hassam Complex, saw 12 clubs from the Gulf region compete for the title, which was won by Al Rayyan of Qatar.

Askar was the chief guest at the final, after which he presented trophies and medals to Al Rayyan and their compatriots Al Sadd, whom they beat 22-16 in the final. Manama Club won the bronze medal after beating Oman's Nazwa 21-16 in the play-off for third place.

Al Rayyan topped Group A, which comprised Bahrain’s Nuwaidrat and Al Hala, Ohod of Saudi Arabia, Al Nasr of Kuwait and Oman’s Al Ettifaq, to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Al Sadd qualified by winning Group B, which had Manama, Al Ahli of Bahrain, Kuwait’s Al Jahra, Al Wehda of Saudi Arabia and Nazwa of Oman.

Following the awarding ceremony, Askar congratulated BBA President Adel Al Assomi on the success of the tournament, which was organised for the first time in the Gulf and contributed to strengthening ties between the region’s athletes.
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