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2018 3-Point Shootout Rules

Rule 1: Facility | Rule 2: Player Eligibility | Rule 3: Equipment | Rule 4: Ground Rules 

Recent rule changes appear in italicized font.

Rule 1: Facility

  1. All competitions will take place at the Field House South Gym. Alcohol and tobacco are not permitted inside the facility.

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Rule 2: Player Eligibility

  1. All Intramural Sports eligibility rules apply.  Please check the Intramural Sports Rules and Regulations carefully.
  2. All players must check-in with their UI or government-issued photo ID cards with the supervisor prior to the start of the competition.

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Rule 3: Equipment

  1. All participants must wear athletic shoes.

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Rule 4: Ground Rules

  1. Each shooter will have 60 seconds to shoot five balls from five racks positioned around the 3-point line.  One rack will be stationed at the top of the key, one will be on each wing, and one will be in each corner.  Each shooter may begin at either corner of the court. The designated shooting spots along the 3-point arc will be marked with yellow poly spots. The shooter will stand behind the yellow poly spot when shooting.
    1. Participants may shoot multiple times to obtain the best score. 
  2. The clock will start on the shooter’s first release. 
  3. The first four balls on each rack are worth one point, and the fifth ball on each rack is worth two points.  A shooter must have both feet behind the 3-point line when he/she releases the ball.
  4. A shooter’s total score is determined by adding the total points he/she receives for all made baskets from behind the 3-point line.
  5. Tie-Breaker - When determining the campus champion, the following tie-breaking procedure will be followed: The first tiebreaker will be the number of money balls each shooter hit in his/her round.  If a tie still exists, the second tiebreaker will be the number of baskets made from the last rack.  If a tie still exists, proceed backward through the number of racks until the tie is broken.
  6. Each competing organization is allowed to count two entries to accumulate points in the Intramural Sports Points Championship presented by Coach's Corner, but there is no maximum on the amount that can register. The top two scores per organization will be counted towards its point total. Individuals must designate their team affiliation before the event begins.
  7. Champions of the 3-Point Shooting Contest will be invited to compete in the State of Iowa 3-point Shooting Championship against champions from Drake, UNI, and Iowa State. 

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