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2014 Blacktop Battle presented by ZTE

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On Saturday & Sunday, March 8-9th the streets outlining Toyota Center will turn into a 3-on-3 streetball haven. The Rockets Blacktop Battle presented by ZTE will showcase the best 3-on-3 basketball being played on the streets of H-Town.

Remember to set your clocks forward an hour this Sunday at 2:00am for Daylight Savings Time!

BRACKETS

Teams are guaranteed 3 games. The first round is pool play, where each team in a bracket will play each other. The winning teams from each pool will move on to the single elimination championship bracket. Winning teams will receive trophies, championship t-shirts and be recognized at a future Rockets home game. An entry fee of $125.00 is charged for a 4-player team and $150.00 for a 5-player team (***If you sign up by February 23, your team will save $25). Each player will receive one ticket to one of the following games:

March 17 vs. Utah
March 20 vs. Minnesota
March 27 vs. Philadelphia

Players will receive a player pack containing a tournament t-shirt, sponsor goodies and an opportunity to purchase additional tickets at the discounted price of $20.

***Early Registration will save $25 ($100 for a 4-player team, $125 for a 5-player team). Registration must be submitted by February 23***

The day's activities don't end with just basketball. There will be an interactive kid's zone with inflatables, food, and entertainment. Sponsors will have activity booths set up, and the main court will host several contests such as the Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout, and Skills Challenge. Fans will also enjoy appearances from Rockets entertainers. Free parking will be available in the Tundra Garage, located just next to Toyota Center.

PARKING

Please enter the garage through the LaBranch and Leeland entrance (on LaBranch St) on levels 4-7 or Jackson St. on level 1 only.

On Saturday, March 23, if you enter the Garage after 2:00 pm it will cost $7. You will need to EXIT the garage by 5:00 pm on Saturday or you will be charged. On Sunday, March 24, if you enter the Garage after 12:00 pm it will cost $7. You will need to EXIT the garage by 1:00 pm.

PACKET PICKUP DATES, LOCATIONS & TIMES:

Saturday, March 1 & Friday, March 7, 2014
Toyota Center- Team Shop
1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

FULL BLACKTOP BATTLE AGENDA:

Saturday, March 8
7:00 AM: Check-in/Registration begins
8:00 AM: Games begin
1:00 PM: Slam Dunk, 3-pt Shootout, Skills Challenge Finals
2:00 PM: Games resume
3:00 PM: Games end

Sunday, March 9
8:00 AM: Games begin
8:00 AM-12:00 PM: Playoff games
12:00-2:00 PM: Championship games and awards

For questions or updates regarding the tournament or weather:

Tournament Hotline: 713-758-7702
Email: blacktopbattle@rocketball.com

FREE QUALIFIERS

Date Location Address
Saturday, Jan 25 (3-7p) Tellepsen Downtown YMCA WINNER
Saturday, February 8 (9a-2p) Denver Harbor Community Center Adult Champs - Like Mike
17U Champs - Fab 5
15U Champs - The Forest
Saturday, February 22 (2p-6p) Imperial Park Recreational Center Adult Champs - Triple Threat
17U Champs - Texas City Sting
15U Champs - H-Town Anklebreakers
12U Champs - Like Mike