Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation we have had to move the tournament to 2021. Stay posted for the new date!

Presensted by
Bradshaw Media & Tamarack BREWING co.


Bradshaw Basketball 3on3 was established in 2019 by Ryan Bradshaw.  A life long fan of the greatest sport on earth brought him this idea as he wanted to host a tournament that was different than all the rest of them  Having played and been around the game his entire life, it was time to bring a few new elements to the realm of 3on3 basketball:  Inside courts on regulation gym floors and big money to the winning teams of each division.

The money attracts the best players in the area.  The gym provides a fair opportunity for outside shooters.  3on3 tournaments in this area in the summer sometimes get overshadowed by bad weather.

In 2019 $6,000 was paid out to the winning team, 4mer Griz, and in 2020 we are looking to up the ante and hand out even more money then that.

This year in 2020 there will be 2 different divisions:  A men’s open and a men’s 6’1 and under.  The men’s open will pay out a minimum of $6000 and the men’s 6’1 and under will pay out $1500.

  1. This is what you are guaranteed if you enter the Bradshaw Basketball 3on3 tournament:
  2. A shot at $6000 minimum if your squad enters the men’s open.  (It could be more depending on the number of teams entered to play.)  Any level of players are welcome in the men’s open.  There is no limit here and no restrictions.
  3. A shot at $1500 in the men’s 6’1 and under.  This division is for those that don’t have a big guy.
  4. Three games are guaranteed for each team regardless of divisions
  5. You will be competing against some of the best competition in the state of Montana and surrounding areas.

We’re not going to sugar coat it:  The men’s open division in this tournament is for players that can play, and more importantly it’s for players that aren’t scared of competition.  If you think you are the best, then register now and get your squad ready.

Scroll down for rules, regulations, and to register your team.  Any questions you can contact Ryan Bradshaw directly at 406-531-8593 or at bradshawmedia24@gmail.com

Bradshaw 3on3 2019 Winners

Win up to $6,000!

The men's open will pay out a minimum of $6000 and the men's 6'1 and under will pay out $1500


  1. This is a Men’s open basketball tournament for ages 18 and up.
  2. Five players max per team. One player is only available as back up due to injury or unforeseen circumstances.  Rosters must be finalized by May 31st.  Once games start on June 1st teams are locked in and changes can’t be made.
  3. Registration is $500 per team. Starts on February 18th and ends on May 24th
  4. Four full sized half court hoops are being utilized in two gyms.
  5. Games are 20 minutes long with a 24 second shot clock.  Team ahead after the 20 minutes expires wins
  1. Saturday is a round robin format. 3 games.  Records and/or points scored determine seeding for Sunday.  Sunday is a single elimination tournament format based off Saturday’s records and points scored.
  2. Scoring will be by 1’s and 2’s, meaning you will get 1 point for making a field goal inside the 3-point arc and 2 points for field goals outside of the 3-point arc.
  3. Games must start with 3 players on the court for each team.
  4. Teams will be allowed 5-10 minutes for warm up prior to each game.
  5. Every team must have 2 jersey options. Light and dark.
  6. There will be 2 referees in charge of each game. The final 4 will have 3 referees at each hoop.
  7. Scoreboards and shot clocks will be ran by Bradshaw Media/Volunteers.
  • The regular playing time shall be as follows: one period of 20 minutes playing time. The clock shall be stopped during dead ball situations and free throws. The clock shall be restarted after the exchange of the ball is completed (as soon as it is in the offensive team’s hands).
  • If the score is tied at the end of the 20 minute playing time, the first team to 25 points wins the game.
  • A team shall lose the game by forfeit if at the scheduled starting time the team is not present on the playing court with 3 players ready to play. In case of a forfeit, the game score is marked with w-0 or 0-w (“w” standing for win).
  • A team shall lose by default if it leaves the court before the end of the game or all the players of the team are injured and/or disqualified. In case of a default situation, the winning team can choose to keep its score or have the game forfeited, whilst the defaulting team’s score is set to 0 in any case.
  • A team losing by default or a tortuous forfeit will be disqualified from the competition.
  • A team is in a penalty situation after it has committed 6 fouls. Players are not excluded based on the number of personal fouls.  Players are not allowed to foul out of the game.
  • Fouls during the act of shooting inside the arc shall be awarded 1 free throw, whilst fouls during the act of shooting behind the arc shall be awarded 2 free throws.
  • Fouls during the act of shooting followed by a successful field goal shall be awarded 1 additional free throw.
  • Team fouls 7 and above shall always be awarded with 2 free throws. This clause is applied also to fouls during the act of shooting and overrules all other foul clauses.
  • All technical fouls will be awarded with 1 free throw and ball possession; whilst unsportsmanlike fouls will be awarded with 2 free throws and ball possession. The game shall continue with an exchange of the ball behind the arc at the top of the court after a technical or unsportsmanlike foul.

Note: no free throws are awarded after offensive foul.

  1. Following each successful field goal or last free throw (except those followed by ball possession):  A player from a non-scoring team will resume the game by dribbling or passing the ball from inside the court directly underneath the basket (not from behind the end line) to a place on the court behind the arc.  The ball must be cleared behind the 3 point arc after every basket scored.
  2. Following each unsuccessful field goal or last free throw: If the offensive team rebounds the ball, it may continue to attempt to score without returning the ball behind the arc. If the defensive team rebounds the ball, it must return the ball behind the arc (by passing or dribbling).
  3. If the defensive team steals or blocks the ball, it must return the ball behind the arc (by passing or dribbling)
  4. Possession of the ball given to either team following any dead ball situation shall start with a check-ball, i.e. an exchange of the ball (between the defensive and the offensive player) behind the arc at the top of the court.
  5. In the event of a jump ball situation, the defensive team shall be rewarded the ball.

Substitutions can be done by any team when the ball becomes dead, prior to the check-ball or free throw. The substitute can enter the game after his teammate steps off the court and establishes a physical contact with him. Substitutions can only take place behind the end line opposite the basket and substitutions require no action from the referees or table officials.


  • Each team is granted two team time-outs per game.
  • Any player can call the time-out in a dead ball situation.


Professional referees will be on hand at every basket to do the job to the best of their abilities.  We understand competing the pressure competing for $10,000.  We understand that the games will be highly competitive and we will adjust to that as everyone involved in this tournament has been around the game of basketball for years.

With that said.  Under no circumstance will the following be tolerated:

  • Fighting with other players
  • Fighting with the referees
  • Dirty and malicious fouls.

Our officials will have full oversight on any and every circumstance that can and will arise from the play of this tournament.  Their decisions will be final.

Thank you to our sponsors!