3. deild karla (basketball)

3. deild karla (English: Men's 3. Division) or D3 is the fourth tier basketball competition among clubs in Iceland. It is organized by the Icelandic Basketball Federation (Icelandic: Körfuknattleikssamband Íslands – KKÍ). It consists of 8 teams and the season consists of a schedule of 14 games. The top four teams meet in a playoff for the victory in the 3. deild. The two finalists achieve promotion to 2. deild karla.[1]

3. deild karla
Founded2015
First season2015
Country Iceland
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams7
Level on pyramid4
Promotion to2. deild karla
Domestic cup(s)Icelandic Basketball Cup
SupercupIcelandic Super Cup
Current championsBreiðablik-b
Most championshipsBreiðablik-b, Álftanes,
Gnúpverjar,
Sindri (1 title)
CEOHannes S. Jónsson
WebsiteKKÍ.is

HistoryEdit

CreationEdit

3. deild karla originated in 2015 and consists of 10 teams.[2] On 13 March 2020, the 2019–20 season was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Iceland.[3] The day after, the Icelandic Basketball Federation canceled the rest of the season.[4] The 2020–21 season was initially postponed in October after another outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. In January 2021 it was announced that the season would start on 13 February but with Hamar-b having withdrawn from the league.[5]

TeamsEdit

The current 3. deild karla teams for the 2020–21 season are:

Team Location
Álftanes-b Álftanes
Ármann Reykjavík
Haukar-b Hafnarfjörður
Höttur-b Egilsstaðir
Kormákur Hvammstangi
Skallagrímur-b Borgarnes
Þór Akureyri-b Akureyri

Source

ChampionsEdit

Season Winner Runner-up Score
2015–16 Gnúpverjar Laugdælir 78-72[6]
2016–17 Sindri Höfn Þór Þorlákshöfn-b 82-67[7]
2017–18 Álftanes[8] Vestri-b[9] 82-72
2018–19 Breiðablik-b[10] ÍR-b 78-68
2019–20 Season canceled early due to the Coronavirus pandemic in Iceland.[a][11]
2020–21 Season canceled early due to the Coronavirus pandemic in Iceland.[b]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Álftanes-b had the best record at the time of cancelation, having won all of its 12 games.
  2. ^ Vestri-b had the best record at the time of cancelation, having won all of its 3 games.

Titles per clubEdit

Titles Club
1 Breiðablik-b, Álftanes, Gnúpverjar, UMF Sindri Höfn

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reglugerð umkörfuknattleiksmót
  2. ^ 3. deild karla (2015–16)
  3. ^ Runólfur Trausti Þórhallsson (13 March 2020). "KKÍ aflýsir neðri deildum og yngri flokkum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 13 March 2020.
  4. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (14 March 2020). "KKÍ tekur endanlega ákvörðun um Dominos-deildirnar á miðvikudag". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  5. ^ Davíð Eldur (12 January 2021). "Keppni í neðri deildum og yngri flokkum aftur af stað". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Gnúpverjar Íslandsmeistarar 3. deildar karla í körfubolta í ár!". skeidgnup.is (in Icelandic). 26 April 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Leikur: Sindri 82 - 67 Þór Þ. b". kki.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Álftanes Íslandsmeistarar". karfan.is (in Icelandic). 14 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Vestri-B tryggði sér silfrið í 3. deild". Bæjarins Besta (in Icelandic). 16 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  10. ^ Ólafur Þór Jónsson (17 April 2019). "Breiðablik-B Íslandsmeistarar í 3. deild". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  11. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (13 March 2020). "KKÍ setur allt á ís í að minnsta kosti fjórar vikur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 14 March 2020.

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