EVENT organiser and Bridport-based basketball player Craig Sorrell staged his charity 3v3 tournament on the Bridport outdoor multi-court.

With as many 16 teams coming from as far as Manchester to compete for the title, this was guaranteed to be a highly competitive competition.

As teams battled their way into the knockout stages, last year’s winners STP from Bournemouth were beaten in the semi-finals by Exmouth’s Jesters.

But Torquay-based world touring team Breaking Baskets proved too strong as they beat The Jesters in the final.

Breaking Baskets stole the show as they won individual awards for the three-point shootout and dunk contest, with 7ft 3in tall Mike Lewis taking home the most valuable player award.

That accolade was named in memory of one of Bridport Basketball Club’s biggest fans, Bill McLaughlin, who sadly passed away shortly after last year’s tournament.

Speaking about the event, Sorrell said: “I’m very proud of how successful the tournament has been.

“Everyone had a great day and we managed to raise a fantastic £700 for the charity Sports Trader who help disabled and disadvantaged children get into sport.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the helpers on the day as it would not have been possible without them and also to the Bridport Round Table for sponsoring the event for the second year and showing lots of support.”

Sorrell is looking forward to next year’s tournament already and is hoping to make it bigger and better.