1999 ABC Championship

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1999 FIBA Asia Championship
20th Asian Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Japan
Dates August 28 – September 5
Teams 15 (from 44 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  China (11th title)
MVP China Hu Weidong

The 1999 Asian Basketball Confederation Championship for Men was the qualifying tournament for the Basketball Tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Qualification[edit]

According to the ABC rules, each zone had two places, and the hosts (Japan) and the best 5 teams of the previous Asian Championship were automatically qualified.

East Asia (4+2) Gulf (2+2) Middle Asia (2) Southeast Asia (2) West Asia (2)
 Japan  Saudi Arabia  Uzbekistan  Philippines  Syria
 South Korea  United Arab Emirates  Kazakhstan  Thailand  Lebanon
 China  Kuwait
 Chinese Taipei  Bahrain
 Hong Kong
 North Korea

Draw[edit]

The draw was held on June 15 at New Otani Hotel in Tokyo.

Group A Group B Group C Group D

 South Korea
 United Arab Emirates
 Lebanon
 Philippines

 Japan
 Thailand
 Hong Kong
 Kuwait

 China
 Kazakhstan *
 Syria
 North Korea *

 Saudi Arabia
 Uzbekistan
 Chinese Taipei
 Bahrain

* North Korea and Kazakhstan pulled out of the tournament, leaving Group C with only two teams. ABC added  Malaysia into the bracket.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Lebanon 3 3 0 210 185 +25 6
 South Korea 3 2 1 251 189 +62 5
 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 216 244 −28 4
 Philippines 3 0 3 194 253 −59 3
August 28
15:00
South Korea  98–63  Philippines
Scoring by half: 58–38, 40–25
August 28
19:00
United Arab Emirates  70–75  Lebanon
Scoring by half: 43–36, 27–39
August 29
15:00
Lebanon  75–65  South Korea
Scoring by half: 40–34, 35–31
August 29
15:00
Philippines  81–95  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by half: 44–56, 37–39
August 30
15:00
South Korea  88–51  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by half: 51–26, 37–25
August 30
17:00
Philippines  50–60  Lebanon
Scoring by half: 25–31, 25–29

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Japan 3 3 0 259 135 +124 6
 Kuwait 3 2 1 240 228 +12 5
 Thailand 3 1 2 207 280 −73 4
 Hong Kong 3 0 3 202 265 −63 3
August 28
13:00
Japan  85–38  Thailand
Scoring by half: 39–19, 46–19
August 28
13:00
Kuwait  88–62  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 33–38, 55–24
August 29
13:00
Hong Kong  58–88  Japan
Scoring by half: 38–31, 20–57
August 29
13:00
Thailand  80–113  Kuwait
Scoring by half: 43–56, 37–57
August 30
13:00
Japan  86–39  Kuwait
Scoring by half: 44–21, 42–18
August 30
13:00
Thailand  89–82  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 45–47, 44–35

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 2 2 0 166 102 +64 4
 Syria 2 1 1 153 176 −23 3
 Malaysia 2 0 2 105 146 −41 2
August 28
17:00
China  54–41  Malaysia
Scoring by half: 34–22, 20–19
August 29
17:00
Syria  61–112  China
Scoring by half: 17–63, 44–49
August 30
15:00
Malaysia  62–92  Syria
Scoring by half: 26–48, 38–44

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Chinese Taipei 3 3 0 250 219 +31 6
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 239 218 +21 5
 Uzbekistan 3 1 2 207 219 −12 4
 Bahrain 3 0 3 169 209 −40 3
August 28
15:00
Saudi Arabia  79–63  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 32–28, 47–35
August 28
17:00
Uzbekistan  82–90  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 35–41, 47–49
August 29
17:00
Bahrain  47–62  Uzbekistan
Scoring by half: 20–28, 27–34
August 29
19:00
Chinese Taipei  92–78  Saudi Arabia
Scoring by half: 50–36, 42–42
August 30
17:00
Saudi Arabia  82–63  Uzbekistan
Scoring by half: 45–32, 37–31
August 30
19:00
Chinese Taipei  68–59  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 39–24, 29–35

Quarterfinal round[edit]

Group I[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 China 3 3 0 283 177 +106 6
 Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 241 234 +7 5
 Kuwait 3 1 2 220 265 −45 4
 Lebanon 3 0 3 217 285 −68 3
August 31
13:00
Lebanon  69–92  Saudi Arabia
Scoring by half: 44–48, 25–44
August 31
15:00
China  91–54  Kuwait
Scoring by half: 41–20, 50–34
September 1
13:00
Kuwait  86–81  Lebanon
Scoring by half: 40–45, 46–36
September 1
15:00
Saudi Arabia  56–85  China
Scoring by half: 22–44, 34–41
September 2
13:00
Lebanon  67–107  China
Scoring by half: 39–52, 28–55
September 2
15:00
Kuwait  80–93  Saudi Arabia
Scoring by half: 40–47, 40–46

Group II[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 South Korea 3 3 0 195 177 +18 6
 Chinese Taipei 3 2 1 220 210 +10 5
 Japan 3 1 2 207 199 +8 4
 Syria 3 0 3 201 237 −36 3
August 31
17:00
Japan  78–58  Syria
Scoring by half: 38–27, 40–31
August 31
19:00
Chinese Taipei  54–61  South Korea
Scoring by half: 20–34, 34–27
September 1
17:00
South Korea  64–61  Japan
Scoring by half: 34–31, 30–30
September 1
19:00
Syria  81–89  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 37–39, 44–50
September 2
17:00
Japan  68–77  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 37–36, 31–41
September 2
19:00
South Korea  70–62  Syria
Scoring by half: 30–38, 40–24

Group III[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 261 235 +26 6
 Bahrain 3 2 1 255 234 +21 5
 Hong Kong 3 1 2 247 246 +1 4
 Malaysia 3 0 3 219 267 −48 3
August 31
13:00
United Arab Emirates  79–72  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 28–34, 51–38
August 31
15:00
Malaysia  59–89  Hong Kong
Scoring by half: 32–44, 27–45
September 1
13:00
Hong Kong  88–94  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by half: 41–41, 47–53
September 1
15:00
Bahrain  90–85  Malaysia
Scoring by half: 44–37, 46–48
September 2
13:00
United Arab Emirates  88–75  Malaysia
Scoring by half: 47–42, 41–33
September 2
15:00
Hong Kong  70–93  Bahrain
Scoring by half: 50–39, 20–54

Group IV[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Uzbekistan 2 2 0 177 135 +42 4
 Philippines 2 1 1 146 152 −6 3
 Thailand 2 0 2 129 165 −36 2
August 31
17:00
Uzbekistan  94–64  Philippines
Scoring by half: 52–30, 42–34
September 1
17:00
Philippines  82–58  Thailand
Scoring by half: 46–31, 36–27
September 2
17:00
Thailand  71–83  Uzbekistan
Scoring by half: 34–44, 37–39

Classification 5th–14th[edit]

13th place[edit]

September 3
13:00
Hong Kong  68–53  Thailand
Scoring by half: 39–22, 29–31

11th place[edit]

September 3
15:00
Bahrain  75–83  Philippines
Scoring by half: 31–46, 44–37

9th place[edit]

September 3
17:00
Uzbekistan  70–56  United Arab Emirates
Scoring by half: 42–22, 28–34

7th place[edit]

September 4
10:00
Lebanon  61–60  Syria
Scoring by half: 27–34, 34–26

5th place[edit]

September 4
12:00
Kuwait  61–77  Japan
Scoring by half: 25–45, 36–32

Final round[edit]

Semifinals Final
September 4
  South Korea  85  
  Saudi Arabia  59  
 
September 5
      South Korea  45
    China  63
3rd place
September 4 September 5
  China  105   Saudi Arabia  93
  Chinese Taipei  51     Chinese Taipei  67

Semifinals[edit]

September 4
14:00
South Korea  85–59  Saudi Arabia
Scoring by half: 42–30, 43–29
September 4
16:00
China  105–51  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 55–23, 50–28

3rd place[edit]

September 5
11:00
Saudi Arabia  93–67  Chinese Taipei
Scoring by half: 38–39, 55–28

Final[edit]

September 5
13:00
South Korea  45–63  China
Scoring by half: 21–29, 24–34

Final standing[edit]

Qualified for the 2000 Summer Olympics
Rank Team Record
1  China 7–0
2  South Korea 6–2
3  Saudi Arabia 5–3
4  Chinese Taipei 5–3
5  Japan 5–2
6  Kuwait 3–4
7  Lebanon 4–3
8  Syria 1–5
9  Uzbekistan 4–2
10  United Arab Emirates 4–3
11  Philippines 2–4
12  Bahrain 2–5
13  Hong Kong 2–5
14  Thailand 1–5
15  Malaysia 0–5

Awards[edit]

 1999 Asian Champions 

China
Eleventh title

References[edit]