Balkan International Basketball League

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Balkan International Basketball League
Current season, competition or edition:
2013–14 BIBL season
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BIBL
Sport Basketball
Founded 2008
No. of teams variable (the minimum was 9 and the maximum was 12)
Countries Bulgaria Bulgaria
Republic of Macedonia Macedonia
Montenegro Montenegro
Romania Romania
Israel Israel
Kosovo Kosovo
Continent FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Bulgaria Levski Sofia
TV partner(s) BNT 1, BNT Sat, Channel 3
Official website balkanleague.net

The Balkan International Basketball League (BIBL), also known as the Balkan League, is a multinational professional basketball league that features pro clubs from the Balkans. The league includes teams from the countries of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Kosovo and Israel.

Format[edit]

The league features one team from the Israeli League (Ligat Ha'Al), three teams from the Bulgarian League, two from the Macedonian League, two from the Romanian League.

The league's teams will be divided into two groups of five. The top three teams in each group will qualify to the First Six group, and the remaining two teams from each group, will qualify to the Last Four group. The best four teams from the First Six group, will qualify for the league's Final Four.

Championship[edit]

Season Host Arena Champion Runner-up Result
2008–09 Bulgaria Samokov Arena Samokov Bulgaria Rilski Sportist Republic of Macedonia Feršped Rabotnički 84–77
2009–10 Bulgaria Sofia Universiada Hall Bulgaria Levski Sofia Montenegro Lovćen 77–65
2010–11 Republic of Macedonia Kavadarci Jasmin Sports Hall Republic of Macedonia Feni Industries Bulgaria Rilski Sportist 88–75
2011–12 Israel Gan Ner Gan Ner Sports Hall Israel Hapoel Gilboa Galil Bulgaria Levski Sofia 89–84
2012–13 Bulgaria Samokov Arena Samokov Israel Hapoel Gilboa Galil Bulgaria Levski Sofia 87–79
2013–14 Kosovo Prishtina Pallati i Rinisë dhe Sporteve Bulgaria Levski Sofia Israel Hapoel Gilboa Galil 75-69

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