Centrobasket

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Centrobasket is a FIBA-sponsored basketball tournament where national teams from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean participate. These countries make up the Central American and Caribbean Confederation (CONCENCABA). The top three or four teams typically earn berths to the FIBA Americas Championship, from which they can qualify for the FIBA World Championship or Olympics. Teams qualify for these tournaments by finishing high (usually first or second place) in the previous Centrobasket or by placing high at the FIBA COCABA Championship for Mexico and the seven Central American countries and at the FIBA CBC Championship for the 24 Caribbean countries. In sum, 32 countries have an opportunity to qualify their national teams for Centrobasket, yet all of them do not enter teams regularly.

Celebration of the tournament typically is every two years. Initially played only in odd years, the tournament has, in recent years, it has moved to even years since 2004. The tournament was not held in either 1979 or 1983, but with those exceptions, the tournament has been held every other year, excepting for subsequent tournaments in 2003 and 2004.

Eight teams participate at the tournament, divided into two groups. The first round of the tournament consists of a round-robin, and then, in the second round, teams compete to define their final position at the tournament's standing.

Panama and Puerto Rico have been multiple medal winners at this event, both considered the strongest teams in the region, even though the Puerto Rican team almost never sends its best players for this competition (it mostly sends its second team). To date, Puerto Rico has medaled in every tournament that it has participated in.

Men's tournament[edit]

Summary[edit]

Men's Centrobasket Summaries[edit]

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1965
Details
 Mexico
(Mexico City)

Mexico
Round robin
Puerto Rico

Cuba
Round robin
Panama
1967
Details
 El Salvador
(San Salvador)

Panama
Round robin
Cuba

Virgin Islands
Round robin
Mexico
1969
Details
 Cuba
(Havana)

Panama
Round robin
Cuba

Puerto Rico
Round robin
Venezuela
1971
Details
 Venezuela
(Valencia & Caracas)

Cuba
Round robin
Puerto Rico

Venezuela
Round robin
Dominican Republic
1973
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

Puerto Rico
Round robin
Mexico

Cuba
Round robin
Panama
1975
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Mexico
Round robin
Puerto Rico

Cuba
Round robin
Dominican Republic
1977
Details
 Panama
(Panama City)

Dominican Republic
Round robin
Puerto Rico

Panama
Round robin
Mexico
1981
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

Panama
82–76
Puerto Rico

Cuba
Round robin
Mexico
1985
Details
 Mexico
(Mexico City)

Puerto Rico
Round robin
Panama

Cuba
Round robin
Mexico
1987
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Puerto Rico
98–85
Panama

Mexico
90–87
Dominican Republic
1989
Details
 Cuba
(Havana)

Puerto Rico
116–83
Panama

Cuba
94–79
Mexico
1991
Details
 Mexico
(Monterrey)

Puerto Rico
99–82
Mexico

Cuba
108–87
Panama
1993
Details
 Puerto Rico
(Ponce)

Puerto Rico
87–77
Cuba

Panama
96–83
Dominican Republic
1995
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Dominican Republic
85–68
Cuba

Puerto Rico
95–88
Panama
1997
Details
 Honduras
(Tegucigalpa)

Cuba
106–93
Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic
92–75
Mexico
1999
Details
 Cuba
(Havana)

Cuba
67–63
Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic
86–74
Panama
2001
Details
 Mexico
(Toluca)

Puerto Rico
86–73
Mexico

Panama
93–82
Virgin Islands
2003
Details
 Mexico
(Culiacán)

Puerto Rico
92–83
Dominican Republic

Mexico
78–76
Virgin Islands
2004
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Dominican Republic
75–74
Puerto Rico

Panama
98–89
Mexico
2006
Details
 Panama
(Panama City)

Panama
73–59
Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico
93–83
Mexico
2008
Details
 Mexico
(Chetumal & Cancún)

Puerto Rico
87–70
Virgin Islands

Dominican Republic
102–74
Cuba
2010
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Puerto Rico
89–80
Dominican Republic

Panama
75–74
Cuba
2012
Details
 Puerto Rico
(Hato Rey)

Dominican Republic
80–72
Puerto Rico

Jamaica
78–54
Panama
2014
Details
 Mexico
(TBA)
–'

Participation details[edit]

Team Mexico
1965
El Salvador
1967
Cuba
1969
Venezuela
1971
Puerto Rico
1973
Dominican Republic
1975
Panama
1977
Puerto Rico
1981
Mexico
1985
Dominican Republic
1987
Cuba
1989
Mexico
1991
Puerto Rico
1993
Dominican Republic
1995
Honduras
1997
Cuba
1999
Mexico
2001
Mexico
2003
Dominican Republic
2004
Panama
2006
Mexico
2008
Dominican Republic
2010
Puerto Rico
2012
Mexico
2014
Total
 Antigua and Barbuda - - - - - - 7th - - - - - - - - - - 7th 7th - - - - 3
 Bahamas - - - - - 5th - - 8th - 8th - - 5th - - - 5th - - - - 5th 6
 Barbados - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6th - - 7th - 6th - - - - 3
 Belize - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7th - - - - - 7th - 2
 British Virgin Islands - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8th - 1
 Costa Rica - - - - - - - - - - 7th 5th - 7th - 8th - 8th - 8th 8th - 9th Q 9
 Cuba 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd - 3rd 3rd 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 6th - 5th 6th 4th 4th 8th 21
 Dominican Republic - - 5th 4th 7th 4th 1st 5th 6th 4th 5th - 4th 1st 3rd 3rd 5th 2nd 1st 5th 3rd 2nd 1st Q 21
 El Salvador - 5th - 5th - - 5th - 7th - 10th - - - 7th - - - - - 7th - - Q 8
 Guatemala - 6th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6th 8th - - - - 3
 Guyana - - - 7th 8th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
 Haiti - - - - - 6th - 8th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
 Honduras - 7th - - - - 6th - 9th - - - - - 6th - 8th - - - - - - 5
 Jamaica - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8th - - - - 7th - 5th 3rd Q 5
 Mexico 1st 4th - - 2nd 1st 4th 4th 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 5th - 4th 5th 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 5th 6th 6th Q 21
 Nicaragua - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10th 1
 Panama 4th 1st 1st - 4th - 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 4th - 4th 3rd - 3rd 1st 6th 3rd 4th Q 20
 Puerto Rico 2nd - 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 2nd Q 23
 Trinidad and Tobago - - - 6th - - - - - 6th 9th - - - - - - - - - - 10th - 4
 Virgin Islands 5th 3rd - - 6th - - 7th 5th - 6th - 6th - 5th 6th 4th 4th - 2nd 2nd 9th 7th 15
 Venezuela - - 4th 3rd 5th - - 6th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4

Women's tournament[edit]

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1971
Details
 Venezuela
(Caracas)

Cuba
Round robin
Mexico

Venezuela
Round robin
Trinidad and Tobago
1973
Details
 Mexico
(Veracruz)

Mexico
Round robin
Cuba

Puerto Rico
Round robin
Dominican Republic
1975
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Cuba
Round robin
Mexico

Dominican Republic
Round robin
El Salvador
1977
Details
 Panama
(Panama City)

Mexico
Round robin
Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico
Round robin
Panama
1981
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

Cuba
Round robin
Mexico

Puerto Rico
Round robin
Dominican Republic
1985
Details
 Mexico
(Puebla)

Cuba
Round robin
Mexico

Dominican Republic
Round robin
Puerto Rico
1989
Details
 Cuba
(Havana)

Cuba
126–53
Dominican Republic

Mexico
75–60
Puerto Rico
1993
Details
 Puerto Rico
(Ponce)

Cuba
91–57
Mexico

Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic
1995
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Cuba

Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic
?
1997
Details
 Honduras
(Tegucigalpa)

Cuba
105–69
Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic
86–65
Mexico
1999
Details
 Cuba
(Havana)

Cuba
117–61
Dominican Republic

Mexico
63–59
Puerto Rico
2001
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Cuba

Mexico

Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico
2003
Details
 Mexico
(León)

Cuba
101–68
Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico
79–69
Mexico
2004
Details
 Guatemala
(Guatemala City)

Cuba
118–65
Puerto Rico

Guatemala
71–53
Costa Rica
2006
Details
 Mexico
(Mexico City)

Cuba
116–73
Mexico

Jamaica
71–67
Puerto Rico
2008
Details
 Puerto Rico
(Morovis)

Cuba
85–67
Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic
81–73
Mexico
2010
Details
 Puerto Rico
(Mayagüez)

Puerto Rico
72–48
Jamaica

Mexico
78–65
Trinidad and Tobago
2012
Details
 Puerto Rico
(Morovis)

Cuba
78–63
Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic
79–78
Mexico
2014
Details
 Mexico
(Monterrey)

References[edit]