FIBA Oceania Championship

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For the women's tournament, see FIBA Oceania Championship for Women.
FIBA Oceania Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
2013 FIBA Oceania Championship
Sport Basketball
Founded 1971
Inaugural season 1971
No. of teams 2
Country FIBA Oceania member nations
Continent FIBA Oceania (Oceania)
Most recent champion(s)  Australia (18th title)
Most titles  Australia (18 titles)
Related competitions Al Ramsay Shield
Official website www.FIBAOceania.com

FIBA Oceania Championship is the name commonly used to refer to the Oceania basketball championships that take every two years between national teams of the continent. Through the 2015 edition, the Oceania Championships are also a qualifying tournament for the Basketball World Cups and Olympic Games. Beginning in 2017, all FIBA continental championships for men will be held on a four-year cycle, and the continental championships will no longer be part of the qualifying process for either the World Cup or Olympics.[1]

When only Australia and New Zealand compete, the tournament is usually a best-of-three playoff; if other teams compete, a round-robin and a knockout stage is employed. In 2009, the Oceania Basketball Federation changed this format to a two game, home-and-away playoff between the two countries, with aggregate score as the tiebreaker should the teams split the series.

Results[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Results highlighted in blue are Olympic qualifiers, those which aren't are World Championship qualifiers.

Year Host Qualification series Bronze medallists
Gold Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Silver
1971
Details
 New Zealand
Australia
91–56 107–58 117–72
New Zealand
No third team competed
1975
Details
 Australia
Australia
83–57 87–67 101–63
New Zealand
1978
Details
 Australia
Australia
93–71 65–67 76–69
New Zealand
1979
Details
 Australia (Melbourne & Sydney)
Australia
65–41 62–53 115–73
New Zealand
1981
Details
 New Zealand
Australia
78–55 80–71 N/A
New Zealand
1983
Details
 New Zealand
Australia
89–52 87–76 N/A
New Zealand
1985
Details
 Australia (Sydney & Newcastle)
Australia
92–66 96–75 98–62
New Zealand
1987
Details
 New Zealand (Timaru & Christchurch)
Australia
115–59 One game playoff for
the championship

New Zealand

French Polynesia
1989
Details
 Australia (Sydney)
Australia
91–54 106–55 N/A
New Zealand
No third team competed
1991
Details
 New Zealand
Australia
96–79 74–57 N/A
New Zealand
1993
Details
 New Zealand (Auckland)
Australia
86–78 One game
playoff for the
championship

New Zealand

Western Samoa
1995
Details
 Australia
Australia
102–62
New Zealand

American Samoa
1997
Details
 New Zealand (Palmerston North & Wellington)
Australia
85–67
New Zealand

New Caledonia
1999
Details
 New Zealand (Auckland)
New Zealand
125–43
Guam
No third team competed
2001
Details
 New Zealand
New Zealand
85–78 79–81
overtime
89–78
Australia
2003
Details
 Australia
Australia
79–66 90–76 84–75
New Zealand
2005
Details
 New Zealand
Australia
82–69 82–71 91–80
New Zealand
2007
Details
 Australia
Australia
79–67 93–67 58–67
New Zealand
2009
Details
 Australia
 New Zealand

New Zealand
77–84 100–78 Two-legged tie
Australia
2011
Details
 Australia
Australia
91–78 81–64 92–68
New Zealand
2013
Details
 New Zealand
 Australia

Australia
70–59 76–63 Two-legged tie
New Zealand

Performance by nation[edit]

Map of countries' best results.
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 18 2 0 20
2  New Zealand 3 18 0 21
3  Guam 0 1 0 1
4  American Samoa 0 0 1 1
 New Caledonia 0 0 1 1
 Samoa 0 0 1 1
 Tahiti 0 0 1 1

The Oceania Basketball Tournament[edit]

In 1997 basketball was included in the Pacific Mini Games, so therefore the Oceania Tournament was not played. The South Pacific Mini Games are held every four years for island teams in the two years between the main Pacific Games. These Games are held in countries with limited facilities and because of the large number of basketball entries this sport has not been included in previous Mini Games. Normally the Oceania Basketball Confederation conducts the Oceania Tournament at a similar time so as to provide competition for all countries. As a result no Australian or New Zealand teams participated in 1997.

There was no Oceania Basketball Tournament in 2005 because the Mini Games included basketball that year in Palau.

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1981
Details
 Fiji
Australia
82–79
Guam

American Samoa
122–74
Fiji
1985
Details
 Fiji
Australia
117–111
American Samoa

Fiji
88–73
New Zealand
1989
Details
 French Polynesia
Australia
86–68
New Zealand

Tahiti
83–74
Fiji
1993
Details
 Western Samoa
Western Samoa
93–90
Tonga

Australia
140–59
Fiji
1997
Details
 American Samoa (Pago Pago)
American Samoa
78–76
Guam

Tahiti
68–60
Fiji
2001
Details
 Fiji (Suva)
New Caledonia
81–80
Fiji

Australia
97–66
New Zealand
2005
Details
 Palau (Koror)
New Caledonia
69–57
Guam

Fiji
85–41
Papua New Guinea
2009
Details
 Northern Mariana (Saipan)
Australia
62–44
New Caledonia

Guam
70–55
New Zealand
2013
Details
 New Zealand (Porirua City)

Performance by nation[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia 4 0 2 6
2  New Caledonia 2 1 0 3
3  American Samoa 1 1 1 3
4  Samoa 1 0 0 1
5  Guam 0 3 1 4
6  Fiji 0 1 2 3
7  New Zealand 0 1 0 1
 Tonga 0 1 0 1
9  Tahiti 0 0 2 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Board gives green light to new format and calendar of competition" (Press release). FIBA. 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 

External links[edit]