Torneo Nacional de Ascenso

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Torneo Nacional de Ascenso (TNA)
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2012-13
Torneo nac ascenso logo.png
Sport Basketball
Inaugural season 1990; 25 years ago (1990)
No. of teams 20
Country Argentina
Most recent champion(s) Unión Progresista
Most titles Quilmes (MDP)
(3 titles)
TV partner(s) TyC Sports
Level on pyramid 2nd Tier (Argentina)
Promotion to Liga Nacional de Básquet. (LNB)
Relegation to Torneo Federal de Basketball.
Official website lnb.com.ar

The Torneo Nacional de Ascenso (abbreviated "TNA" and literally in English "Second Division National Tournament") is the second division of the Argentine basketball league system. The TNA's predecessor is the Torneo Federal de Básquetbol, which became the third division when TNA was created.

Competition format[edit]

The TNA consists of 20 teams, which are divided into two Divisions, North and South, with 10 teams each. The competition format is similar to the Liga A, with a regular season divided in two stages. On the first stage, teams from the same division compete in a double round-robin format, with standings determined by a points system. After the first phase each team carries over 50% of the points obtained to the second stage. On the second stage, each division is split into two groups as follows: the top five teams from the North Division (TNA1 North), the top six teams from the South Division (TNA1 South), and the remaining teams from the North and South groups (TNA2 North and TNA2 South, respectively). Each group then competes in a separate double round-robin.

After the second stage, general standings are defined by merging TNA1 and TNA2 groups into a single table for each division. Playoffs seedings and relegations are determined as follows:

  • 1st to 5th place (TNA1 North) – Advance to the TNA North quarterfinals
  • 1st to 3rd place (TNA2 North) – Advance to the TNA North quarterfinals
  • 1st to 6th place (TNA1 South) – Advance to the TNA South quarterfinals
  • 1st to 2nd place (TNA2 South) – Advance to the TNA South quarterfinals
  • 5th place in TNA2 North – Relegated
  • 6th place in TNA2 South – Relegated

The playoffs consist of two best-of-five divisional series and two best-of-five interdivisional series to decide which teams will earn a promotion to the Liga A. On the promotion semifinals, the higher seed from the South semifinals winners faces the lower seed from the North semifinals winners, and the higher seed from the North semifinals winners faces the lower seed from the South semifinals winners. The winners from the interdivision semifinals define the first of the two promotions while the losers compete in another best-of-five series where the winner faces the TNA Finals loser in a five-game series for the second promotion to the Liga A.

Division Quarterfinals
Best-of-5
Division Semifinals
Best-of-5
Promotion Semifinals
Best-of-5
TNA Finals
Best-of-5
                       
N1 TNA1 North 1st
N8 TNA2 North 3rd
 
 
N4 TNA1 North 4th
N5 TNA1 North 5th
 
TNA North
 
N2 TNA1 North 2nd
N7 TNA2 North 2nd
 
 
N3 TNA1 North 3rd
N8 TNA2 North 1st
 
 
S1 TNA1 South 1st
S8 TNA2 South 2nd
 
 
S4 TNA1 South 4th
S5 TNA1 South 5th
 
TNA South
 
S2 TNA1 South 2nd
S6 TNA1 South 6th
 
 
S3 TNA1 South 1st
S7 TNA2 South 1st

Current teams (2012–13 season)[edit]

Source:TNA website.[1]

Team City Province/Area Arena
Zona Norte
Alvear (Villa Angela) Villa Ángela Chaco Alvear
Atlético Echagüe Paraná Entre Ríos Luis Butta
Estudiantes (Concordia) Concordia Entre Ríos Estudiantes
Instituto (Córdoba) Córdoba Córdoba Angel Sandrin
Oberá Tenis Club Oberá Misiones Oberá Tenis Club
San Isidro (Córdoba) San Francisco Córdoba San Isidro
San Martín (Corrientes) Corrientes Corrientes Fortín Rojinegro
Sarmiento (R) Resistencia Chaco Alejo Gronda
La Unión (Colón) Colón Entre Ríos La Unión
Unión (Sunchales) Sunchales Santa Fe La Fortaleza del Bicho
Zona Sur
Alianza Viedma Viedma Río Negro Angel Arias
Banda Norte Río Cuarto Córdoba Banda Norte
Ciclista Juninense Junín Buenos Aires Raúl Chuni Merlo
Ciudad de Bragado Bragado Buenos Aires Bragado Club
San Lorenzo (Chivilcoy) Chivilcoy Buenos Aires San Lorenzo
Huracán (Trelew) Trelew Chubut Atilio Viglione
Monte Hermoso Monte Hermoso Buenos Aires Polideportivo Municipal
Quilmes (MDP) Mar del Plata Buenos Aires Islas Malvinas
Sport Club Cañadense Cañada de Gómez Santa Fe Florencio Varni
Tomás de Rocamora Concepción del Uruguay Entre Ríos Julio C. Pacagnella

List of champions[edit]

Finals[edit]

Season Champion
1990-91 Quilmes (MDP)
1991-92
1992-93 Deportivo Roca
1993-94 Deportivo Valle Inferior
1994-95 Luz y Fuerza
1995-96 Obras Sanitarias
1996-97 Belgrano de San Nicolás
1997-98 Libertad (S)
1998-99 Quilmes (MDP)
1999-00 Club Cultural y Dep. Belgrano
2000-01 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)
2001-02 Ben Hur
2002-03 Central Entrerriano
2003-04 River Plate
2004-05 La Unión
2005-06 Juventud Sionista
2006-07 El Nacional
2007-08 Ciclista Olímpico
2008-09 La Unión
2009-10 Argentino de Junín
2010-11 Quilmes (MDP)
2011-12 Unión Progresista
2012-13 Estudiantes (Concordia)

Championships by club[edit]

Club Titles Seasons won
Quilmes (MDP) 3 1990-91, 1998-99, 2010-11
La Unión 2 2004-05, 2008-09

References[edit]

  1. ^ Posiciones - TNA website, retrieved 16 May 2013

External links[edit]