EuroBasket 1963

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FIBA EuroBasket 1963
13th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 1963 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation Poland
Dates October 4–13
Teams 16 (from 30 federations)
Venues 1 Wrocław (in 1 host city)
Champions  Soviet Union (7th title)
MVP Spain Emiliano Rodríguez
Tournament leaders
Players Teams
Points Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radivoj Korać (26.6)  Yugoslavia (85.4)
Official website
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The 1963 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1963, was the thirteenth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Seventeen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by Poland and held at Wrocław.

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Yugoslavia 7 7 0 608 472 +136 14 Qualified for the semifinals
2  Hungary 7 5 2 499 455 +44 10[a]
3  Bulgaria 7 5 2 509 444 +65 10[a] Qualified for the 5th–8th place playoffs
4  Belgium 7 4 3 520 512 +8 8[b]
5  Italy 7 4 3 467 459 +8 8[b] Qualified for the 9th–12th place playoffs
6  Israel 7 2 5 463 505 −42 4
7  Netherlands 7 1 6 453 588 −135 2 Qualified for the 13th–16th place playoffs
8  Turkey 7 0 7 405 499 −94 0
Source: FIBA Archives
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored; 5) Drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Hungary–Bulgaria 64–55
  2. ^ a b Belgium–Italy 76–75
 Yugoslavia  Netherlands 107–62
 Bulgaria  Israel 79–58
 Hungary  Italy 55–55 aet.71–74
 Belgium  Turkey 71–52
 Netherlands  Italy 60–73
 Bulgaria  Turkey 71–52
 Hungary  Belgium 71–69
 Yugoslavia  Israel 80–73
 Netherlands  Belgium 71–77
 Israel  Turkey 64–55
 Bulgaria  Hungary 55–64
 Yugoslavia  Italy 71–69
 Yugoslavia  Turkey 97–67
 Italy  Belgium 75–76
 Netherlands  Bulgaria 71–99
 Israel  Hungary 73–80
 Turkey  Hungary 42–50
 Israel  Netherlands 70–55
 Italy  Bulgaria 51–59
 Yugoslavia  Belgium 95–62
 Belgium  Bulgaria 72–80
 Turkey  Netherlands 72–74
 Italy  Israel 63–57
 Yugoslavia  Hungary 82–73
 Hungary  Netherlands 90–60
 Turkey  Italy 65–72
 Belgium  Israel 93–68
 Yugoslavia  Bulgaria 76–66

Group B[edit]

Pos. Team Matches Wins Loses Results Points Diff.
1.  Soviet Union 7 7 0 558:392 14 +166
2.  Poland 7 6 1 542:454 12 +88
3.  East Germany 7 4 3 468:469 8 −1
4.  Spain 7 3 4 563:575 6 −12
5.  Romania 7 3 4 422:430 6 −8
6.  Czechoslovakia 7 3 4 479:514 6 −35
7.  France 7 1 6 427:521 2 −94
8.  Finland 7 1 6 399:503 2 −104
 France  East Germany 49–63
 Soviet Union  Finland 75–53
 Spain  Poland 76–79
 Czechoslovakia  Romania 55–56
 France  Czechoslovakia 72–79
 Spain  Romania 75–70
 Finland  East Germany 50–73
 Soviet Union  Poland 64–54
 Finland  Czechoslovakia 45–78
 Soviet Union  East Germany 76–52
 Poland  Romania 64–60
 Spain  France 86–70
 Finland  Spain 83–79
 East Germany  Czechoslovakia 61–62
 Poland  France 98–65
 Soviet Union  Romania 64–54
 East Germany  Spain 91–85
 Romania  France 59–51
 Poland  Finland 68–54
 Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia 96–56
 East Germany  Poland 62–93
 Romania  Finland 69–55
 Czechoslovakia  Spain 76–98
 Soviet Union  France 77–59
 Romania  East Germany 54–66
 France  Finland 61–59
 Czechoslovakia  Poland 73–86
 Soviet Union  Spain 106–64

Knockout stage[edit]

13th–16th place playoffs[edit]

 
Classification Semifinals 13th place match
 
           
 
 
 
 
 Netherlands
 
 
 
 Finland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 France
 
 
 Turkey
 
15th place match
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Netherlands  Finland 58–71
 France  Turkey 80–63

9th–12th place playoffs[edit]

 
Classification Semifinals 9th place match
 
           
 
 
 
 
 Italy
 
 
 
 Czech Republic
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Romania
 
 
 Israel
 
11th place match
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Italy  Czechoslovakia 66–70
 Romania  Israel 47–57

5th–8th place playoffs[edit]

 
Classification Semifinals 5th place match
 
           
 
 
 
 
 Bulgaria
 
 
 
 Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 East Germany
 
 
 Turkey
 
7th place match
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Team 1 Team 2 Res.
 Bulgaria  Spain 102–70
 East Germany  Belgium 81–53

Final round[edit]

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
 
 
 
 Soviet Union 89
 
 
 
 Hungary 51
 
 Soviet Union 61
 
 
 
 Poland 45
 
 Yugoslavia 72
 
 
 Poland 83
 
Third place game
 
 
 
 
 
 Yugoslavia 89
 
 
 Hungary 61

Semifinals[edit]

12 October 1963
18:30
Yugoslavia  72–83  Poland
Scoring by half: 40–47, 32–36
Pts: Korać 29 Pts: Lopatka 18

12 October 1963
20:00
Soviet Union  89–51  Hungary
Scoring by half: 38–27, 51–24
Pts: Volnov 27 Pts: Bencze 11

Bronze medal match[edit]

13 October 1963
17:00
Yugoslavia  89–61  Hungary
Scoring by half: 38–39, 51–22
Pts: Korać 27 Pts: Simon 13

Final[edit]

13 October 1963
18:30
Soviet Union  61–45  Poland
Scoring by half: 37–18, 24–27
Pts: Krūmiņš 17 Pts: Lopatka 11

Finals[edit]

Placement Team 1 Team 2 Res.
15th place  Turkey  Netherlands 64–62
13th place  France  Finland 60–50
11th place  Italy  Romania 66–85
9th place  Czechoslovakia  Israel 58–60
7th place  Belgium  Spain 83–86
5th place  East Germany  Bulgaria 62–77
3rd place  Yugoslavia  Hungary 89–61
Final  Soviet Union  Poland 61–45


 1963 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 

Soviet Union
7th title

Final rankings[edit]

  1.  Soviet Union
  2.  Poland
  3.  Yugoslavia
  4.  Hungary
  5.  Bulgaria
  6.  East Germany
  7.  Spain
  8.  Belgium
  9.  Israel
  10.  Czechoslovakia
  11.  Romania
  12.  Italy
  13.  France
  14.  Finland
  15.  Turkey
  16.  Netherlands

Awards[edit]

1963 FIBA EuroBasket MVP: Emiliano Rodríguez (Spain Spain)

Team rosters[edit]

1. Soviet Union: Jānis Krūmiņš, Gennadi Volnov, Jaak Lipso, Armenak Alachachian, Guram Minashvili, Tõnno Lepmets, Juris Kalnins, Aleksander Travin, Aleksander Petrov, Viacheslav Khrinin, Vadim Gladun, Olgerts Jurgensons (Coach: Alexander Gomelsky)

2. Poland: Mieczysław Łopatka, Bohdan Likszo, Janusz Wichowski, Andrzej Pstrokonski, Leszek Arent, Zbigniew Dregier, Kazimierz Frelkiewicz, Wieslaw Langiewicz, Andrzej Nartowski, Stanislaw Olejniczak, Jerzy Piskun, Marek Sitkowski (Coach: Witold Zagórski)

3. Yugoslavia: Radivoj Korać, Ivo Daneu, Trajko Rajković, Slobodan Gordić, Borut Bassin, Nemanja Đurić, Miodrag Nikolić, Miloš Bojović, Živko Kasun, Emil Logar, Zvonko Petričević, Dragoslav Ražnatović (Coach: Aleksandar Nikolić)

4. Hungary: János Greminger, Laszlo Gabanyi, János Simon, Janos Bencze, Miklos Bohaty, Gyorgy Polik, Gyorgy Vajdovics, Jozsef Prieszol, Arpad Glatz, Tibor Kangyal, Otto Temesvari, Pal Koczka (Coach: Tibor Zsiros)

References[edit]