Israeli Basketball League Cup

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Israeli Basketball League Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 Israeli Basketball League Cup
SportBasketball
Founded2006
Inaugural season2006
No. of teams8
CountryIsrael Israel
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
Maccabi Tel Aviv
(7th title)
Most titlesMaccabi Tel Aviv
(7 titles)
Related
competitions
Super League
State Cup

The Israeli Basketball League Cup is a pre-season professional basketball tournament that is contested between clubs. It has been held in Israel since 2006. It is held during the week before the start of the Israeli Premier League season. The Israeli League Cup tournament is currently sponsored by Pais Lotto, and therefore it is officially known as the Chance Cup. Previously, the tournament was sponsored by the Toto Winner Organization, and it was known as the Winner Cup, from 2006 to 2009. In 2010, it had no sponsor, and therefore the tournament was named Basketball League Cup.

Competition system[edit]

The top eight teams of the previous season's Israeli Premier League compete in this tournament. The tournament uses the knockout system. The teams are scheduled according to their positions in Israel's Premier League.

Finals[edit]

Key
(X)
Number of times the event is held in this city or venue
MVP
Tournament Most Valuable Player award usually given
to the best player on the winning team
Year Winner(s) Score Runners-up Venue Location MVP
2006
Ironi Ashkelon 79–73 Maccabi Rishon LeZion Malha Arena Jerusalem Israel Guy Kantor[a]
2007
Maccabi Tel Aviv 93–74 Hapoel Jerusalem Malha Arena (2) Jerusalem (2) Israel David Blu
2008
Hapoel Jerusalem 84–69 Ironi Nahariya Malha Arena[b] (3) Jerusalem (3) United States Timmy Bowers
2009
Hapoel Jerusalem 86–80 Maccabi Tel Aviv Malha Arena (4) Jerusalem (4) United States Tre Simmons
2010
Maccabi Tel Aviv 87–77 Hapoel Jerusalem Malha Arena (5) Jerusalem (5) United States Jeremy Pargo
2011
Maccabi Tel Aviv 78–74 Hapoel Holon Malha Arena (6) Jerusalem (6) Israel Lior Eliyahu
2012
Maccabi Tel Aviv 75–65 Maccabi Ashdod Romema Arena[c] Haifa Poland David Logan
2013
Maccabi Tel Aviv 88–77 Hapoel Jerusalem Nokia Arena[d] Tel Aviv Israel Sylven Landesberg
2014
Hapoel Jerusalem 81–78 Maccabi Tel Aviv Jerusalem Arena Jerusalem (7) Israel Yotam Halperin
2015
Maccabi Tel Aviv 87–80 Hapoel Eilat Drive in Arena[e] Tel Aviv (2) United States Devin Smith
2016
Hapoel Jerusalem 77–62 Maccabi Tel Aviv Ein Sara Sport Hall Nahariya United States Curtis Jerrells
2017
Maccabi Tel Aviv 93–79 Ironi Nahariya Toto Hall Holon Israel John DiBartolomeo
2018
Maccabi Rishon LeZion 78–66 Hapoel Be'er Sheva Beit Maccabi Rishon LeZion United States Cameron Long

Performance by club[edit]

Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.

Club Winners Runners-up Years won
Maccabi Tel Aviv
7
3
2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
Hapoel Jerusalem
4
3
2008, 2009, 2014, 2016
Maccabi Rishon LeZion
1
1
2018
Ironi Ashkelon
1
2006
Ironi Nahariya
2
Maccabi Ashdod
1
Hapoel Holon
1
Hapoel Eilat
1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In 2006, Kantor was named Most Valuable Player even though his team did not win the trophy but finished in second place.
  2. ^ In 2008, several games were also played at the Gan Ner Arena in Gan Ner.
  3. ^ In 2012, two quarter-finals games were played at the Kiryat Ata Hall in Kiryat Ata.
  4. ^ In 2013, several games were played at the Beit Maccabi in Rishon LeZion.
  5. ^ In 2015, games were also played at the Holon Toto Hall in Holon.

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