Queensland Basketball League

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Queensland Basketball League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017 Queensland Basketball League season
Qabl logo.jpg
QBL logo
Sport Basketball
Founded 1986
Inaugural season 1986
No. of teams M: 14
W: 14
Country Australia
Most recent
champion(s)
M: Cairns Marlins (9th title)
W: Rockhampton Cyclones (2nd title)
Most titles M: Cairns Marlins (9 titles)
W: Southern Districts Spartans (9 titles)
Related
competitions
Southern Basketball League
Official website QBL.basketballqld.com.au

The Queensland Basketball League (QBL) is a semi-professional basketball league in Queensland, Australia, comprising both a men's and women's competition. The league is run by Basketball Queensland and has an affiliate development league called the Southern Basketball League (SBL).

History[edit]

The league was formed in 1986 as the Queensland State Basketball League. In 1994, the league merged with the South and East conferences of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) to form a North conference.[1] 1998 saw further CBA expansion with the inclusion of a Central Conference from South Australia. The CBA was renamed the Australian Basketball Association (ABA) for the 1999 season and later added the Big V and the Waratah League for a total of six conferences. As a member of the ABA, the league took on the name of Queensland Australian Basketball League (QABL) in the early 2000s and set up a division system to separate the north and south teams within the state. The Sunstate (North Queensland) and Southern Cross (South Queensland) divisions were a big part of the league for a number of years, remaining in tacked up until the 2006 season. Following the 2006 season, the QABL restructured the competition, which saw the two divisions combining to have a statewide league of only one division for the 2007 season.[2] In 2009, the QABL became known as the QBL following the demise of the Australian Basketball Association.

Current teams[edit]

Men[edit]

Women[edit]

List of Champions[edit]

Year Men's Champion Result Men's Runner-up Women's Champion Result Women's Runner-up
1986 Townsville Suns Ipswich Eagles Brisbane Brewers Mackay Meteorettes
1987 Gold Coast Cougars Townsville Suns Mackay Meteorettes Ipswich Eagles
1988 Gold Coast Cougars Townsville Suns Brisbane Brewers Mackay Meteorettes
1989 Townsville Suns Toowoomba Mountaineers Brisbane Brewers Townsville Sunbirds
1990 Toowoomba Mountaineers Townsville Suns Brisbane Brewers Mackay Meteorettes
1991 Toowoomba Mountaineers Brisbane Brewers Brisbane Blazers Townsville Sunbirds
1992 Southern Districts Spartans Townsville Heat Brisbane Blazers Townsville Sunbirds
1993 Cairns Marlins Burdekin Wildcats Townsville Sunbirds Southern Districts Spartans
1994 Cairns Marlins Southern Districts Spartans Cairns Dolphins Ipswich Eagles
1995 Southern Districts Spartans Rockhampton Rockets Southern Districts Spartans Mackay Meteorettes
1996 Rockhampton Rockets Southern Districts Spartans Southern Districts Spartans Townsville Sunbirds
1997 Cairns Marlins Suncoast Clippers Townsville Sunbirds Southern Districts Spartans
1998 Cairns Marlins Townsville Heat Southern Districts Spartans Townsville Sunbirds
1999 Southern Districts Spartans Cairns Marlins Southern Districts Spartans Townsville Sunbirds
2000 Townsville Heat Southern Districts Spartans Southern Districts Spartans Brisbane Brewers
2001 Cairns Marlins Brisbane Capitals Brisbane Capitals Townsville Sunbirds
2002 Brisbane Capitals Cairns Marlins Brisbane Capitals Southern Districts Spartans
2003 South West Metro Pirates Cairns Marlins Southern Districts Spartans Mackay Meteorettes
2004 Cairns Marlins 103 – 94 Townsville Heat Southern Districts Spartans 60 – 47 Townsville Flames
2005 Southern Districts Spartans 90 – 85 Cairns Marlins Southern Districts Spartans 71 – 55 Townsville Flames
2006 Southern Districts Spartans 108 – 79 Rockhampton Rockets Southern Districts Spartans 70 – 67 Cairns Dolphins
2007* Cairns Marlins 2 – 0 Gold Coast Goannas Townsville Flames 2 – 0 Maroochydore Clippers
2008 Rockhampton Rockets 97 – 80 Townsville Heat Townsville Flames 92 – 46 South West Metro Pirates
2009 Cairns Marlins 113 – 81 Rockhampton Rockets Gladstone Port City Power 102 – 98 South West Metro Pirates
2010 Rockhampton Rockets 74 – 63 Mackay Meteors Gladstone Port City Power 94 – 77 Northside Wizards
2011 Mackay Meteors 100 – 82 Rockhampton Rockets Gladstone Port City Power 110 – 97 Bundaberg Bears
2012 Mackay Meteors 72 – 58 Rockhampton Rockets Mackay Meteorettes 78 – 71 Gladstone Port City Power
2013 Rockhampton Rockets 102 – 95 Brisbane Capitals Mackay Meteorettes 76 – 59 Ipswich Force
2014* Rockhampton Rockets 2 – 0 Mackay Meteors Mackay Meteorettes 2 – 0 Rockhampton Cyclones
2015* Mackay Meteors 2 – 1 Brisbane Capitals Rockhampton Cyclones 2 – 0 Gladstone Port City Power
2016* Cairns Marlins 2 – 0 Brisbane Capitals Rockhampton Cyclones 2 – 0 Mackay Meteorettes

* Grand Final was a best-of-three series

References[edit]

  1. ^ CBA becomes the 'big league' with Queensland's help
  2. ^ "Ipswich prepares for QABL transformation". QT.com.au. 30 November 2006. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 

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