William Jones Cup

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For the FIBA Intercontinental Cup "William Jones" or FIBA Club World Cup "William Jones", see FIBA Intercontinental Cup. For the Guyanese cricket competition also called the Jones Cup, see Guystac Trophy
R. William Jones Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2016 William Jones Cup
Sport Basketball
Founded 1975
Inaugural season 1977
No. of teams M: 9
W: 6
Country  Taiwan
Most recent
champion(s)
M: Philippines Mighty Sports (1st title, 5th for country)
W:  South Korea (12th title)
Most titles M:  United States (15 titles)
W:  South Korea (12 titles)

The R. William Jones Cup (also known as the Jones Cup) Chinese:威廉·瓊斯盃國際籃球邀請賽 is an international basketball tournament held annually since 1977 in Taipei, Taiwan. It was named in honor of basketball promoter Renato William Jones, who was one of the founders of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Like the Olympics and the FIBA Basketball World Cup, it has both men's and women's versions. The men's version is currently being dominated by American teams since the tournament's inaugural staging while the women's version is being jointly dominated by South Korean, American and Taiwanese teams. It also invites professional club, collegiate and national teams from around the world, although the participants are mainly from the Asian and North American regions.

In both tournaments, each country can only be represented by one team, which could be its national team, youth team, club team, or an all-star selection, except for the hosts Chinese Taipei, which could opt to have two teams.

In 2003, the tournament was cancelled due to the SARS epidemic in Asia but was resumed the following year.

History[edit]

The tournament was conceived in 1977 as a tribute to Englishman Renato William Jones, who was FIBA secretary-general for 44 years who was instrumental in the granting of zone commission status for Asia at the 1964 FIBA World Congress in Tokyo. Jones also attended the Asian Basketball Championships in 1963 which was held Taipei.[1]

The invitational tournament organized by the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association was made following the admission of the People’s Republic of China as a regular member of the ABC in 1975.[1]

Champions[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

No. Year Champion Second place Third place
1st 1977 United States Athletes in Action - Eastern Unit United States Eastern Washington Chinese Taipei Flying Camel
2nd 1978 United States American Buluside  South Korea United States American College
3rd 1979 Not held
4th 1980  Sweden  United States  Panama
5th 1981 Philippines Northern Cement  Sweden  France
6th 1982  United States  Canada  France
7th 1983 United States Vanderbilt University[2] Scotland Murray International Metals[3]  Italy
8th 1984  United States  Canada  Netherlands
9th 1985 Philippines San Miguel Beer  United States  Sweden
10th 1986  United States  South Korea  Japan
11th 1987  West Germany  United States  Australia
12th 1988  United States  Australia  South Korea
1989 Not held
13th 1990  Mexico  Poland United States A-10 All-Stars[4]
14th 1991  United States  Soviet Union  South Korea
15th 1992 United States Marathon Oil Czech Republic USK Praha  United States
16th 1993 United States University of Hawaii Chinese Taipei Hung Kuo Ukraine Spartak
17th 1994  United States Chinese Taipei Yulong  Hungary
18th 1995  United States  Slovakia Chinese Taipei Hung Kuo
19th 1996  Canada  Russia  United States
20th 1997 United States Kangoo Jumps Lithuania BC Lietuvos Rytas  Guanghua
21st 1998 Philippines Philippine Centennial Team  Chinese Taipei  South Korea
22nd 1999  South Korea  Chinese Taipei  New Zealand
23rd 2000  New Zealand  South Korea  Chinese Taipei
24th 2001  Chinese Taipei  South Korea Russia Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
25th 2002 Australia Great Mates Canada University of Alberta  Japan
2003 Not held
26th 2004  Chinese Taipei White  Canada Australia Perth Wildcats
27th 2005 United States Passing Lane  Chinese Taipei  Philippines
28th 2006 United States Athletes in Action  Chinese Taipei  Qatar
29th 2007  Jordan  Lebanon  Philippines
30th 2008  Jordan  United States  Australia
31st 2009  Iran  Jordan  Lebanon
32nd 2010  Iran  Lebanon  Japan
33rd 2011  Iran  South Korea  Philippines
34th 2012  Philippines Iran Mahram Tehran United States UPG
35th 2013  Iran  Chinese Taipei  South Korea
36th 2014 South Korea Ulsan Mobis Phoebus  Chinese Taipei Blue  Egypt
37th 2015  Iran  Philippines  Chinese Taipei A (Blue)
38th 2016 Philippines Mighty Sports  South Korea  Chinese Taipei A

By country[edit]

Country  Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
 United States 15 5 6 26
 Philippines 5 1 3 9
 Iran 5 1 0 6
 Chinese Taipei 2 8 5 15
 South Korea 2 6 4 12
 Jordan 2 1 0 3
 Canada 1 4 0 5
 Australia 1 1 2 4
 Sweden 1 1 1 3
 New Zealand 1 0 1 2
 Mexico 1 0 0 1
 West Germany 1 0 0 1
 Lebanon 0 2 1 3
 Russia 0 1 1 2
 Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
 Lithuania 0 1 0 1
 Poland 0 1 0 1
 Scotland 0 1 0 1
 Soviet Union 0 1 0 1
 Slovakia 0 1 0 1
 Japan 0 0 3 3
 France 0 0 2 2
 Egypt 0 0 1 1
 Hungary 0 0 1 1
 Italy 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands 0 0 1 1
 Panama 0 0 1 1
 Qatar 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine 0 0 1 1

Women's tournament[edit]

Year Champion Second place Third place
1977 South Korea Korean All-Stars Chinese Taipei Cathay Life France Christa Dream
1978 Not held
1979  United States South Korea Korean All-Stars Chinese Taipei China Airlines
1980  South Korea  Chinese Taipei  United States
1981  South Korea  United States  Chinese Taipei
1982  Canada  United States  Australia
1983  South Korea  Italy  Netherlands
1984  United States  Brazil  Italy
1985  United States  Canada  South Korea
1986 Not held
1987  United States  South Korea  West Germany
1988  South Korea  United States  Chinese Taipei
1989 Not held
1990  Hungary  Chinese Taipei  Brazil
1991  South Korea  Japan  United States
1992 United States American All-Stars  Australia Youth  Japan
1993 Chinese Taipei Cathay Life  Japan  United States
1994  United States  South Korea Kazakhstan Al Hasa
1995 Chinese Taipei Cathay Life  South Korea  United States
1996  United States  Slovakia  Australia
1997  South Korea  United States Chinese Taipei Cathay Life
1998  United States  Chinese Taipei  Japan
1999  Chinese Taipei  New Zealand  Australia
2000  United States  Japan  Chinese Taipei
2001 Not held
2002  Russia  Chinese Taipei  Japan
2003 Not held
2004  Chinese Taipei Blue  South Korea  Chinese Taipei White
2005  Chinese Taipei  New Zealand China Zhejiang Huadong
2006  Japan  Chinese Taipei  Italy
2007  Australia  Chinese Taipei Blue  United States
2008  Chinese Taipei  Australia  South Korea
2009  South Korea  Chinese Taipei  Japan
2010  South Korea  Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei University All-Stars
2011  Chinese Taipei  Japan  Chinese Taipei University
2012 Chinese Taipei Cathay Life Chinese Taipei Chunghwa Telecom  Japan
2013  South Korea  Japan  Chinese Taipei
2014  Canada Japan DENSO Iris  South Korea
2015  South Korea  Japan B  Chinese Taipei A
2016  South Korea  Japan  Chinese Taipei A

By country[edit]

Country  Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
 South Korea 12 5 3 20
 United States 9 4 5 18
 Chinese Taipei 8 10 11 29
 Canada 2 1 0 3
 Japan 1 8 5 14
 Australia 1 2 3 6
 Russia 1 0 0 1
 Hungary 1 0 0 1
 New Zealand 0 2 0 2
 Italy 0 1 2 3
 Brazil 0 1 1 2
 Slovakia 0 1 0 1
 West Germany 0 0 1 1
 China 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands 0 0 1 1
 France 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henson, Joaquin (29 August 2012). "All about the Jones Cup". Sporting Chance. The Philippine Star. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "U.S. clips New Zealand in Jones Cup basketball". Taipei: Lawrence Journal-World. Associated Press. 2 July 1983. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Sport in Brief - Basketball". The Glasgow Herald. 6 July 1983. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Rutger's player stars in victory". Taipei: Gadsden Times. 24 July 1990. Retrieved 29 December 2015.