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1953 FIBA World Championship for Women

The 1953 FIBA World Championship for Women was the first edition of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. It was held in Chile from 7 March to 22 March 1953. Ten national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA, the sport's governing body. The city of Santiago hosted the tournament. The United States won its first title.

1953 FIBA World Championship
for Women
1st FIBA World Championship for Women
Tournament details
Host nationChile
Dates7–22 March 1963
Teams10
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions United States
(1st title)
Tournament leaders
PlayersTeams
Points France Colchen 19.2  France 48.2
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Contents

VenuesEdit

SquadsEdit

FormatEdit

  • In the preliminary round, each team played a single game, with the winner advancing to the final round. The losing teams played in the first repass round, while the losing team with the worst point margin played in the second repass round.
  • In the first repass round, four teams were paired again and played a single game where the winners advanced to the second repass round and the losing teams to the classification round. In the second repass round, a round-robin group of three teams was formed, where the top team advanced to the final round and the other two teams to the classification round.
  • In the final round, a six-team round-robin group was formed to compete for the championship and second through sixth places in the final standings.
  • In the classification round another round-robin group of four teams was formed to define seventh through tenth place in the final standings.

Preliminary roundEdit

Winners qualify to the final round. Losing teams to the first repass round, and the losing team with the largest point margin to the second repass round.

Times given below are in Chile Standard Time (UTC−4).
7 March
20:30
Peru   22–62   France
Scoring by half: 10–28, 12–34
Pts: Bedregal, Espinoza 6 Pts: Colchen 21
8 March
Cuba   31–50   Brazil
Scoring by half: 16–21, 15–29
Pts: Buergo 11 Pts: Ferrari 19
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
8 March
19:30
Paraguay   28–60   United States
Scoring by half: 14–25, 14–35
Pts: Escudero 9 Pts: Baldwin 13
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
10 March
Argentina   39–34   Mexico
Scoring by half: 18–8, 21–26
Pts: Pastorino 9 Pts: Alfaro 8
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
10 March
22:30
Chile   37–28    Switzerland
Scoring by half: 18–15, 19–13
Pts: Reyes 11 Pts: Girod 12
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago

Repass roundEdit

First roundEdit

11 March
21:00
Mexico   33–41   Paraguay
Scoring by half: 16–15, 17–26
Pts: Gamborino 8 Pts: Bataglia 11
11 March
22:30
Cuba   32–28    Switzerland
Scoring by half: 10–14, 22–14
Pts: Suárez 8 Pts: Bartschi 9
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago

Second roundEdit

Qualified for the final round
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Paraguay 2 2 0 111 89 +22 4
  Cuba 2 1 1 101 98 +3 3
  Peru 2 0 2 59 84 −25 2
13 March
21:00
Peru   29–42   Cuba
Scoring by half: 17–28, 12–13
Pts: Bedregal 13 Pts: Gonzales 10
14 March
21:00
Peru   30–42   Paraguay
Scoring by half: 11–19, 19–24
Pts: de Balbuena 14 Pts: López 12
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
15 March
17:00
Cuba   59–69 (OT)   Paraguay
Scoring by half: 15–17, 28–26 Overtime: 8–8, 8–18
Pts: Aldao, Soler 11 Pts: Escudero 18
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago

Classification roundEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Peru 3 3 0 106 73 +33 6
  Mexico 3 2 1 98 94 +4 5
   Switzerland 3 1 2 68 79 −11 4
  Cuba 3 0 3 53 79 −26 3
18 March
21:40
Peru   31–20   Cuba
Scoring by half: 13–6, 18–14
Pts: Bedregal 9 Pts: Suárez 9
18 March
22:55
Switzerland    25–40   Mexico
Scoring by half: 9–20, 16–20
Pts: Girod 10 Pts: Alfaro 11
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
19 March
Peru   34–26    Switzerland
Scoring by half: 20–14, 14–12
Pts: de Balbuena 9 Pts: Girod 11
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
19 March
23:05
Cuba   28–31 (OT)   Mexico
Scoring by half: 9–7, 13–15 Overtime: 6–9
Pts: Aldao 11 Pts: Alfaro, Gómez 8
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
20 March
Mexico   27–41   Peru
Scoring by half: 13–26, 14–15
Pts: Alfaro 11 Pts: Bedregal 16
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
20 March
21:35
Switzerland    17–5   Cuba
Scoring by half: 11–2, 6–3
Pts: Pochon 5 Pts: Morales 3
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago

Final roundEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 5 4 1 188 155 +33 9
  Chile 5 3 2 227 207 +20 8
  France 5 3 2 227 176 +51 8
  Brazil 5 3 2 183 186 −3 8
  Paraguay 5 1 4 170 237 −67 6
  Argentina 5 1 4 159 193 −34 6
13 March
22:30
France   37–41   United States
Scoring by half: 16–20, 21–21
Pts: Biny 13 Pts: Washington 12
14 March
22:30
Argentina   36–40   Brazil
Scoring by half: 14–11, 22–29
Pts: Pastorino 12 Pts: Ferrari 10
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
15 March
18:30
Chile   38–44   Argentina
Scoring by half: 10–23, 28–21
Pts: Hurtado 16 Pts: Reyes 16
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
16 March
21:00
Brazil   37–49   France
Scoring by half: 17–18, 20–31
Pts: Giogio 9 Pts: Colchen 25
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
16 March
22:30
Chile   67–42   Paraguay
Scoring by half: 24–19, 43–23
Pts: Hurtado 27 Pts: Escobar 10
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
17 March
22:00
Argentina   22–34   United States
Scoring by half: 15–16, 7–18
Pts: Medrano, Reyes 5 Pts: Bowden 14
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
18 March
21:00
Paraguay   27–58   France
Scoring by half: 15–21, 12–37
Pts: López 8 Pts: Colchen 18
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
18 March
22:30
United States   23–29   Brazil
Scoring by half: 7–18, 16–11
Pts: Washington 10 Pts: Ferrari 14
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
19 March
21:00
Argentina   31–33   Paraguay
Scoring by half: 12–13, 19–20
Pts: Reyes 12 Pts: Escobar 7
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
19 March
22:30
Chile   45–35   France
Scoring by half: 19–21, 26–14
Pts: Reyes 24 Pts: Kloeck 13
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
21 March
21:00
Paraguay   31–41   United States
Scoring by half: 6–21, 25–20
Pts: Escobar 11 Pts: Washington 13
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
21 March
22:30
Chile   41–37   Brazil
Scoring by half: 25–18, 16–19
Pts: Reyes 17 Pts: Ulbrich 10
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
22 March
18:30
Paraguay   37–40   Brazil
Scoring by half: 15–20, 22–20
Pts: Bataglia 11 Pts: Ulbrich 10
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
22 March
19:30
France   48–26   Argentina
Scoring by half: 25–13, 23–13
Pts: Colchen 30 Pts: Pastorino 10
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago
22 March
20:30
Chile   36–49   United States
Scoring by half: 19–26, 17–23
Pts: Hurtado 11 Pts: Bowden 17
Estadio Nacional de Chile, Santiago

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team Record
    United States 5–1
    Chile 4–2
    France 4–2
4   Brazil 4–2
5   Paraguay 4–5
6   Argentina 2–4
7   Peru 3–3
8   Mexico 2–3
9    Switzerland 1–4
10   Cuba 2–5

ReferencesEdit