1960–61 FIBA Women's European Champions Cup

The 1960–61 Women's Basketball European Cup was the third edition of the competition. 1960 champion Daugava Riga beat Czechoslovakia's Slovan Orbis Prague in the final, becoming the first team to successfully defend their title.[1]

This edition marked the first appearance of Morocco, Portugal and Spain in the competition. Israel and Switzerland were scheduled to take part, but both teams retired before they could make their debut. Yugoslavia was a noted absence, while France's Paris UC also retired after beating the 1st Qualification Round.[2]

This edition saw the first match between two team from the same nation in the history of the competition, with a Daugava Riga – USK Tartu tie in the semifinals. Daugava and Tartu were respectively the champion and runner-up of the 1960 Soviet Championship.[3]

First Qualification roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Picadero JC   69 – 80   Casablanca SC 37–36 32–44
Academica Coimbra   39 – 144   Paris UC 22–74 17–70

Second Qualification roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rapid București   83 – 115   Akademika Warsaw 39–38 44–77
Akademik Sofia   Walkover   Maccabi Tel Aviv
Casablanca SC   Walkover   Paris UC
Slovan Orbis Prague   Walkover   Schen

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Daugava Riga   Bye
USK Tartu   128 – 90   Chemie Halle 73–49 55–41
WBC Akademik Sofia   137 – 136   Akademika Warsaw 77–69 60–67
Slovan Orbis Prague   136 – 68   Casablanca SC 80–42 56–26

Semi-finalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Daugava Riga   128 – 90   USK Tartu 73–49 55–41
Akademik Sofia   124 – 129   Slovan Orbis Prague 72–66 52–63

FinalEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Slovan Orbis Prague   110 – 148   Daugava Riga 77–76 OT 37–72

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ List of champions in FIBA Europe's website
  2. ^ Results in Todor66.com
  3. ^ List of top-3 placed teams in Womenbasket.ru