1962–63 FIBA Women's European Champions Cup

The 1962–63 Women's Basketball European Cup was the fifth edition of the competition. It was won by Slavia Sofia, who defeated Slovan Orbis Prague in the final. Previously Slavia had beaten in the semifinals Daugava Riga, who had won the three previous competitions. This was Slavia's second and last European Cup title, and Daugava's only failure in its 1960-75 European Cup run.[1]

For the first time the defending champion's national championship was not allowed a second spot, and a second team (eventual champion Slavia Sofia) was given a bye to the quarter-finals. Switzerland took part in the championship for the first time, while Israel, Morocco and Turkey retired and Yugoslavia didn't enter the competition, leaving it in 12 teams. Africa was still represented by Benfica de Lubango, from Portuguese Angola.[2]

Qualification RoundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
CREFF Madrid   Walkover   Sportif Casablancais

Round of 16Edit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Slavia Sofia   Bye
Rotation Berlin   86 – 97   AZS Warsaw 42–37 44–60
Daugava Riga   Bye
Rapid București   Walkover   Hapoel Tel Aviv
Bern BC   67 – 95   TV Gross-Gerau 31–53 36–42
Nibelungen Wien   100 – 141   MTK Budapest 44–62 56–79
Benfica de Lubango   91 – 81   CREFF Madrid 55–38 36–43
Slovan Orbis Prague   Walkover   USK istanbul

Quarter-FinalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
AZS Warsaw   99 – 120   Slavia Sofia 57–56 42–64
Daugava Riga   113 – 69   Rapid București 57–27 56–42
MTK Budapest   137 – 78   TV Gross-Gerau 79–37 58–41
Slovan Orbis Prague   168 – 62   Benfica de Lubango 87–32 81–30

SemifinalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Slavia Sofia   82 – 80   Daugava Riga 39–46 43–34
Slovan Orbis Prague   130 – 118   MTK Budapest 69–50 61–68

FinalEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Slovan Orbis Prague   106 – 112   Slavia Sofia 57–52 49–60

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ List of finals in FIBA Europe's website
  2. ^ Results in Todor66.com