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The Centrobasket is a FIBA-sponsored international basketball tournament where national teams from Central America and the Caribbean participate. These countries make up the Central American and Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CONCENCABA). The top three or four Women's National teams typically earn berths to the FIBA Women's AmeriCup, from which they can qualify for the FIBA Basketball World Cup or Summer Olympics. Teams qualify for these tournaments by finishing high (usually first or second place) in the previous Centrobasket or by placing high at the FIBA COCABA Championship for Mexico and the seven Central American countries and at the FIBA CBC Championship for the 23 Caribbean countries. In total, 31 countries have an opportunity to qualify their national teams for Centrobasket, yet all of them do not enter teams regularly.

Centrobasket
SportBasketball
Founded1965
Inaugural season1965
No. of teams10
CountryFIBA Americas member nations
ContinentFIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent
champion(s)
M:  Puerto Rico (11th title)
W:  Puerto Rico (2nd title)
Most titlesM:  Puerto Rico (11 titles)
W:  Cuba (16 titles)
QualificationFIBA COCABA Championship
FIBA CBC Championship
Related
competitions
FIBA AmeriCup
Official website[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

Celebration of the tournament typically is every two years. Initially played only in odd years, the tournament has, in recent years, it has moved to even years since 2004. The tournament was not held in either 1979 or 1983, but with those exceptions, the tournament has been held every other year, excepting for subsequent tournaments in 2003 and 2004.

Eight teams participate at the tournament, divided into two groups. The first round of the tournament consists of a round-robin, and then, in the second round, teams compete to define their final position at the tournament's standing.

Panama and Puerto Rico have been multiple medal winners at this event, both considered the strongest teams in the region, even though the Puerto Rican team almost never sends its best players for this competition (it mostly sends its second team). To date, Puerto Rico has earned large number of medals in every tournament that it has participated in.

Men's tournamentEdit

WinnersEdit

Year Hosts Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth Place
1965
Details
  Mexico
(Mexico City)
 
Mexico
Round robin  
Puerto Rico
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Panama
1967
Details
  El Salvador
(San Salvador)
 
Panama
Round robin  
Cuba
 
Virgin Islands
Round robin  
Mexico
1969
Details
  Cuba
(Havana)
 
Panama
Round robin  
Cuba
 
Puerto Rico
Round robin  
Venezuela
1971
Details
  Venezuela
(Valencia & Caracas)
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Puerto Rico
 
Venezuela
Round robin  
Dominican Republic
1973
Details
  Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
 
Puerto Rico
Round robin  
Mexico
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Panama
1975
Details
  Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
 
Mexico
Round robin  
Puerto Rico
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Dominican Republic
1977
Details
  Panama
(Panama City)
 
Dominican Republic
Round robin  
Puerto Rico
 
Panama
Round robin  
Mexico
1981
Details
  Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
 
Panama
82–76  
Puerto Rico
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Mexico
1985
Details
  Mexico
(Mexico City)
 
Puerto Rico
Round robin  
Panama
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Mexico
1987
Details
  Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
 
Puerto Rico
98–85  
Panama
 
Mexico
90–87  
Dominican Republic
1989
Details
  Cuba
(Havana)
 
Puerto Rico
116–83  
Panama
 
Cuba
94–79  
Mexico
1991
Details
  Mexico
(Monterrey)
 
Puerto Rico
99–82  
Mexico
 
Cuba
108–87  
Panama
1993
Details
  Puerto Rico
(Ponce)
 
Puerto Rico
87–77  
Cuba
 
Panama
96–83  
Dominican Republic
1995
Details
  Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
 
Cuba
85–68  
Dominican Republic
 
Puerto Rico
95–88  
Panama
1997
Details
  Honduras
(Tegucigalpa)
 
Cuba
106–93  
Puerto Rico
 
Dominican Republic
92–75  
Mexico
1999
Details
  Cuba
(Havana)
 
Cuba
67–63  
Puerto Rico
 
Dominican Republic
86–74  
Panama
2001
Details
  Mexico
(Toluca)
 
Puerto Rico
86–73  
Mexico
 
Panama
93–82  
Virgin Islands
2003
Details
  Mexico
(Culiacán)
 
Puerto Rico
92–83  
Dominican Republic
 
Mexico
78–76  
Virgin Islands
2004
Details
  Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
 
Dominican Republic
75–74  
Puerto Rico
 
Panama
98–89  
Mexico
2006
Details
  Panama
(Panama City)
 
Panama
73–59  
Virgin Islands
 
Puerto Rico
93–83  
Mexico
2008
Details
  Mexico
(Chetumal & Cancún)
 
Puerto Rico
87–70  
Virgin Islands
 
Dominican Republic
102–74  
Cuba
2010
Details
  Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
 
Puerto Rico
89–80  
Dominican Republic
 
Panama
75–74  
Cuba
2012
Details
  Puerto Rico
(Hato Rey)
 
Dominican Republic
80–72  
Puerto Rico
 
Jamaica
78–54  
Panama
2014
Details
  Mexico
(Tepic)
 
Mexico
74–60  
Puerto Rico
 
Dominican Republic
75–66  
Cuba
2016
Details
  Panama
(Panama City)
 
Puerto Rico
84–83  
Mexico
 
Dominican Republic
64–48  
Panama

Participation detailsEdit

Team  
1965
 
1967
 
1969
 
1971
 
1973
 
1975
 
1977
 
1981
 
1985
 
1987
 
1989
 
1991
 
1993
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2004
 
2006
 
2008
 
2010
 
2012
 
2014
 
2016
Total
  Antigua and Barbuda - - - - - - 7th - - - - - - - - - - 7th 7th - - - - - 10th 4
  Bahamas - - - - - 5th - - 8th - 8th - - 5th - - - 5th - - - - 5th 7th 7th 8
  Barbados - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6th - - 7th - 6th - - - - - - 3
  Belize - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 7th - - - - - 7th - - - 2
  British Virgin Islands - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8th - - - 1
  Costa Rica - - - - - - - - - - 7th 5th - 7th - 8th - 8th - 8th 8th - 9th 9th 9th 10
  Cuba 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd - 3rd 3rd 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 6th - 5th 6th 4th 4th 8th 4th 6th 23
  Dominican Republic - - 5th 4th 7th 4th 1st 5th 6th 4th 5th - 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 2nd 1st 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 22
  El Salvador - 5th - 5th - - 5th - 7th - 10th - - - 7th - - - - - 7th - - 10th - 8
  Guatemala - 6th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6th 8th - - - - - - 3
  Guyana - - - 7th 8th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
  Haiti - - - - - 6th - 8th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2
  Honduras - 7th - - - - 6th - 9th - - - - - 6th - 8th - - - - - - - - 5
  Jamaica - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8th - - - - 7th - 5th 3rd 8th - 5
  Mexico 1st 4th - - 2nd 1st 4th 4th 4th 3rd 4th 2nd 5th - 4th 5th 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 5th 6th 6th 1st 2nd 22
  Nicaragua - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10th - 8th 2
  Panama 4th 1st 1st - 4th - 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 4th - 4th 3rd - 3rd 1st 6th 3rd 4th 5th 4th 21
  Puerto Rico 2nd - 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 24
  Trinidad and Tobago - - - 6th - - - - - 6th 9th - - - - - - - - - - 10th - - - 4
  Virgin Islands 5th 3rd - - 6th - - 7th 5th - 6th - 6th - 5th 6th 4th 4th - 2nd 2nd 9th 7th 6th 5th 17
  Venezuela - - 4th 3rd 5th - - 6th - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4

Women's tournamentEdit

WinnersEdit

Year Hosts Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth Place
1971
Details
  Venezuela
(Caracas)
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Mexico
 
Venezuela
Round robin  
Trinidad and Tobago
1973
Details
  Mexico
(Veracruz)
 
Mexico
Round robin  
Cuba
 
Puerto Rico
Round robin  
Dominican Republic
1975
Details
  Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Mexico
 
Dominican Republic
Round robin  
El Salvador
1977
Details
  Panama
(Panama City)
 
Mexico
Round robin  
Dominican Republic
 
Puerto Rico
Round robin  
Panama
1981
Details
  Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Mexico
 
Puerto Rico
Round robin  
Dominican Republic
1985
Details
  Mexico
(Puebla)
 
Cuba
Round robin  
Mexico
 
Dominican Republic
Round robin  
Puerto Rico
1989
Details
  Cuba
(Havana)
 
Cuba
126–53  
Dominican Republic
 
Mexico
75–60  
Puerto Rico
1993
Details
  Puerto Rico
(Ponce)
 
Cuba
91–57  
Mexico
 
Puerto Rico
 
Dominican Republic
1995
Details
  Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
 
Cuba
 
Puerto Rico
 
Dominican Republic
?
1997
Details
  Honduras
(Tegucigalpa)
 
Cuba
105–69  
Puerto Rico
 
Dominican Republic
86–65  
Mexico
1999
Details
  Cuba
(Havana)
 
Cuba
117–61  
Dominican Republic
 
Mexico
63–59  
Puerto Rico
2001
Details
  Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
 
Cuba
 
Mexico
 
Dominican Republic
 
Puerto Rico
2003
Details
  Mexico
(León)
 
Cuba
101–68  
Dominican Republic
 
Puerto Rico
79–69  
Mexico
2004
Details
  Guatemala
(Guatemala City)
 
Cuba
118–65  
Puerto Rico
 
Guatemala
71–53  
Costa Rica
2006
Details
  Mexico
(Mexico City)
 
Cuba
116–73  
Mexico
 
Jamaica
71–67  
Puerto Rico
2008
Details
  Puerto Rico
(Morovis)
 
Cuba
85–67  
Puerto Rico
 
Dominican Republic
81–73  
Mexico
2010
Details
  Puerto Rico
(Mayagüez)
 
Puerto Rico
72–48  
Jamaica
 
Mexico
78–65  
Trinidad and Tobago
2012
Details
  Puerto Rico
(Morovis)
 
Cuba
78–63  
Puerto Rico
 
Dominican Republic
79–78  
Mexico
2014
Details
  Mexico
(Monterrey)
 
Cuba
58–47  
Puerto Rico
 
Dominican Republic
61–55  
Virgin Islands
2017
Details
  United States Virgin Islands
(Saint Thomas)
 
Virgin Islands
Round robin  
Mexico
 
Puerto Rico
Round robin  
Jamaica
2018
Details
  Puerto Rico
(Manati)
 
Puerto Rico
83–54  
Cuba
 
Mexico
85-81  
Dominican Republic

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