1987 FIBA Oceania Championship

The FIBA Oceania Championship for Men 1987 was the qualifying tournament of FIBA Oceania for the 1988 Summer Olympics. The tournament was held in Timaru and Christchurch. For the first time, a team other than Australia and New Zealand competed after French Polynesia decided to send a team to the tournament.  Australia won its 8th consecutive Oceania Championship to qualify for Olympics.

FIBA Oceania Championship 1987
8th FIBA Oceanian Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nationNew Zealand
Dates31 August – 4 September
(from 21 federations)
(in 2 host cities)
Champions Australia
(8th title)
1989 >

Teams that did not enterEdit


31 August
Australia   136–31   Tahiti
1 September
Australia   88–75   New Zealand
2 September
New Zealand   119–53   Tahiti


4 September
Australia   115–59   New Zealand

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team Record
1   Australia 3–0
2   New Zealand 1–2
3   Tahiti 0–2

Australia qualified for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul..