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The 1935 FIBA European Championship, commonly called EuroBasket 1935, was the first FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe, as well as a test event preceding the first Olympic basketball tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Ten national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. The event was hosted by Switzerland and held in Geneva in May, 1935.

EuroBasket 1935
Tournament details
Host countrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Dates2–7 May
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Latvia (1st title)
Runners-up Spain
Third place Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
MVPSpain Rafael Martín
Top scorerItaly Livio Franceschini
(16.5 points per game)
1937

The 2012 Latvian film Dream Team 1935 is based on the events of the tournament. It tells the story of the Latvian national basketball team, the winners of the tournament.

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Preliminary roundEdit

Before the tournament began, a qualification game was played between Spain and Portugal. The game was held in Madrid, Spain and refereed by Spanish coach Mariano Manent. Spain won, 33–12.

ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

The preliminary round was single-elimination, with losers moving to the classification round. Three of the five winners moved immediately to the semi-finals, while two (Italy and Switzerland) played each other in a sixth preliminary game, with the winner moving on and the loser going to classification.

Bold = game winner; Italic = advanced to final round

  Spain 25 – 17   Belgium
  Latvia 46 – 12 Hungary
Czechoslovakia 23 – 21 France
Italy 42 – 23 Bulgaria
Switzerland 42 – 9 Romania
Switzerland 27 – 17 Italy

Classification roundEdit

The classification round served to place the six teams eliminated in the preliminary round into places 5 through 10.

 
5th–10th place quarterfinals5th–8th place semifinalsFifth place match
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Belgium29
 
 
 
  Bulgaria11
 
  Bulgaria22
 
 
 
  Hungary19
 
  Belgium30
 
 
  France49
 
 
 
 
 
  Italy27
 
 
 
  France29 Seventh place match
 
  France66
 
 
 
  Romania23
 
  Bulgaria22
 
 
  Italy35
 
 
Ninth place match
 
  
 
 
 
 
  Hungary24
 
 
  Romania17
 

Final roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
May 6, 1935
 
 
  Latvia28
 
May 7, 1935
 
   Switzerland19
 
  Latvia24
 
May 6, 1935
 
  Spain18
 
  Spain21
 
 
  Czechoslovakia17
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
May 7, 1935
 
 
   Switzerland23
 
 
  Czechoslovakia25

SemifinalsEdit

6 May 1935
Latvia   28–19    Switzerland
Scoring by half: 16–12, 12–7
Pavillon des Sports du Bout-du-Monde, Geneva
6 May 1935
Spain   21–17   Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 10–10, 11–7
Pavillon des Sports du Bout-du-Monde, Geneva

FinalsEdit


 1935 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Latvia
1st title

Final rankingsEdit

 
Latvia national basketball team members during EuroBasket 1935.
Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD
    Latvia 3 3 0 98 49 +49
    Spain 3 2 1 64 58 +6
    Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 65 65 0
4    Switzerland 4 2 2 111 79 +32
5   France 4 3 1 165 103 +62
6   Belgium 3 1 2 76 85 −9
7   Italy 4 2 2 121 101 +20
8   Bulgaria 4 1 3 78 125 −47
9   Hungary 3 1 2 55 85 −30
10   Romania 3 0 3 49 132 −83

Team rostersEdit

  1. Latvia: Eduards Andersons, Aleksejs Anufrijevs, Mārtiņš Grundmanis, Herberts Gubiņš, Rūdolfs Jurciņš, Jānis Lidmanis, Džems Raudziņš, Visvaldis Melderis (Coach: Valdemārs Baumanis)
  2. Spain: Rafael Martín, Emilio Alonso, Pedro Alonso, Juan Carbonell, Armando Maunier, Fernando Muscat, Cayetano Ortega, Rafael Ruano (Coach: Mariano Manent)
  3. Czechoslovakia: Jiří Čtyřoký, Jan Fertek, Josef Franc, Josef Klima, Josef Moc, František Picek, Vaclav Voves
  4. Switzerland: R.Karlen, J.Pollet, R.Lambercy, M.Wuilleumier, J.Pare, Mottier, Radle, Sidler
  5. Bulgaria: Nikola Rogatchev, Etropolski, Krum Konstantinov, Pinkas,

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