EuroBasket 1963

The 1963 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1963, was the thirteenth FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. Seventeen national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) entered the competition. The competition was hosted by Poland and held at Wrocław.

EuroBasket 1963
EuroBasket 1963 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryPoland
CityWrocław
Dates4–13 October
Teams16
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (7th title)
Runners-up Poland
Third place Yugoslavia
Fourth place Hungary
Tournament statistics
MVPSpain Emiliano Rodríguez
Top scorerSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radivoj Korać
(26.6 points per game)
1961
1965

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Yugoslavia 7 7 0 608 472 +136 14 Qualified for the semifinals
2   Hungary 7 5 2 499 455 +44 10[a]
3   Bulgaria 7 5 2 509 444 +65 10[a] Qualified for the 5th–8th place playoffs
4   Belgium 7 4 3 520 512 +8 8[b]
5   Italy 7 4 3 467 459 +8 8[b] Qualified for the 9th–12th place playoffs
6   Israel 7 2 5 463 505 −42 4
7   Netherlands 7 1 6 453 588 −135 2 Qualified for the 13th–16th place playoffs
8   Turkey 7 0 7 405 499 −94 0
Source: FIBA Archives
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored; 5) Drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Hungary–Bulgaria 64–55
  2. ^ a b Belgium–Italy 76–75

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1   Soviet Union 7 7 0 558 392 +166 14 Qualified for the semifinals
2   Poland 7 6 1 542 454 +88 12
3   East Germany 7 4 3 468 469 −1 8 Qualified for the 5th–8th place playoffs
4   Spain 7 3 4 563 575 −12 6[a]
5   Romania 7 3 4 422 430 −8 6[b] Qualified for the 9th–12th place playoffs
6   Czechoslovakia 7 3 4 479 514 −35 6[c]
7   France 7 1 6 427 521 −94 2[d] Qualified for the 13th–16th place playoffs
8   Finland 7 1 6 399 503 −104 2[d]
Source: FIBA Archives
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head results; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored; 5) Drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ Czechoslovakia–Spain 76–98
  2. ^ Romania-Spain 70-75
  3. ^ Czechoslovakia-Romania 55-56
  4. ^ a b France-Finland 61-59



Knockout stageEdit

13th–16th place playoffsEdit

 
Classification Semifinals13th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Netherlands58
 
 
 
  Finland71
 
  France60
 
 
 
  Finland50
 
  France80
 
 
  Turkey63
 
15th place match
 
 
 
 
 
  Turkey64
 
 
  Netherlands62

13th–16th place playoffsEdit

12 October 1963
9:00
France   80–63   Turkey
Scoring by half: 37–26, 43–37
12 October 1963
11:40
Netherlands   58–71   Finland
Scoring by half: 32–35, 26–36

15th place playoffsEdit

13 October 1963
9:00
Turkey   64–62   Netherlands
Scoring by half: 34–32, 30–30

13th place playoffsEdit

13 October 1963
10:20
France   60–50   Finland
Scoring by half: 26–30, 34–20

9th–12th place playoffsEdit

 
Classification Semifinals9th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Italy66
 
 
 
  Czech Republic70
 
  Czech Republic58
 
 
 
  Israel60
 
  Romania47
 
 
  Israel57
 
11th place match
 
 
 
 
 
  Italy66
 
 
  Romania85

9th-12th place playoffsEdit

12 October 1963
10:20
Italy   66–70   Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 29–43, 37–27
12 October 1963
21:30
Romania   47–57   Israel
Scoring by half: 23–34, 24–23

11th place playoffsEdit

13 October 1963
9:00
Italy   66–85   Romania
Scoring by half: 30–34, 36–51

9th place playoffsEdit

13 October 1963
11:40
Czechoslovakia   58–60   Israel
Scoring by half: 29–29, 29–31


5th–8th place playoffsEdit

 
Classification Semifinals5th place match
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Bulgaria102
 
 
 
  Spain70
 
  East Germany62
 
 
 
  Bulgaria77
 
  East Germany81
 
 
  Belgium53
 
7th place match
 
 
 
 
 
  Belgium83
 
 
  Spain86

5th-8th place playoffsEdit

12 October 1963
13:00
East Germany   81–53   Belgium
Scoring by half: 41–22, 40–31
12 October 1963
17:00
Bulgaria   102–70   Spain
Scoring by half: 51–31, 51–39

7th place playoffsEdit

13 October 1963
13:00
Belgium   83–86   Spain
Scoring by half: 35–47, 48–39

5th place playoffsEdit

13 October 1963
11:40
East Germany   62–77   Bulgaria
Scoring by half: 29–40, 33–37

Final roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Soviet Union89
 
 
 
  Hungary51
 
  Soviet Union61
 
 
 
  Poland45
 
  Yugoslavia72
 
 
  Poland83
 
Third place game
 
 
 
 
 
  Yugoslavia89
 
 
  Hungary61

SemifinalsEdit

12 October 1963
18:30
Yugoslavia   72–83   Poland
Scoring by half: 40–47, 32–36
Pts: Korać 29 Pts: Lopatka 18

12 October 1963
20:00
Soviet Union   89–51   Hungary
Scoring by half: 38–27, 51–24
Pts: Volnov 27 Pts: Bencze 11

Bronze medal matchEdit

13 October 1963
17:00
Yugoslavia   89–61   Hungary
Scoring by half: 38–39, 51–22
Pts: Korać 27 Pts: Simon 13

FinalEdit

13 October 1963
18:30
Soviet Union   61–45   Poland
Scoring by half: 37–18, 24–27
Pts: Krūmiņš 17 Pts: Lopatka 11


 1963 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Soviet Union
7th title

Final rankingsEdit

  1.   Soviet Union
  2.   Poland
  3.   Yugoslavia
  4.   Hungary
  5.   Bulgaria
  6.   East Germany
  7.   Spain
  8.   Belgium
  9.   Israel
  10.   Czechoslovakia
  11.   Romania
  12.   Italy
  13.   France
  14.   Finland
  15.   Turkey
  16.   Netherlands

AwardsEdit

1963 FIBA EuroBasket MVP: Emiliano Rodríguez (  Spain)

Team rostersEdit

1. Soviet Union: Jānis Krūmiņš, Gennadi Volnov, Jaak Lipso, Armenak Alachachian, Guram Minashvili, Tõnno Lepmets, Juris Kalnins, Aleksander Travin, Aleksander Petrov, Viacheslav Khrinin, Vadim Gladun, Olgerts Jurgensons (Coach: Alexander Gomelsky)

2. Poland: Mieczysław Łopatka, Bohdan Likszo, Janusz Wichowski, Andrzej Pstrokonski, Leszek Arent, Zbigniew Dregier, Kazimierz Frelkiewicz, Wieslaw Langiewicz, Andrzej Nartowski, Stanislaw Olejniczak, Jerzy Piskun, Krzysztof Sitkowski (Coach: Witold Zagórski)

3. Yugoslavia: Radivoj Korać, Ivo Daneu, Trajko Rajković, Slobodan Gordić, Borut Bassin, Nemanja Đurić, Miodrag Nikolić, Miloš Bojović, Živko Kasun, Emil Logar, Zvonko Petričević, Dragoslav Ražnatović (Coach: Aleksandar Nikolić)

4. Hungary: János Greminger, Laszlo Gabanyi, János Simon, Janos Bencze, Miklos Bohaty, Gyorgy Polik, Gyorgy Vajdovics, Jozsef Prieszol, Arpad Glatz, Tibor Kangyal, Otto Temesvari, Pal Koczka (Coach: Tibor Zsiros)

ReferencesEdit