EuroBasket Women 1956

The 1956 European Women's Basketball Championship was the 5th regional championship held by FIBA Europe for women. The competition was held in Prague, Czechoslovakia and took place June 2–10, 1956. The Soviet Union won their fourth consecutive gold medal, with Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria repeating their performance of the previous tournament, winning silver and bronze respectively.

EuroBasket 1956 Women
5th FIBA European Women's
Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nationCzechoslovakia
DatesJune 2–10
Teams16
Venues
(in 1 host city)
Champions Soviet Union
(4th title)
Official website
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Preliminary roundEdit

The teams were divided into four groups. The first two from each group would go to the Semi-Final Round. The remaining teams went to the Classification Round to determine the 9th–16th spots.

Group AEdit

Rank Team W L Pts Diff
1   Bulgaria 3 0 6 +68
2   Poland 2 1 5 +43
3   Yugoslavia 1 2 4 +13
4   Finland 0 3 3 −124
June 2, 1956
8:30
Yugoslavia   66,   Finland 25
Scoring by half: 28–16, 38–9
Pts: Zokovic (20) Pts: Hakola (14)
June 2, 1956
20:30
Poland   61,   Bulgaria 62 ()
Scoring by half: 35–43, 19–11 Overtime: 7–8
Pts: Gruszczynska-Olesiewicz (22) Pts: Vojnova (24)
June 3, 1956
11:30
Bulgaria   90,   Finland 36
Scoring by half: 44–14, 46–22
Pts: Pencheva (29) Pts: Hakola (17)
June 3, 1956
20:30
Yugoslavia   63,   Poland 78
Scoring by half: 32–40, 31–38
Pts: Zokovic (29) Pts: Kapalczynska-Roga (28)
June 4, 1956
10:00
Finland   47,   Poland 76
Scoring by half: 20–29, 27–47
Pts: Hakola (23) Pts: Migula-Jakubowska (19)
June 4, 1956
19:00
Bulgaria   71,   Yugoslavia 58
Scoring by half: 36–18, 35–40
Pts: Vasileva-Chalaskanova (21) Pts: Zokovic (16)

Group BEdit

Rank Team W L Pts Diff
1   Czechoslovakia 3 0 6 +231
2   Italy 2 1 5 +84
3   Denmark 1 2 4 −168
4   Scotland 0 3 3 −147
June 2, 1956
10:00
Italy   91,   Scotland 32
Scoring by half: 48–16, 43–16
Pts: Ronchetti (17) Pts: Herman (12)
June 2, 1956
19:00
Czechoslovakia   132,   Denmark 9
Scoring by half: 49–6, 83–3
Pts: Hubalkova (27) Pts: Levison (4)
June 3, 1956
10:00
Denmark   40,   Scotland 33
Scoring by half: 11–15, 29–18
Pts: Rode (22) Pts: Herman (14)
June 3, 1956
19:00
Czechoslovakia   69,   Italy 42
Scoring by half: 37–24, 32–18
Pts: Hubalkova (17) Pts: Donda (12)
June 4, 1956
15:00
Scotland   32,   Czechoslovakia 113
Scoring by half: 9–69, 23–44
Pts: Davis (6) Pts: Tomaskova-Staudova (29)
June 4, 1956
22:00
Italy   80,   Denmark 28
Scoring by half: 36–14, 44–14
Pts: Tarabocchia (27) Pts: Moller (11)

Group CEdit

Rank Team W L Pts Diff
1   Soviet Union 3 0 6 +280
2   Austria 2 1 5 −30
3   Netherlands 1 2 4 −29
4    Switzerland 0 3 3 −221
June 2, 1956
11:30
Soviet Union   153,    Switzerland 25
Scoring by half: 74–11, 79–14
Pts: Alekseeva (27) Pts: Vicent (9)
June 2, 1956
22:00
Austria   54,   Netherlands 33
Scoring by half: 29–15, 25–18
Pts: Hantschel (17) Pts: Koper-van Es (12)
June 3, 1956
16:30
Switzerland   18,   Netherlands 71
Scoring by half: 11–45, 7–26
Pts: Schroder (5) Pts: Koper-van Es (14)
June 3, 1956
22:00
Soviet Union   121,   Austria 30
Scoring by half: 58–16, 63–14
Pts: Alekseeva (21) Pts: Foltinek (10)
June 4, 1956
13:30
Austria   69,    Switzerland 29
Scoring by half: 32–14, 37–15
Pts: Foltinek (20) Pts: Schenk (7)
June 4, 1956
16:30
Netherlands   30,   Soviet Union 91
Scoring by half: 14–43, 16–48
Pts: Buys-Bloemsma (14) Pts: Mamentieva (21)

Group DEdit

Rank Team W L Pts Diff
1   Hungary 3 0 6 +52
2   France 2 1 5 +24
3   Romania 1 2 4 0
4   Germany 0 3 3 −76
June 2, 1956
14:00
Romania   49,   Germany 30
Scoring by half: 17–12, 32–18
Pts: Sebestien (10) Pts: Lindowski (7)
June 2, 1956
15:30
Hungary   51,   France 42
Scoring by half: 21–17, 30–25
Pts: Szabo-Partine (12) Pts: Colchen (14)
June 3, 1956
8:30
Germany   39,   Hungary 71
Scoring by half: 17–34, 22–37
Pts: Giesser (8) Pts: Szabo-Partine (15)
June 3, 1956
15:00
France   55,   Romania 47
Scoring by half: 29–21, 26–26
Pts: Kloechner-Tavert (25) Pts: Sebestien (15)
June 4, 1956
8:30
France   54,   Germany 29
Scoring by half: 31–15, 23–14
Pts: Kloechner-Tavert (13) Pts: Giesser (10)
June 4, 1956
20:30
Hungary   61,   Romania 50
Scoring by half: 37–16, 24–34
Pts: Nagy (15) Pts: Antonescu-Niculescu (13)

Classification RoundEdit

The top two from each group advanced to the 9th–12th classification bracket. The 13th–16th spots were decided between the remaining teams in a separate bracket.

Group 1Edit

Rank Team W L Pts Diff
1   Yugoslavia 3 0 6 +127
2   Netherlands 2 1 5 +60
3   Germany 1 2 4 −48
4   Scotland 0 3 3 −139
June 5, 1956
9:30
Germany   53,   Scotland 34
Scoring by half: 28–14, 25–20
Pts: Becht (11) Pts: McQueen (9)
June 5, 1956
11:30
Yugoslavia   56,   Netherlands 51
Scoring by half: 26–28, 30–23
Pts: Zokovic (14) Pts: van der Velde-Remeyer (13)
June 6, 1956
8:30
Yugoslavia   89,   Germany 40
Scoring by half: 42–26, 47–14
Pts: Kalusevic (18) Pts: Giesser (13)
June 6, 1956
22:00
Netherlands   71,   Scotland 24
Scoring by half: 26–10, 45–14
Pts: Tit (19) Pts: Connelly (7)
June 8, 1956
8:30
Scotland   37,   Yugoslavia 110
Scoring by half: 14–48, 23–62
Pts: Duncan (6) Pts: Zokovic (23)
June 8, 1956
22:00
Germany   53,   Netherlands 71
Scoring by half: 18–43, 35–28
Pts: Giesser (21) Pts: Wetter (18)

Group 2Edit

Rank Team W L Pts Diff
1   Romania 3 0 6 +168
2   Finland 2 1 5 −30
3    Switzerland 1 2 4 −71
4   Denmark 0 3 3 −67
June 5, 1956
10:00
Finland   26,   Romania 87
Scoring by half: 15–45, 11–42
Pts: Hakola (15) Pts: Antonescu-Niculescu (19)
June 5, 1956
22:00
Switzerland   58,   Denmark 56 ()
Scoring by half: 25–23, 24–26 Overtime: 9–7
Pts: Gorin (13) Pts: Rode (33)
June 6, 1956
10:00
Finland   70,    Switzerland 54
Scoring by half: 29–22, 41–32
Pts: Hakola (41) Pts: Goetschmann (17)
June 6, 1956
11:30
Romania   76,   Denmark 26
Scoring by half: 42–18, 34–8
Pts: Antonescu-Niculescu (16) Pts: Rode (13)
June 8, 1956
10:00
Switzerland   34,   Romania 91
Scoring by half: 16–44, 18–47
Pts: Gorin (8) Pts: Antonescu-Niculescu (23)
June 8, 1956
11:30
Denmark   27,   Finland 42
Scoring by half: 14–18, 13–24
Pts: Rode (9) Pts: Hakola (29)

9th–12th PlaceEdit

 
Classification roundNinth place
 
      
 
June 9, 1956 – 11:30
 
 
  Romania61
 
June 10, 1956 – 10:00
 
  Netherlands49
 
  Romania32
 
June 9, 1956 – 22:00
 
  Yugoslavia44
 
  Yugoslavia61
 
 
  Finland39
 
Eleventh place
 
 
June 10, 1956 – 10:30
 
 
  Netherlands49
 
 
  Finland55

13th–16th PlaceEdit

 
Classification roundThirteenth place
 
      
 
June 9, 1956 – 8:30
 
 
   Switzerland63
 
June 10, 1956 – 8:30
 
  Scotland50
 
  Denmark47
 
June 9, 1956 – 10:00
 
   Switzerland33
 
  Denmark34
 
 
  Germany30
 
Fifteenth place
 
 
June 10, 1956 – 9:00
 
 
  Scotland30
 
 
  Germany49

Semi-Final RoundEdit

The top two from each group advanced to the medal bracket. The 5th–8th spots were decided between the remaining teams in a separate bracket.

Group 1Edit

Rank Team W L Pts Diff
1   Soviet Union 3 0 6 +84
2   Hungary 2 1 5 +3
3   Poland 1 2 4 −10
4   Italy 0 3 3 −77
June 5, 1956
15:00
Hungary   62,   Italy 41
Scoring by half: 26–17, 36–24
Pts: Vekony-Matayne (14) Pts: Bradamante (14)
June 5, 1956
20:30
Soviet Union   87,   Poland 74
Scoring by half: 41–28, 46–46
Pts: Alekseeva (24) Pts: Gruszczynska-Olesiewicz (26)
June 6, 1956
16:30
Soviet Union   77,   Hungary 54
Scoring by half: 37–15, 40–39
Pts: Maksimova (16) Pts: Nagy (20)
June 6, 1956
19:00
Poland   50,   Italy 42
Scoring by half: 20–25, 30–17
Pts: Gruszczynska-Olesiewicz (15) Pts: Ronchetti (15)
June 8, 1956
16:30
Hungary   46,   Poland 41
Scoring by half: 25–18, 21–23
Pts: Fekete-Fischerne (13) Pts: Gruszczynska-Olesiewicz (16)
June 8, 1956
20:30
Italy   44,   Soviet Union 92
Scoring by half: 21–47, 23–45
Pts: Mapelli (13) Pts: Otsa-Vishneva (22)

Group 2Edit

Rank Team W L Pts Diff
1   Czechoslovakia 3 0 6 +160
2   Bulgaria 2 1 5 +48
3   France 1 2 4 −49
4   Austria 0 3 3 −159
June 5, 1956
16:30
France   44,   Bulgaria 86
Scoring by half: 28–36, 16–50
Pts: Kloechner-Tavert (14) Pts: Vojnova (23)
June 5, 1956
19:00
Czechoslovakia   145,   Austria 36
Scoring by half: 55–17, 90–19
Pts: Stepanova (25) Pts: Foltinek (12)
June 6, 1956
15:00
Austria   50,   Bulgaria 72
Scoring by half: 25–35, 25–37
Pts: Foltinek (19) Pts: Damianova-Kuzova (14)
June 6, 1956
20:30
Czechoslovakia   81,   France 46
Scoring by half: 32–25, 49–21
Pts: Stepanova (30) Pts: Colchen (9)
June 8, 1956
15:00
France   62,   Austria 34
Scoring by half: 30–10, 32–24
Pts: Kloechner-Tavert (26) Pts: Haselbacher (13)
June 8, 1956
19:00
Bulgaria   75,   Czechoslovakia 91
Scoring by half: 36–29, 39–62
Pts: Gospodinova (15) Pts: Mazlova-Adamirova (26)

5th–8th PlaceEdit

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
June 9, 1956 – 14:00
 
 
  Austria44
 
June 10, 1956 – 14:00
 
  Poland92
 
  Italy43
 
June 9, 1956 – 20:30
 
  Poland58
 
  France50
 
 
  Italy65
 
Seventh place
 
 
June 10, 1956 – 11:30
 
 
  Austria42
 
 
  France69

Medal BracketEdit

 
Classification roundGold medal
 
      
 
June 9, 1956 – 15:30
 
 
  Bulgaria55
 
June 10, 1956 – 19:00
 
  Soviet Union74
 
  Soviet Union49
 
June 9, 1956 – 19:00
 
  Hungary41
 
  Czechoslovakia49
 
 
  Hungary50
 
Bronze medal
 
 
June 10, 1956 – 15:30
 
 
  Bulgaria60
 
 
  Czechoslovakia91

Final standingsEdit

Qualified for the 1957 FIBA World Championship for Women


Rank Team Record
    Soviet Union 8–0
    Hungary 6–2
    Czechoslovakia 7–1
4   Bulgaria 5–3
5   Poland 5–3
6   Italy 3–5
7   France 4–4
8   Austria 2–6
9   Yugoslavia 6–2
10   Romania 5–3
11   Finland 3–5
12   Netherlands 3–5
13   Denmark 3–5
14    Switzerland 2–6
15   Germany 2–6
16   Scotland 0–8

External linksEdit