FIBA Oceania Championship

FIBA Oceania Championship was the Oceania basketball championships that took place every two years between national teams of the continent. Through the 2015 edition, the Oceania Championship was also a qualifying tournament for the Basketball World Cups and Olympic Games.

FIBA Oceania Championship
SportBasketball
Founded1971
Inaugural season1971
Ceased2015
Replaced byFIBA Asia Cup
No. of teams2
CountryFIBA Oceania member nations
ContinentFIBA Oceania (Oceania)
Last
champion(s)
 Australia (19th title)
Most titles Australia (19 titles)
Related
competitions
Al Ramsay Shield
Official websitewww.FIBAOceania.com

When only Australia and New Zealand competed, the tournament was usually a best-of-three playoff; if other teams competed, a round-robin and a knockout stage was employed. In 2009, the Oceania Basketball Federation changed this format to a two-game, home-and-away playoff between the two countries, with aggregate score as the tiebreaker should the teams split the series.

Beginning in 2017, all FIBA continental championships for men were held on a four-year cycle, and the continental championships would no longer be part of the qualifying process for either the World Cup or Olympics. The 2015 Oceanian Championships were the last to be held as from 2017, the tournament merged with the former FIBA Asia Championship to give way to a competition initially billed as the FIBA Asia-Pacific Championship but now known as the FIBA Asia Cup.[1]

SummariesEdit

Year Host Qualification series Bronze medallists
Gold Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Silver
1971
Details
  New Zealand  
Australia
91–56 107–58 117–72  
New Zealand
Only two teams competed
1975
Details
  Australia  
Australia
83–57 87–67 101–63  
New Zealand
1978
Details
  New Zealand  
Australia
93–71 65–67 76–69  
New Zealand
1979
Details
  Australia  
Australia
65–41 62–53 115–73  
New Zealand
1981
Details
  New Zealand  
Australia
78–55 80–71 N/A  
New Zealand
1983
Details
  New Zealand  
Australia
89–52 87–76 N/A  
New Zealand
1985
Details
  Australia  
Australia
92–66 96–75 98–62  
New Zealand
1987
Details
  New Zealand  
Australia
115–59 One game playoff for
the championship
 
New Zealand
 
French Polynesia
1989
Details
  Australia  
Australia
91–54 106–55 N/A  
New Zealand
Only two teams competed
1991
Details
  New Zealand  
Australia
96–79 74–57 N/A  
New Zealand
1993
Details
  New Zealand  
Australia
86–78 One game
playoff for the
championship
 
New Zealand
 
Western Samoa
1995
Details
  Australia  
Australia
102–62  
New Zealand
 
American Samoa
1997
Details
  New Zealand  
Australia
85–67  
New Zealand
 
New Caledonia
1999
Details
  New Zealand  
New Zealand
125–43  
Guam
Only two teams competed
2001
Details
  New Zealand  
New Zealand
85–78 79–81
overtime
89–78  
Australia
2003
Details
  Australia  
Australia
79–66 90–76 84–75  
New Zealand
2005
Details
  New Zealand  
Australia
82–69 82–71 91–80  
New Zealand
2007
Details
  Australia  
Australia
79–67 93–67 58–67  
New Zealand
2009
Details
  Australia
  New Zealand
 
New Zealand
77–84 100–78 Two-legged tie  
Australia
2011
Details
  Australia  
Australia
91–78 81–64 92–68  
New Zealand
2013
Details
  New Zealand
  Australia
 
Australia
70–59 76–63 Two-legged tie  
New Zealand
2015
Details
  Australia
  New Zealand
 
Australia
71–59 89–79  
New Zealand

Medal tableEdit

 
Map of countries' best results.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Australia192021
2  New Zealand319022
3  Guam0101
4  American Samoa0011
  New Caledonia0011
  Samoa0011
  Tahiti0011
Totals (7 nations)2222448

Participating nationsEdit

Nation  
1971
 
1975
 
1978
 
1979
 
1981
 
1983
 
1985
 
1987
 
1989
 
1991
 
1993
 
1995
 
1997
 
1999
 
2001
 
2003
 
2005
 
2007
 
2009
 
2011
 
2013
 
2015
Years
  American Samoa 3rd 1
  Australia 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 21
  Guam 2nd 1
  New Caledonia 3rd 1
  New Zealand 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 22
  Tahiti 3rd 1
  Samoa 3rd 1
Total 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Central Board gives green light to new format and calendar of competition" (Press release). FIBA. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2013.

External linksEdit