Centrobasket

Centrobasket is a FIBA sponsored basketball tournament where national teams from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean participate. These countries make up the Central American and Caribbean Confederation (CONCENCABA). The top three or four teams typically earn berths to the FIBA Americas Championship, from which they can qualify for the FIBA World Championship or Olympics. Teams qualify for these tournaments by finishing high (usually first or second place) in the previous Centrobasket or by placing high at the FIBA COCABA Championship for Mexico and the seven Central American countries and at the FIBA CBC Championship for the 24 Caribbean countries. In sum, 32 countries have an opportunity to qualify their national teams for Centrobasket, yet all of them do not enter teams regularly.

Celebration of the tournament typically is every two years. Initially played only in odd years, the tournament has, in recent years, it has moved to even years since 2004. The tournament was not held in either 1979 or 1983, but with those exceptions, the tournament has been held every other year, excepting for subsequent tournaments in 2003 and 2004.

Eight teams participate at the tournament, divided into two groups. The first round of the tournament consists of a round-robin, and then, in the second round, teams compete to define their final position at the tournament's standing.

Panama and Puerto Rico have been multiple medal winners at this event, both considered the strongest teams in the region, even though the Puerto Rican team almost never sends its best players for this competition(it mostly sends it's 2nd team). To date, Puerto Rico has medaled in every tournament that it has participated in.

Contents

Summaries

Year Host Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
1965
Details
 Mexico
(Mexico City)

Mexico

Puerto Rico

Cuba

Panama
1967
Details
 El Salvador
(San Salvador)

Panama

Cuba

Virgin Islands

Mexico
1969
Details
 Cuba
(Havana)

Panama
?
Puerto Rico
?
1971
Details
 Venezuela
(Valencia & Caracas)

Cuba

Puerto Rico
? ?
1973
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

Puerto Rico
? ?
Panama
1975
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Mexico

Puerto Rico
? ?
1977
Details
 Panama
(Panama City)

Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico

Panama
?
1981
Details
 Puerto Rico
(San Juan)

Panama

Puerto Rico
? ?
1985
Details
 Mexico
(Mexico City)

Puerto Rico
?
Panama

Dominican Republic
1987
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Puerto Rico

Panama

Mexico

Dominican Republic
1989
Details
 Cuba
(Havana)

Puerto Rico

Panama

Cuba

Mexico
1991
Details
 Mexico
(Monterrey)

Puerto Rico

Mexico

Cuba

Panama
1993
Details
 Puerto Rico
(Ponce)

Puerto Rico
87–77
Cuba

Panama
96–83
Dominican Republic
1995
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Cuba

Dominican Republic

Puerto Rico

Panama
1997
Details
 Honduras
(Tegucigalpa)

Cuba
106–93
Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic
92–75
Mexico
1999
Details
 Cuba
(Havana)

Cuba
67–63
Puerto Rico

Dominican Republic
86–74
Panama
2001
Details
 Mexico
(Toluca)

Puerto Rico
86–73
Mexico

Panama
93–82
Virgin Islands
2003
Details
 Mexico
(Culiacán)

Puerto Rico
92–83
Dominican Republic

Mexico
78–76
Virgin Islands
2004
Details
 Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)

Dominican Republic
75–74
Puerto Rico

Panama
98–89
Mexico
2006
Details
 Panama
(Panama City)

Panama
73–59
Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico
93–83
Mexico
2008
Details
 Mexico
(Chetumal & Cancún)

Puerto Rico
87–70
Virgin Islands

Dominican Republic
102–74
Cuba

Participation Details

Team Mexico
1965
El Salvador
1967
Cuba
1969
Venezuela
1971
Puerto Rico
1973
Dominican Republic
1975
Panama
1977
Puerto Rico
1981
Mexico
1985
Dominican Republic
1987
Cuba
1989
Mexico
1991
Puerto Rico
1993
Dominican Republic
1995
Honduras
1997
Cuba
1999
Mexico
2001
Mexico
2003
Dominican Republic
2004
Panama
2006
Mexico
2008
Total
 Antigua and Barbuda  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - - - - - - - - 8th 7th - - ≥2
 Bahamas  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - 8th - - 5th - - - 5th - - - ≥3
 Barbados  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - - - - 6th - - 7th - 6th - - ≥3
 Belize  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - - - - - - 7th - - - - - ≥1
 Costa Rica  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - 7th 5th - 7th - 8th - 7th - 8th 8th ≥7
 Cuba 3rd 2nd  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 5th 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 6th - 5th 6th 4th ≥13
 Dominican Republic - - 5th 5th 5th 4th 1st 5th 4th 4th 5th - 4th 2nd 3rd 3rd 5th 2nd 1st 5th 3rd 18
 El Salvador  ? 5th  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - 10th - - - - - - - - - 7th ≥3
 Guatemala  ? 6th  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - - - - - - - - 6th 8th - - ≥3
 Honduras  ? 7th  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - - - - - 6th - 8th - - - - ≥3
 Jamaica  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - - - - - - - - - - 7th - ≥1
 Mexico 1st 4th  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3rd 4th 2nd 5th - 4th 5th 2nd 3rd 4th 4th 5th ≥12
 Panama 3rd 1st 1st - 4th - 3rd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 4th - 4th 3rd - 3rd 1st 6th 17
 Puerto Rico 2nd - 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 21
 Trinidad and Tobago  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 6th 9th - - - - - - - - - - ≥2
 Virgin Islands 5th 3rd  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? - 6th - 6th - 5th 6th 4th 4th - 2nd 2nd ≥10

Women's Centrobasket

2003

  1.  Cuba
  2.  Dominican Republic
  3.  Puerto Rico
  4.  Mexico
  5.  Virgin Islands
  6.  Costa Rica
  7.  Guatemala

2004

  1.  Cuba
  2.  Puerto Rico
  3.  Guatemala
  4.  Costa Rica

2006

The tournament was held in Mexico City from June 25 through June 29.

  1.  Cuba
  2.  Mexico
  3.  Jamaica
  4.  Puerto Rico
  5.  Barbados
  6.  Virgin Islands
  7.  Costa Rica
  8.  El Salvador

2008

The tournament was played in Morovis, Puerto Rico from July 17 through July 21.

  1.  Cuba
  2.  Puerto Rico
  3.  Dominican Republic
  4.  Mexico
  5.  Trinidad and Tobago
  6.  Guatemala
  7.  Barbados
  8.  Costa Rica

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