FIBA Europe 2004/2005 Club Competition Line-up Complete

29.06.2004

32 National Federations register 130 clubs

FIBA Europe’s four club competitions will tip-off in October 2004 with a total of 130 clubs from 32 countries.

The draw for each of the competitions will be held on 3rd July 2004 in Munich, Germany. In addition, representatives from the FIBA Europe League and EuroLeague Women clubs will meet for General Assemblies in order to discuss all organisational, financial and promotional details for the upcoming season.

FIBA Europe League

The FIBA Europe League will feature 6 National Champions, 4 League Finalists and 3 Cup Winners in a 32 team line-up with competitors from 18 countries.

Country  ClubDomestic Season 2003/2004
Belgium RBC Verviers Pepinster  
Dexia Mons-Hainaut 3rd Place Regular Season
Bulgaria CSKA Sofia National Runner-Up
Cyprus EKA AEL LimassolNational Champion
Czech Republic CEZ Nymburk National Champion
EnglandBrighton Bears Regular Season Champion
France JDA Dijon Bourgone

Cup Winner

Stasbourg IG Play-Off Quarter-Finalist
Paris Basket Racing 
FYROM Rabotnicki Skopje National Champion
GermanyStadt Sport Braunschweig   
GreeceIraklis Thessaloniki Play-Off Semi-Finalist
Peristeri Athens Play-Off Quarter-Finalist
HungaryKaposvari National Champion
Israel Hapoel Tel AvivNational Runner-Up
Maccabi Raanana Bnei Hasharon3rd Final Standings
Hapoel Nahariya4th Final Standings
Hapoel Galil Elyon 
Netherlands Demon Astronauts AmsterdamCup Winner
PolandAnwil WloclawekPlay-Off Semi-Finalist
Russia UNICS KazanNational Runner-Up
Ural Great PermCup Winner
BC KhimkiPlay-Off Quarter-Finalist
Dynamo St Petersburg 
SwedenPlannja Basket Lulea National Champion
TurkeyBesiktas IstanbulPlay-Off Semi-Finalist
Tuborg PilsenerPlay-Off Quarter-Finalist
Fenerbahce Istanbul  
UkraineAzovmash Mariupol
National Champion
BC Kyiv
National Runner-Up
BC Khimik Play-Off Semi-Finalist
Serbia & MontenegroLavovi 063 Belgrade   

Competition System

 

Competition System FIBA Europe League
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EuroLeague Women

The following teams will compete in the 2004/2005 EuroLeague Women

CountryClub
Belgium Dexia Namur
Czech RepublicGambrinus JME Brno
Loko Trutnov
Spain Ros Casares Valencia
FranceUS Valenciennes Olympic
CJM Bourges
Tarbes GB
Greece Sporting Athens
HungaryMiZo Pecsi VSK
Szolnoki MAV Coop
Euroleasing Orsi Sopron
ItalyLavezzini Basket Parma
LithuaniaLietuvos Telekomas
Poland Lotos VBM Clima Gdynia
TS Wisla Krakow
Russia VBM Sgau Samara
Baltiskaya St. Petersburg
UMMC Ekaterinburg
Slovak Republic Delta Kosice
Serbia & Montenegro Crvena Zvezda Beograd
UkraineKozachka ZALK

This year’s EuroLeague Women sees a change in competition format from last season. Based on the recommendation of the FIBA Europe Competitions Commission and requests from several National Federations, it was decided to increase the number of teams from 16 to 21.

Places in the competition were assigned per country based on the FIBA Europe rankings. In addition, Belgium, Ukraine and Poland each received one wildcard entry.

“Firstly we had a lot of interest from clubs who want to play at this level,” said FIBA Europe President George Vassilakopoulos of the decision to allow 21 participants, “but that was not the really enough on its own to increase the number. What tipped the balance was the number of women’s teams that are good enough to play in the competition and are backed up by a solid management structure.”

“In the case of the wildcards, Belgium, Ukraine and Poland received 1 each for their national champion, based on the performance of their national teams in the European Championship and position in the rankings,” continued Vassilakopoulos.

Competition System

Competition System EuroLeague Women
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FIBA Europe Cup Men

The following clubs have registered for the 2004/2005 FIBA Europe Cup Men

CountryClub
AzerbaijanBC Gala
BulgariaSpartak Euroinse Sofia
CyprusKeravnos Nicosia
APOEL Nicosia
Apollon Limassol
ENAD Nicosia
ETHA Nicosia
Czech Republic ZS Brno
Mlekarna Kunin
BK SCE Decin
DenmarkBakken Bears
EstoniaTartu Rock
Nybit
FranceReims
Hungary Albacomp
Iceland SC Keflavik
LithuaniaBC Siauliai
Portugal Club de Futebol Os Belenenses
CAB MADEIRA
RomaniaCSU Asesoft Ploisti
Dinamo Erbasu Bucuresti
RussiaDynamo Moscow Region
Arsenal Tula
Locomotiv Rostov
EURAS Ekaterinburg
SwitzerlandBC Boncourt
Benetton Fribourg Olympic
Slovak RepublicBK Lucenec
UkraineMBC Nikolaev
BC DNIPRO Dnetpropetrosvsk
Sumykhimprom
MBC Odessa
Turkey Banvit SC

Competition Format

The FIBA Europe Cup will be played according to a conference system. Teams will be placed in groups of no more than four in the Conference Qualifying Round.

The top 8 clubs in the competition will qualify for the Pan-European Play-Offs which will be followed by a Pan European Final Four.

FIBA Europe Cup Women

The following clubs have registered for the 2004/2005 FIBA Europe Cup Women

CountryClub
AustriaBC Gustino Powerbasket Wels
Bulgaria Levski Sofia
Stara Zagora
Lukoil Burgas
Croatia WBC Gospic
WBC Sibenik Jolly
Croatia Hladez Zagreb
WBC Meduescak Zagreb
Czech RepublicUSK Blex Praha
Spain CB Halcon Viajes
Caja Canarias
FrancePays d'Aix Basket 13
USO Mondeville
ESB Villeneuve d'Acq
FYROM BC Kimiko Struga
GermanyTSV 1880 Wasserburg
BG Dorsten
TV Saarlouis
GreeceAkadmia 75
Apollon Ptolemaida
Hungary Diosgyori KSK Mikolic
Budapesti SE (BSE)
Szeviep Szeged KE

Foton Sopron

Israel Ramat Hasharon Lachen
Italy Venezia Reyer
Club Atletico Faenza
Basket Rovereto
Napoli BC Vomero
Pol Ares Ribera
PortugalCAB Madeira
Romania Livas Petrom Targoviste
Russia Dynamo Novosibirsk
Dynamo Moscow
TU Kazan
Nadezhada Orenburg
Vologda Chevakata
Spartak Moscow Region
Serbia and MontenegroVojvodina
Switzerland Martigny-Ouranaz Basket
Slovak RepublicMBK Ruzomberok
TurkeyFenerbahce Istanbul
Ceyhan Belediyesi
Wales Rhondda Rebels

Competition Format

The FIBA Europe Cup Women will be played according to a conference system. Teams will be placed in groups of no more than four in the Conference Qualifying Round.

The top 8 clubs in the competition will qualify for the Pan-European Play-Offs which will be followed by a Pan European Final Four.


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