2013 FIBA Americas Championship qualification

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The qualification for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship in Venezuela was held as early as 2011 until 2012. There are several stages of qualification for some teams.

Qualification format[edit]

Each FIBA Americas subzone has a specific number of berths, generally based on the relative strengths of its member national teams. For the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, the berths distribution is:

Zone Total berths
North America 2
Central America and Caribbean 4
South America 3
Host team 1
Total 10

North America[edit]

For the North American zone, since there are only 2 member teams (Canada and the United States), and there are 2 berths, this means there no more qualification games to be held. Furthermore, the United States won the 2012 Olympic gold medal and was thus automatically qualified for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, thus allowing Canada to earn an automatic qualification. This means they do not have to participate, resulting in their non-participation. This opens up an extra berth, which was awarded to the fourth placed team in the South American Basketball Championship 2012. With hosts Venezuela losing in the final, the fifth placed team was invited.

Central America and Caribbean[edit]

Some teams from the Central America and Caribbean Commission Zone had to qualify for the 2012 Centrobasket. The qualifying tournament was the 2011 FIBA CBC Championship for Caribbean teams. A FIBA COCABA Championship was supposedly held for teams from Mexico and Central America, but was no longer held; the supposed participants in that tournament automatically qualified to the 2012 Centrobasket.

South America[edit]

The 2012 South American Basketball Championship determined the teams that will qualify for 2013 FIBA Americas Championship. Since the USA is skipping this tournament, this opened up an additional berth for South American teams, increasing the number of berths from three to four, excluding Venezuela's berth as a host. This brings the number of South America's teams to five.

2011 FIBA CBC Championship[edit]

The 2011 FIBC CBC Championship in the Bahamas serves as the qualifier for the 2012 Centrobasket for Caribbean national teams. The top three advance to the Centrobasket.

Preliminary round[edit]

Advances to the knockout round
Advances to the classification round

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Virgin Islands 3 3 0 281 185 +96 6
 Jamaica 3 2 1 228 207 +21 5
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 1 2 227 227 0 4
 Guyana 3 0 3 145 262 −117 3
25 July 2011
Guyana  43–75  Jamaica
26 July 2011
Virgin Islands  111–51  Guyana
27 July 2011
Virgin Islands  86–61  Jamaica

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Bahamas 4 4 0 355 201 +154 8
 British Virgin Islands 4 3 1 264 260 +4 7
 Bermuda 4 2 2 233 245 −12 6
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4 1 3 249 322 −73 5
 Cayman Islands 4 0 4 213 286 −73 4
23 July 2011
Bahamas  94–41  Cayman Islands
24 July 2011
Bermuda  41–75  Bahamas
25 July 2011
British Virgin Islands  66–63  Bermuda
26 July 2011
Bahamas  80–61  British Virgin Islands
27 July 2011
Bermuda  54–48  Cayman Islands

Classification round[edit]

Semifinals5th place
28 July 2011
 Antigua and Barbuda82
29 July 2011
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines66
 Antigua and Barbuda78
28 July 2011
7th place
29 July 2011
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines64

Knockout round[edit]

28 July 2011
 Virgin Islands79
29 July 2011
 British Virgin Islands73
 Virgin Islands (OT)91
28 July 2011
3rd place
29 July 2011
 British Virgin Islands54

Final ranking[edit]

This were the final rankings.[1] The top 3 teams qualify for the 2012 Centrobasket.

Qualifies to the 2012 Centrobasket
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Virgin Islands
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Bahamas
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Jamaica
4  British Virgin Islands
5  Bermuda
6  Antigua and Barbuda
7  Guyana
8  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
9  Cayman Islands

2012 Centrobasket[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

Qualifies to the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship
Qualifies to the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship as a wildcard
Suspended by FIBA and disqualified
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Dominican Republic
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Puerto Rico
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Jamaica
4  Panama
5  Bahamas
6  Mexico
7  Virgin Islands
8  Cuba
9  Costa Rica
9  Nicaragua

Suspension of Panama[edit]

FIBA suspended the Panamanian Basketball Federation "for many problems that Panama has been going through for several years due to conflicts of interest between two Directives that manifest hold the same authority," as announced by FIBA Secretary-General Patrick Baumann. This means Panama's "national teams and clubs and referees, cannot participate in any international competition."[2]

South American Basketball Championship 2012[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

This is the final ranking for the participating teams[3] The top three teams excluding Venezuela qualify, but with the non-participation of the United States, the fourth-best team excluding Venezuela was also included.

Qualifies to the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Argentina
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Venezuela
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Uruguay
4  Brazil
5  Paraguay
6  Chile
7  Bolivia


  1. ^ "Event Standings". FIBA archive. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  2. ^ "FIBA suspends the affiliation of the Panamanian Basketball Federation". FIBA Americas. 2013-02-08. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  3. ^ "Event Standings". FIBA archive. Retrieved 2013-09-04.