Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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Basketball

There is no true national sponsoring organization for adult basketball in the United States, although several organizations have begun to jockey for a position in the sport by sponsoring tournaments. Jim Sweeney helped organize teams of U.S. players to compete in the FIMBA (the International Maxibasketball Association) International Basketball Championship. The tournament was held in Orlando, Florida on August 20-30, 2015, featuring 215 teams from 96 countries. The U.S. dominated the competition, winning five gold medals and several bronze medals. The 2016 FIMBA Pan American Championship will be held in San Jose, Costa Rica in April, 2016. For more information on FIMBA log on to www.fimba.net.

Presently, "Masters" basketball is a grassroots phenomenon with adult recreational leagues for many age groups operating across the country. To find these leagues in your area, contact your local Parks Department, Fitness Club, or search the Internet.

There are several organizations offering "national" adult basketball tournaments each year (each with their own websites) and these are listed below.

Masters Basketball Association
http://www.mastersbasketballassociation.com/

Buffalo Masters Athletics
http://www.buffalomasters.com/

Masters Basketball Championship
http://www.mastersbasketball.com/

Pacific Northwest Masters Basketball
http://pacificnorthwestmastersbasketball.com/

The first table below presents the schedule for several prominent "Masters" basketball tournaments in 2017. The second table presents a summary of two 2016 Masters Basketball Tournaments. The next two tables present the national champions and the number of competitors for these two tournaments in 2016. The results of the 2016 Buffalo Masters Championship were not available.




2017 Masters Basketball Tournaments
EventDateLocation
2017 National Masters Basketball USA TournamentJanuary 27Clearwater, FL
2017 Buffalo Masters Basketball ChampionshipApril 11Buffalo, NY
2017 Masters Basketball Association ChampionshipMay 2Coral Springs, FL


2016 Masters Basketball Championships Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2016 Masters Basketball Association Championship 360 0 192 84 0
    Percent   100%   0%   53%   23%   0%
2016 Masters Basketball USA Championship 264 0 168 74 0
    Percent   100%   0%   64%   28%   0%

Note: All figures assume an average of 12 players per team



2016 Masters Basketball Association Championship Coral Springs, FL May 3
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen40+Watterson Construction24
Masters BasketballMen50+Bedford Auto Care72
Masters BasketballMen55+Indy All-Stars72
Masters BasketballMen60+Victory72
Masters BasketballMen65+Team USA36
Masters BasketballMen70+Clearwater Aces36
Masters BasketballMen75+Peach Tree Bank48
Note: All figures assume an average of 12 players per team

2016 Masters Basketball USA Jacksonville, FL January 4
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen45+Not Available24
Masters BasketballMen50+Not Available24
Masters BasketballMen55+Not Available48
Masters BasketballMen60+Not Available48
Masters BasketballMen65+Not Available48
Masters BasketballMen70+Not Available36
Masters BasketballMen75+Not Available24
Masters BasketballMen80+Not Available12
Note: All figures assume an average of 12 players per team. The names of the winning teams in each age category were not available. If/when they are posted they will be included here

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