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.org/

The first table below presents the schedule for several prominent "Masters" basketball tournaments in 2018. The second table presents a summary of two 2017 Masters Basketball Tournaments. The next two tables present the national champions and the number of competitors for these two tournaments in 2017. The results of the 2017 Buffalo Masters Championship were not available.




2011 Masters Backetball Championships
EventDateLocation
2011 National Masters Invitational Basketball ChampionshipJanuary 21Jacksonville, FL
2011 Buffalo Masters Basketball ChampionshipMarch 11Buffalo, New York
2011 National Senior Basketball ChampionshipMay 9Coral Springs, Florida
2011 Maple Leaf Cup International Masters Basketball ChampionshipMay 13Toronto, CAN


2010 Masters Basketball Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Competitors Over 60 Men Competitors Over 70 Women Compeitors Over 60
2010 Masters Basketball National Championship 420 0 168 48 0
    Percent   100%   0%   40%   11%   0%
2010 Buffalo Masters Basketball Championship 504 0 204 48 0
    Percent   100%   0%   40%   10%   0%
Total 924 0 372 96 0
    Percent   100%   0%   40%   10%   0%

The number of competitors is based on the assumption that each team had an average of 12 players.



2010 Masters Basketball National Championship Coral Springs, FL May 10-15
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen40+Miami Old Timers48
Masters BasketballMen45+South Florida Elite48
Masters BasketballMen50+LCI 5096
Masters BasketballMen55+Vitas Big Five60
Masters BasketballMen60+Ancient Regime48
Masters BasketballMen65+Old School Legends72
Masters BasketballMen70+Indiana Masters48
The number of competitors assumes that each team had an average of 12 players

2010 Buffalo Masters Basketball Championship Buffalo, NY March 13-15
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Buffalo MastersMen40+Olean Physical Therapy72
Buffalo MastersMen45+Durham's 45s72
Buffalo MastersMen50+ CLCI 50 C48
Buffalo MastersMen50+ RBA Carnegie 50R36
Buffalo MastersMen55+Coles 5572
Buffalo MastersMen60+ CAll State 60C48
Buffalo MastersMen60+ RHobbertoons 60R60
Buffalo MastersMen65+Sag Harbor Whalers 6548
Buffalo MastersMen70+Dannys South 7036
Buffalo MastersMen75+Can Am Storm12
The number of competitors assumes that each team had an average of 12 players. (C)= competitive division, (R)= recreational division

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