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.




2012 Masters Basketball National Championships
EventDateLocation
2012 National Masters Basketball InvitationalJanuary 20Jacksonville, FL
2012 Buffalo Mastes North American ChampionshipMarch 9Buffalo, NY
2012 Masters Basketball Association National ChampionshipMay 9Coral Springs, FL


2011 Masters Basketball Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Competitors Over 60 Men Competitors Over 70 Women Competitors Over 60
2011 Masters Basketball National Tournament Summary Table 372 0 156 48 0
    Percent   100%   0%   42%   13%   0%
2011 Masters Basketball USA Summary Table 336 0 180 96 0
    Percent   100%   0%   54%   29%   0%
2011 Buffalo Masters Basketball Championship 504 0 252 108 0
    Percent   100%   0%   50%   21%   0%



2011 Masters Basketball National Championship Coral Springs, FL May 10-15
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen45+Gulfshore Sports48
Masters BasketballMen50+Roto-Rooter72
Masters BasketballMen55+Seattle/Total Package96
Masters BasketballMen60+Detroit Metro60
Masters BasketballMen65+Ancient Regime48
Masters BasketballMen70+Vintage48

2011 Masters Basketball USA National Championship Jacksonville, FL January 20-22
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters USAMen40+Gulfshore Sports24
Masters USAMen45+Baltimore36
Masters USAMen50+Indy All-Stars60
Masters USAMen55+Jax Doctors36
Masters USAMen60+Florida Titans60
Masters USAMen65+Leesburg All-State24
Masters USAMen70+Ohio Cougars48
Masters USAMen75+Florida Old Stars48
Masters USA - 3 on 3Men70+Syracuse48
Masters USA - 3 on 3Men75+Ohio Cougars48

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