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.




2013 Masters Basketball Championship Calendar
EventDateLocation
2013 National Masters Basketball InvitationalJanuary 18Jacksonville, FL
2013 Buffalo Masters Basketball ChampionshipMarch 15Buffalo, NY
2013 Masters Basketball Association ChampionshipMay 6Coral Springs, FL
2013 Huntsman World Senior GamesOctober 7St. George, UT


2012 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
2012 Masters Basketball National Championship 384 0 168 60 0
    Percent   100%   0%   44%   16%   0%
2012 Masters Basketball USA National Championship 288 0 144 48 0
    Percent   100%   0%   50%   17%   0%

Note: Figures assume an average of 12 players per team. Results were not available for the 2012 Buffalo Masters Basketball Tournament



2012 Masters Basketball National Championship Coral Springs, FL May 10-15
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen45+South Florida Elite48
Masters BasketballMen50+LCI72
Masters BasketballMen55+Puerto Rico96
Masters BasketballMen60+White Brothers60
Masters BasketballMen65+Ancient Regime48
Masters BasketballMen70+Vintage USA60
Note: Figures assume an average of 12 players per team

2012 Masters Basketball USA National Championship Jacksonville, FL January 20-22
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters Basketball USA 5 on 5Men40+Florida Jax Celtics24
Masters Basketball USA 5 on 5Men45+Maryland - Baltimore24
Masters Basketball USA 5 on 5Men50+Chicago Parking Spot48
Masters Basketball USA 5 on 5Men55+Georgia Boys48
Masters Basketball USA 5 on 5Men60+Florida NTE Energy72
Masters Basketball USA 5 on 5Men65+Florida Leesburg All State24
Masters Basketball USA 5 on 5Men70+Illinois Chicago Roosters24
Masters Basketball USA 5 on 5Men75+Florida St. Augustine24
Note: Figures assume an average of 12 players per team

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