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.




2015 Masters Basketball Championships Calendar
EventDateLocation
2015 National Masters Basketball USA TournamentJanuary 16Jacksonville, FL
2015 Buffalo Masters Basketball TournamentMarch 13Buffalo, NT
2015 Masters Basketball Association TournamentMay 4Coral Springs, FL
2015 Pacific Northwest Masters Basketball TournamentJuly 30Eugene, OR
2016 Masters Basketball Association ChampionshipMay 2Coral Springs, Florida


2014 Masters Basketball Tournaments Summary Table
Event No. of Competitors Women Men over 60 Men over 70 Women over 60
2014 Masters Basketball Championship Coral Springs, FL May 10-15 384 0 216 96 0
    Percent   100%   0%   56%   25%   0%
2014 Masters Basketball USA Championship Jacksonville, FL Jan. 18-20 264 0 120 24 0
    Percent   100%   0%   45%   9%   0%
2014 Pacific Northwest Masters Basketball Championship Eugene, OR July 30-Aug 1 96 0 60 12 0
    Percent   100%   0%   63%   12%   0%

All figures assume an average of 12 players per team



2014 Masters Basketball Championship Coral Springs, FL May 10-15
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters BasketballMen50+Roto-Rooter72
Masters BasketballMen55+Adidas-UDC96
Masters BasketballMen60+Brown Construction72
Masters BasketballMen65+Big Five48
Masters BasketballMen70+Old School Legends72
Masters BasketballMen75+Windy City24

2014 Masters Basketball USA Championship Jacksonville, FL Jan 18-20
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Masters Basketball USAMen40+Jacksonville Sheriff's Office24
Masters Basketball USAMen45+Florida Celtics24
Masters Basketball USAMen50+Auto Forum48
Masters Basketball USAMen55+Georgia Boys48
Masters Basketball USAMen60+White Brothers60
Masters Basketball USAMen65+Ohio No Limit36
Masters Basketball USAMen70+Clearwater Aces24
All figures assume an average of 12 players per teamk

2015 Pacific Northwest Masters Basketball Championship Eugene, OR July 30-Aub 1
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Pacific Northwest MastersMen50+SQ Ballers12
Pacific Northwest MastersMen55+Half Fast Old Men24
Pacific Northwest MastersMen60+Ancient Regime24
Pacific Northwest MastersMen65+Spokane Hoopfest24
Pacific Northwest MastersMen70+East Bank Saloon12

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