EuroBasket 1935

EuroBasket 1935
Tournament details
Host country Switzerland
City Geneva
Dates 2–7 May
Teams 10
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Latvia (1st title)
Runners-up  Spain
Third place  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place   Switzerland
Tournament statistics
MVP Spain Rafael Martín
Top scorer Italy Livio Franceschini
(16.5 points per game)
1937

The 1935 FIBA European Championship, commonly called EuroBasket 1935, was the first FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA, as well as a test event preceding the first Olympic basketball tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Ten national teams affiliated with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) took part in the competition. The event was hosted by Switzerland and held in Geneva in May, 1935.

The 2012 Latvian film Dream Team 1935 is based on the events of the tournament. It tells the story of the Latvian national basketball team, the winners of the tournament.

Preliminary round

Before the tournament began, a qualification game was played between Spain and Portugal. The game was held in Madrid, Spain and refereed by Spanish coach Mariano Manent. Spain won, 33–12.

Results

First round

The preliminary round was single-elimination, with losers moving to the classification round. Three of the five winners moved immediately to the semi-finals, while two (Italy and Switzerland) played each other in a sixth preliminary game, with the winner moving on and the loser going to classification.

Bold = game winner; Italic = advanced to final round

 Spain 25 – 17  Belgium
 Latvia 46 – 12 Hungary
Czechoslovakia 23 – 21 France
Italy 42 – 23 Bulgaria
Switzerland 42 – 9 Romania
Switzerland 27 – 17 Italy

Classification round

The classification round served to place the six teams eliminated in the preliminary round into places 5 through 10.

 
5th–10th place quarterfinals 5th–8th place semifinals Fifth place match
 
                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Belgium 29
 
 
 
 Bulgaria 11
 
 Bulgaria 22
 
 
 
 Hungary 19
 
 Belgium 30
 
 
 France 49
 
 
 
 
 
 Italy 27
 
 
 
 France 29 Seventh place match
 
 France 66
 
 
 
 Romania 23
 
 Bulgaria 22
 
 
 Italy 35
 
 
Ninth place match
 
   
 
 
 
 
 Hungary 24
 
 
 Romania 17
 

Final round

 
Semi-finals Final
 
           
 
May 6, 1935
 
 
 Latvia 28
 
May 7, 1935
 
  Switzerland 19
 
 Latvia 24
 
May 6, 1935
 
 Spain 18
 
 Spain 21
 
 
 Czechoslovakia 17
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
May 7, 1935
 
 
  Switzerland 23
 
 
 Czechoslovakia 25

Semifinals

Finals


 1935 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 

Latvia
1st title

Final rankings

Latvia national basketball team members during EuroBasket 1935.
Rank Team Pld W L PF PA PD
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Latvia 3 3 0 98 49 +49
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Spain 3 2 1 64 58 +6
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 65 65 0
4   Switzerland 4 2 2 111 79 +32
5  France 4 3 1 165 103 +62
6  Belgium 3 1 2 76 85 −9
7  Italy 4 2 2 121 101 +20
8  Bulgaria 4 1 3 78 125 −47
9  Hungary 3 1 2 55 85 −30
10  Romania 3 0 3 49 132 −83

Team rosters

  1. Latvia: Eduards Andersons, Aleksejs Anufrijevs, Mārtiņš Grundmanis, Herberts Gubiņš, Rūdolfs Jurciņš, Jānis Lidmanis, Džems Raudziņš, Visvaldis Melderis (Coach: Valdemārs Baumanis)
  2. Spain: Rafael Martín, Emilio Alonso, Pedro Alonso, Juan Carbonell, Armando Maunier, Fernando Muscat, Cayetano Ortega, Rafael Ruano (Coach: Mariano Manent)
  3. Czechoslovakia: Jiří Čtyřoký, Jan Fertek, Josef Franc, Josef Klima, Josef Moc, František Picek, Vaclav Voves
  4. Switzerland: R.Karlen, J.Pollet, R.Lambercy, M.Wuilleumier, J.Pare, Mottier, Radle, Sidler
  5. Bulgaria: Nikola Rogatchev, Etropolski, Krum Konstantinov, Pinkas,

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