Bambolim, 8th March 2016: The Shyama Prasad Mukherjee indoor stadium in the Goa University Campus is all geared up to host the 30th Federation Cup National Basketball Championship for Men and Women 2016. The Championship will be organised by Goa Basketball Association (GBA) under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India.

Matches will be played on a league cum knockout basis. There are nine men’s teams and eight women’s teams in the fray. Headlining the men’s teams will be defending champions ONGC, Uttarakhand and last year’s runners up Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), Chennai. Among women teams, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Delhi will start off as hot contenders.

League matches will be played from 9th to 12th March, followed by the semifinals and finals on 13th and 14th respectively. In both the men’s and women’s sections, teams have been divided into two preliminary groups.

About the Federation Cup

The Federation Cup is held annually and is the most coveted tournament for basketball clubs/state teams throughout India.

Generally speaking, in the men’s section, the top 8 state teams from the previous year’s Senior National Championship send the Champion District/Unit/Club of the State Championship/Inter-district/Inter-Unit. In the women’s section, the top 8 state teams from the previous year’s Senior National Championship are eligible to participate, along with the Champion team of the Indian Railways Unit.

Another significance of the Federation Cup is that it serves as the qualifying tournament for the FIBA Asia Champions Cup for Men, which pits the top clubs in the continent against each other. The winning men’s team from the Federation Cup qualifies to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup.

Last year, the 29th Federation Cup National Basketball Championship for Men and Women was organized by Basketball Federation of India in association with Maharashtra State Basketball Association and Poona District Basketball Association, and was held at Shiv Chattrapathi Krida Sankul, Mhalunge, Balewadi, Pune, Maharashtra from 29th March to 2nd April 2015. ONGC, Uttarakhand and Southern Railway were crowned champions in the men’s and women’s divisions respectively.

GROUPINGS & FIXTURES

PARTICIPATING TEAMS AND GROUPINGS (MEN)

GROUP “A” GROUP “B”
ONGC,  DEHRADUN INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK (IOB), TAMIL NADU
BHIWANI CLUB.HARYANA ARMY RED
VIJAYA BANK, BENGALURU KERALA POLICE
LUDHIANA BASKETBALL ACADEMY (LBA) NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY (NWR), JAIPUR
DON BOSCO ORATORY, GOA

 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS AND GROUPINGS (WOMEN)

GROUP “A” GROUP “B”
CHHATTISGARH DELHI
KERALA SOUTH EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY (SECR), BILASPUR
MAHARASHTRA KARNATAKA
GOA TELANGANA

 

COMPETITION INFORMATION

  1. Format: League cum knockout
  2. Team Bench: The First Named team in the programme shall occupy the bench on the left side of the scorers table. The second named team in the programme shall occupy the bench on the right side of the scorer’s table.
  3. Uniform: The first named team in the programme shall wear WHITE The second named team in the programme shall wear DARK colour uniform.
  4. Protest: As per the rules of the BFI along with a fee of Rs 2000/- (Rupees Two thousand only)

09.03.2016

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
1 BHIWANI CLUB, HARYANA Vs VIJAYA BANK, BENGALURU MA 09.00 AM
2 CHHATTISGARH Vs GOA WA 10.30 AM
3 IOB, CHENNAI Vs KERALAL POLICE MB 12.00 PM
4 ONGC, DEHRADUN Vs LUDHIANA BA, MA 01.30 PM
5 SECR, BILASPUR Vs TELANGANA WB 03.00 PM
                                                       INAUGURATION
6 DON BOSCO ORATORY, GOA Vs NWR JAIPUR MB

10.03.2016

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
7 TELANGANA Vs DELHI WB 08.30 AM
8 ARMY RED, Vs KERALA POLICE MB 10.00 AM
9 KARNATAKA Vs SECR, BILASPUR WB 11.30 AM
10 IOB, CHENNAI Vs NWRAILAY, JAIPUR MB 01.00 PM
11 CHHATTISGARH Vs KERALA WA 02.30 PM
12 BHIWANI CLUB Vs LUDHIANA B A MA 04.00 PM
13 GOA Vs MAHARASHTRA WA 05.30 PM
14 DBO, GOA Vs ARMY RED MB 07.00 PM

 

11.03.2016

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
15 SECR, BILASPUR Vs DELHI WB 08.30 AM
16 NW RAILWAYSMA Vs KERALA POLICE MB 10.00 AM
17 CHHATTISGARH Vs MAHARASHTRA WA 11.30 AM
18 IOB, CHENNAI Vs ARMY RED MB 01.00 PM
19 TELANGANA Vs KARNATAKA WB 02.30 PM
20 KERALA Vs GOA WA 04.00 PM
21 ONGC, DEHRDUN Vs VIJAYA BANK, BENGALURU MA 05.30 PM
22 KERALA POLICE Vs DBO, GOA MB 07.00 PM

12.03.2016

No Team “A” Vs Team “B” Group Timing
23 KERALA Vs MAHARASHTRA WA 09.00 AM
24 KARNATAKA Vs DELHI WB 10.30 AM
25 IOB, CHENNAI Vs DBO, GOA MB 12.00 PM
26 NWRAILWAY Vs ARMY RED MB 02.00 PM
27 VIJAYA BANK, BENGALURU Vs LUDHIANA BA MA 03.30 PM
28 ONGC, DEHRADUN Vs BHIWANI CLUB MA 05.00 PM

 

13.03.2016

SEMI – FINALS 
29 WINNER  GROUP “A” Vs SECOND PLACE GROUP “B” W 02.00 PM
30 WINNER GROUP “A” Vs SECOND PLACE GROUP “B” M 03.30 PM
31 WINNER GROUP “B” VS SECOND PLACE GROUP “A” W 05.00 PM
32 WINNER GROUP “B” VS SECOND PLACE GROUP “A” M 06.30 PM

 

14.03.2016

THIRD PLACE
33 L/O MATCH 29 Vs L/O MATCH 31 W 01.00 PM
34 L/O MATCH 30 Vs L/O MATCH 32 M 02.30 PM
35 W/O MATCH 29 Vs W/O MATCH 31 W 04.00 PM
36 W/O MATCH 30 Vs W/O MATCH 32 M 05.30 PM

 

Gopalakrishnan R
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