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IWBF Europe Newsletter April - June 2021

Spain is European Champion U23!!
Originally planned for August 2020, successively postponed to January 2021, the 11th European Champion Men U22 finally took place from June 13th to June 18th, 2021 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy hosted by the Italian Wheelchair Basketball Federation - FIPIC.
"We are back on court after more than one year and this is the biggest success for each of us. IWBF Europe wants to thank you the Italian Federation FIPIC and the local organizing committee, that under strict hygienic measures, organized a perfect and, most important, a safe event for all participants", Walter Pfaller, IWBF Europe President.

"First of all, I want to thank you all those have contributed to the organization of this event. It was a bet for all of us, also a bit risky, as the uncertainties were a lot and the difficulties even more in this struggling context with the pandemic still present. Nonetheless, with a hard work from everyone, we transformed this bet in a victory", concludes Fernando Zappile, FIPIC President and IWBF Europe Vice-president. | Read more...

Final Ranking European Qualifiers for World Championship Men U23

1. Spain 5. France
2. Germany 6. Poland
3. Israel 7. Italy
4. Turkey  
The results, statistics and links to re-watch the games of the championship, which acted as Qualification Tournament for World Championships Men U23, Chiba, Japan, can be found on IWBF Europe Website and on the competition website.

RSV Lahn-Dill winner of the
Campions Cup 2021!!
After 15 months, international wheelchair basketball is slowly coming back in Europe! Eight teams from Germany, Spain and Italy met at Rittal Arena in Wetzlar, Germany, for the Champions Cup 2021 between 30 April and 2 May. The tournament, based on direct elimination, was shaped by great actions and astonishing games.

"In the end there were only winners against the invisible opponent off and on court. With more than 48 hours after the tournament we can finally say that IWBF Europe set an example for the whole world, we are back under baskets and one step closer to "normal" sport life”, says Walter Pfaller, IWBF Europe President, after the closing of the tournament.

“I am grateful to all the clubs who took the opportunity to demonstrate that we can play again safely with well-considered covid protocols. Special thanks to RSV Lahn-Dill for taking the biggest risk of organizing an event in difficult times. We hope to see all of the teams again at the EuroCup 2022”, says David Kingstone, IWBF Europe Chair of Competition Commission. |
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Final Ranking Champions Cup 2021

1. RSV Lahn-Dill 5. BSR Amiab Albacete
2. RSB Thuringia Bulls 6. BSR ACE Gran Canaria
3. CD Ilunion 7. Baskets96 Rahden
4. Bidaideak Bilbao BSR 8. GSD Porto Torres
Results, statistics and the links to re-watch the games can be found on IWBF Europe website.
Remember to return the registration forms for the EuroCup 2022 before 31 July 2021!

The forms can be found on the official EuroCup webpage and on the download section from IWBF Europe.
  • Club Entry Form - it must be completed by all clubs
  • Host Bid Document & Form A - Accommodation Information - if you wish to host a round of the competition
  • Request of a Wildcard: 1 August 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

In July the last two places for the ECMA will be decided! The 14th European Championship for Men – Division B has been awarded to the Hellenic Wheelchair Basketball Federation. The championship will take place from 11 to 18 July 2021 in Athens, Greece. The main court and the side court for competition and practice will be in a single location. The chosen venue for the event is the Peace and Friendship Stadium, home of the Olympiacos BC, located in Piraeus, on the coastal zone of Athens. Read more and find out which teams are participating...

ECMB Results, statistics and live stream will be available on IWBF Europe website and on the competition website

ECMB Group Draw

Group A Group B
Russia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Latvia
Greece
Austria
Lithuania
Croatia
Serbia
The European Championships for Men and Women – Division A – will take place in the same place, in the same days! The 22nd European Championship Men and the 17th European Championship Women has been awarded to FEDDF – Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Discapacidad Física. After starting with “only” the preparation of the Men Championship, the Spanish Federation achieved a bigger goal than planned: hosting the combined event, which will take place in Madrid, Spain, from December 2nd to December 13th, 2021. Read more...
EuroCup 2022 - General Information
European Qualifiers for World Championship Men U23
Champions Cup 2021
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