Key Facts
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Key Facts
Official Name:
FIBA Americas Championship 2009

Sponsors:
FIBA Americas

Organizer:
Local Organizing Committee (Puerto Rico) - FIBA Americas Championship 2009

Dates:
From August 26 until September 6, 2009
• First Round - 26/8 to 30/8 (31.8. No games scheduled)
• Second Round - 1/9 to 4/9
• Semi-Finals - 5/9
• Finals - 6/9
Those teams who finished in the first four positions in the second round (quarterfinals) will automatically qualify to the 2010 FIBA World Championship to be played in Turkey.

Venues:
Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Trophy:
FIBA Americas Champion

Broadcasting:
FIBA Broadcast Partners

Participating National Teams:
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Dominican Republic
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • U.S. Virgin Islands


Qualification system for participant teams

Zone's Qualification (10 Teams)
Of the 10 participant teams, 8 qualified after playing in the qualification tournaments from their respective Zones celebrated during 2008.
  • Centrobasket Tournament (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Panama)
  • South American Championship (Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil)
Canada automatically qualified as they are one of the two representatives of the North America Zone. The United States does not need to play since they won Gold in the 2008 Olympics and earned a berth in the 2010 FIBA World Championship.


Competition System:

With the participation of ten (10) teams, and under FIBA's current Games Rules, this Championship will be played in three (3) rounds. If there is a tie for the same position during the First and Second Rounds, the respective system established by FIBA for that kind of situations will be also utilize. The teams will be divided in two (2) groups of five (5) teams each.

The best four teams per group enter the quarterfinals where they will play four games against the teams that entered from the other group. The quarterfinals are scheduled from September 1-4. The best four in the standings at the end of the quarterfinals will qualify into the FIBA World Championship and the semifinals. The semifinals are going to be played on September 5 and the finals the next day.
Final Results
06/09/2009
Final
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3rd Place
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