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2013 FIBA Americas Championship qualification

The qualification for the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship in Venezuela was held as early as 2011 until 2012. There are several stages of qualification for some teams.

Qualification format

Each FIBA Americas subzone has a specific number of berths, generally based on the relative strengths of its member national teams. For the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, the berths distribution is:
Zone Total berths
North America 2
Central America and Caribbean 4
South America 3
Host team 1
Total 10

North America

For the North American zone, since there are only 2 member teams (Canada and the United States), and there are 2 berths, this means there no more qualification games to be held. Furthermore, the United States won the 2012 Olympic gold medal and was thus automatically qualified for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, thus allowing Canada to earn an automatic qualification. This means they do not have to participate, resulting in their non-participation. This opens up an extra berth, which was awarded to the fourth placed team in the South American Basketball Championship 2012. With hosts Venezuela losing in the final, the fifth placed team was invited.

Central America and Caribbean

Some teams from the Central America and Caribbean Commission Zone had to qualify for the 2012 Centrobasket. The qualifying tournament was the 2011 FIBA CBC Championship for Caribbean teams. A FIBA COCABA Championship was supposedly held for teams from Mexico and Central America, but was no longer held; the supposed participants in that tournament automatically qualified to the 2012 Centrobasket.

South America

The 2012 South American Basketball Championship determined the teams that will qualify for 2013 FIBA Americas Championship. Since the USA is skipping this tournament, this opened up an additional berth for South American teams, increasing the number of berths from three to four, excluding Venezuela's berth as a host. This brings the number of South America's teams to five.

2011 FIBA CBC Championship

The 2011 FIBC CBC Championship in the Bahamas serves as the qualifier for the 2012 Centrobasket for Caribbean national teams. The top three advance to the Centrobasket.

Preliminary round

Advances to the knockout round
Advances to the classification round

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 U.S. Virgin Islands 3 3 0 281 185 +96 6
 Jamaica 3 2 1 228 207 +21 5
 Antigua and Barbuda 3 1 2 227 227 0 4
 Guyana 3 0 3 145 262 −117 3
25 July 2011
Guyana  43–75  Jamaica
26 July 2011
U.S. Virgin Islands  111–51  Guyana

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Bahamas 4 4 0 355 201 +154 8
 British Virgin Islands 4 3 1 264 260 +4 7
 Bermuda 4 2 2 233 245 −12 6
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4 1 3 249 322 −73 5
 Cayman Islands 4 0 4 213 286 −73 4
23 July 2011
Bahamas  94–41  Cayman Islands
24 July 2011
Bermuda  41–75  Bahamas
25 July 2011
British Virgin Islands  66–63  Bermuda
26 July 2011
Bahamas  80–61  British Virgin Islands
27 July 2011
Bermuda  54–48  Cayman Islands

Classification round

Semifinals 5th place
28 July 2011
  Antigua and Barbuda  82  
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  66  
29 July 2011
      Antigua and Barbuda  78
    Bermuda  86
7th place
28 July 2011 29 July 2011
  Bermuda  68   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  64
  Guyana  58     Guyana  83

Knockout round

Semifinals Final
28 July 2011
  U.S. Virgin Islands  79  
  British Virgin Islands  73  
29 July 2011
      U.S. Virgin Islands (OT)  91
    Bahamas  89
3rd place
28 July 2011 29 July 2011
  Bahamas  78   British Virgin Islands  54
  Jamaica  75     Jamaica  55

Final ranking

This were the final rankings.[1] The top 3 teams qualify for the 2012 Centrobasket.
Qualifies to the 2012 Centrobasket
Rank Team
1st  U.S. Virgin Islands
2nd  Bahamas
3rd  Jamaica
4  British Virgin Islands
5  Bermuda
6  Antigua and Barbuda
7  Guyana
8  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
9  Cayman Islands

2012 Centrobasket

Final ranking

Qualifies to the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship
Qualifies to the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship as a wildcard
Suspended by FIBA and disqualified
Rank Team
1st  Dominican Republic
2nd  Puerto Rico
3rd  Jamaica
4  Panama
5  Bahamas
6  Mexico
7  U.S. Virgin Islands
8  Cuba
9  Costa Rica
9  Nicaragua

Suspension of Panama

FIBA suspended the Panamanian Basketball Federation "for many problems that Panama has been going through for several years due to conflicts of interest between two Directives that manifest hold the same authority," as announced by FIBA Secretary-General Patrick Baumann. This means Panama's "national teams and clubs and referees, cannot participate in any international competition."[2]

South American Basketball Championship 2012

Final ranking

This is the final ranking for the participating teams[3] The top three teams excluding Venezuela qualify, but with the non-participation of the United States, the fourth-best team excluding Venezuela was also included.
Qualifies to the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship
Rank Team
1st  Argentina
2nd  Venezuela
3rd  Uruguay
4  Brazil
5  Paraguay
6  Chile
7  Bolivia


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