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JGX
06-27-2009, 02:45 PM
I guess these mostly aren't true national teams, but it's still a fun little tournament:

Men Group A
Jun 28: Menorca vs. Gibraltar
Jun 29: Isle of Man vs. Menorca
Jun 30: Gibraltar vs. Isle of Man

Men Group B
Jun 28: Bermuda vs. Cayman Islands
Jun 29: Jersey vs. Bermuda
Jun 30: Cayman Islands vs. Jersey

Men Group C
Jun 28: Rhodes vs. Saaremaa
Jun 29: Aland vs. Rhodes
Jun 30: Saaremaa vs. Aland

Women
Jun 28: Menorca vs. Isle of Man
Jun 28: Guernsey vs. Gibraltar
Jun 29: Isle of Man vs. Aland
Jun 29: Guernsey vs. Menorca
Jun 30: Isle of Man vs. Guernsey
Jun 30: Gibraltar vs. Aland
Jul 1: Gibraltar vs. Isle of Man
Jul 1: Aland vs. Menorca
Jul 2: Aland vs. Guernsey
Jul 2: Menorca vs. Gibraltar
Jul 3: Semifinals
Jul 4: 3rd place and Final

(Edited to include games website: http://www.natwestislandgames2009.ax/)

Juan Carlos Nadal
06-27-2009, 03:23 PM
Interesting. Is there an official website for the tournament? Where will it be held?

Is Gibraltar a special guest to the event? :D

OK, just checked. The games will be held in Aland.

HIGHLANDER
06-27-2009, 03:48 PM
That tournament looks cool. Especially if they travel each year to one of those places.
Can't see the Island of Man or Jersey being very good though.

mvblair
06-27-2009, 04:51 PM
That tournament looks cool. I agree. The smaller tournaments always seem like so much fun. I´m sure there´s some great talent with these teams, even if they´re not in any big pro leagues.

JGX
06-27-2009, 05:34 PM
I´m sure there´s some great talent with these teams, even if they´re not in any big pro leagues.

Aland at least has one player who can dunk:
http://hagmarkcooper.wordpress.com/

Lewis
06-27-2009, 06:01 PM
Bermuda Wins easily

penzias
06-28-2009, 03:34 PM
Well, Menorca had an ACB team for the last seasons and some good players. Sergio Llull is from there and also Agusti Sans, the most promising u-15 spanish player (he was the MVP of the last minicup). Patricio "Tisi" Reynés was a very important player in the minor spanish leagues (LEB-EBA) and played some years in the ACB with Tenerife.

worldbasketball
06-29-2009, 12:16 PM
I checked the website and they include so many sports. Plus I learned more about Ĺland Islands, so it was very educational. I checked also facts about other participants as well, so a good geography lesson and general knowledge.

http://www.natwestislandgames2009.ax/

Since these nations will never have a decent chance in the Olympics, it is a good idea to have these many competitive sports for sportsmen of these small places.

The same raison-d'etre also led to the organization of Olympics of Smaller European Nations like Cyprus, Malta, Andorra, San Marino, Luxembourg, Monaco etc. I attended one of those Olympics in Cyprus especially basketball events and it was a sight to see. That's also when we first saw Don Ross playing for the national basketball team of Malta. He was so impressive the Cypriot clubs made offers and he played for quite some time in ENAD of Agios Domitios (Enosis Neon Agiou Dometiou in Cyprus.

I'm all for athletic events for island states as it encourages development of many sports there including basketball.

JGX
06-29-2009, 01:23 PM
Men
Menorca 75-40 Gibraltar
Bermuda 82-71 Cayman Islands
Rhodes 77-70 Saaremaa

Women
Menorca 111-19 Isle of Man
Guernsey 72-50 Gibraltar

J-Mart
06-29-2009, 07:52 PM
111-19?? :confused:

That's gross :o


Can we join the tournament? :D

Lewis
06-29-2009, 09:27 PM
111-19?? :confused:

That's gross :o


Can we join the tournament? :D

You're not small enough

Mona Island can, though :D

JGX
06-29-2009, 10:51 PM
Today's women's results should be heartwarming:

Men
Menorca 119-41 Isle of Man
Bermuda 100-33 Jersey
Rhodes 141-42 Aland

Women
Isle of Man 51-48 Aland
Menorca 73-51 Guernsey

JGX
07-01-2009, 04:17 AM
Men
Gibraltar 88-56 Isle of Man
Cayman Islands 110-29 Jersey
Saaremaa 120-26 Aland

Women
Guernsey 89-23 Isle of Man
Gibraltar 114-18 Aland

b3lowzro
07-01-2009, 03:05 PM
Who's the touted winner in this Sporting event, is it Caymans? I heard basketball is also a favorite there.

stuart
07-01-2009, 04:19 PM
Wow, some of these scores seem as if they are from mnay decades ago.

Men: Rhodes 141-42 Aland (-99)
Women: Gibraltar 114-18 Aland (-96)
Men: Saaremaa 120-26 Aland (-94)
Men: Cayman Islands 110-29 Jersey (-81)
Men: Menorca 119-41 Isle of Man (-78)
Men: Bermuda 100-33 Jersey (-67)
Women: Guernsey 89-23 Isle of Man (-66)

Would be interested to be able to gauge the level of competition. Is it because Rhodes is that good, or is it because Aland is that bad? Is Gibraltar's defense that great to hold Aland to just 18 points?

Stuart

JGX
07-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Would be interested to be able to gauge the level of competition. Is it because Rhodes is that good, or is it because Aland is that bad? Is Gibraltar's defense that great to hold Aland to just 18 points?


http://hagmarkcooper.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/basketball-on-aland/

Looking at the roster it seems like about half the team is foreigners, including a Filipino or two.

JGX
07-02-2009, 01:16 PM
Men's playoffs

Group 1
Menorca 69-57 Rhodes

Group 2
Saaremaa 85-40 Gibraltar

Group 3
Isle of Man 86-54 Aland

Women
Guernsey 93-25 Isle of Man
Menorca 121-12 Aland

JGX
07-03-2009, 01:16 AM
Men's Playoffs

Group 1
Bermuda 77-76 Rhodes

Group 2
Cayman Islands 95-79 Gibraltar

Group 3
Jersey 75-39 Aland

Menorca will play Bermuda in the final on Saturday, a rematch from 2007.

Women
Guernsey 79-27 Aland
Menorca 64-47 Gibraltar

JGX
07-04-2009, 02:49 PM
Men's gold medal
Bermuda 83-75 Menorca

Men's bronze medal
Rhodes 75-63 Cayman Islands

Women's semifinals
Menorca 71-20 Isle of Man
Guernsey 67-64 Gibraltar

Women's bronze medal
Gibraltar 100-26 Isle of Man

Women's gold medal
Menorca 66-39 Guernsey

Lewis
07-04-2009, 07:16 PM
Men's gold medal
Bermuda 83-75 Menorca


Like I said:


Bermuda Wins easily


ha, it was pretty obvious :cool:

rocketstar47
01-05-2010, 01:58 AM
THIS is the game of weak basketball countries