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    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/)
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    Interesting. Is there an official website for the tournament? Where will it be held?

    Is Gibraltar a special guest to the event?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by HIGHLANDER View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvblair View Post
    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/
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    Bermuda Wins easily
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    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.

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    I checked the website and they include so many sports. Plus I learned more about Åland 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.
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    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
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    111-19??

    That's gross


    Can we join the tournament?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -K2- View Post
    111-19??

    That's gross


    Can we join the tournament?
    You're not small enough

    Mona Island can, though
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    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
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    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
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    Who's the touted winner in this Sporting event, is it Caymans? I heard basketball is also a favorite there.
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart View Post
    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/2...ball-on-aland/

    Looking at the roster it seems like about half the team is foreigners, including a Filipino or two.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Men's gold medal
    Bermuda 83-75 Menorca
    Like I said:

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    Bermuda Wins easily

    ha, it was pretty obvious
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