Date:28th August- 5th September, 1999
Venue:Fukuoka Kokusai Center & Fukuoka Civic Gymnasium
The 20th Asian Basketball Championship for Men which features 15 Asian national teams will send the tournament's winner to the 27th Olympic Games to be held in Sydney, Australia from September 16 to October 1, 2000.
North Korea and Kazakhstan pulled out of the tournament for unspecified reason, leaving Group C with only two teams. ABC immediately added Malaysia into the bracket.
Group A:South Korea, UAE, Lebanon, Philippines
Group B:Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Kuwait
Group C:China, Syria, Malaysia
Group D:Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain
15 participating teams will be divided into 4 groups and each team shall play all the other teams within each group. Top two finishers from each group will advance to the Quarter-finals. Eight teams qualified for the Quarter-finals will be divided into two groups of 4 teams each in the following manner:
Group I : A1,B2,C1,D2
Group II: A2,B1,C2,D1
Top two finisher from both groups will advance to the cross-over Semi-finals:
I-1 vs II-2
I-2 vs II-1
Winners of the semi-finals will compete for 1st place and the losers for 3rd place.
I-3 vs II-3 for 5th place
I-4 vs II-4 for 7th place
Eight teams eliminated from the Preliminary Round will be divided into two groups of four teams each, with each team playing all the other teams within each own group.
Group III: A3,B4,C3,D4
Group IV: A4,B3,C4,D3
III-1 vs IV-1 for 9th place
III-2 vs IV-2 for 11th place
III-3 vs IV-3 for 13th place
III-4 vs IV-4 for 15th place
Preliminary Round schedules
1300 Kuwait-Hong Kong
1500 Saudi Arabia-Bahrain
1300 Hong Kong-Japan
1900 Taiwan-Suadi Arabia
1300 Thailand-Hong Kong
1700 Saudi Arabia-Uzbekistan