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ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship): The schedule of games for the Preliminary Round competition at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship to be played in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) from Aug 17-26 has been announced.
Nine-time gold medalists and defending champions China will open their campaign against Hong Kong with Korea, the silver medalists of the last edition at the 21st FIBA Asia Championship at Sana’A (Yemen) two years ago lining up against fellow East Asian team and archrivals Japan on the opening day of the competition.
Groupings for the Preliminary Round
Group A: China, Hong Kong, Lebanon, India
Group B: Korea, Japan, Singapore, Syria
Group C: Taiwan, Indonesia, Bahrain, Mongolia
Group D: Iran, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia
The top three teams from each group will advance to the second round of the championship.
Click here for the System of Competition at the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship.
About 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship
The 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship is the qualifying event for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship to be played in Czech Republic from 27 June-7 July 2013. The top three teams from the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship will represent FIBA Asia at Czech Republic.
This will be the first time that Mongolia will host any FIBA Asia event. Mongolia will also make their debut appearance in this FIBA Asia event.
The Official website of the 22nd FIBA Asia U18 Championship is online at http://ulaanbaatar2012.fibaasia.net.
System of competition
1. Preliminary Round
The sixteen (16) participating teams will be divided into four (4) groups (A, B, C, D) of four (4) teams each. Each team will play all the other teams in its own group (total of 3 games for each team).
The final standings of each group will be established after the Preliminary Round as follows:
Group A: A1, A2, A3, A4
Group B: B1, B2, B3, B4
Group C: C1, C2, C3, C4
Group D: D1, D2, D3, D4
A total of 24 games will be played in the Preliminary Round.
The teams placed 1st – 3rd in each group will qualify for the Eighth Finals Round.
The teams placed 4th in each group will qualify for the Classification Round for 13th - 16th place.
2. Second Round
The twelve (12) teams qualified from the Preliminary Round will be divided into two (2) groups (E, F) of six (6) teams each.
Each team will play the three (3) new teams in its own group (the final scores of the games against the other qualifying teams from the respective groups in the Preliminary Round are valid for this round).
Group E: A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3
Group F: C1, C2, C3, D1, D2, D3
A total of 18 games will be played in the Second Round.
The teams placed 1st - 4th in each group will qualify for the Quarter-Finals for 1st - 8th place.
The teams placed 5th - 6th in each group will qualify for the Classification Round for 9th - 12th place.
3. Classification Round (13th – 16th Place)
The four (4) teams placed 4th in each group of the Preliminary Round will play as follows:
Game 31: A4 v B4
Game 32: C4 v D4
Game 33: Loser 31 v Loser 32 (15th – 16th)
Game 34: Winner 31 v Winner 32 (13th – 14th)
4. Classification Round (9th – 12th Place)
The four (4) teams placed 5th - 6th in each group of the Second Round will play as follows:
Game 47: E5 v F6
Game 48: E6 v F5
Game 53: Loser 47 v Loser 48 (11th – 12th)
Game 54: Winner 47 v Winner 48 (9th – 10th)
The eight (8) teams qualified from the Second Round will play as follows:
Game 49: F2 v E3
Game 50: F4 v E1
Game 51: E2 v F3
Game 52: E4 v F1
6. Classification Round (5th – 8th Place)
The four (4) losers of the Quarter-Final will play as follows:
Game 55: Loser 49 v Loser 50
Game 56: Loser 51 v Loser 52
Game 59: Loser 55 v Loser 56 (7th – 8th)
Game 60: Winner 55 v Winner 56 (5th – 6th)
The four (4) winners of the Quarter-Finals will play in the Semi-Finals.
Game 57: Winner 49 v Winner 50
Game 58: Winner 51 v Winner 52
Game 61: Loser 57 v Loser 58 (3rd – 4th)
Game 62: Winner 57 v Winner 58 (1st – 2nd)