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EuroChallenge 2013 begins with Qualifying

EuroChallenge 2013

EuroChallenge 2013 is set to begin today with the first Qualifying Round contests. Eight teams will battle for four spots in the regular season with home and away games to determine the remaining four spots in groups A, B, D, and G. Currently 28 teams are awaiting the results of the Qualifying Rounds to fill out the 32-team field and first games commencing on November 6th.

Besiktas Milangaz (pictured on Page 1 and above) is the defending champions, having defeated Elan Chalon 91-86 in the EuroChallenge 2012 Finals in April.

The Four EuroChallenge 2013 Qualifier Groups are:
Group 1 (Winner will play in Group B):
Aliaga Petkim (TUR) vs. Joensuun Kataja (FIN)

Group 2 (Winner will play in Group G):
Apollon Limmassol (CYP) vs. Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg (AUT)

Group 3 (Winner will play in Group D):
Ural Ekaterinburg (RUS) vs. GAZ Metan Medias (ROU)

Group 4 (Winner will play in Group A):
Tofas SC (TUR) vs. Rakvere Tarvas (EST)

EuroChallenge 2013 Groups:
Group A: KRKA (SLO), ETHA Engomi (CYP), Pinar Karsiyaka (TUR), Qual. 4

Group B: Krasnye Krylia (RUS), Keravnos (CYP), CSU Asesoft Ploiesti (ROU), Qual. 1

Group C: BK Ventspils (LAT), Norrkoping Dolphins (SWE), Tampereen Printo (FIN), Sodertalje Kings (SWE)

Group D: BC Khimik Yuzhne (UKR), University Tartu Rock (EST), JDA Dijon Basket (FRA), Qual. 3

Group E: Belfius Mons-Hainaut (BEL), Okapi Aalstar (BEL), Paris Levallois (FRA), BCMU Pitesti (ROU)

Group F: Szolnoki Olaj KK (HUN), EWE Baskets (GER), Lami-Ved Kormend (HUN), BC Timisoara (ROU)

Group G: BCM Gravelines Dunkerque (FRA), BC Minsk-2006 (BLR), SLUC Nancy Basket (FRA), Qual. 2

Group H: Antwerp Giants (BEL), Telekom Baskets (GER), Armia (GEO), Hapoel Unet Holon (ISR)

EuroChallenge 2013 Qualifier Games
Schedule – Tues., Sept. 25:

1/A – 18:30 Joensuun Kataja vs. Aliaga Petkim at Joensuu (FIN)
4/A – 19:00 Rakvere Tarvas vs. Tofas SC at Rakvere (EST)
2/A – 19:30 Xion Dukes vs. Apollon at Klosterneuburg (AUT)
3/A – 20:30 Gaz Metan Medlas vs. Ural Ekaterinburg at Sibiu (ROU)

Schedule – Tues., Oct. 2:
3/B – 19:00 Ural Ekaterinburg vs. Gaz Metan Medlas at Ekaterinburg (RUS)
4/B – 29:00 Tofas SC vs. Rakvere Tarvas at Bursa (TUR)
1/B – 20:30
 Aliaga Petkim vs. Joensuun Kataja at Izmir (TUR)
2/B – 20:30 Apollon vs. Xion Dukes at Limassol (CYP)

EuroChallenge 2013 (FIBA Website)

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2 Responses to EuroChallenge 2013 begins with Qualifying

  1. Nivea for men Reply

    September 26, 2012 at 11:57

    Kransye Krylia or Telecom will win it overall?

    I wish there were more teams from Southern Europe.
    It looks like Eurochallenge is Antarctica championship – Finland, Sweden, Russia, Estonia. You can freeze you meats off completely out there before play-off starts.

  2. SRN Reply

    September 25, 2012 at 10:40

    Boy – there are some teams in there with names not easy to decipher. Luckily some have the countries abbreviation behind it :-)

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