Following is a compilation of news reports on the champions of various Leagues and events across FIBA Asia in the 2011-12 Season. This compilation is an ongoing process and will be updated as and when new champions emerge. If you think we have left out any country or league, please let us know through the Contact FIBA Asia section of this website.
ABL: Second time lucky for Indonesia Warriors
The Indonesia Warriors – who changed their name for the ABL Season 3 – bounced back from a defeat in Game 1 to beat San Miguel Beermen in the Finals of the regional league, thus winning their maiden title in their second appearance in a titular contest. Details. Exclusive interview with Warriors coach.
GCC Champions Cup: Rayyan regain title in style
Al Rayyan of Qatar won their fifth GCC Champions Cup title – tying with Saudi Arabian clubs Al Ittihad and Uhud all with five titles each – beating Bahrain’s Al Hala 89-61 in the finals of the 32nd edition of the competition. Details.
WABA League: Mahram’s triumph after protracted battle
Iran’s Mahram and Lebanon Al Riyadi Beirut added another exciting chapter to their glorious history of rivalry fighting it out evenly in the best-of-five WABA League Finals before the former dished out an inspired and impressive display in front of a packed Azadi Arena at Tehran to win the Game 5 and thus regain their top place in the pecking order of WABA clubs basketball. Click here for WABA League Page
BAHRAIN: Muharraq’s Grand Double
Bahrain Cup: Al Muharraq defeated Al Manama 80-65 in the Finals of the 2011-12 Bahrain Cup. Details.
Bahrain Premier League: Al Muharraq lost the first game of the 2011-12 Bahrain Premier League Finals, but bounced back and posted three wins in a row to clinch the title. Details
BANGLADESH: Europa Youth clinch title with unbeaten record
Premier Division League: Europa Youth won all the nine games to emerge as champions in the Bangladesh Premier Division League. Details
CHINA: Beijing’s maiden double
CBA: Beijing Ducks became only the fourth team to win the CBA title beating four-time defending champions Guangdong Southern Tigers 4-1 in the 2011-12 CBA Finals. Details
WCBA: It was a memorable season for teams from the Chinese capital with Beijing Great Wall clinching the WCBA title earlier in the season beating Zhejiang Far East Bulls – another first time entrant to the Finals – 3-0 in the 2011-12 WCBA Finals. Details.
CH. TAIPEI: Pure Youth’s first and Cathay Life’s 19th
SBL: Pure Youth came up with a dominating performance routing last year’s runners-up Dacin Tigers 4-0 in the Finals of the 2011-12 SBL to win their maiden title. Details.
WSBL: Cathay Life’s reign as a domineering force in Taipei women’s basketball continued with the team adding their 19th title, overall, routing Chunghwa Telecom in the Finals of the 2011-12 WSBL. Details.
INDIA: Punjab men, Railway women reign supreme
Federation Cup: Punjab Police men and Southern Railway women won the title in the 26th Federation Cup tournament. Details
National Championship: Earlier in the season, Punjab – with their Police players forming the core of the team – and Indian Railways – where the Southern players rule the roost – emerged champions in the 62nd Senior National Championship. Details
INDONESIA: Six in a row for Satria Muda
NBL Indonesia: Satria Muda BritAma continued their supremacy in Indonesia basketball winning their domestic league title for the sixth successive year with a 59-42 win against Dell Aspac in the Final game of the 2011-12 edition. Details.
IRAN: Mahram’s fourth in a row
IRI Super League: Mahram capped a season of triumph beating former champions Petrochimi 3-0 in the Finals of the 2011-12 Iranian Super League, for their fourth successive League title. Details.
JAPAN: Toyota Alvark regain, JX Sunflowers retain
JBL: Toyota Alvark faltered at the start of the Finals losing Game 1 allowing Aishin Seahorses to rally in the fourth quarter, but won the next three games in a row to win their first JBL title after 2006-07. Details
WJBL: Toyota Antelopes made a gallant attempt by winning the Game 3 of the 2011-12 WJBL Finals, but that only piqued JX Sunflowers’ pride, who bounced back in grand style to wrap up the series in the next game for their fourth successive WJBL title. Details
JORDAN: Orthodox on top after almost a decade
JPL: Staring at a 0-2 deficit, Orthodox won three games in a row to beat defending champions Applied Science University in the Finals of 2011-12 Jordanian Premier League and regained the title they last won in the 2002-03 season. Details.
KAZAKHSTAN: Mixed Luck for Astana
Men: BC Astana routed defending champions Barsy Atyrau 3-0 in the Finals of the 2011-12 Kazakhstan men’s league thus avenging the defeat they had suffered at the same stage of the competition last year. Details.
Women: Kazakhstan international Anna Vinokurova’s season-best in the decisive Game 5 helped Irtysh Pavlodar win against Astana Tigers in the Finals of the 2011-12 Kazakhstan women’s league and thus retain their title. Details.
KOREA: Anyang’s first and S-Birds’ sixth!
KBL: Anyang KGC finished second to Dongbu Promy in the 2011-12 KBL Regular Season, but when push came to shove Lee Sang-Bum’s team showed guts and gumption in winning their maiden KBL title with a 4-2 triumph in their first Finals appearance. Details
WKBL: Shinhan Bank S-Birds brooked no challenge from the star studded KB Stars as the Ansan based team marched to their sixth successive WKBL title with a 3-0 rout in the 2011-12 Finals. Details
LEBANON: Champville’s first and Antranik’s 13th
FLBB Division A League: Champville capped a season of fantastic performance beating another sensation of the season Anibal 3-1 in the Finals of the 2011-12 Lebanese Division A League for the first League title in the club’s history. Details.
FLBB Women’s League: Antranik’s path to their 13th triumph – and 10th in a row – as the champions of the Lebanese women’s basketball was made that much easier after their opponents for the Finals Al Riyadi Beirut withdrew from the titular contest in bizarre circumstances. Details.
Lebanese Cup Men: Anibal ensured they finished a euphoric season with some silverware at least beating Hoops 77-65 to win the Lebanese Cup. Details.
Lebanese Cup Women: Antranik finished a grand double for the season beating Homentmen Antelias 66-54 in the final of the Lebanese Cup. Details.
PHILIPPINES: Talk N Text, Llamados and Rain or Shine
All Philippine Cup: Powerade Tigers finished only No 8 at the end of the Elimination Round but a dream run in the play-offs took them to the Finals where they came a cropper losing 1-4 to defending champions Talk N Text, the latter thus becoming the first team to retain the title in 37 years. Details
PBA Commissioner’s Cup: B-Meg Llamados and defending champions Talk N Text traded victories till the former rode on their import’s powerful showing to clinch the all-important Game 7 and win the title. Details.
PBA Governor’s Cup: Rain or Shine playing their first PBA Finals failed to close the series in Game 5 and 6 after taking a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven contest against B-Meg Llamados, but when push came to show in Game 7 raised their game a couple of notches to bag their maiden PBA title. Details
QATAR: Three different champions
QBF League: Al Rayyan kept an unbeaten streak going to clinch their fourth successive and 15th overall, QBF League title with a game to spare before losing their first game of the season to Al Gharafa in the inconsequential final round. Details
QBF Heir Apparent Cup: Former League champions Al Arabi emerged as surprise winners beating another surprise finalist El Jaish to clinch the Heir Apparent Cup. Arabi had beaten Al Rayyan and Jaish had won against defending champions Al Gharafa in the semifinals. Details
QBF Emir Cup: Al Sadd dashed Al Rayyan’s hopes of a double-title, while ending their own 8-year title-drought, winning a surprisingly lopsided final game in the QBF Emir Cup. Details
QBF Women’s League: Team Qatar became the champions of the inaugural QBF women’s league beating Go Sport Fear 38-35 in the Final. Details
SYRIA: Jala’a all the way
D1 League: Al Jala’a of Aleppo defended their Syrian D1 League title in style sweeping the Finals of the 2011-12 edition 2-0 against Al Ittihad. Details.