FIBA Europe EuroCup Women competition
European transcontinental club competition

The EuroCup Women became a FIBA Europe competition in 2003 although the competition had been created in 1974.

All member federations within the FIBA Europe zone are allowed to enter teams for this competition.

Some of the clubs that have taken part in EuroCup in recent years are made up of amateur basketball players.

There are just two differences in the format of the competition from EuroLeague Women:

1. Qualification round for teams with low FIBA Europe ranking points. The matches are played over two legs with the winner qualifying for the group phase. This was not the case last season (2009-2010) and again for the current season (2010-2011).

2. The play-off series and final are two legged matches played home and away with the results based on aggregate score.

During the group phase, the teams are normally split into groups of 4. The top teams from each group automatically qualify for the play-off. However in 2010-2011, there are 2 groups of 4 teams, 7 groups of 3 teams and 3 groups of 2 teams.

Depending on the number of participants, a number of places are offered to the best 3rd placed teams. This season 32 teams qualify for the play-off based on a ranking system.

This competition does not receive the same amount of television or web streaming coverage as the EuroLeague Women tournament, but it is possible to follow the play-by-play live actions of the matches here.

You can view our news up to 2010 by selecting the year from the drop-down menu below.

You can move between sections as they appear by clicking on the links below or by scrolling down the page.

1. The news from the play-offs
2. The qualification round news
3. General news

Play-off news

25 March 2011: Shay Doron from Elitzur Ramla lifts the trophy

17 March 2011: Elitzur Ramla and Arras tie first game (61-61)

04 March 2011: Elitzur Ramla will meet Arras in the final

24 February 2011: Semi-final game one: fightback by Arras to lead Chevakata by 1 point

24 February 2011: Semi-final game one: Elitzur Ramla beat Sony Athinakos

11 February 2011: End of road for Nantes-Rezé

10 February 2011: Arras and Elitzur Ramla in semi-final

03 February 2011: Arras and Nantes-Rezé had good starts to quarter-finals

21 January 2011: The quarter-final pairings

20 January 2011: Arras and Nantes qualify for quarter-final

15 January 2011: Not easy for top seeds in eighth-final first leg

12 January 2011: Arras have upper hand in French derby

01 January 2011: Eighth final pairings

22 December 2010: Advantage to most top seeds in first leg of sixteenth-final

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Qualification round

03 December 2010: Qualifying round ends with the sixteenth-finals draw out

02 December 2010: All the French clubs are group winners

26 November 2010: What is happening in the qualification battle

25 November 2010: Another good evening for French clubs

20 November 2010: More teams confirm place in sixteenth-finals

18 November 2010: Group of four not good for the clubs from Portugal

12 November 2010: Qualifying round reaches mid point

11 November 2010: Three wins for France on day 3

05 November 2010: Not the start Arras wanted for campaign

04 November 2010: French clubs too strong for the Portuguese

30 October 2010: Victory for Villeneuve d'Ascq, defeat for Nantes-Rezé

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General News

03 July 2010: 12 groups and 38 teams for 2010-2011 edition

10 November 2009: 2009-2010 competition preview

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Ciamillo Castoria - Fiba Europe
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Date created: 08 November 2009

Page update: 25 March 2011

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