EUROBASKET SEARCHABLE DATABASE (1935-2017)
(Next update: 1-09-2017)

I present here a very powerful and complete searchable database containing all the 4,731 games played in the European Basketball Championship (also including qualifying rounds), from its inception in 1935 to İstanbul 2017 edition (coming soon). You will be able to make queries about editions, host countries, venues, rounds, national squads, and point difference, either specifically or by combining different fields. National squads are listed with their international English name, together with their original local name (if necessary) in parentheses. But don't worry: as input for the search box you can also use plain text (with no accents or especial diacritics), truncated forms (first, middle, or last letters of the team's name), or localized spellings (the common name of the team in English or Spanish), and the database will generate the desired results. The use of this database is very easy and intuitive: simply specify or combine the desired data, and the program will generate the list of games that matches those criteria. Remember that you don't have to fill all the fields and also that your query should be logical.

EDITION
Only Final Stage
GAME DETAILS
Venue

 

Round
MATCH
OPTION 1 (recommended): DATA INPUT
Free Text. Broad search
(non-context sensitive)
.
vs.
Fixed order of games
OPTION 2: SELECT MENU
English names. Narrow search (
context sensitive)
.

vs.

POINT DIFFERENCE

INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS

Following is a brief introduction and explanation of the different searchable fields:

1) EDITION. Select the desired European Championship edition. By default, the database will retrieve ALL the games played in the tournament, from the Qualifying Round to the Final Stage. If you only want to retrieve the matches of this final round in the host country (European Championship proper), you should select YES in "Only Final Stage." It's also possible to use the option "Only Final Stage" as a filter combined with each of the fields VENUE and ROUND below.

2) GAME DETAILS. You can further refine your search by selecting VENUE (the place where a Final Stage game is played, written in its original spelling or a transcription into Latin alphabet) and ROUND (Qualifying Stage and the different rounds of the Final Stage). In the field ROUND, a preceding FS- refers to the Final Stage rounds of the competition, played in the host countries and cities. In a similar way, A- and B- stand for Division A and Division B qualifiying rounds, from edition 2005 on (because of the increasing number of rounds in Eurobasket throughout the years, you should refer to the individual editions for specific details of the competition system).

3) MATCH. There are two search options to retrieve games between national teams: a) Data input: The search box will accept almost any combination of plain text, truncated forms, or localized names (English, Spanish, and even the original spelling in the native language/-s and alphabet/-s, which in time can be truncated), as long as it uniquelly identifies a specific team; by default, the query under this option is reversible, so the match "Country A" vs. "Country B" will generate games "Country A-Country B" (Country A plays home in home-and-away preliminary rounds or comes first in the official competition calendar of the Final Stage) and "Country B-Country A" (Country A plays away). If you want to restrict the search to "home" or "away" games (only meaningful for preliminary rounds, as explained before), mark the checkbox "Fixed order of games." It should be obvious now that you should never mark this checkbox if you select a Final Stage edition or round, with single-game matches, since this won't retrieve all the games of a specific national squad. Another advantage of this search method is that it generates the full historical record of a national team, including name changes (like USSR > Russia). b) Select menu: The English name of the country can be selected in this drop down index; please, note that this option, although very quick and easy to use, can only generate the fixed order of games specified in the search criteria (that is, "Country A" vs. "Country B," but not the corresponding "Country B" vs. "Country A") and doesn't show the name changes of the selected teams. Because this option is context sensitive to the calendar order of games, in order to make sure you retrieve all the matches of a specific team you have to select it in both the first and second menus.

4) POINT DIFFERENCE. This field lists the global difference of points in all the games of the European Championship.

The generated games include the score at halftime (in parentheses) and a link to the particular edition. Only from edition 2005 on, the link of Final Stage games includes full game details: venues, pavilions, dates, tip-off times, attendance, referees, scorers, inicial line-up, and relevant incidents. Because this Final Stage link targets to the specific positions of the document, please be patient until the data is fully loaded. Also, note the following abbreviations attached to some scores, containing additional information on the games: ot (overtime), wo (walkover or forfeit).

By combining these basic fields, you can make countless queries according to your specific interest. After you complete your query, the resulting match list is displayed in the following ascendent order: 1) by edition; 2) by round; 3) by specific date (the games follow a strict chronological order, although the database doesn't show the exact dates, only the edition's year).

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