SEARCHABLE DATABASE (1950-2014)
(Next update: 2018 edition)
I present here a very powerful and complete searchable database containing
all the 1,097 games played in the World Basketball
Championship, from its inception in 1950 to Spain 2014
edition. 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.
INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS
Following is a brief introduction and explanation of the different searchable
1) EDITION. Select the desired World Championship edition
(the list includes the year in which the Final Stage is played together with
the host country).
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 (the different
phases of the Final Stage).
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 is "home team"
in the official competition calendar of the Final Stage) and "Country
B-Country A" (Country A is "away team"). If you want to restrict
the search to "home" or "away" games, mark the checkbox
"Fixed order of games." 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 World Championship.
The generated games include the score at halftime (in parentheses) and a
link to the game details of the match:
venue, pavilion, date, referees, scorers, and relevant incidents (the most
recent editions also include tip-off time, attendance, and starting line-up).
Because this 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).