Founded in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1991, FIMBA - Federation of International Masters Basketball - hosts the best age appropriate global hoops tournaments for women (ages 30+) and men (ages 35+). Each event also boasts a parade of nations, an opening ceremonies and a mega tournament social party
Former National Team players, Olympians, European professionals, NCAA alumni and some NBA veterans have participated in these competitive FIMBA events.
FIMBA's reputation is globally touted. In 2015, the International Olympic Committee called FIMBA the biggest and best senior sports federation in the world. And, FIBA - Federation of International Basketball - and the Retired NBA Players Association have promoted FIMBA.
In 2019, FIMBA completed its 15th world championship in Espoo, Finland and drew nearly 300 teams from 40 countries.
Also, in 2018, FIMBA hosted a European Championship in Slovenia, a Pan Am Championshipship in Brazil and an Elite World League Tournament in Japan.
Future FIMBA events are already scheduled for:
March 2020 - Pan Am Championship in Parana, Argentina
June 2020 - European Championship in Malaga, Spain
September 2020 - Caribbean Championship on Island of Guadeloupe
November 2020 - Elite World League in Dubai
August 2021 - 16th World Championship* at the ESPN WWOS Complex in Orlando, FL.
* the 16th World Championship is expected to be the largest senior basketball tournament ever.
For more information about FIMBA events or organizing a USA team, contact Jim Sweeney - Head of FIMBA USA - at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-460-8932.
The Tampa Bay Masters congratulates many of its tournament alumni who competed on the five USA world championship teams in the 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ and 80+ age divisions in the 15th FIMBA World Championship in Espoo, Finland in August 2019.