Pacific Games basketball draws announced
May 1, 2019 5:07 am
Basketball has become the first of the 27 sports to announce draws for the 2019 Pacific Games in July.
In the men’s competition, silver medalist Fiji leads Pool B alongside Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tahiti while Pool A sees gold medalist Guam, New Caledonia, Samoa and Tonga.
In the women’s category, Fiji is pooled with Cook Islands, New Caledonia and Samoa while Pool B features American Samoa, Guam, PNG and Tahiti.
The format for the competition will have the teams playing a round robin within their pools in the preliminary round of the competition.
The top placed team in each pool will advance to the semi-finals while the teams placed 2nd and 3rd in each pool will play cross-over qualifying finals. (QF1 and QF2).
The winners of the qualifying finals will advance to the semi-finals to play against the 1st placed teams from the preliminary round.
The semi-final winners will play for gold and the semi-final losers play for bronze.
The 4th placed teams from each pool and losers of the qualifying finals will play classification games for positions.
The Pacific Games will run through the 7th to the 20th of July in Apia, Samoa.