Basketball at the Pacific Games

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Guam plays Fiji in the Men's gold medal match at the 2015 Pacific Games.

Basketball at the Pacific Games (previously known as the South Pacific Games) has been played since 1963.[1][2][3] It has also been contested at the Pacific Mini Games and, from the games at Port Vila in 2017, under the 3x3 format.

Pacific Games[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Game Refs
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1963
(details)
Fiji
Suva

Tahiti
No playoffs
American Samoa

Papua New Guinea
defeated
Nauru
[2][3][4]
1966
Nouméa

Tahiti
42–23
New Caledonia

Guam
63–47
Papua New Guinea
[5][6]
1969
(details)
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby

Tahiti
56–39
Papua New Guinea

New Caledonia
72–64
Guam
[7][8]
1971 French Polynesia
Papeete

Tahiti
84–73
American Samoa

Papua New Guinea
70–60
Guam
[9][10]
1975 Guam
Tumon

Guam
97–73
American Samoa

New Caledonia
77–74
Tahiti
[11][12]
1979 Fiji
Suva

Guam
113–106
Tahiti

American Samoa
103–101
Papua New Guinea
[13][14]
1983 Samoa
Apia

American Samoa
86–77
Guam

Western Samoa
109–79
Fiji
[15]
1987 New Caledonia
Nouméa

American Samoa
91–63
Fiji

Guam
101–87
New Caledonia
[16][17]
1991
(details)
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby

American Samoa
No playoffs
Guam

Tahiti
No playoffs
Fiji
[18]
1995 French Polynesia
Papeete

Tahiti
95–68
New Caledonia

Fiji
89–86
Guam
[19][20]
1999 Guam
Santa Rita

Western Samoa
66–63
Guam

New Caledonia
80–72
Fiji
[21]
2003 Fiji
Suva

New Caledonia
71–63
Guam

Western Samoa
76–73
Fiji
[22][23]
2007 Samoa
Apia

Fiji
95–58
Guam

Samoa
85–76
New Caledonia
[24][25]
[26][27]
2011
(details)
New Caledonia
Nouméa

New Caledonia
50–43
Guam

Tahiti
57–49
Fiji
[28]
2015
(details)
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby

Guam
78–61
Fiji

Tahiti
83–73
Papua New Guinea
[29]
2019
(details)
Samoa
Apia

Guam
83–74
Tahiti

Fiji
72–49
Papua New Guinea
[30]

Men's 3x3[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Game Refs
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2019
(details)
Samoa
Apia

Guam
20–18
Fiji

Samoa
19–18
Marshall Islands
[31]

Women's tournament[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Game Refs
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1963
(details)
Fiji
Suva
No women's tournament in 1963
1966 New Caledonia
Nouméa

Tahiti
35–31
Papua New Guinea

Fiji
42–30
New Caledonia
[5]
1969
(details)
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea
35–33
Tahiti

Fiji
50–28
New Caledonia
[7]
1971 French Polynesia
Papeete

Papua New Guinea
58–41
Tahiti

New Caledonia

Fiji
[9]
1975 Guam
Tumon

Tahiti
37–33
Papua New Guinea

New Caledonia
78–55
Guam
[11]
1979 Fiji
Suva

Papua New Guinea
75–68
Fiji

Tahiti
80–47
New Caledonia
[13]
1983 Samoa
Apia

Fiji
58–48
Papua New Guinea

American Samoa
94–70
Tahiti
[15]
1987 New Caledonia
Nouméa

Fiji
59–46
Tahiti

Papua New Guinea
95–37
Guam
[16]
1991
(details)
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby

Papua New Guinea
Round-robin
Tahiti

Fiji
Round-robin
New Caledonia
[18]
1995 French Polynesia
Papeete

Tahiti
64–44
Fiji

New Caledonia
63–55
Guam
[19]
1999 Guam
Santa Rita

Tahiti
58–42
Fiji

Guam
70–55
American Samoa
[21]
2003 Fiji
Suva

Western Samoa
47–44
Fiji

New Caledonia
68–52
Tahiti
[32]
2007 Samoa
Apia

Fiji
70–62
American Samoa

Papua New Guinea
70–59
Tahiti
[33][25]
2011
(details)
New Caledonia
Nouméa

Tahiti
59–47
New Caledonia

Fiji
64–51
Samoa
[28]
2015
(details)
Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby

Fiji
75–61
American Samoa

Tahiti
62–51
Papua New Guinea
[34]
2019
(details)
Samoa
Apia

American Samoa
74–53
Fiji

Samoa
87–85
Guam
[30]

Women's 3x3[edit]

Year Host Final Third Place Game Refs
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
2019
(details)
Samoa
Apia

Fiji
20–9
Cook Islands
French Polynesia
Tahiti
18–8
New Caledonia
[35]

Medal table[edit]

These are the all time medal standings in Pacific Games basketball for both men and women in all formats of the game since 1963. Men's basketball has been contested since the inaugural games in 1963, while the women's tournament made its debut in the second games in 1966. The 3x3 format was added for both men and women in 2019.

All-time medal table – Pacific Games Basketball
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Tahiti (TAH)96520
2 Fiji (FIJ)57618
3 Papua New Guinea (PNG)53412
4 Guam (GUM)35311
5 American Samoa (ASA)3519
6 New Caledonia (NCL)23611
7 Samoa (SAM)2046
Totals (7 nations)29292987

Pacific Mini Games[edit]

Men[edit]

Games Year Host city Medals Refs
Gold Silver Bronze
South Pacific Mini Games – Basketball  
V 1997 Pago Pago
American Samoa

Guam

Tahiti
[36]
VII 2005 Koror
New Caledonia

Guam

Fiji
[37]
Not contested at the Mini Games 2009-13
Pacific Mini Games – 3x3 Basketball  
X 2017
(details)
Port Vila Samoa
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
[38][39]

Women[edit]

Games Year Host city Medals Refs
Gold Silver Bronze
South Pacific Mini Games – Basketball  
V 1997 Pago Pago
Tahiti

American Samoa

Fiji
[36]
VII 2005 Koror
Fiji

Papua New Guinea

New Caledonia
[40]
Not contested at the Mini Games 2009-13
Pacific Mini Games – 3x3 Basketball  
X 2017
(details)
Port Vila Cook Islands
Cook Islands
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu
Vanuatu
[41][42]

Medals[edit]

Basketball was first played at the Pacific Mini Games in 1997. The 3x3 version was introduced for 2017.

All-time medal table – Pacific Mini Games Basketball
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 American Samoa (ASA)1102
2 Fiji (FIJ)1023
3 New Caledonia (NCL)1012
 Tahiti1012
5 Cook Islands (COK)1001
 Samoa (SAM)1001
7 Papua New Guinea (PNG)0213
8 Guam (GUM)0202
9 Solomon Islands (SOL)0101
10 Vanuatu (VAN)0011
Totals (10 nations)66618

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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