The CBC Championship or Caribebasket is a FIBA-sponsored
basketball tournament where national teams from the
Caribbean participate. These countries make up Caribbean
Basketball Confederation (CBC). The top three or four teams
typically earn berths to Centrobasket Championship where
they compete for spots in the FIBA Americas Championship,
from which they can qualify for the FIBA World Championship
There are currently 24 Caribbean countries that may compete in this event. Celebration of the tournament typically is every two years. The senior championships are held on odd years, while the youth U15 championships are held on even years. Puerto Rico is traditionally the strongest team from this region, but they rarely compete as the squad usually has already earned a berth in the subsequent Centrobasket championships.
Until 2002, this tournament was called the CARICOM Basketball Championship. Through 2012, the senior championships had been held twenty-one times for the men and twenty times for the women.
CBC U17 Championships for
Young Men and Women - 2013
CBC Championships for Senior Men and Women - 2013
Former Name: Caricom Basketball Confederation
Slogan: "We Got Game" and "We Are Basketball"
Founder: John Yates - Guyana
Inaugural Season: 1981
No. of Teams: 10 Men - 8 Women
Most recent Champion(s): U.S. Virgin Islands (Men) - Cuba (Women)
Most recent Host: Bahamas
Most Championships: Bahamas - 6 (Men)
Related Competitions: Centrobasket Championship