Copa Príncipe de Asturias ACB

The Copa Príncipe de Asturias ACB (ACB Prince of Asturias Cup) was a basketball tournament played with teams of Liga ACB between 1986 and 1991. The 1985 tournament was called Copa Asociación (Association Cup) or Torneo de la ACB (ACB Tournament). Since the next season to its end, it was called Copa Príncipe de Asturias.

Finals

Year Host Winner Runner-up Score
1985 Villanueva de la Serena Caja Álava CAI Zaragoza 93–85
1986 Alcora Estudiantes Caja Postal Cacaolat Granollers 89–82
1987 Vigo Ram Joventut TDK Manresa 99–80
1988 Palma de Mallorca FC Barcelona Real Madrid 92–90
1989 Ferrol Ram Joventut FC Barcelona 84–80
1991 A Coruña Montigalà Joventut Fórum Filatélico Valladolid 72–52

History of the Cup

1985 edition

The first edition of Copa Príncipe de Asturias was played by the eliminated teams in the Round of 16 and the quarterfinals of the 1984–85 ACB season. Caja de Álava won the tournament, which was its first official title in the club history. The final was played in Villanueva de la Serena.[1]

The first round was played between teams eliminated in Round of 16. The quarterfinalists of Liga ACB joined in the second round. A team would be eliminated if it losses two rounds. If the number of teams in a round was an odd number, a team would receive a bye to the next round.[2]

First round

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
RCD Español 150–182 Saski Baskonia 87–77 63–105
CB Valladolid 172–168 OAR Ferrol 92–90 80–78

Second round

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
OAR Ferrol 202–199 CB Breogán 80–70 122–129
Saski Baskonia 181–178 CB Zaragoza 91–85 90–93
RCD Español 172–174 Granollers EB 82–80 90–94
CB Estudiantes 161–148 CB Valladolid 77–75 84–73

Third round

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
CB Breogán 191–210 CB Zaragoza 93–107 98–103
Saski Baskonia 192–190 CB Valladolid 108–101 84–89
Granollers EB 173–211 CB Estudiantes 77–85 96–123
OAR Ferrol received a bye

Fourth round

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
CB Estudiantes 194–212 CB Zaragoza 105–104 89–108
Granollers EB 194–189 OAR Ferrol 97–97 97–92
Saski Baskonia received a bye

Semifinals and final

Semifinals Finals
     
Granollers EB 92 84
CB Zaragoza 92 98
CB Zaragoza 85
Saski Baskonia 93
Saski Baskonia 99 79
CB Estudiantes 90 91

1986 edition

This was the first edition with the name of Copa Príncipe de Asturias. Like in the previous season, the tournament was played by the losers in the two first rounds of the 1985–86 ACB season. Teams were divided in two groups of four teams with a double round-robin competition. The two first qualifieds played the semifinals.

Finally, CB Estudiantes achieved the title.

# Teams W L PF PA
1 CB Valladolid 4 2 530 496
2 OAR Ferrol 3 3 495 498
3 RCD Español 3 3 518 518
4 CB Breogán 2 4 505 536
# Teams W L PF PA
1 CB Estudiantes 5 1 594 544
2 Granollers EB 5 1 564 533
3 Bàsquet Manresa 1 5 533 565
4 Saski Baskonia 1 5 557 606

Semifinals Final
      
CB Estudiantes 85
OAR Ferrol 74
CB Estudiantes 89
Granollers EB 82
Granollers EB 91
CB Valladolid 85

1987 edition

The 1986–87 edition was played between the months of October and November 1986. A single round tournament was played. The final was in a neutral venue. In the first time they played the tournament, Joventut Badalona took the victory after defeating Manresa and playing only the semifinal game at home.

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
            
RCD Español 93
Real Madrid 104
Real Madrid 84
Joventut Badalona 99
CB Zaragoza 95
Joventut Badalona 104
Joventut Badalona 113
CB Breogán 89
CB Canarias 68
CB Breogán 91
CB Breogán 100
Granollers EB 91
Granollers EB 88
CB Valladolid 75
Joventut Badalona 99
Bàsquet Manresa 80
Bàsquet Manresa 96
CB Peñas Huesca 75
Bàsquet Manresa 84
FC Barcelona 75
FC Barcelona 120
CB Estudiantes 80
Bàsquet Manresa 83
CD Oximesa 78
Cajabilbao 78
Saski Baskonia 72
Cajabilbao 82
CD Oximesa 83
CD Oximesa 87
OAR Ferrol 84

1988 edition

Like in the last year, the 1987–88 Copa Príncipe was played with a knockout stage format, but in double leg series. The Final Four was played in single games at Palma de Mallorca. FC Barcelona won its first tournament.

Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                
1 CB Canarias 89 90 179
16 CB Peñas Huesca 72 93 165
CB Canarias 81 78 159
FC Barcelona 111 101 212
8 CB Caja de Ronda 82 77 159
9 FC Barcelona 84 103 187
FC Barcelona 93
Joventut Badalona 86
5 CB Collado Villalba 82 84 166
12 Joventut Badalona 107 106 213
Joventut Badalona 97 90 187
CB Estudiantes 81 93 174
4 CB Estudiantes 84 71 155
13 Cajabilbao 79 72 151
FC Barcelona 92
Real Madrid 90
6 Saski Baskonia 84 77 161
11 Bàsquet Manresa 80 87 167
Bàsquet Manresa 97 81 178
CB Zaragoza 91 88 179
3 CB Valladolid 80 82 162
14 CB Zaragoza 85 82 167
CB Zaragoza 96
Real Madrid 111
7 Real Madrid 123 90 213
10 RCD Español 86 77 163
Real Madrid 90 94 184
Granollers EB 92 90 182
2 Granollers EB 104 89 193
15 CD Oximesa 90 91 181

1989 edition

This edition was played between the three first qualified teams of Group A1 and the leader of Group A2 in the 1987–88 ACB season. The Cup was held at Ferrol in a Final Four format in September 1989.

Semifinals Final
      
Joventut Badalona 82
Real Madrid 79
Joventut Badalona 84
FC Barcelona 80
OAR Ferrol 71
FC Barcelona 78

1990 edition

The edition of the 1989–90 season was suspended due to a strike called by the players.

1991 edition

The format was similar than the 1989 edition and it was held at A Coruña in September 1991. This was the last edition of the Copa Príncipe de Asturias with teams of Liga ACB and Joventut Badalona won its third title.

Semifinals Final
      
Joventut Badalona 85
Real Madrid 67
Joventut Badalona 72
CB Valladolid 52
FC Barcelona 69
CB Valladolid 70

References

  1. ^ Results of the 1985 Copa Príncipe; Datos Baloncesto
  2. ^ Mundo Deportivo, 23 March 1985; Retrieved 1 January 2015

External links

  • History of Copa Príncipe in FEB.es (Spanish)
  • ACB official website
  • v
  • t
  • e
National teams
Men
Women
League competitions
Men
Women
Wheelchair
Cup competitions
Men
Women
Regional cupsRegional teamsFriendly competitions
  • Trofeo Costa del Sol
  • v
  • t
  • e
Men's basketball cup competitions in Europe
Continental cups
Current
Defunct
National Federation cups
Current
Defunct
National League cups
Current
Defunct
Supercups
See also