FIBA Europe also takes the responsibility of appointing international referees for the basketball games. This year, in 2009, FIBA has organizes a list of basketball events to take place in Europe. These matches include men’s basketball competitions, women’s competitions as well as youth competitions, which include matches for under 20, Under 19, Under 18, and Under 16 championships for both men and women.
January 2009 is marked with Additional Qualifying and the Relegation Round for EuroBasket Women Division A which have been scheduled to take place on 4, 7, 10, 13, 16 and 19 January 2009. The Qualifying Round for the EuroBasket Women 2009 was already held from 13 August to13 September 2008. 9 teams have qualified to EuroBasket Women 2009 Round which include Israel, Lithuania, Turkey, Poland, France, Slovak Republic, Hungry, Greece and Serbia. 6 teams will play in the Additional Qualifying Round and include Ukraine, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Belgium and Bulgaria. Great Britain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland and Romania will play in the Relegation Round.
EuroLeague Women 2009, All Start Game 2009 will be held in Paris, France on 8 March 2009. The first-round FIBA Europe EuroLeague results Women 2008-2009 are Nadezhda 79-80 TS Wisla Krakow, Bourges Basket 79-49 Besiktas Cola Turka, MiZo Pecs 2010 82-65 Halcon Avenida, Gambrinus 68-77 Umana Reyer, TTT Riga 71-86 MKB Euroleasing, CSKA Moscow 96-44 ESB Lille Metropole (Villeneuve D’Ascq), Jolly JBS Sibenik 62-92 UMMC Ekaterinburg, Union Hainaut Basket 78-62 ZVVZ USK Prague, Ros Casares 93-51 LOTOS PKO BP, Fenerbahce 76-68 TEO Vilnius, Lattes Montpellier 65-67 Broker Kosice and Spartak Moscow Region 88-63 Famila Schio.
The next major FIBA Europe basketball events taking place in April 2009 are EuroLeague Women 2009, Final Four from 3 April to 5 April 2009, EuroCup Women 2009 Final from 2 April to 9 April 2009 and the EuroCollege 2009, Final Four championship from 24 April to 26 April 2009.
One of the biggest events under FIBA Europe is the EuroBasket Women 2009 competition which will be held in Latvia from 7 June to 20 June 2009. 14 nations will play in this major event along with the 2 winners from the additional Qualification Round (ADR) which have been split into 4 groups, consisting of 4 teams each. These groups will play the preliminary round of games which will be held in Liepaja and Valmiera. Group A consists of the first qualifier from ADR, along with Czech Republic, Spain and Slovak Republic. Group B consists of Greece, Latvia, Poland and Hungary, with Group C consisting of Lithuania, Russia, Turkey and Serbia. The final 4 contestants in Group D include Belarus, France and Israel along with the second qualifier from ADR. ADR will take place between Bosnia, Finland, Great Britain and Romaina and will be held between 4 and 19 January 2009.
FIBA Europe will also hold a number of other events in July 2009, which include U19 World Championship Men, U18 European Championship Women, Division A to be held from 2 July to 12 July 2009 in Sweden, U18 European Championship Women, Division B to be held in 2-12 July 2009 at Eilat, Israel, U20 European Championship Women, Division A from 9-19 July 2009 at Gdansk, Poland, U20 European Championship Women, Division B from 7-15 July 2009 at Ohrid, FYROM and U18 European Championship Women, Division C from 13-19 July 2009 at Malta, Malta.
2009 fixtures also includes U20 European Championship Men, Division A from 16-26 July 2009 at Rhodes, Greece, U20 European Championship Men, Division B from 16-26 July 2009 at Skopje, FYROM, U18 European Championship Men, Division C from 20-25 July 2009 at Malta, Malta and U18 European Championship Men, Division A from 23 Jul. – 2 Aug. 2009 at Metz, France. Later, schedule continue with U18 European Championship Men, Division B from 23 Jul. – 2 Aug. 2009 at Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, U19 World Championship Women from 23 Jul. – 2 Aug. 2009 at Thailand, U16 European Championship Women, Division A from 30 Jul.- 9 Aug. 2009 at Naples, Italy, and finally U16 European Championship Women, Division B from 30 Jul.- 9 Aug. 2009 at Tallin, Estonia.
Some more events have been scheduled in the months of August 2009 and September 2009 by FIBA Europe.