DIBF Americas officially founded in San Paulo, Brazil 14 June 2012
DIBF World has for a long time been discussing the necessity of founding regional organisations of FIBA and ICSD model. International deaf basketball is now rapidly growing with international tournaments, referees seminars, champion club tournaments, development seminars, youth camps and more.
Now the first regional organisation, DIBF Americas, is founded to take over some of the tasks of DIBF World.
Our congratulations to the newly elected executive DIBF Americas board members - names as follows with photo:
From left to right:
Danny Gabel (USA) - Assistant Board member
Xochitl Garcia Mendez (Mexico) - Member-at-Large
Victror Mansure (Canada) - Secretary General
Gaston Buteler (Argentina) - Treasurer
Octavio E. Marcano.C. (Venezuela) - DIBF Americas President
In addition, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) have been signed between PanAmdes and the DIBF regarding all international deaf basketball activities and managements in the Americas.
Video interview: FIBA Sports Director Kotleba on DIBF and FIBA 12 June 2012
Video interview with FIBA Sports Director, Mr Lubomir Kotleba with regards to background of DIBF Deaf Referee seminars, the strong partnership between DIBF and FIBA, and about DIBF as the sole official authority to the world of deaf basketball. It was filmed in Zelarino, outside Venice City in Italy in early May 2012 - during the DIBF European Deaf Referees Recruiting Seminar.
14th International Deaf Veteran Basketball Club Championships 7 - 9 June 2012
The 14th International Deaf Veteran Men Basketball Club Championships are now playing in Kaunas, Lithuania.
A total of 12 teams in 4 groups - Tyla Kaunas (2011 Champions), Gestas Vilnius, Forum Kijevas, Talkur Tallin, London Lions, Saturn Maskva, Valpas Turku, Nedzirdigo Riga, LiublijanaSLO, Sankt-Peterburg, Atlant Minsk and Spartan Liublin.
Invitation to International Deaf Youth Basketball Camp in Duisburg, Germany
31 May 2012(updated no.2)
With great pleasure the Deaf International Basketball Federation together with Germany Deaf Sports Federation and Germany Deaf Basketball Association invite to DIBF International Deaf Youth Basketball Camp according to below - including video clip and documents download:
Northern and Eastern European DIBF member countries
31 July - 5 August 2012
Duisburg, just north of Düsseldorf, Germany
Number and age:
Maximum 3 deaf boys and 3 deaf girls from each country, 14 - 18 years of age.
For 7 nights each participant pay 190 Euros in total incl. breakfast at a Hostel for the whole period, included full accommodation with three meals a day, t-shirts and local transports..
Last date for definitive entry:
15 June 2012 - click here to download the form - MS Word or Adobe PDF
European Deaf Referees Recruiting Seminar
18 April 2012
The Deaf International Basketball Federation now has the pleasure of inviting European Deaf Referees to the first European recruiting seminar ever in Venice, Italy.
Please, spread this invitation further to your deaf referees.
* In the first hand we would be happy to see young deaf referees and especially female referees for further development to DIBF International Referee status.
* Participant must stay in possession of a basketball referee licence. Please, bring along clothes for physical activities. You will be introduced to FIBA physical test.
* Please, send your participation entry along with name, age, country and level of referee licence to: email@example.com
The recruiting seminar will be arranged according to below:
Place: Venice, Italy Location: Villa Visinoni in Zelarino, outside Venice City Cost: Half board 37.20 Euros per person/night in double-room, four nights (The DIBF will give subvention, not clear yet how much)
2 May arrival afternoon/evening
6 May departure after lunch
FIBA Sports Director, Mr Lubomir Kotleba
President of FIP Referee, Mr Zancanella Tiziano
National Instructor FIP, Mr Barbieri Francesco
DIBF Chief Referee, Mr Fabio Scarpa
DIBF Secretary General, Mr Kjell Gunna
SPECIAL NEWS: - FIBA Central Board admitted the DIBF among the organisations officially recognised by FIBA.
12 December 2011
It is with our delight after over a decade of excellent partnership with FIBA for support to our Deaf basketball developments and events. FIBA have been recognising DIBF's work but yet to formal recognition until now.
The FIBA Secretary General - Patrick Baumann wrote: "It is our pleasure to inform you that the FIBA Central Board, during its meeting of 10-11 December 2011 held in Madrid, Spain, had unanimously accepted to officially recognise the Deaf International Basketball Federation (DIBF) as an organisation officially recognised by FIBA in accordance with chapter 4 of the FIBA General Statutes..."
"We are happy to welcome you formally into the FIBA family and look forward to continue working with you in the future. Please be so kind as to convey our congratulations also to your President and Central Board colleagues.".
Please note DIBF will be having 3rd Congress to be held at Hotel Torre Normanna - the main hotel for all country teams participating for the World Championships. Hotel information - www.torrenormanna.it
The Congress will have workshop and then an agrenda to cover several areas including the election for a new Central Board and President.
Fir more information about the Congress or nomination form (for members) - please contact Secretary General - firstname.lastname@example.org
Press Release: DIBF and SportsMX forms media partnership
22 August 2011
It is with the utmost pleasure that the Deaf International Basketball Federation (DIBF), is pleased to
announce a long term cooperation and partnership agreement with SportsMX. They are now our
official media provider.
2011 Palermo WDBC - Media Accreditation Interest Form
22 August 2011
A media accreditation interest form is now available to download for media – journalists, reporters, photographers, television / video and more, who may be attending to the 2011 World Deaf Basketball Championships. Application form is required to complete.
Application must be submitted no later than September 5, 2011 to SportsMX - official media for 2011 World Deaf Basketball Championship event.
2011 Palermo WDBC - New promotional videos
20 August 2011
President of FIP (Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro) Dino Meneghin promotes the 2011 Palermo WDBC in his signing language.
Italian superstars and NBA Toronto Raptors player - Andrea Bargnani partake promotional video for 2011 Palermo WDBC with his signing language too! - see video clip.
Information about official hotel for country teams and officials - see video clip.
SPECIAL NEWS: 1st DIBF Asia-Pacific Cup in 2012
1 July 2011
In 2012 DIBF will be hosting the first ever Asia-Pacific Cup for deaf basketball clubs in the Asia-Pacific regions.
DIBF Asia-Pacific and the host country are currently in development. Please stay tuned for more information to be made available soon with video clip, documents and forms for the champion clubs across Asia-Pacific to register.
The DIBF Asia-Pacific Cup will be based on the predecessor - DIBF EuroCup which has been very successful with unpredicted growth in Europe.
This development of annual regional Cup tournaments for clubs is part of DIBF's ambitious 10 year strategic expansion for four different zones namely - Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas and Africa as per advice of FIBA and IWBF.
Qualifying Games - Great Britain versus Sweden - 2011 WDBC
9 February 2011
2 Qualification games between Sweden and Great Britain.
Two games will take place in Stockholm, Sweden - 2nd April and London, United Kingdom - 10th April 2011.
The winner of the Qualifying Games will have final entry to 2011 World Deaf Basketball Championships to be held in Palermo, Italy in September 2011. The Commissioner will be from Israel - Mr Yaacov Keren who is an EDSO Techinical Officer on behalf of ICSD, will be overseeing two games for qualification.
DIBF Europe Zone representative resignation 1 February 2011
DIBF have accepted Jurgen Endress' notice of resignation from DIBF Europe position with immediate effect.
Jurgen wish to dedicate more time and focus on ICSD Technical Director in basketball. DIBF appreciate his excellent contribution and dedication to the organisation for the past year including the successful 2nd DIBF EuroCup. And wished him every success in his future.
We already have three new candidates wishing to join as representative for DIBF Europe - to be working alongside with Ramas Rentelis. If you are an European and interested to join the DIBF Europe team, please contact Ramas on email: email@example.com
LATEST NEWS - Miha Zupan wins the WIDEX Sportsman of the Year award
9 December 2010
Offical announcement by ICSD (see website) - Miha ZUPAN of Slovenia have been selected as the 2010 WIDEX Sportsman of the Year by the members of International Committee of Sports for the Deaf Selections Commission through electronic ballot. Miha earned 60 points.
Miha Zupan was born September 13, 1982 in Kranj, SR Slovenia, Yugoslavia is a Slovenian professional basketball player. Being deaf since birth, he plays among hearing players at the highest level in Europe. He is a 2.05 m (6 ft 8¾ in) power forward who can also play center when needed.
Miha was selected to be on the Slovenia national basketball team and participated in the recent 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championships in Turkey. His team reached to Quarterfinals and placed 8th, which was a huge success for his country.
In the past, Miha have played Slovenia junior and under-20 national teams. He played in the Slovenian League All-Star Game in 2004 and 2006, earning MVP honors in the 2004 game and also winning the slam dunk contest associated with the 2004 game. He has also won Slovenian League Center of the Year (2005-06).
Miha continued to play for the Slovenia national deaf team, leading them to the 2004 European championship and have played in 2001 and 2005 Deaflympic Games - both with Silver medals.
In the 2005-06 seasons with Slovan, he averaged 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in Slovenian League play. His statistics in the Adriatic League were arguably more impressive, considering that he played only 23 minutes per game in that competition; he averaged 13.2 points and 3.9 rebounds and also shot 47.3% from three-point range.
Miha signed with Union Olimpija, also of Ljubljana, in the 2006 offseason, fulfilling what he called one of his lifelong dreams. Then played for Trikala (2009–10) in Greece and now contracted to play for 2 years with Spartak, in St.-Petersburg, Russia for Professional Basketball League (SuperLeague A) and the EuroCup (ULEB) this season.
DIBF wish to congratulates Miha Zupan on achieving the much deserved World Deaf Sportsman of the Year award and also wish him with all the best in continuing his prolonged professional basketball career.
RESULTS - 2nd DIBF EuroCup - Trapani, Isle of Sicily, Italy
6 December 2010
The 2nd DIBF EuroCup on 2-5 December 2010 in Trapani on the isle of Sicily, Italy was an exceptional success! Thirteen different deaf basketball clubs for men and women participated from across the Europe who are the national club champions in their home country.
The 2010 EuroCup finalist winners are GSV Munich of Germany for women and BK Gloria Moscow of Russia for men. Our congratulations to the new champions.
Please click on the link to download the detailed results of all games, MVP, scorer and the all stars five – download PDF file - 89KB.
Our appreciation goes toward to the Trapani Organising Committee (OC) for all of their efforts and hard wok to ensure a great DIBF EuroCup event with only three months to prepare. Many thanks to OC President - Jose Di Girolamo, 2011 WC Chairperson and official - Masimiliano Bucca, Secretary - Fabio Gelsomini, DIBF Europe officials - Jurgen Endress and Ramas Rentelis, the fellow hard working volunteers and finally the sponsors, donators and governments / providence leaders for making this happen and raising the bar.
3rd DIBF EuroCup in 2011:
As voted by the deaf basketball club members, the next 3rd DIBF EuroCup will be held at Patras, Greece in December 2011 - pending to official approval and confirmation. Patras has hosted the 7th European Deaf Basketball Championships in 2000 and is very keen to host the 2011 DIBF EuroCup with their experience and knowledge from having hosting several deaf sports championships in their country in the past. The number of deaf basketball clubs will be increased for men and women to be participating – up to 16 clubs maximum each - replacing originally 8 clubs limit due to popularity and demand. On behalf of DIBF, best of luck to the people of Patras in arranging this great event.
UPDATE #2 - 2nd DIBF EuroCup - Trapani, Isle of Sicily, Italy
31 August 2010
2nd Latest news for 2nd DIBF EuroCup to be held in Trapani, Isle of Sicily in Italy on 2nd to 5th December 2010 - hosted by LIPS - Lega Italiana Pallacanestro Sordi (Italian Deaf Basketball Federation). Please see video clip for information and report from DIBF Europe Zone representative - in international signing language.
Registeration forms and other documents to be added soon. Please check for latest information on Facebook - click here.
UPDATE #1 - 2nd DIBF EuroCup - Trapani, Isle of Sicily, Italy
11 August 2010
News for 2nd DIBF EuroCup to be held in Trapani, Isle of Sicily in Italy on 2nd to 5th December 2010 - hosted by LIPS - Lega Italiana Pallacanestro Sordi (Italian Deaf Basketball Federation). Please see video clip for information and report from DIBF Europe Zone representative - in international signing language.
Registeration forms and other documents to be added soon. Please check for latest information on Facebook - click here.
UPDATE - Third site inspection and changes notice for 2011 World Deaf Basketball Championships - Palermo, Isle of Sicily, Italy
9 August 2010
Check the latest report by Jurgen Endress on video in international signing language:
DIBF - Obituary - Charalampos "Lampis" Grammatoglou
26 July 2010
The world of international deaf basketball is in mourning for an exceptional young man – Mr Charalampos Grammatoglou, an internationally accredited and highly respected deaf referee from Greece for world-wide deaf basketball.
Mr Grammatoglou died from an unfortunate accident in a fall at Horseshoe Bend, within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, located near the town of Page, Arizona, USA on Saturday 24 July 2010. He was only 32 years old.
Lt. Ron Anderson of the Coconino County Sheriff's Office in Page reported that Mr Grammatoglou was standing on a ledge of thin sandstone overlooking the picturesque bend of the Colorado River taking photographs when the ledge gave way about 11:25 am and fell about 600 feet to his death. Just before he fell, members of his party were yelling at him to get away from the edge, Anderson said.
Mr Grammatoglou had only just completed attending 2nd DIBF International Deaf Referee Clinic held in Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA, between 14 - 18 July 2010. He was on personal holiday touring across USA with other friends and international deaf referees and the tour included a visit to the tourist landmark at Grand Canyon.
Mr Grammatoglou, formally a member of the Hellenic deaf basketball team was recognised internationally as one of the best and most talented deaf basketball referees... >> read more
DIBF 2nd International Deaf Referee clinic - "Another success"
14 - 18 July 2010 - Gallaudet University, Washington DC, USA
The second International Deaf Referee Clinic summoned 13 deaf referees from all over the world in Gallaudet University in Washington, USA during 14-18 July and like the first one in Stockholm, Sweden, 2007 it also became a big success.
The Clinic was arranged by Deaf International Basketball Federation in cooperation with and support from USA Deaf Basketball.
Many thanks to the Administration of Gallaudet University through Ms Wendy Wiatrowski for using some of its premises for free. The DIBF is very grateful for their support. >> more
Arizona Desertfire (USA) 1st Annual Overseas Basketball Clinic
12 June 2010 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Report by Gerald Brown, Director of Arizona Desertfire.
Our recent trip to the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD) in Montego Bay, Jamaica was a rewarding journey.
Our travels started with a tour by the Vice Principal the day before the clinic. The campus was breathtaking, placed atop a green hill overlooking the city and ocean the indoor non air-conditioned concrete gymnasium/meeting hall in 60% humidity, was of no distraction.
We visited each classroom and were excited to meet the Jamaican deaf students as were they to meet us and looking forward to their day tomorrow. The kids communicate in both ASL & JSL and many of the students come from Signed English backgrounds with Creole or English spoken in the home. This made the clinic instruction easier. >> more
FINAL RESULTS -
1st 2010 U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships
Lublin, Poland - 3 July 2010
STANDING - MEN:
Gold - UNITED STATES
Sliver - LITHUANIA
Bronze - VENEZUELA
04. - ISRAEL
05. - UKRAINE
06. - POLAND
07. - TURKEY
08. - RUSSIA
09. - CANADA
10. - GREAT BRITAIN
11. - ESTONIA
12. - SWEDEN
STANDING - WOMEN:
Gold - UNITED STATES
Sliver - LITHUANIA
Bronze - RUSSIA
04. - SWEDEN
05. - BELARUS
06. - POLAND
07. - UKRAINE
08. - IRELAND
Check out the other DIBF's U21 video clips available to view:
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On behalf of DIBF Central Board along with FIBA and ICSD, we would like to congratulates to 2010 U21 USA Deaf Men and Women teams on winning the first Gold of the U21 WorldChampionships. DIBF also wish to express a big thank you to host organisers of the championships - PFSN for their excellent hard work in less than a year to organise.
1st 2010 U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships
Lublin, Poland - 25 June - 3 July 2010
On behalf of Polish Deaf Sports Federation (PFSN), ICSD and the DIBF, we wish to welcome you to the first ever U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships in Lublin, Poland.
20 national men and women teams from all over the world are participating in this unique world championship for deaf youth basketball. They are managed by experts - the Polish Organising Committee, officials, and a large team of local volunteers all of whom experienced managing the successful 2nd DIBF U20 European Deaf Basketball Championships exactly 12 months ago.
Every game will be officiated by licensed DIBF International Deaf Referees, FIBA and local experienced referees to ensure a high standard quality of deaf basketball.
List of Deaf Referees to officiate:
Chara Grammatoglou (GRE)
Toni Koutsoumaris (GRE)
Fabio Scarpa (ITA)
Per Pilstrom (SWE)
There will be FIBA Active referees and experienced local referees who will be working together.
Read the foreword message from the DIBF President - Lyndon Borrow regarding this championship:
"On behalf of the International governing body for deaf basketball, I would like to convey my greetings and best wishes to participants, organisers, and Polish Deaf Sports Federation for the 1st U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships to be held from 25 June to 3 July 2010, in a great city of Lublin, Poland..."more >>
Official U21 World Championships website:
Visit the official U21 World Championships website for up to date news, results, teams in groups, multimedia and more - www.dibf.org/u21
2nd DIBF International Deaf Referee Clinic - Information pack and registration form 14 - 18 July 2010
We are pleased to invite elite deaf referees to our DIBF 2nd International Deaf Basketball Referee Clinic to be held at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, USA.
This will be an excellent facility for high-grade experienced and elite international deaf referees to undertake the extensive four days referee clinic lead by DIBF and FIBA lecturers and officials.
At the end of the clinic, a selection of deaf referees will be chosen after extensive update training, assessment and evaluation of high standards, and they will be awarded the DIBF International Referee Licence. This will qualify the participant to officiate at international deaf basketball games around the world, such as regional and world deaf basketball championships, and the Deaflympic Games. In addition, at certain deaf basketball games, the participant will be able to work alongside active FIBA International referees.
Poland will host the 2010 U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships for Men and Women between 25 June and 3 July 2010. The championships is jointly organised by the Polish Deaf Sports Federation, 2010 Organising Committee and DIBF/ICSD.
12th International Deaf Veteran Men Basketball Tournament 3 - 5 June 2010
The 12th International Deaf Veteran Men Basketball Tournament will take place in Riga, Latvia on 3-5 June 2010.
This is a special basketball tournament for veteran deaf men with age 35 or above.
This is to be hosted by Riga Sports Club for the Deaf who are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of their club.
Already 12 deaf basketball clubs have been registered to play as follows:
7th Arizona Desert Fire & Pueblo Optimist Youth Basketball Camp Riverside, California, USA - July 6th-10th 2010
The Arizona Desert Fire (AZDF) Youth Basketball Camp is in its seventh year of helping deaf players to develop to their highest level. This program is geared for serious deaf players 9-18 years old. This camp uses a unique combination of exposure, competition, and instruction utilizing the AZDF phase 2-5 curriculum. The best deaf players in the world have utilized the traditional program to give them the skills and preparation they needed to excel at the next level. AZDF breaks down every session into three leagues to match players with their appropriate level of competition.
All deaf youth players are welcome to apply - first in, first served.
New ICSD Basketball Technical Director February 2010
DIBF Central Board wish to congratulates one of the DIBF representative, Mr Jurgen Endress on his successful appointment to ICSD Technical Director (TD) for Basketball. This TD role are responsible in overseeing the program, administration, doping and act as commissioner for deaf basketball in the summer Deaflympic Games.
DIBF will be working closely with Jurgen Endress and to support his new role as ICSD TD in Basketball.
New DIBF Europe Zone representatives December 2009
DIBF Central Board would like to officially welcome the representatives and board members of the new sub-organisation - DIBF Europe. The new representatives are Mr Jurgen Endress of Germany and Mr Ramas Rentelis of United Kingdom.
One of their first roles are to form the appropriate structure of the new DIBF Europe organisation and to conduct their duties for deaf basketball events in the Europe-wide such as receiving bids and inspections for 2nd DIBF EuroCup tournament, 2013 U21 European Championships, deaf referee programs, safeguarding the DIBF-EDSO Memorandum of Understanding and more.
They are the first of four different zones to be established across different regions of the globe over the next 24 months.
On behalf of DIBF Central Board, our congratulations and best wishes to Jurgen and Ramas in their new role.
Updated calendar of events:
13th International Deaf Veterans Basketball Club Tournament
3rd World Deaf Basketball Championships
16 - 24 Sept
3rd DIBF EuroCup
1st DIBF Asia-Pacific Cup
14th International Deaf Veterans Basketball Club Tournament
31 May - 2 Jun
6th Women & 10th Men European Deaf Basketball Championships
3rd DIBF U20 European Deaf Basketball Championships
4th DIBF EuroCup
2nd DIBF Asia-Pacific Cup
15th International Deaf Veterans Basketball Club Tournament
4th DIBF U20 European Deaf Basketball Championships
23rd Deaflympic Games
5th DIBF EuroCup
3rd DIBF Asia-Pacific Cup
16th International Deaf Veterans Basketball Club Tournament
2nd U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships
1st DIBF Americas Cup
3rd DIBF International Deaf Referee Clinic
6th DIBF EuroCup
News - archive:
EDSO & DIBF Memorandum of Understanding Signed & sealed on 27 November 2009
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement between EDSO and DIBF has been signed by the Presidents on 27 November 2009 and shall remain in effect for the duration of 24 months - until 26/11/2011 at which time the agreement will be reviewed.
They have discussed on the questions of each role on the organisation of basketball and agree to co-operate in the provision, exchange of information, support deaf youth and referee developments, and managing the events of deaf basketball in Europe.
DIBF and EDSO look forward to sustainable European deaf basketball growth in the foreseeable future.
2nd DIBF International Deaf Referee Clinic 14 - 18 July 2010
The 2nd DIBF International Deaf Referee clinic will be held at Gallaudet University, Washington, USA. This clinic will be conducted by two experienced FIBA international referees appointed by Lubomir Kotleba - FIBA Sport Director. Only experienced deaf referees with licence for hearing basketball of not lower than third/fourth division will be allowed to participate. Please, inform other deaf referees in your country about this opportunity. The clinic will be divided into two "classes": First Class for those attending first time and Advanced Class for those who already stay in possession of DIBF International Referee Licence.
Accommodation: Galludet University dormitory. Price: $12 USD per person/night in double occupancy + $10 USD in administration fee to be paid once. Meals are not included but three meals at the dormitory will cost $31 USD. There will be more and other alternatives for meals. There will be a possibility to arrive earlier than 14 July or stay a longer period for the same accommodation price for those who so wish.
More information about exact program and schedule will be distributed later during April-May 2010.
1st U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships 26 June - 3 July 2010
A new website have been launched for the U21 World Deaf Basketball Championships to be held in Lublin, Poland - a first-ever youth world championships for the deaf. Full information, news, venues, and more.
For latest daily results and update of the Deaflympic Games basketball - please visit their website - www.2009deaflympics.org
2009 DIBF Conference - Taipei, Taiwan 6 September 2009
DIBF will be conducting 2009 Conference to be held in Sheraton Hotel, Taipei, Taiwan during the 21st Deaflympic Games. Agenda and reports have been sent to member countries who are attending to the conference. Observers are welcome.
DIBF International Deaf Referees to officiate at 21st Deaflympics Games basketball 5 - 17 September 2009
There will be three deaf accredited DIBF International Referees who will be working alongside with FIBA referees officiating the Deaflympics basketball games. The deaf referees are Fabio Scarpa (Italy), Chara Grammatoglou (Greece), and Hsin-dar Lee (Taiwan).
The international DIBF and FIBA referees will be attending to FIBA Referee clinic on 5 September in Taipei, Taiwan - a day before the Deaflympics basketball starts. FIBA Commissioner Mr Viliam Koller from Slovakia who was chosen by Mr Lubomir Kotleba - FIBA Sport Director to run the FIBA Referees clinic which is important for preparation of refereeing the basketball games.
1st DIBF EuroCup - London, UK 6 - 8 November 2009
Deaf Basketball United Kingdom (DBUK) will be hosting the first-ever "DIBF EuroCup" deaf basketball clubs tournament to be held in London on 6 to 8 November 2009.
The DIBF EuroCup will then occur annually in each city around Europe and it is designate for local deaf basketball club level and this event runs on lower scale and smaller budget in order to have effective yearly clubs tournaments.
For more information and team registration, et cetera - visit the DBUK website - www.dbuk.org(DIBF EuroCup page on DBUK website is still under development - to be made available soon).
2011 WDBC - 2nd Assessment and inspection at Palermo, Sicily, Italy 17 - 19 July 2009
DIBF Secretary General - Kjell Gunna have visited to Palermo and undertook second assessment and inspection with the organisers of the DIBF World Deaf Basketball Championships. Kjell have produced the report and send to member countries - all are in excellent order.
2010 U21 World Championships is now to be held in Lublin, Poland June 2010
DIBF have awarded the bid to PFSN (Polish Deaf Sports Federation) in Lublin, Poland to host the 2010 U21 World Championships.
PFSN was successful in hosting the recent 2009 U20 European Deaf Basketball Championships in which Turkey men and Sweden women have won. Sweden was originally to host the 2010 U21 world championship but had to give away due to Swedish Royal family wedding happening around the same time making financially impossible and lack of support.
DIBF wish to greatly appreciate to PFSN, their Polish government and sports organisations for accepting to host the 2010 U21 World Championships in such a short notice and we have the full confidence of their management and preparation in which DIBF will oversees in the next 10 months.
** UPDATE - 01/02/2009 **
2009 DIBF U20 European Deaf Basketball Championships Lublin, Poland - 22-27 June 2009
Due to financial crisis in Europe, DIBF has wavered the sanction fee. This means there will be no fee for each players and officials attending to this U20 Championships.
Team entry fee:
Likewise due to financial crisis, DIBF has reduced the team entry fee by 50% - $75 USD per team and this can be paid upon arrival at Lublin, Poland. This is due to our obligations towards arrangers.
Team and Players registration form:
Form for players list including birth date and ICSD audiogram check must be completed and sent in no later than 27 March - 27/03/2009 - Download for Players list form.
Hotel / Accommodation reservation:
The hotel / accommodation reservation must be made no later than 22 April - 22/04/2009. The cost of accommodation is minimum of $60 USD per person for 3 Star Hotel Victoria and minimum of $30 USD per person for Deaf Boarding House. Download here for reservation form.
Website of 2nd DIBF U20 European Deaf Basketball Championships: The Polish arrangers have developed a new website especially for the championships - you will find some information already in place and more will be added prior to and during the championships - see the website: www.u20.em-basketball2009.pl
2009 DIBF U20 European Deaf Basketball Championships (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE)
Lublin, Poland - 22-27 June 2009
DIBF announces that Polish Deaf Sports Federation will arrange the 2nd DIBF U20 European Championships
$60-65 USD per person / per night, maximally $75 USD per person / per night. The participating fee depends on number of participating countries: The more countries the cheaper. The participation fee include accommodation in double-rooms in 3-4 star hotel, breakfast and lunch/dinner, local transports in Lublin and farewell party. You only need to add your travel to Lublin.
Gender and age limits:
Boys and girls, born during 1988 or later.
Preliminary entry with entry fee:
1 January 2009. Forms to be sent out shortly. Preliminary entry fee $150 USD per team to be paid according to prel. entry form to later be sent out. Not to be paid back in case of withdrawal.
1 March 2009. Forms to be sent out shortly
You are most welcome with entry to these Championships. The DIBF is well aware of that Deaflympic Games are in September later this year, but nevertheless it should be easy for you to obtain more money for youth activities. The Governments really like and support youth activities. Please, try this way.
DIBF Central Board meeting
Palermo, Italy - 7-9 November 2008
DIBF Central Board is having annual Central Board meeting to be held in Palermo, Italy - the same location as the 2011 World Deaf Basketball Championships.
DIBF Central Board will have special arrangements with FISS / LIPS - Italian Deaf Sports Federation and Italian Deaf Basketball Federation to launch a new logo for the 2011 World Deaf Basketball Championships, to held a press conference, re-visit basketball venues and hotels, meeting with organisers of 2011 WDBC as well as key people including FIBA representatives. Report will be produced on this website at later date.
ICSD Extraordinary Congress
Bratislava, Slovakia - 11-13 September 2008
International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) will be holding an Extraordinary Congress to be held in Bratislava, Slovakia - just day after the conclusion of EDSO Congress. The President of DIBF - Lyndon Borrow will be officially attending at the expense of DIBF.
The ICSD Extraordinary Congress will be mainly to converse about the Deaf Sports Reform on revised draft from the Deaf Sports Reform Symposium held in Zagreb, Croatia in July 2007. The aims is to restructure the ICSD into International Deaflympic Committee (IDC) and to form the Deaflympic Branch, World Sports Branch and Youth Sports Branch in order to increase the standard of deaf sports around the world.
5th Women & 9th Men European Deaf Basketball Championships
Bamberg, Germany - 20-28 June 2008
Deutsche Gehorlosen-Sportverband (German Deaf Sports Association) are hosting the 2008 European Deaf Basketball Championships to be held in Bamberg, Germany. There are 14 countries made in the final entry, see group listing as follows:
BLR, ESP, GER, GRE, ISR, ITA, LAT, LTU, RUS, SLO, TUR, UKR
Official website of the 2007 World Deaf Basketball Championships for men and women launched - Guangzhou,China
DIBF would like to announce the launching of www.wdbc2007.org, the official website for the 2nd World Deaf Basketball Championships that will take place in the Guangzhou, China, from 22nd June to 30th June 2007.
www.wdbc2007.org includes all-event related information on this international Deaf basketball championships for men and women and will feature daily results with photos itself, and during the finals on 30th June, a live television will be broadcasted via online by DeafNation.
Basketball photos are available online by Hans Rimberg of www.Deafbasketball.se
High quality photos are added and updated on gallery daily from this world Deaf basketball championships. They are available for purchase online - please visit this website: www.deafbasketball.se
2nd World Deaf Basketball Championships
22 - 30 June 2007 in Guangzhou, China
The DIBF is pleased to announce the official draw of fixtures for World Championships which was made on 10 March 2007 in Guangzhou, China along with two DIBF Central Board members, Organising Committee and some countries observers.
DIBF first International deaf referee clinic - a tremendous success
16 - 18 March 2007
The first, in all deaf sports history at all, deaf basketball referee clinic in Stockholm, Sweden gathered a sum of 11 deaf referees from Europe, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand and USA and was a real hit. The Deaf International Basketball Federation, DIBF, called for this clinic and arranged it together with Stockholm Basketball Association and FIBA. The participants all hold referee licences of different levels from their home countries. >> more>
1st U20 European Championships of the Deaf in basketball
5-8 October 2006 - Stockholm, Sweden.
Official results and awards report now available to download (PDF):
DIBF International Deaf Youth Basketball Camp in Nairobi, Kenya
19 - 25 February 2007
The DIBF is planning to arrange the first International Deaf Youth Basketball Camp in Africa to be arranged in Nairobi, Kenya. All details are not clear yet but participation with five girls and five boys of age 14 - 18 year plus 2 leaders from each country participated in the clinic/seminar in February 2007 is expected. Altogether the DIBF count of about 50-60 participants. The Camp will be arranged after FIBA model "Basketball Without Borders" and in same style like in Vilnius, Lithuania June 2005.
DIBF Deaf Basketball Coaches clinic/development seminar in Harare, Zimbabwe
23 - 26 November 2006
Postponed until September/October 2007.
Report: DIBF Coaches clinic and development seminar in Manila, Philippines
7 - 10 September 2006
DIBF has conducted a successful coaches clinic and development seminar in Philippines during 7-10 September 2006.
DIBF meeting and consultancy with Polish Deaf Sports Federation and Polish Deaf Basketball clubs
15 October 2005 - Warsaw, Poland DIBF Central Board sent our Secretary-General, Kjell Gunna to Warsaw, Poland to meet the members of Poland Deaf Sports Federation and Polish Deaf Basketball clubs to provide an introduction to DIBF and to give management consultancy and counsel.
Secretary-General has submitted the report of the meeting with photo gallery – click here to view.
DIBF International Deaf Youth Basketball Camp - Report
21 - 26 June 2005 - Vilnius, Lithuania 06/06/2005 In co-operation with the Lithuania Deaf Sports Federation and with economical contribution from the FIBA, the Deaf International Basketball Federation arranged an International Deaf Youth Basketball Camp in Vilnius, Lithuania 21-26 June 2005. Participants were youngsters of age 14-18 years, boys and girls from Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. Conductors of the youth camp were... click here for more.