The R. William Jones Cup (also known as the Jones Cup) is an international basketball tournament held annually since 1977 in Taipei, Taiwan. It was named after Renato William Jones, a basketball promoter and one of the founders of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). Like the Summer Olympics and the FIBA World Championship, it has both men's and women's version, both dominated by American teams since the beginning. It also invites professional club teams, collegiate teams, and national teams from around the world, although the participants are mainly from the Asian and the North American regions.
In 2003, due to the SARS epidemic in Asia, the tournament was cancelled but resumed the following year.
... the Philippines in the upcoming Asian Games after winning the PBA All-Filipino Cup Conference championship ... FIBA President Gonzalo Puyat II along with FIBA's founding father Renato William Jones and 14 others were awarded with the FIBA Order of Merit ... - The Philippine Centennial Team captured the 21st William Jones Cup tournament after beating Chinese Taipei, 82-72, in the finals ...
... Jordan became the first West Asia team to win the Jones Cup after posting a 7–2 record in the tournament to beat Lebanon and the Philippines ... Jordan is also willing to win the Arab cup this year after they won the King Abdullah Championship ...
... place 2002 Asian Games, 4th place 2005 William Jones Cup, 3rd place (Bronze) 2005 Brunei Cup champions 2006 Philippines-Lebanon Basketball Series 2006 ...
Famous quotes containing the words cup and/or jones:
“I worked as a waitress till I was fired because I dumped a cup of hot coffee in the lap of a half-drunk guy who was pinching my butt.”
—Juli Loesch (b. c. 1953)
“There used to be two kinds of kisses. First when girls were kissed and deserted; second, when they were engaged. Now theres a third kind, where the man is kissed and deserted. If Mr. Jones of the nineties bragged hed kissed a girl, everyone knew he was through with her. If Mr. Jones of 1919 brags the same everyone knows its because he cant kiss her any more. Given a decent start any girl can beat a man nowadays.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald (18961940)