1988 European Promotion Cup for Men

The 1988 European Promotion Cup for Men was the first edition of the European Promotion Cup for Men, today known as European Basketball Championship for Small Countries.

1988 EuroBasket Under-20
-1st FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship
Tournament details
Host nationMalta
Dates14-18 December 1988
(from 1 federations)
(in 1 host city)
Champions Iceland
(1st title)
1990 >



Group Stage

The eight teams were allocated in two groups of four teams each.

     Team advanced to Semifinals
     Team competed in 5th-8th playoffs

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Ireland 3302642016
 Iceland 3212372005
 San Marino 3122332164
 Gibraltar 3031672843
14 December 1988
Ireland 114–59 GibraltarMalta
San Marino 75–83 IcelandMalta
15 December 1988
Ireland 71–68 IcelandMalta
San Marino 84–54 GibraltarMalta
16 December 1988
Iceland 86–54 GibraltarMalta
Ireland 79–74 San MarinoMalta

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA Pts
 Cyprus 3302541876
 Luxembourg 3212762425
 Malta 3122072474
 Wales 3031972583
14 December 1988
Wales 78–105 LuxembourgMalta
Malta 58–86 CyprusMalta
15 December 1988
Cyprus 94–79 LuxembourgMalta
Malta 79–69 WalesMalta
16 December 1988
Wales 50–74 CyprusMalta
Malta 70–92 LuxembourgMalta

Knockout Stage

5th–8th playoffs

PlayoffsFifth place
December 17, Malta
December 18, Malta
 San Marino72
 San Marino82
December 17, Malta
Seventh place
December 18, Malta


December 17, Malta
December 18, Malta
December 17, Malta
Third place
December 18, Malta
 1988 European Promotion Cup 

First title

Final standings

4th  Luxembourg
5th  San Marino
6th  Malta
7th  Gibraltar
8th  Wales


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