Artland Dragons

The Artland Dragons are a German basketball team from Quakenbruck in Samtgemeinde Artland.


Basketball has a long history in the city Quakenbruck. Having played at Artland Gymnasium in Quakenbruck basketball, a basketball department was established in 1955 when QTSV. In the 1970s, the first men's team reach the first sporting successes. On the one hand rose to the second basketball league and the other one fought to the knockout phase of the DBB Cup. The 2nd Bundesliga could be held for three seasons. During this time, the league games had to be discharged due to lack of regular fair hall in Essen (Oldenburg ).

Longtime major sponsor of the National Basketball League team Artland Dragons or the sport of basketball in Quakenbruck and one of the key initiators of the basketball enthusiasm in Quakenbruck is Günter Kollmann, former national basketball player (for the BBL Clubs ATV Dusseldorf and VfL Osnabrück) and entrepreneurs in the textile industry.

In the eighties it was possible the QTSV to provide continuous by youth work course for the Bundesliga:

Their most notable achievement reached the Dragons in their rise seasons 1995/96 and 2002/ 03, when they finished the league games without defeat.

Results by the rise in the first basketball league:

  • 2003/2004: 9th place in the main round
  • 2004/2005: 5th place in the main round, participation in the play-offs
  • 2005/2006: 5th place in the main round, participation in the play-offs
  • 2006/2007: 8th place in the main round, participation in the play-offs, runners, Vice Cup Winners
  • 2007/2008: 2nd place in the main round, participation in the play-offs, Cup Winners
  • 2008/2009: 9th place in the main round
  • 2009/2010: 9th place in the main round
  • 2010/2011: 4th place in the main round, participation in the play-offs
  • 2011/2012: 4th place in the main round, participation in the play-offs
  • 2012/2013: 6th place in the main round, participation in the play-offs

BBL Cup:

  • 2003/2004, the Dragons came up in the first round of the BBL Cup, where they were defeated by the polar bears Bremerhaven 91:84.
  • 2004/2005 eliminated the Dragons in the quarter-finals of the BBL Cup with 67:85 against Walter Tigers Tübingen.
  • 2005/2006 for the first time the Dragons reached the Top Four semi-final of the BBL Cup and earned fourth place.
  • 2006/2007 were the Dragons for the first time in the final of Top Four and lost with just 58:60 against the Rhein Energie Cologne.
  • 2007/2008 they won the BBL Cup by a 74:60 against EnBW Ludwigsburg.
  • 2008/2009 they could not defend the title since it the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig was defeated in the second round with 79:85.
  • 2009/2010, the Dragons could not qualify for the BBL Cup since the 2009/2010 season, only the first six of the first round of the BBL Cup are qualified.
  • 2010/2011 reached the Dragons the top -Four semi-final and won the 3rd place match against the German Bank Skyliners with a 90:56.
  • 2011/2012 they divorced after a 79:65 against Brose Baskets Bamberg in the qualifying round for the Top Four tournament.
  • 2012/2013 reached the Dragons the top -Four semi-final and were ranked number 4 after defeats against ratiopharm Ulm and FC Bayern Munich.

European Cup:

  • 2007/2008 reached the Artland Dragons as the only German team the knockout stages of the ULEB Cup.
  • 2008/2009 they came to the last 16 of the new Euro Cup.
  • 2009/2010 attracted the Dragons one to in the Round of 16 of the Euro Challenge.
  • 2010/2011, the Artland Dragons failed to qualify for the main round of the Euro Challenge, as they lost to return game against ETHA Encomi Nicosia.
  • 2011/2012 they came to the quarter-final playoffs of the Euro Challenge, retired from there but after two defeats against Beşiktaş Milangaz.
  • 2012/2013 came the Artland Dragons do not have the group stage of Euro Cups addition.
  • 2013/2014 eliminated the Artland Dragons as fifth in the group stage of Euro Cups from.


Squad 2013/14

Departures 2013/14

Additions 2013/14

  • Kenneth Frease ( Walter Tigers Tuebingen )
  • Bastian Doreth (Bayern Munich )
  • Brandon Thomas (Bayern Munich )
  • David Holston ( Mersin BSB / Turkey)
  • Michael Wenzl (BG 74 Göttingen)
  • Chad Topper (Basket Zaragoza 2002/Spanien )
  • Lawrence Hill ( Hapoel Holon / Israel)
  • Antonio Graves (Pistoia Basket 2000/Italien )

Youth work

The youth department of the Artland Dragons are the Young Dragons, each with a NBBL and JBBL team. There is also a partnership with the local club TSV Quakenbruck.


The fanclub of the Artland Dragons is called " Dragon Fire" and the current venue is the Artland Arena with seating for 3,000.


From the new regional Osnabrück newspaper the Dragons have received much attention, nationally However, this is only hesitantly since the play-off participation in the case in 2007. Osnabrück citizens transmitter osradio 104.8 regularly reports for years about home games and is occasionally also represented at away games. By the Cup victory in 2008, the team was able to establish itself further in the media. Since the 2009/2010 season Live broadcasts will be shown on Sport 1 regularly. In addition, publishes the monthly newspaper INSIDER Osnabrück since 2010 in each issue a special page to the regional professional basketball, where the Artland Dragons play the biggest thematic role.