The 9th European Basketball Championship of Men ( officially: Euro Basket 1955) was held from 7 to 19 June 1955 in Budapest. European champion hosts Hungary, Silver went to Czechoslovakia. The USSR missed in its fourth European Championships gold for the first time and this time had to settle for bronze.
- 2.1 Group 1
- 2.2 Group 2
- 3.1 number 17 and 18
- 3.2 Place 13 to 16
- 3.3 Place 9 to 12
The preliminary round was played in four groups of five twice and twice four teams. The winner of the match was awarded two points, the loser one point. Stand a game at the end of regulation time draw, so there was extension. In case of equality, the direct comparison decided against each other.
The two first and second position in their group were set for the final round and had 8 place already secure. The remaining teams played in the placement rounds for the 9 EM- space.
Placement Round I
All teams that had missed in their preliminary round group the top two spots for the next round, played in two groups of the places 9-18. This rank one and two were necessary in order to subsequently participate in the Games at position 9 can. The third and fourth rank of each group entitled to the game participation to 13th place, while the two last placed fifth and so had to contest a play-off for 17th place.
Placement Round II
Number 17 and 18
The last placed in each of the two groups from the placement round I played for EM- 17th place
Place 13 to 16
The respective third and fourth placed teams from the two groups from the placement round I played for EM- 13 course was played in KO system via cross against an opponent from the other group.
The first two parameters in each of the two groups from the placement round I played for EM- 9 Played place was a knock- on cross against an opponent from the other group.
Both first-and second-placed each preliminary round group played in a single group for the European title. This was awarded to the winner of the final round, decided the further order of the places 2-8. So was the runner- EM- silver, third-placed European Championship bronze etc..
- Number of Games: 89
- Number of points scored: 11,310