Israeli Basketball League Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020 Israeli Basketball League Cup
SportBasketball
Founded2006
Inaugural season2006
No. of teams8
CountryIsrael Israel
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
Maccabi Tel Aviv
(8th title)
Most titlesMaccabi Tel Aviv
(8 titles)
Related
competitions
Super League
State Cup

The Israeli Basketball League Cup is a pre-season professional basketball tournament that is contested between clubs. It has been held in Israel since 2006. It is held during the week before the start of the Israeli Premier League season. The Israeli League Cup tournament is currently sponsored by Pais Lotto, and therefore it is officially known as the Chance Cup. Previously, the tournament was sponsored by the Toto Winner Organization, and it was known as the Winner Cup, from 2006 to 2009. In 2010, it had no sponsor, and therefore the tournament was named Basketball League Cup.

Competition system

The top eight teams of the previous season's Israeli Premier League compete in this tournament. The tournament uses the knockout system. The teams are scheduled according to their positions in Israel's Premier League.

Finals

Key
(X) Number of times the event is held in this city or venue
MVP Tournament Most Valuable Player award usually given
to the best player on the winning team
Year Winner(s) Score Runners-up Venue Location MVP
2006 Ironi Ashkelon 79–73 Maccabi Rishon LeZion Malha Arena Jerusalem Israel Guy Kantor[a]
2007 Maccabi Tel Aviv 93–74 Hapoel Jerusalem Malha Arena (2) Jerusalem (2) Israel David Blu
2008 Hapoel Jerusalem 84–69 Ironi Nahariya Malha Arena[b] (3) Jerusalem (3) United States Timmy Bowers
2009 Hapoel Jerusalem 86–80 Maccabi Tel Aviv Malha Arena (4) Jerusalem (4) United States Tre Simmons
2010 Maccabi Tel Aviv 87–77 Hapoel Jerusalem Malha Arena (5) Jerusalem (5) United States Jeremy Pargo
2011 Maccabi Tel Aviv 78–74 Hapoel Holon Malha Arena (6) Jerusalem (6) Israel Lior Eliyahu
2012 Maccabi Tel Aviv 75–65 Maccabi Ashdod Romema Arena[c] Haifa United States David Logan
2013 Maccabi Tel Aviv 88–77 Hapoel Jerusalem Beit Maccabi[d] Rishon LeZion Israel Sylven Landesberg
2014 Hapoel Jerusalem 81–78 Maccabi Tel Aviv Jerusalem Arena Jerusalem (7) Israel Yotam Halperin
2015 Maccabi Tel Aviv 87–80 Hapoel Eilat Drive in Arena[e] Tel Aviv (2) United States Devin Smith
2016 Hapoel Jerusalem 77–62 Maccabi Tel Aviv Ein Sara Sport Hall Nahariya United States Curtis Jerrells
2017 Maccabi Tel Aviv 93–79 Ironi Nahariya Toto Hall Holon Israel John DiBartolomeo
2018 Maccabi Rishon LeZion 78–66 Hapoel Be'er Sheva Beit Maccabi Rishon LeZion United States Cameron Long
2019 Hapoel Jerusalem 84–83 Maccabi Tel Aviv Toto Hall Holon Nigeria Suleiman Braimoh
2020 Maccabi Tel Aviv 86–84 Hapoel Holon Drive in Arena (2) Tel Aviv (3) United States Scottie Wilbekin

Performance by club

Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.

Club Winners Runners-up Years won
Maccabi Tel Aviv 8 4 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2020
Hapoel Jerusalem 5 3 2008, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2019
Maccabi Rishon LeZion 1 1 2018
Ironi Ashkelon 2006
Ironi Nahariya 2
Hapoel Holon
Maccabi Ashdod 1
Hapoel Eilat
Hapoel Be'er Sheva

Notes

  1. ^ In 2006, Kantor was named Most Valuable Player even though his team did not win the trophy but finished in second place.
  2. ^ In 2008, several games were also played at the Gan Ner Arena in Gan Ner.
  3. ^ In 2012, two quarter-finals games were played at the Kiryat Ata Hall in Kiryat Ata.
  4. ^ In 2013, several games were played at the Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv.
  5. ^ In 2015, games were also played at the Holon Toto Hall in Holon.