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Posted Thursday, August 27th 2020

BBL announce start date for 2020/21 season

Bristol Flyers will begin their competitive 2020/21 season on the weekend of October 2nd (date to be confirmed).

Coach Kapoulas' side will commence the 2020/21 season with the opening rounds of the BBL Cup competition, as Flyers look to return to the Cup Final in January 2021.

The British Basketball League (BBL) has also revealed a change of format for the new season, in light of COVID-19 implications.

The 2020/21 BBL Cup has seen a significant change, which will see teams split into three groups rather than two, with the bottom placed team from each group being eliminated before the knockout stage

The full 2020/21 fixture list will be revealed at a later stage.

KEY POINTS

  • BBL Cup group stage to consist of three groups followed by knockout
  • Teams will play each other three times during the BBL Championship regular season.
  • The BBL Trophy will remain a straight knockout competition, involving all BBL clubs + five invited teams
  • BBL play-offs to revert to two legged quarter and semi-finals with a single leg Final at a neutral venue

2020/21 BBL CUP

BBL clubs will be split into three groups in the new format of the BBL Cup.

Teams will play each other home and away, with the bottom team from each group eliminated.

The BBL Cup Quarter-Finals will be a single leg elimination, before a two-legged semi-final and a single leg Final at a neutral venue.


2020/21 BBL TROPHY

The format for the 2020/21 BBL Trophy remains an unchanged straight knockout competition, involving all the BBL clubs and five invited teams from outside the league.

First Round - 16 teams straight knockout

Quarter-Final - Single leg ties

Semi-Final -Two-legged ties

Final - Single leg at neutral venue


2020/21 BBL PLAY-OFFS

The format for thew 2020/21 play-offs will revert back to a two-legged quarter and semi-final before a single leg final at a neutral venue.

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