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Joel Osborne

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Posted Wednesday, August 1st 2018

Flyers discover BBL Cup and Trophy opponents

Bristol Flyers have discovered their opponents in the opening round of the 2018/19 BBL Cup and Trophy competitions.

Coach Kapoulas’ men will renew their South West rivalry with the Plymouth Raiders away from home in the first round of the Cup, with a home tie against Glasgow Rocks awaiting in the quarter-finals.

A new bracket format has been introduced for the BBL Trophy, which sees Flyers travel to the Plymouth Pavilions once again in the opening round, with the winner facing either Glasgow Rocks or Worcester Wolves.


The 12 teams in the BBL Cup competition will play their opening round games on the weekend commencing Friday, October 26th, whilst the BBL Trophy competition will commence on the weekend beginning Friday, December 21st.

All BBL Cup and Trophy ties will be played over a single leg until the semi-final stage of the competition, which will be an aggregate score across two legs.


BBL CUP OPENING ROUND DRAW

London City Royals v Worcester Wolves
Sheffield Sharks v Cheshire Phoenix 
Plymouth Raiders v Bristol Flyers
Surrey Scorchers v Manchester Giants

BBL CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW

Bristol Flyers or Plymouth Raiders v Glasgow Rocks
Leicester Riders v Newcastle Eagles
London Lions v Worcester Wolves or London City Royals
Cheshire Phoenix or Sheffield Sharks v Manchester Giants or Surrey Scorchers

BBL TROPHY OPENING ROUND DRAW

London Lions v Sheffield Sharks
Cheshire Phoenix v Team Solent Kestrels
Newcastle Eagles v St Mirren West College
Manchester Giants v Leicester Riders
Plymouth Raiders v Bristol Flyers
Glasgow Rocks v Worcester Wolves
Worthing Thunder v Surrey Scorchers
Team Basketball Wales v London City Royals