Final Weekend Permutations

The fate of the BBL Championship title is still to be decided heading into the final weekend of the 2018-19 regular season along with three spots in the benecos BBL Play-Offs.

LONDON LIONS (25-6)

  • WILL win the title with either one win OR a Riders loss on Friday.
  • Guaranteed a top two finish.
  • Qualified for the benecos BBL Play-Offs
  • Qualified for the 2019 British Basketball All-Stars Championship

Remaining fixtures:
Fri 26 Apr v Newcastle (A) 7:30pm
Sun 28 Apr v Leicester (H) 4pm

LEICESTER RIDERS (23-8)

  • WILL win the title with two wins AND a Lions loss on Friday.
  • Guaranteed a top two finish.
  • Qualified for the benecos BBL Play-Offs
  • Qualified for the 2019 British Basketball All-Stars Championship

Remaining fixtures:
Fri 26 Apr v Surrey (H) 7:30pm
Sun 28 Apr v London (A) 4pm

ESH GROUP EAGLES NEWCASTLE (21-10)

  • WILL finish 3rd.
  • Qualified for the benecos BBL Play-Offs
  • Qualified for the 2019 British Basketball All-Stars Championship

Remaining fixtures:
Thu 25 Apr v Sheffield (A) 7:30pm
Fri 26 Apr v London (H) 7:30pm

UPDATE: 21-11 | Newcastle fell to defeat in Sheffield ahead of their final home game of the regular season, on Friday.

How the top 3 can still finish the season
How the season can play out to decide 4th-10th

RADISSON RED GLASGOW ROCKS (17-14)

  • ONE win secures a top five finish, two wins AND a Royals loss = 4th
  • CAN still finish 8th in a five-way tie on 17-16
  • Qualified for the benecos BBL Play-Offs

Remaining fixtures:
Fri 26 Apr v Worcester (A) 7:30pm
Sun 28 Apr v Plymouth (H) 5pm

LONDON CITY ROYALS (17-14)

  • WILL finish 4th with two wins OR one win + a Rocks loss
  • ONE win secures a top five finish
  • CAN still finish 8th in a four-way tie on 17-16 (excluding Rocks)
  • Qualified for the benecos BBL Play-Offs

Remaining fixtures:
Thu 25 Apr v Cheshire (H) 7:30pm
Fri 26 Apr v Bristol (A) 7:30pm

UPDATE: 17-15 | A loss to Cheshire on Thursday has taken fourth place out of their hands, but a win against Bristol will lock down a top-five finish.

PLYMOUTH RAIDERS (16-16)

  • WILL finish in the top eight with a win OR a loss for Sharks on Thursday
  • CAN still finish 4th with a win AND two losses for Rocks & Royals
  • WILL finish 9th in any tie with Flyers AND/OR Flyers/Phoenix

Remaining fixtures:
Sun 28 Apr v Glasgow (A) 5pm

UPDATE: With Sheffield’s win on Thursday, the Raiders are still ONE result away, either a win OR Flyers loss.

DBL SHARKS SHEFFIELD (16-16)

  • WILL make the benecos BBL Play-Offs with a win on Thursday or Phoenix loss
  • WILL finish in the top seven with a win
  • CAN still finish 9th in a two-way tie with Flyers
  • CAN still finish as high as 5th in possible five-way tie

Remaining fixtures:
Thu 25 Apr v Newcastle (H) 7:30pm

UPDATE: 17-16 | A win against Newcastle on Thursday secured qualification for the benecos BBL Play-Offs AND British Basketball All-Stars Championship.

CHESHIRE PHOENIX (15-16)

  • Two wins guarantee a finish in the top eight OR two losses for Flyers
  • CAN still finish as high as 5th
  • WILL finish 9th in any tie with Flyers OR two losses plus at least one win for Flyers

Remaining fixtures:
Thu 25 Apr v London City (A) 7:30pm
Sun 28 Apr v Worcester (H) 5:30pm

UPDATE: 16-16 | Victory on Thursday means Phoenix are ONE result away, either a win OR loss for Flyers

BRISTOL FLYERS (14-17)

  • NEED at least one win unless Phoenix win
  • CAN finish as high as 6th and as low as 10th with two losses
  • TWO wins plus either Sharks loss or Raiders loss = qualification

Remaining fixtures:
Fri 26 Apr v London City (H) 7:30pm
Sun 28 Apr v Surrey (A) 2pm

UPDATE: Must win BOTH games AND hope either Phoenix OR Raiders lose. Can finish as high as 7th.

MANCHESTER GIANTS (14-19)

  • WILL finish in 10th with any Flyers win
  • WILL finish 9th if Flyers lose both games
  • Cannot qualify for the benecos BBL Play-Offs

SURREY SCORCHERS (5-26)

  • NEED to better Wolves’ results in final two
  • Qualified for the 2019 British Basketball All-Stars Championship as defending champions

Remaining fixtures:
Fri 26 Apr v Leicester (A) 7:30pm
Sun 28 Apr v Bristol (H) 2pm

WORCESTER WOLVES (5-26)

  • WILL finish 11th if they match or better Scorchers’ final two results

Remaining fixtures:
Fri 26 Apr v Glasgow (H) 7:30pm
Sun 28 Apr v Cheshire (A) 5:30pm

Possible Head-to-Head Scenarios

For 1st place: Leicester 2-1 London*
For 4th place: London City 2-1 Glasgow
For 4th place: Plymouth 6-3 / Cheshire 5-4 / Glasgow 4-5 / London City 3-6*
For 4th place: Plymouth 5-1 / London City 3-3 / Glasgow 1-5*
For 4th place: Plymouth 8-4 / Sheffield 7-5 / Cheshire 6-6 / London City 5-7 / Glasgow 4-8*
For 5th place: Cheshire 3-0 London City*
For 5th place: Cheshire 5-1 / Plymouth 3-3 / London City 1-5*
For 5th place: Plymouth 4-2 / Glasgow 3-3 / Cheshire 2-4*
For 5th place: Plymouth 3-0 Glasgow*
For 6th place: Cheshire 2-1 Plymouth
For 6th place: Plymouth 3-3 (+41) / Sheffield 3-3 (-9) / Cheshire (-32)
For 6th place: Bristol 6-3 / Plymouth 4-5 (+18) / Sheffield 4-5 (-22) / Cheshire 4-5 (-45)
For 6th/7th place: Plymouth 2-1 Sheffield
For 7th place: Sheffield 2-1 Cheshire
For 7th place: Bristol 4-2 / Sheffield 3-3 / Cheshire 2-4
For 7th place: Bristol 4-2 / Plymouth 3-3 / Sheffield 2-4
For 8th place: Bristol 2-1 Cheshire
For 8th place: Bristol 2-1 Sheffield
For 9th place: Manchester 2-1 Bristol
For 11th place: Worcester 2-1 Surrey

*based on hypothetical wins in the H2H, which are necessary for the tie to occur.