BBL Championship & Playoffs

Eagles celebrate winning a record sixth BBL Championship title last season.

 

The BBL Championship is the BBL's flagship competition and determines the top team in British basketball over a 36-game regular season campaign.

The thirteen clubs met one another on three occasions in the league competition – once at home, once away, and once home or away (alternating each season). Teams were awarded two points for a win in league games and the team with the most points at the end of the season is crowned BBL Champions.

In the case of a tie, the head-to-head record between the sides concerned was taken into account.  In the case of a tie between multiple teams where this does not break the tie, it was then determined by the points difference in the games between the teams.

The defending champions are the Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, who won a record sixth title in the 2013-14 season, narrowly beating One Health Sharks Sheffield and Worcester Wolves into second and third.

With the regular season completed, the top eight teams in the BBL Championship table will progress to the season finale: the BBL Championship Play-offs. The draw for the playoffs is as follows: 1st vs. 8th, 2nd vs. 7th, 3rd vs. 6th, 4th vs. 5th.

The teams play each other home and away in the quarter-final round, which will take place on or around the weekend of 24th-26th April, with the winners determined by the aggregate scores over the two legs. The winners of these games then reach the Semi Finals with the highest remaining seed (highest league placing) facing the lowest seed in one semi final and the other two quarter final winners meeting in the other semi final. As with the Quarters, the semi final round is held over two legs (on or around the weekend of 1st-3rd May) with the winners once again determined by the aggregate scorers over the two legs.

The winners in the semi finals progress to the BBL Championship Play-off Final which is the grand showpiece of the basketball season, taking place on Sunday 10th May 2014 at The O2.

Last season Worcester Wolves claimed the play-off crown for the first time, led by an MVP performance from Zaire Taylor as they defeated Esh Group Eagles Newcastle in the final.

The BBL Championship and Play-offs feature the Molten GG7, the Official Basketball of the BBL, which is also used across a variety of European leagues and international competitions.

For information about previous seasons, click here

Worcester Wolves after winning their first ever BBL Play-off Final last season