The 2021-22 BBL season will tip off with the group stages of the Cup.

With the fixture list revealed following Plymouth’s late (re)entry, the campaign will return to its traditional tip-off,  commencing on Friday 24 September 2021 with the Cup group stages, split in into two groups of five split geographically.

North: Cheshire Phoenix, Glasgow Rocks, Manchester Giants, Newcastle Eagles,  Sheffield Sharks
South: Bristol Flyers, Leicester Riders, London Lions, Plymouth, Surrey Scorchers
Each team plays each other team in their group home and away. Only the bottom placed team will be eliminated from each of the groups, with the Quarter Final places determined as follows:
North Winner v South 4th
South Winner v North 4th
North RU v South 3rd
South RU v North 3rd
Quarter Finals (Single Leg) – 12-14 November 2021
Semi-Finals (Open Draw – Two Legged) – 10-12 December 2021
Final – Sunday 30 January 2022, @ Utilita Arena Birmingham
Following the five weeks of Cup games, the BBL Championship will then tip off on Friday 29 October 2021, with each club playing a total of 27 games.
The first Final will take place on Sunday 30 January 2022, at Arena Birmingham with the BBL Cup Final, followed by the BBL Trophy Final on Sunday 20 March 2022, at Emirates Arena, Glasgow.
It will be a straight 16-team knockout competition, involving the 10 BBL teams and six invited non-BBL teams. The six teams are: Team Solent Kestrels, Thames Valley Cavaliers, Hemel Storm, Derby Trailblazers, Falkirk Fury, Basketball Wales
The First Round draw will be held in early November with teams not at home in the Cup Quarter Finals will be guaranteed a Trophy First Round game at home.
First Round (Single Leg) – 07-09 January 2022
Quarter Finals (Single Leg) – 04-06 February 2022
Semi-Finals (Two Legged)– 04-06 March 2022
Final – Sunday 20 March 2022 @ Emirates Arena, Glasgow
The season will conclude with the BBL Play-Offs Final on Sunday 15 May 2022 at The O2, London.
Photo: Mansoor Ahmed


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