WBBL TO START IN NOVEMBER

The WBBL season is to start on November 7 with the group stages of the WBBL Cup.

Caledonia Pride will not play in the Cup due to logistical issues but will be in the league and Trophy.

No venue or dates have been set for the finals of the Trophy or playoffs, the league confirmed.
The Cup consists of the nine WBBL teams who are able to accommodate games immediately, split into two groups geographically.
The groups are:
South – Oaklands Wolves, Essex Rebels, BA London Lions, Sevenoaks Suns, Cardiff Met Archers
North – Newcastle Eagles, Manchester Met Mystics, Nottingham Wildcats, Leicester Riders
Each team plays each other team in their group home or away.
The top two in each group progress through into the Semi-Finals with ties assigned as follows:
Group A winner v Group B runner-up
Group B winner v Group A runner-up
Semi-Finals (Single Leg) – 05/06 December 2020
Final (Single Leg) – Sunday 17 January 2021 @ Utilita Arena Birmingham
WBBL Trophy
A straight knockout tournament consisting of all 11 WBBL clubs.
The teams who made either the Cup or Trophy Semi-Finals last season, will receive a bye into the Trophy Quarter Finals for the 2020-21 Cup. They are:
Durham Palatinates
Sevenoaks Suns
Newcastle Eagles
Leicester Riders
Nottingham Wildcats
The remaining six teams will make up the First Round of games, with ties being assigned by an open draw.
First Round (Single Leg – Open Draw) – 30/31 January 2021
Quarter Finals (Single Leg – Open Draw) – 20/21 February 2021
Semi-Finals (Single Leg – Open Draw) – 06/07 March 2021
Final (Single Leg) – TBA
WBBL Play-Offs
Top eight in the WBBL Championship qualify with ties assigned by seeding. Single leg quarters and semi-finals with a single leg Final (Final at neutral venue).
Quarters:
1st v 8th
2nd v 7th
3rd v 6th
4th v 5th
Semis: Highest Remaining Seed v Lowest Remaining Seed
Remaining Team v Remaining Team
Quarter Finals (Single Leg) – 01/02 May 2021
Semi-Finals (Single Leg) – 08/09 May 2021
Final (Single Leg) – TBA
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