Name
British Basketball League

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Established
1987 (31 years old)

First Recorded Event
2015-02-22

Sport
Basketball

Location
UK

Gender
Male

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Last Edit
Ovokx: 28 Mar 2015
Site
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Upcoming Events
22 Sep Bristol Flyers  -  London City Royals WISE Arena @ 7:30pm
23 Sep Cheshire Phoenix  -  Worcester Wolves Northgate Arena @ 5:30pm
28 Sep Glasgow Rocks  -  Worcester Wolves Emirates Arena @ 5:00pm
29 Sep Bristol Flyers  -  Sheffield Sharks WISE Arena @ 7:30pm
30 Sep Cheshire Phoenix  -  Plymouth Raiders Northgate Arena @ 5:30pm
30 Sep Glasgow Rocks  -  Newcastle Eagles Emirates Arena @ 5:00pm
06 Oct Bristol Flyers  -  Glasgow Rocks WISE Arena @ 7:30pm
07 Oct Cheshire Phoenix  -  Sheffield Sharks Northgate Arena @ 5:30pm
19 Oct Bristol Flyers  -  Plymouth Raiders WISE Arena @ 7:30pm
21 Oct Cheshire Phoenix  -  London City Royals Northgate Arena @ 5:30pm

Latest Results
29 Apr Surrey Scorchers  -  Newcastle Eagles Surrey Sports
29 Apr Leeds Force  -  Leicester Riders Carnegie Sports
29 Apr Plymouth Raiders  -  Sheffield Sharks Plymouth Pavilions
29 Apr Glasgow Rocks  -  Worcester Wolves Emirates Arena
29 Apr Manchester Giants  -  Bristol Flyers Trafford Poweleague
29 Apr Cheshire Phoenix  -  London Lions Northgate Arena
28 Apr Leicester Riders  -  Surrey Scorchers John Sanford
28 Apr London Lions  -  Manchester Giants Copper Box
27 Apr Bristol Flyers  -  Leeds Force WISE Arena
27 Apr Newcastle Eagles  -  Plymouth Raiders Sport Central

Description

The British Basketball League, often abbreviated to the BBL, is the premier men's professional basketball league in the United Kingdom. The BBL runs two knockout competitions alongside the league Championship; the BBL Cup and the BBL Trophy, as well as the post-season Play-offs.

The BBL is not to be confused with the English Basketball League (EBL) or the Scottish Men's National League, which effectively form the second tier of British basketball. There is currently no promotion or relegation between the English and Scottish leagues and the BBL because of the franchise system in use in the BBL, although several clubs have been elected from the EBL in recent years.

Currently the League consists of 13 teams with representation from both England and Scotland. Member franchises of the BBL jointly own the league, and a chairman is elected by the teams to oversee league operations. The current chairman is Ed Percival and the head offices are located in Leicester, where the country's oldest team, the Leicester Riders is also based.

In 2012 the BBL, along with several other basketball governing bodies including England Basketball and basketballscotland, united to form the British Basketball Union, an organisation created to promote the commercial development of basketball within Great Britain. In partnership with England Basketball, the BBL launched a women's league in 2014, branded as the Women's British Basketball League (WBBL).

Schedule
1415 Season 1718 Season 1819 Season

Teams

Bristol Fly

Cheshire Ph

Glasgow Roc

Leicester R

London City

London Lion

Manchester

Newcastle E

Plymouth Ra

Sheffield S

Surrey Scor

Worcester W

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