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
16 Dec Plymouth Raiders  -  London City Royal Plymouth Pavilions @ 1:00am
16 Dec London Lions  -  Sheffield Sharks Copper Box @ 1:00am
16 Dec Manchester Giants  -  Glasgow Rocks Trafford Poweleague @ 1:00am
16 Dec Cheshire Phoenix  -  Surrey Scorchers Northgate Arena @ 1:00am
21 Dec Newcastle Eagles  -  Manchester Giants Sport Central @ 1:00am
27 Dec Leicester Riders  -  Newcastle Eagles John Sanford @ 1:00am
28 Dec Glasgow Rocks  -  Sheffield Sharks Emirates Arena @ 1:00am
28 Dec Manchester Giants  -  London Lions Trafford Poweleague @ 1:00am
28 Dec Plymouth Raiders  -  Surrey Scorchers Plymouth Pavilions @ 1:00am
28 Dec Worcester Wolves  -  London City Royal Worcester Arena @ 1:00am

Latest Results
15 Dec Bristol Flyers  -  Manchester Giants WISE Arena
14 Dec Sheffield Sharks  -  Newcastle Eagles EIS Sheffield
14 Dec Worcester Wolves  -  Cheshire Phoenix Worcester Arena
09 Dec Plymouth Raiders  -  Cheshire Phoenix Plymouth Pavilions
09 Dec London City Royal  -  Glasgow Rocks Crystal Palace
08 Dec Surrey Scorchers  -  London Lions Surrey Sports
08 Dec Leicester Riders  -  Sheffield Sharks John Sanford
07 Dec London Lions  -  London City Royal Copper Box
07 Dec Manchester Giants  -  Worcester Wolves Trafford Poweleague
07 Dec Newcastle Eagles  -  Bristol Flyers 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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