By Admin on Apr 19, 2011
BBL Playoff Final
Saturday 30th April 2011
Playoff Final Countdown:
11 Days To Go
Playoff Final Day is one of the most eagerly-anticipated during the BBL season as the stars of the British game lay it all on the line in pursuit of this coveted piece of silverware in the illustrious surroundings of Birmingham’s NIA.
If you haven’t got your tickets yet – then why not book today?
The Competition So Far…..
The Mersey Tigers won the BBL Championship in the final week of the season, securing victory on 2010 champions Newcastle Eagles’s own court. In the playoffs, the Tigers then earned two narrow victories over the Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders while league runners-up Newcastle Eagles beat Guildford Heat. Elsewhere, Cheshire Jets and UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders played out a draw in the first leg before the Jets won the second leg and the Glasgow Rocks beat One Health Sharks Sheffield by 15 points in their away leg, only to lose their home leg by 21 points as the Sharks earned a semi-final spot.
The semi-finals are scheduled to start Friday:
Mersey Tigers (1st) v Cheshire Jets (4th)
Newcastle Eagles (2nd) v One Health Sharks Sheffield (3rd)
The winners will meet at the NIA on April 30th.
Last year the Mersey Tigers lifted the BBL Playoff crown, overcoming the Glasgow Rocks in a gripping finale that saw the Rocks recover from a 20 point deficit only for the Tigers to come back and win 80-72.
BBL Playoff Final Day – More than just a game…..
We are once again delighted to be staging the BBL All Star Game (1.30pm) prior to the Playoff Final. The game pits some of the best players from around the league in a UK v Rest of the World game with nothing more than bragging rights on offer. End result is a feast of top quality basketball showmanship, giving fans a guarantee of a game full of high flying dunks and players showing off their dazzling skills.
12.30pm – Doors Open
1.30pm – BBL All Star Game
4.00pm – BBL Playoff Final
The Supporting Cast…..
Leading the supporting cast are the incredible Sportists Dunkteam (formerly ‘Crazy Dunkers Show’) from France. The amazing acrobatic dunk specialists wowed the crowd at the recent Cup Final event and are world renowned for their breathtaking routines. To complete the line up you will be entertained by the stunning BBL Babes Cheerleaders, Foxy the Mascot and loads more to provide a day that will live in the memory forever!
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