BBL Cup, Trophy Draws Made in 2015-16 Fixtures Release -

BBL Cup, Trophy Draws Made in 2015-16 Fixtures Release

The draws have been made for the Cup and Trophy competitions after the BBL announced the full fixtures for the 2015-16 season.

Newcastle Eagles begin the defence of their league title against Sheffield Sharks, while newly branded Surrey Scorchers travel to last season’s newcomers Bristol Flyers in the opening round of Championship action.

The Flyers will once again play rivals Plymouth Raiders in the BBL Cup first round as last season’s league top 4 of Newcastle, Leicester Riders, Worcester Wolves and Cheshire Phoenix earn byes into the quarter-final stage.

In the BBL Trophy, Falkirk Fury play host to Glasgow Rocks as they did last season, while Essex Leopards and Reading Rockets, both targeting BBL places, are again invited to take part in the competition along with fellow NBL Division 1 side Derby Trailblazers.

The BBL Cup Final takes place at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Sunday 17th January 2016, while the Emirates Arena host the BBL Trophy Final on Sunday 28th February 2016 and the BBL Playoff Final returns to the O2 Arena -following a record crowd of near 15,000 – on Sunday 8th May 2016.

Find the full list of draws below –

BBL Cup First Round:

Sheffield Sharks v Manchester Giants
Plymouth Raiders v Bristol Flyers
Surrey Scorchers v London Lions
Glasgow Rocks v Leeds Force

BBL Cup Quarter-Finals:

Newcastle Eagles v Glasgow Rocks or Leeds Force
Worcester Wolves v London Lions or Surrey Scorchers
Leicester Riders v Sheffield Sharks or Manchester Giants
Cheshire Phoenix v Bristol Flyers or Plymouth Raiders

BBL Trophy First Round:

London Lions v Leicester Riders
Leeds Force v Cheshire Phoenix
Bristol Flyers v Worcester Wolves
Manchester Giants v Newcastle Eagles
Falkirk Fury v Glasgow Rocks
Derby Trailblazers v Sheffield Sharks
Reading Rockets v Surrey Scorchers
Essex Leopards v Plymouth Raiders

Click here to check out all of the league fixtures:

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