A new season is approaching fast, with first games scheduled on October 30-31 at Brno, Czech Republic. Find out the major offseason news, projected schedule and more.
Twelve (12) teams from six countries will be split in two groups (A, B). Each team will play at least five games until January 16, 2022. The four best teams from each group will qualify for the playoffs (best-of-two; A1-B4, A2-B3, A3-B2, A4-B1). The Final Four will take place on March 25-27, 2022.
Žabiny Brno and Rostov Don SFEDU return to the competition after a one year break, while BC Samara will play for the first time.
TTT Rīga will focus on EuroLeague Women (season starts on October 6). Another bronze medalist Prometey will play in EuroCup Women regular season (Group B, group play starts on October 14). Orange Lions withdrew in the fall of 2020.
Four EWBL teams will chase glory in EuroCup Women. Horizont was drawn into group C, Nika Syktyvkar in group F and Žabiny Brno in group K. Pieštanske Čajky will play the qualifiers against Flammes Carolo from France on September 22 and 30.
Group A will feature six teams from five countries.
1.Žabiny Brno (third place in Czech Republic)
2.Pieštanske Čajky (vice-champion of Slovakia)
3.Kibirkštis MRU Vilnius (champion of Lithuania)
4.Olimpia Grodno (third place in Belarus)
5.BC Samara (vice-champion of Russia Superleague)
6.Horizont Minsk (champion of Belarus)
First stage: October 30-31, Brno, Czech Republic. (Brno, Čajky, Kibirkštis, Olimpia)
Second stage: December 6-8, Pieštany, Slovakia. (Čajky, Brno, Samara, Horizont)
Third stage: January 10-12, 2022, Vilnius, Lithuania. (Kibirkštis, Horizont, Samara, Olimpia)
Group B will feature six teams from five countries.
1.Liepāja/LSSS (vice-champion of Latvia)
2.Tsmoki Minsk (vice-champion of Belarus)
3.Young Angels Košice (third place in Slovakia)
4.SBŠ Ostrava (sixth place in Czech Republic)
5.Nika Syktyvkar (fourth place in Russia Premier League)
6.Rostov Don SFEDU (champion of Russia Superleague)
First stage: November 5-6, Rostov on Don, Russia (Rostov Don, Nika, Tsmoki, Liepāja).
Second stage: December 1-3, Liepāja, Latvia (Liepāja, Tsmoki, Ostrava, Young Angels).
Third stage: January 12-14, 2022, Ostrava, Czech Republic (Ostrava, Young Angels, Nika, Rostov).
Additional dates possible: November 30 (Liepāja) and December 19 (Rostov on Don).
Teams (12): Žabiny Brno (2017-2020, 2021-), Pieštanske Čajky (since 2017), Kibirkštis MRU Vilnius (since 2015), Olimpia Grodno (2015-2016, 2018-), BC Samara (NEW), Horizont Minsk (since 2015), Liepāja/LSSS (2016-2018, 2019-), Tsmoki Minsk (since 2015), Young Angels Košice (since 2016), SBŠ Ostrava (since 2018), Nika Syktyvkar (since 2019), Rostov Don SFEDU (2018-2020, 2021-).
Countries represented (6): Belarus (three teams), Czech Republic (two teams), Latvia (one team), Lithuania (one team), Russia (three teams), Slovakia (two teams).
Final Four history
Rīga 2016: TTT Rīga, Basket 90 Gdynia, Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk
Košice 2017: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Basket 90 Gdynia
Rīga 2018: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Udominate Basket
Rostov on Don 2019: TTT Rīga, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, Žabiny Brno
Brno 2020: season five cancelled due to pandemic (Žabiny Brno-Tsmoki, Novosibirsk-Pieštany)
Maladziechna 2021: Horizont Minsk, Nika Syktyvkar, TTT Rīga/Prometey Kamianske
Playoffs: January 17 – February 28, 2022; best-of-two
A1 – B4, A2 – B3, B2 – A3, B1 – A4
Final Four: March 25-27, 2022
EWBL member countries so far: Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey.
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