THE ROAD TO THE 2019 BBL CUP FINAL HAS BEEN MAPPED OUT
The journey to Arena Birmingham for the 2019 BBL Cup Final has begun following the completion of the First Round and Quarter-Final draws...meaning we're a step closer to knowing who's gonna take the crown!
The top four teams in last season’s BBL Championship enter the competition at the last eight stage as they await the four winners from the First Round.
Holders, Cheshire Phoenix begin their title defence away at DBL Sharks Sheffield, while league newcomers London City Royals host Worcester Wolves in their debut in the competition.
South-West rivals Plymouth Raiders and Bristol Flyers will also meet in the First Round with Surrey Scorchers hosting Manchester Giants.
A huge clash is expected in the Quarter-Finals as Leicester Riders were paired with Esh Group Eagles Newcastle.
First Round draw
London City Royals v Worcester Wolves
DBL Sharks Sheffield v Cheshire Phoenix
Plymouth Raiders v Bristol Flyers
Surrey Scorchers v Manchester Giants
Ties to take place around 26-28 October.
Plymouth/Bristol v Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks
Leicester Riders v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle
London Lions v London City/Worcester
Sheffield/Cheshire v Surrey/Manchester
Ties to take place around 16-18 November.
There will be an open draw for the Semi-Finals, which will take place over two legs in December. The Final takes place at Arena Birmingham on Sunday 27 January, 2019, with tickets available HERE.