Eight WBBL clubs are to feature in an exciting and re-formatted Betty Codona Classic next month.
Scheduled to take place on the home floor of holders Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters on the weekend of Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March, the top four teams in the WBBL Championship will fight it out for the BCC Cup and the other four clubs will compete for the BCC Plate.
With four games on each day of the event, it promises to be another terrific event which will showcase the WBBL family.
Saturday will open up with a real cracker as Nottingham Wildcats tip-off the competition against Team Northumbria, a game that will be followed by the other BBC Semi-Final which will see a repeat of the 2016 WBBL Trophy Final as the Hatters lock horns with Barking Abbey Crusaders.
It is then the turn of Leicester Riders to get the BCC Plate Semi-Finals underway against Brixton Topcats, with Cardiff Met Archers then taking on Sevenoaks Suns.
After a Gala Dinner on Saturday evening, the two losing Semi-Finalists from both the BCC Cup and BCC Trophy will play each other on Sunday – followed by the BCC Plate Final and the BCC Cup Final.
It promises to be another festival of women’s basketball and a real celebration of the top tier women’s game in the UK – with the legendary Hatters’ club founder Betty Codona OBE once again in attendance at the third edition of the tournament named in her honour.
— Paul Nilsen (@basketmedia365) February 23, 2016
The full schedule is as follows:
Saturday 12 March
11.00am – Nottingham Wildcats v Team Northumbria (Game 1 – BCC Cup SF)
1.00pm – Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters v Barking Abbey Crusaders (Game 2 – BCC Cup SF)
3.00pm – Leicester Riders v Brixton Topcats (Game 3 – BCC Plate SF)
5.00pm – Cardiff Met Archers v Sevenoaks Suns (Game 4 BCC Plate SF)
Sunday 13 March
10am – Loser Game 3 v Loser Game 4 (BCC Plate – 3rd Place Game)
12pm – Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2 (BCC Cup – 3rd Place Game)
2pm – BCC Plate Final (& Presentation)
4.30pm – BCC Final (& Presentation)
Tickets are available (as well as being able to purchase on the door at the event) at £10 per day for Adults and £5 per day for Children (U16).
Weekend tickets are available for Adults at £15 and U16’s at £7.50.
There will also be family tickets available for 2 Adults and up to 3 children for £25 per day or £35 for the entire weekend.
More information about how to obtain tickets will be available soon. Follow #wbblfamily #BCclassic on social media channels including @wbblofficial and the WBBL Official Facebook page.