The Under 17’s already know their fate – and we’ll have previews of their tourneys coming next week as we build up to their finals day – Saturday 12 August.
The Under 17’s regular season completed a couple of weekend ago, and alongside it we learned the four teams from the Under 19’s game that will showdown for a trip to the Britbowl Final.
Were the world, and thus the Britball season, suddenly to come to a close? We here at DC are ready and able to let the few, horribly mutated survivors know how things were shaping up when the Doomsday Clock struck midnight!
Let’s take a look at the Under 19 and Under 17 games, If The Season Ended Today…
All locked up in the U17s – sixteen teams are headed to the playoffs with their seedings as follows:
Headed to Britbowl
#1 Kent Exiles Rebels (1st, 1.000, 7.67 PAPG) v #8 Buckinghamshire Wolves (2nd, 0.917, 13.54 PAPG)
#2 East Kilbride Pirates (1st, 1.000, 8.33 PAPG) v #7 Leeds Academy Assassins (1st, 0.875, 11.58 PAPG)
#3 East Kent Mavericks (1st, 1.000, 8.44 PAPG) v #6 Manchester Titans South (1st, 0.958, 14.54 PAPG)
#4 Birmingham Lions (1st, 1.000, 11.25 PAPG) v #5 Cobham Cougars Blue (1st, 0.958, 8.75 PAPG)
Headed to National Plate Tournament
#9 North East Academy (2nd, 0.792, 16.75 PAPG) v #16 Black Country Vipers (3rd, 0.625, 13.25 PAPG)
#10 Kent Exiles Outlaws (2nd, 0.708, 13.6 PAPG) v #15 Solent Academy Seahawks (3rd, 0.792, 11.09 PAPG)
#11 Burnley Tornadoes (2nd, 0.708, 22.67 PAPG) v #14 Tamworth Phoenix (2nd, 0.625, 14.63 PAPG)
#12 Highland Wildcats (2nd, 0.667, 17.92 PAPG) v #13 London Blitz (2nd, 0.667, 23.17 PAPG)
Congratulations to all those that have made it to the postseason!
The Under 17 finals, both Britbowl and National Plate, take place on 12 August 2017 at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park, Bawtry Rd, Sheffield, S9 1UA
The the Under 19 game there are four pieces of silverware up for grabs – the Britbowl National Championship, the National Plate, and two regional Trophies to boot!
For the Championship and Plate, the semi finals will see the top two teams from each of the two conferences face off. This is due to the fact that in both conferences, all teams do not necessarily play one another, so by seeing the top two go head to head, we should learn which best deserves their shot at a Britbowl Title.
The winners of these intra-conference playoffs will head to the Britbowl Final, Sat 26 August, with those coming off worse headed to the Plate Final, Sun 27 August.
Tiebreakers, in short, are
i) Win Percentage
ii) Head to head record
iii) Points conceded per game, on average.
That gives us the following teams heading to the Championship/Plate playoffs and regional Trophy Finals.
East Kilbride Pirates* (1.000, 6.0 PAPG) vs Nottingham Caesars* (1.000, 6.33 PAPG)
Birmingham Lions* (1.000, 9.17 PAPG) vs London Blitz* (0.800, 7.6 PAPG)
*Locked into these seedings
Regional Trophy Finals:
Manchester Titans** (0.800, 5.6 PAPG) vs Highland Wildcats** (0.666, 19 PAPG)
Farnham Knights*** (0.600, 17.6 PAPG) v Hertfordshire Cheetahs (0.500, 24.83 PAPG)
***We previously noted that Farnham were locked into the postseason due to their head to head over both Kent and Hertfordshire, however due to the possibility of a four way tie at 3-3 in the southern conference, which would include some circular head to heads? It’s much more complicated than we believed and will most likely come down to PAPG for the four teams with equal WLTs, should that situation arise.
Disclaimer and proviso: These are the seedings and fixtures as best as DC can figure them. THEY ARE NOT OFFICIAL IN ANY WAY AND SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED AS SUCH. No seedings, fixtures, dates, venues, or methods of determining any of the above should be considered ‘confirmed’ until released by BAFA or its partners.