If The Season Ended Today… U17 & U19 | 19-07-17

Oh hey! Look at that – at least one format of the British game survived through to completion of the regular season without us all meeting a sticky fate at the clammy dead hands of the zombie apocalypse!

The Under 17’s regular season completed on Saturday, and alongside it we learned the four teams from the Under 19’s game

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…

Under 17:

As noted in our article last month there are two postseason opportunities available to teams in the Under 17 game – the Britbowl Tournament, and the National Plate.

First up, the Britbowl National Championship tournament will see the top ranked team from each of the seven conferences, seeded #1-#7 as well as the ‘best second place team’ headed to the tournament, seeded #8.

Tiebreakers, in short, are

i) Win Percentage

ii) Head to head record

iii) Points conceded per game, on average.

As such, at present, that gives us the following teams headed to the Britbowl National Championship Tournament:

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

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Under 19

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.

Championship/Plate Semi-Finals:

North:

East Kilbride Pirates* (1.000, 6.0 PAPG) vs Nottingham Caesars* (1.000, 6.33 PAPG)

South:

Birmingham Lions* (1.000, 9.17 PAPG) vs London Blitz* (0.800, 7.6 PAPG)

*Locked into these seedings

Regional Trophy Finals:

North:

Manchester Titans (0.800, 5.6 PAPG) vs Highland Wildcats (0.600, 15.6 PAPG)

South:

Farnham Knights** (0.600, 17.6 PAPG) v Hertfordshire Cheetahs (0.500, 24.83 PAPG)

**Locked into a Trophy final trip.

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.

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Nick ‘Willy Tee’ Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he’s spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general ‘BUAFL wafflage’. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1