28 November, 2019

Six Universities to take part as University Championships returns for seventh year

British Wheelchair Basketball’s University Championships are back for a seventh year, and this year’s competition will see six Universities go head-to-head as they battle to become the 2019/20 champion. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019/20 University Championships: 

Which Universities are competing in the 2019/20 competition? 
Pool A 

Sheffield Hallam University, University of Hull, University of Nottingham 

Pool B 

Brunel University, Cardiff Met University, University of East London 

How does the University Championships work? 

The six Universities competing in this year’s competition have been split into two pools of three teams. All three teams in each pool will host a round of three games during the pool stage – with each team playing two games in each round. 

Two points will be awarded for a win, while one point for a defeat. 

With all six teams qualifying for March’s final at the University of Nottingham, the standings across the two pools after the final round of pool fixtures will be used to determine the seedings for the finals. 

At the finals, the team with the best record from the pool stage will play the team with the worst record; the second best against the second worst, and so on. 

The winners of the opening fixtures of the finals, will then advance through to the semi-finals. 

Which teams are hosting Round 1? 

Pool A: Saturday 30 November, hosted by Brunel University 

Kingston Lane, London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH 

Pool B: Sunday 1 December, hosted by University of Hull 

Allam Sports Centre, Inglemire Lane, Hull HU6 7TS, UK 

What happened last year? 

Sheffield Hallam secured their second successive University Championships title after repeating their triumph from the 2017/18 season in 2019. 

In the 2018/19 final, Sheffield Hallam beat University of Worcester, who were victorious at the inagural finals in 2014 and 2016. 

How to follow the action?

Fixtures, results & pool tables can be found on the competition page: https://britishwheelchairbasketball.co.uk/competition/university-championships-18-19/

Follow British Wheelchair Basketball on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to keep across the opening weekend action.

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