NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE (NBL)

POSTSEASON - CHAMPIONSHIPS

The National Baseball League Championships are made up of the playoffs and championship games (Finals). All teams taking part in the NBCs are eligible after competing in the NBL regular season and have adhered to the BBF rules.

#ROAD2THENBCS

REGULAR SEASON

8th April to 19th August 2018

ALL GAMES NEED TO BE MADE-UP

26th August: All games (rainouts or rescheduled games ) need to be made-up, on or before this date

PLAYOFFS

Sun 2nd September: Playoffs begin. 

NBL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Sat 7th and Sun 8th September: The best two out of three Championships

NBL TEAMS

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BBF NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE (NBL) CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, HP2 6LB

FINSBURY  PARK N4 1EE

FINSBURY  PARK N4 1EE

The venue for the playoffs:

  • GAME ONE (G1): SEED FOUR (away) v SEED THREE (home)

  • GAME TWO (G2): WINNER OF GAME ONE (away) v SEED TWO (home) 

  • GAME THREE, FOUR AND FIVE (CHAMPIONSHIPS): All games at Farnham Park, Beaconsfield Rd, Slough SL2 3BP

ENTRANCE TO THE PLAYOFFS AND CHAMPIONSHIP IS FREE TO ATTEND

WINNER 

NATIONAL (NBL) 

CHAMPION

The winner of the NBL National Championship receives: 

  • The British Baseball Federation NBL Cup and is crowned the NBL Champion. 

  • Considering your team competes in the BBF and as the National Governing Body of the sport, it is a member of the WBSC, the winner and runner-up of the Championship qualify to represent the BBF in the CEB European Federations Cup in 2019. The CEB Federations Cup is an annual baseball tournament reserved for NGBs sponsored teams to play against Europe's best teams, sanctioned and created by the Confederation of European Baseball (CEB). The inaugural season of the tournament was held in 2016 in Rouen, France and Chartres France.

MVP AWARD

The top player of the Finals (8 and 9 September) is awarded an MVP Award. The Award is based on the individual player which demonstrates the best skill and conduct throughout the Finals. 

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