Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Israeli BSL format

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    2
    Country: Italy

    Default Israeli BSL format

    hello everybody, i'm new here and i wanted to ask you about the format of the israeli league regular season since even wikipedia doesn't explains it.
    my question is what's winners league and losers league? my guess is that after the first 22 regular season games the first four teams play each other in the winner league (how many times one vs. another?) and the rest of the league plays the losers league for the 4 spots in the playoffs (again how many times one vs. another?). then the first 4 in each league crosses for the playoffs. am i right in my guessing? thanks for the answers
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    885
    Country: Israel

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AliG View Post
    hello everybody, i'm new here and i wanted to ask you about the format of the israeli league regular season since even wikipedia doesn't explains it.
    my question is what's winners league and losers league? my guess is that after the first 22 regular season games the first four teams play each other in the winner league (how many times one vs. another?) and the rest of the league plays the losers league for the 4 spots in the playoffs (again how many times one vs. another?). then the first 4 in each league crosses for the playoffs. am i right in my guessing? thanks for the answers
    You are right.

    1-4 plays against each other twice.
    rest of the teams plays against each other once. (last place after this round is relegated to 2nd divison).

    OTR FINAL - best of 5 series:
    1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5

    Semi final- best of 5 series

    winners of QTR finals

    Final- 2 games(Home&away), in case of a win to each team the total differences will decide


    IMO, it's a shame the final is 2 games instead of best of 3/5 series.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    2
    Country: Italy

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ran222 View Post
    You are right.

    1-4 plays against each other twice.
    rest of the teams plays against each other once. (last place after this round is relegated to 2nd divison).

    OTR FINAL - best of 5 series:
    1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5

    Semi final- best of 5 series

    winners of QTR finals

    Final- 2 games(Home&away), in case of a win to each team the total differences will decide
    thanks for the reply

    IMO, it's a shame the final is 2 games instead of best of 3/5 series.
    i don't like either the mixed format for the playoff but the finals in 2 games looks like a real bullcrap! personally i like the NBA 7 games format (maybe with 82 games in the reg season, the 7 games-series are a little too much but you know they have to sell the product no matter what) and the elimination like the Ncaa tournament (but this format not always rewards the best team) but a consistent 5 games serie through the playoffs is my ideal format.
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •