The Belgian-Dutch basketball competition is back: Charleroi-Mechelen and Liège-Bergen open the third season of the BNXT League on Friday


In the BNXT League, the Belgian-Dutch basketball championship, the third season starts on Friday evening with the Charleroi-Mechelen and Liège-Bergen matches. The previous two editions were won by the Dutch Leiden.

After the first two seasons, the formula was tweaked somewhat. The national rounds will start in both countries next weekend. All teams will again compete in a double round robin format with each club playing against all other clubs once, home and away. The national phase runs until February 17.

After the break for the national teams, the cross-border phase will start in the first weekend of March and end on May 3. The best five clubs from each country qualify for the Elite Gold. The other clubs compete against each other in Elite Silver, where in addition to the cross-border matches, each Belgian club also plays four matches against a Belgian opponent, either away or at home. The Elite Gold has ten match days, in the Elite Silver there are twelve.


National champions

An important change compared to the past two seasons is that the best eight clubs from each country qualify for the national play-offs. In addition to the five clubs from the Elite Gold, the best three Belgian and Dutch clubs from the Elite Silver are also qualified for the final round in their own country.

Due to the expansion of the number of participants in the national play-offs, the BNXT play-offs will be canceled and there will only be a BNXT final in a best-of-3 format between the two national champions.

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