2008 BAFL season

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The 2008 BAFL Season is the British American Football League. BritBowl XXII, the league's championship game, is scheduled to be played at Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster on September 21, 2008. The regular season began on May 4 with the BritBowl champions London Blitz defeating the Gateshead Senators 48-0.

Schedule[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Formula[edit]

Based on the British American Football League, setup for the 2008 season there will be a 3 tier structure consisting of:

Division Teams
BAFL Premier 7
BAFL 1 North 6
BAFL 1 South 6
BAFL 2 Central Conference 6
BAFL 2 East Conference 5
BAFL 2 North Conference 6
BAFL 2 South East Conference 5
BAFL 2 South West Conference 5

Final regular season standings[edit]

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT = Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Clinched playoff seeds are marked in parentheses and shaded in green, for BAFL 2 divisions the colours have been changed to indicate Northern and Southern sides of the Playoffs.

BAFL Premier standings[edit]

BAFL Premier
Team W L T PCT PF PA
(1) Coventry Cassidy Jets 8 0 0 1.000 265 64
(2) London Blitz 6 2 0 0.750 219 129
(3) Farnham Fast Lane Knights 5 3 0 0.625 263 128
(4) Bristol Aztecs 4 4 0 0.500 195 131
East Kilbride Pirates 4 4 0 0.500 138 196
Birmingham Bulls 1 7 0 0.125 18 233
Gateshead Senators 0 0 8 0.000 26 243

BAFL Division 1 standings[edit]

BAFL 1 - North
Team W L T PCT PF PA
(1) Redditch Arrows 7 2 1 0.750 285 85
(3) Yorkshire Rams 7 2 1 0.750 215 101
Dundee Hurricanes 5 2 3 0.650 227 91
West Coast Trojans 4 4 2 0.500 188 170
South Yorkshire Mustangs 3 7 0 0.300 114 274
Staffordshire Surge 0 9 1 0.050 73 381
BAFL 1 - South
Team W L T PCT PF PA
(2) Sussex Thunder 7 3 0 0.700 154 76
(4) Southern Sundevils 6 4 0 0.600 165 110
Kent Exiles 6 4 0 0.600 162 124
Ipswich Cardinals 5 5 0 0.500 167 175
Oxford Saints 4 5 1 0.450 143 169
Norwich Devils 1 8 1 0.150 104 241

BAFL Division 2 standings[edit]

Northern Section Playoff Southern Section Playoff
BAFL 2 - Central Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
(1) Nottingham Caesars 9 0 1 0.950 269 55
(3) Tamworth Phoenix 6 2 2 0.700 230 50
Shropshire Revolution 5 5 0 0.500 209 127
Hull Hornets 3 4 3 0.450 94 143
Leicester Falcons 3 5 2 0.400 107 176
Lincolnshire Bombers 0 10 0 0.000 58 416
BAFL 2 - East Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
(2) Cambridgeshire Cats 9 1 0 0.900 336 45
(4) Peterborough Saxons 8 2 0 0.800 379 44
Bedfordshire Blue Raiders 4 6 0 0.400 128 197
Watford Cheetahs 2 7 1 0.250 94 304
Milton Keynes City Pathfinders 0 9 1 0.050 60 445
BAFL 2 - North Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
(2) Merseyside Nighthawks 8 2 0 0.800 258 107
(4) Lancashire Wolverines 6 4 0 0.600 260 171
Manchester Titans 6 4 0 0.600 232 222
Edinburgh Wolves 5 5 0 0.500 168 1554
Glasgow Tigers 5 5 0 0.500 117
Chester Romans 0 10 0 .000 60 332
BAFL 2 - South East Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
(1) London Cobras 10 0 0 1.000 382 9
(6) Colchester Gladiators 7 3 0 0.700 263 180
East Kent Mavericks 6 4 0 0.600 225 193
Essex Spartans 1 8 1 0.150 126 343
Maidstone Pumas 1 9 0 0.100 109 395
BAFL 2 - South West Conference
Team W L T PCT PF PA
(3) South Wales Warriors 9 1 0 0.900 233 47
(5) Cornish Sharks 7 3 0 0.600 141 60
Hampshire Thrashers 6 4 0 0.600 232 119
Plymouth Admirals 2 8 0 0.200 88 225
Reading Renegades 1 8 1 0.150 88 283

Playoffs[edit]

The playoffs are scheduled to start on August 24, 2008. BritBowl XXII will then be played on September 21, 2008 at Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.

BAFL Premier Playoff[edit]

Seed Teams
1 Coventry Cassidy Jets
2 London Blitz
3 Farnham Fast Lane Knights
4 Bristol Aztecs

BAFL Premier Championship Game/BritBowl[edit]

Semifinals   BritBowl
1  Coventry Cassidy Jets 31  
4  Bristol Aztecs 28     1  Coventry Cassidy Jets 33
2  London Blitz 28   2  London Blitz 32
3  Farnham Fast Lane Knights 15  

BAFL 1 Playoff[edit]

Seed Teams
1 Redditch Arrows
2 Sussex Thunder
3 Yorkshire Rams
4 Southern Sundevils

BAFL 1 Championship Game[edit]

Semifinals   Championship Game
1  Redditch Arrows 30  
4  Southern Sundevils 22     1  Redditch Arrows 18
2  Sussex Thunder 26   2  Sussex Thunder 20
3  Yorkshire Rams 16  

BAFL 2 Playoff[edit]

The BAFL 2 Playoffs are split geographically between the North and the South. The Southern half of the draw includes the top two teams from each of the East, South East and South West. With the top two from the Northern and Central conferences making up the Northern half.

Seed Southern Section Northern Section
1 London Cobras Nottingham Caesars
2 Cambridgeshire Cats Merseyside Nighthawks
3 South Wales Warriors Tamworth Phoenix
4 Peterborough Saxons Lancashire Wolverines
5 Cornish Sharks
6 Colchester Gladiators

BAFL 2 Championship Game[edit]

Bracket[edit]

                                   
August 24   August 31          
 5  Cornish Sharks  9
 1  London Cobras  42
 4  Peterborough Saxons  6     September 7
 5  Cornish Sharks  3  
AFC
August 24  1  London Cobras  32
August 31
   2  Cambridgeshire Cats  0  
 3  South Wales Warriors  21 AFC Championship
 3  South Wales Warriors  7
 6  Colchester Gladiators  12   September 21 - Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster
 2  Cambridgeshire Cats  21  
Wild Card Playoffs  
Divisional Playoffs
   London Cobras  30
August 31
     Tamworth Phoenix  6
      BAFL 2 Championship
 2  Merseyside Nighthawks  0
          September 7
 3  Tamworth Phoenix  12  
NFC
 3  Tamworth Phoenix  16
August 31
   1  Nottingham Caesars  10  
      NFC Championship
 1  Nottingham Caesars  49
       
 4  Lancashire Wolverines  23  


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