Scottish Basketball Championship

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Scottish Basketball Championships
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016-17 Scottish Basketball Championships (Men) season
Sport Basketball
Founded 1969
Country Scotland Scotland
Most recent
champion(s)
Falkirk Fury
(5th title)
Most titles Livingston
(17 titles)
Level on pyramid 2-3
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Cup
Official website Official website

The Scottish Basketball Championships[1][2] (former: Scottish National Basketball League, SNBL) and particularly Senior Men Divisions 1 and 2,[2] is the top men's basketball league in Scotland, and forms the second tier of British basketball (inline with the English Basketball League) after the professional setup of the BBL, where Scotland has just one representative in the Glasgow Rocks. The governing body of basketball in Scotland is basketballscotland.

Teams[edit]

The line-up for the 2016-2017 season features the following teams:

Division 1[edit]

Team Location Founded Venue 2015-16 Finish
Boroughmuir Blaze Edinburgh 1961 The Crags Centre 1st
City of Edinburgh Kings Portobello, Edinburgh 1988 Portobello High School 6th
Sony Centre Fury Falkirk 1992 Mariner Centre 5th
Dunfermline Reign Dunfermline 1986 St Columbas RC High School 9th
Edinburgh University Edinburgh Pleasance Sports Centre 3rd
Glasgow Storm Glasgow 2001 Scotstoun Leisure Centre 7th
Glasgow University Glasgow 1947 Stevenson Building 2nd
Stirling Knights Stirling 2009 The Peak 1st, Division 2
St Mirren West College Scotland Paisley 1997 Lagoon Leisure Centre 4th
Tayside Musketeers Broughty Ferry, Dundee 1993 Grove Academy 8th

Division 2[edit]

Team Location Founded Venue 2015-16 Finish
Ayrshire Tornadoes Dalry, North Ayrshire 1991 Dalry Primary School 10th, Division 1
Boroughmuir Blaze B Edinburgh 2014* The Crags Centre 5th
City of Edinburgh Kings B Portobello, Edinburgh 2014* Portobello High School 4th
Edinburgh Lions Inverleith, Edinburgh Broughton High School 2nd, Lothian L.
Glasgow University B Glasgow 2014* Stevenson Building 6th
Heriot Watt University B.C. Riccarton, Edinburgh Heriot Watt Sports Centre New team
Pleasance B.C. South Gyle, Edinburgh 1947 Forrester High School 1st, Lothian L.
West Lothian Wolves Bathgate, West Lothian 2000 Bathgate Academy 3rd
  • New B teams of Division 1 clubs created for introduction of Division 2 at start of 2014-15 season.

Former teams[edit]

Team Seasons
Paisley & South Glasgow competed for 30 seasons between 1969 and 2000.
Livingston competed for 23 seasons between 1978 and 2001.
Glasgow City competed for 21 seasons between 1986 and 2007.
Dalkeith Saints competed for 18 seasons between 1969 and 1992.
Cumnock Curries competed for 14 seasons between 1978 and 1994.
East Lothian Peregrines competed for 10 seasons between 2001 and 2011.
Jordanhill College competed for 10 seasons between 1969 and 1979.
Stirling competed for 7 seasons between 1981 and 1988.
Falkirk (Team Solripe) competed for 6 seasons between 1981 and 1988.
Grampian Flyers competed for 6 seasons between 2001 and 2009.
Perth competed for 6 seasons between 1969 and 1987.
Pentland Redford competed for 6 seasons between 1969 and 1975.
Glasgow Rocks II competed for 5 seasons between 2010 and 2015.
Edinburgh Hornets competed for 5 seasons between 1973 and 1978.
USN Edzell Enforcers competed for 5 seasons between 1969 and 1974.
Aberdeen Eagles competed for 4 seasons between 1970 and 1974.
Heriot's FP competed for 3 seasons between 1969 and 1972.
Aberdeen Buccaneers competed for 2 seasons between 1999 and 2001.
Glasgow Rangers competed for 1 season in 1988.

League & Playoffs Winners[edit]

1969-2015[edit]

Season League Winners League Runner-Up Playoffs Winners Playoffs Runner-Up
1969-70 Boroughmuir (1)
1970-71 Boroughmuir (2)
1971-72 Boroughmuir (3)
1972-73 Boroughmuir (4)
1973-74 Boroughmuir (5)
1974-75 Boroughmuir (6)
1975-76 Boroughmuir (7) Paisley B.C.
1976-77 Boroughmuir (8)
1977-78 Boroughmuir (9)
1978-79 Paisley BC (1)
1979-80 MIM Livingston (1)
1980-81 MIM Livingston (2)
1981-82 MIM Livingston (3)
1982-83 MIM Livingston (4) Team Solripe Falkirk MIM Livingston Team Solripe Falkirk
1983-84 MIM Livingston (5)
1984-85 Falkirk (1) MIM Livingston Falkirk MIM Livingston
1985-86 MIM Livingston (6)
1986-87 MIM Livingston (7) MIM Livingston Falkirk
1987-88 Cumnock Curries (1)
1988-89 MIM Livingston (8)
1989-90 Livingston Bulls (9)
1990-91 Livingston Bulls (10)
1991-92 Livingston Bulls (11)
1992-93 Livingston Bulls (12)
1993-94 Livingston Bulls (13)
1994-95 Livingston Bulls (14)
1995-96 Livingston Bulls (15)
1996-97 Livingston Bulls (16)
1997-98 Midlothian Bulls (17) Glasgow City
1998-99 Glasgow City (1) St Mirren McDonald's n/a n/a
1999-00 St Mirren McDonald's (1) Glasgow City St Mirren McDonald's City of Edinburgh Kings
2000-01 Falkirk Fury (1) City of Edinburgh Kings n/a n/a
2001-02 Troon Tornadoes (1) City of Edinburgh Kings n/a n/a
2002-03 City of Edinburgh Kings (1) Troon Tornadoes n/a n/a
2003-04 City of Edinburgh Kings (2) Falkirk Fury n/a n/a
2004-05 City of Edinburgh Kings (3) Troon Tornadoes n/a n/a
2005-06 Troon Tornadoes (2) City of Edinburgh Kings n/a n/a
2006-07 City of Edinburgh Kings (4) Falkirk Fury n/a n/a
2007-08 City of Edinburgh Kings (5) Falkirk Fury n/a n/a
2008-09 City of Edinburgh Kings (6) Falkirk Fury n/a n/a
2009-10 City of Edinburgh Kings (7) Falkirk Fury n/a n/a
2010-11 City of Edinburgh Kings (8) Falkirk Fury City of Edinburgh Kings St Mirren RKC
2011-12 City of Edinburgh Kings (9) Falkirk Fury City of Edinburgh Kings Falkirk Fury
2012-13 Falkirk Fury (2) City of Edinburgh Kings City of Edinburgh Kings Falkirk Fury
2013-14 Falkirk Fury (3) St Mirren WCS Glasgow University B.C. St Mirren WCS
2014-15 Falkirk Fury (4) Boroughmuir Blaze Falkirk Fury Boroughmuir Blaze

2015-present[edit]

Season League Champions League Runner-Up Playoffs Champions Playoffs Runner-Up Promoted from Division 2 Relegated from Division 1
2015-16 Boroughmuir Blaze (10) Glasgow University B.C. Boroughmuir Blaze Edinburgh University Stirling Knights Ayrshire Tornadoes
2016-17 Falkirk Fury (5) St Mirren WCS Falkirk Fury Boroughmuir Blaze Pleasance B.C. Tayside Musketeers

BBL Competitions[edit]

Since 2006, several Scottish league teams have been invited to take part in British Basketball League competitions.

For the 2006/07 BBL Trophy, the teams were split into regional groups of 4 for the first round. In that year, the North group consisted of the Newcastle Eagles, the Scottish Rocks, the City of Edinburgh Kings and the Troon Tornadoes.

City of Edinburgh Kings finished 3rd in the group with a 1-2 record. Troon Tornadoes finished 4th with a 0-3 record.

Since the 2009/10 season, the BBL Trophy has been a straight knockout competition.

Season Competition Home Team H A Away Team
2012-13 BBL Trophy 1st Round City of Edinburgh Kings 61 72 Glasgow Rocks
2014-15 BBL Trophy 1st Round Falkirk Fury 46 112 Glasgow Rocks
2015-16 BBL Trophy 1st Round Falkirk Fury 42 91 Glasgow Rocks
2016-17 BBL Trophy 1st Round Boroughmuir Blaze 74 108 Plymouth Raiders

References[edit]

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