Summer Bash

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Summer Bash
Summer bash.png
Other namesBlackpool Bash
LocaleBlackpool
Teams14
First meeting2015
Latest meeting2019
Next meeting2020
BroadcastersSky Sports
StadiumsBloomfield Road
Statistics
Meetings total5
Most winsBroncoscolours.png London (3)
Largest victoryBroncoscolours.png London 46-6 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield

The Summer Bash is an annual event organised by the Rugby Football League. An entire round of Championship matches are played in a city to showcase the sport of rugby league.[1] It has been held at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool since 2015.

Concept[edit]

The Summer Bash was introduced in 2015 after the success of the Super League Magic Weekend. It is an extra round for the Championship teams to compete in, usually a local derby. The event takes place over a single weekend in which three regular season games are played back-to-back on each day with an extra fourth game being played on the Saturday which is the final of the League 1 Cup.

History[edit]

2015: Blackpool[edit]

The games played were, when possible, 'local derby' matches in an attempt to maximise interest in the event. The "non-heartland" sides were paired against each other. An extra match on the Saturday, was the final of the inaugural League 1 Cup between North Wales Crusaders and Swinton.

Winner Score Runner up Match Information
Date and Time
NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders 12–8 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 23 May 2015 12:00 BST
Team Score Team Match Information
Date and Time Crowd
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 26–20 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 23 May 2015 14:30 BST 8,650
Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 46–6 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 23 May 2015 16:45 BST
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 18–4 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 23 May 2015 19:00 BST
Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams 19–12 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs 24 May 2015 12:45 BST 7,021
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster 12–25 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet 24 May 2015 15:00 BST
Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 31–12 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 24 May 2015 17:15 BST

2016: Blackpool[edit]

After a successful inaugural Summer Bash in Blackpool in 2015 it returned to Blackpool in 2016 with mostly local derbies being played apart from Bradford Vs Leigh and Sheffield Eagles Vs. London Broncos not being geographical derbies and were based on league positions. Once again, the League 1 Cup final took place as the opening game to the weekend.

Winner Score Runner up Match Information
Date and Time
Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 22–18 Yorkcolours.svg York City Knights 28 May 2016 12:00 BST
Team Score Team Match Information
Date and Time Crowd
Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 14–32 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 28 May 2015 15:20 BST 9,521
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 24–28 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 28 May 2016 17:30 BST
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 20–24 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 28 May 2016 19:35 BST
Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams 24–28 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs 29 May 2016 12:45 BST 6,391
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham 24–25 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 29 May 2016 15:00 BST
Faxcolours.svg Halifax 37–0 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 29 May 2016 17:15 BST

2017: Blackpool[edit]

The event returned to Blackpool's Bloomfield Road for a third consecutive year after the previous years record attendances. The Summer Bash once again opened with the League 1 Cup final.

Winner Score Runner up Match Information
Date and Time
Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders 38–32 NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders 27 May 2017 12:00 BST
Team Score Team Match Information
Date and Time Crowd
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham 28–38 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 27 May 2017 14:30 BST 11,557
Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 42–16 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 27 May 2017 16:45 BST
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 20–19 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 27 May 2017 19:00 BST
Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 30–24 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 28 May 2017 12:35 BST 4,887
Faxcolours.svg Halifax 22–32 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse Olympique 28 May 2017 15:00 BST
Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs 12–13 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams 28 May 2017 17:15 BST

2018: Blackpool[edit]

The event returned to Blackpool's Bloomfield Road for a fourth consecutive year after the previous years record attendances. The Summer Bash this year opened with a Womens Super League fixture.

Team Score Team Match Information
Date and Time Crowd
Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Ladies 22-46 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls Women 26 May 2018 12:30 BST 7,877
Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders 22-38 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 26 May 2018 15:00 BST
Faxcolours.svg Halifax 24-18 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 26 May 2018 17:15BST
New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack 28-26 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 27 May 2018 19:30 BST
Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 28-40 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse Olympique 27 May 2018 13:00 BST 3,928
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 12-38 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 27 May 2018 15:15 BST
Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs 18-20 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams 27 May 2018 17:30 BST

2019: Blackpool[edit]

The event returned to Blackpool's Bloomfield Road for a fifth consecutive year.

Team Score Team Match Information
Date and Time Crowd
New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack 42-14 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse Olympique 18 May 2019 13:15 BST 7,912
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 30-40 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 18 May 2019 15:30 BST
Balmain colours.svg York City Knights 10-42 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 18 May 2019 17:45 BST
Faxcolours.svg Halifax 21-14 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 18 May 2019 20:00 BST
Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders 18-30 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 19 May 2019 13:00 BST 7,158
Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs 30-14 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams 19 May 2019 15:15 BST
Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 36-22 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 19 May 2019 17:30 BST

Team statistics[edit]

Club Played Wins Draws Loses Points
1 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 4 3 0 1 6
2 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 4 3 0 1 6
3 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 4 3 0 1 6
4 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams 5 3 0 2 6
5 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 5 3 0 2 6
6 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 5 3 0 2 6
7 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse Olympique 3 2 0 1 4
8 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs 5 2 0 3 4
9 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 2 1 0 1 2
10 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 4 1 0 3 2
11 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 5 1 0 4 2
12 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 1 0 0 1 0
13 Balmain colours.svg York City Knights 1 0 0 1 0
14 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham 2 0 0 2 0
15 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack 2 2 0 0 4
16 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet 1 1 0 0 2
17 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 1 1 0 0 2
18 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 2 1 0 1 2
19 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 3 1 0 2 2
20 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders 2 0 0 2 0
21 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster 1 0 0 1 0

Venues[edit]

City Stadium Years
1 England Blackpool Bloomfield Road 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Attendances[edit]

Year City Stadium Attendance
2015 England Blackpool Bloomfield Road 15,671
2016 Increase 15,912
2017 Increase 16,444
2018 Decrease 11,805
2019 Increase 15,070

Highest single day attendance[edit]

Year City Stadium Attendance
2017 England Blackpool Bloomfield Road 11,557

Lowest single day attendance[edit]

Year City Stadium Attendance
2018 England Blackpool Bloomfield Road 3,928

Highest weekend attendance[edit]

Year City Stadium Attendance
2017 England Blackpool Bloomfield Road 16,444

Lowest weekend attendance[edit]

Year City Stadium Attendance
2018 England Blackpool Bloomfield Road 11,805

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit]