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2018 FINALS: ROUND ONE SCHEDULE
Sunday, July 22, 2018

In a season that has been one of the closest in SEABL history, the finals match ups came down to the wire with every result right down to the final game effected ladder positions in both leagues.

With the first round of finals beginning next weekend, league undefeated powerhouse the Bendigo Lady Brave will host the Launceston Tornadoes in qualifying final one.

While in their first ever finals berth, the Diamond Valley Eagles women will face the Geelong Supercats in elimination final one who are looking at winning back to back championships.

The men’s finals will be just as thrilling with the Nunawading Spectres hosting the Ballarat Miners in the first qualifying final, while the Geelong Supercats will be fighting for a round two spot when they play NW Tasmania Thunder in the first elimination final.

 

FULL FINALS ROUND ONE SCHEDULE

WOMEN:

Qualifying Final One

Bendigo Lady Braves (1st) vs Launceston Tornadoes (4th)

Bendigo Stadium

Saturday 28th July, 7:00pm tipoff

 

Qualifying Final Two

Kilsyth Cobras (2nd) vs Nunawading Spectres (3rd)

Kilsyth Sports Centre

Saturday 28th July, 6:00pm tipoff

 

Elimination Final One

Diamond Valley (5th) vs Geelong Supercats (8th)

Diamond Valley Recreation Centre

Saturday 28th July, 7:30pm tip off

 

Elimination Final Two

Melbourne Tigers (6th) vs Sandringham Sabres (7th)

Oakleigh Recreation Centre

Saturday 28th July, 6:30pm tipoff

 

MEN:

Qualifying Final One

Nunawading Spectres (1st) vs Ballarat Miners (4th)

Nunawading Stadium

Saturday 28th July, 7:30pm tipoff

 

Qualifying Final Two

Kilsyth Cobras (2nd) vs Hobart Chargers (3rd)

Kilsyth Sports Centre

Saturday 28 July, 8:00pm tipoff

 

Elimination Final One

Geelong Supercats (5th) vs NW Tasmania Thunder (8th)

AWA Alliance Stadium

Saturday 28 July, 7:00pm tipoff

 

Elimination Final Two

BACOE (6th) vs Bendigo Braves (7th)

AIS Training Hall

Saturday 28 July, 7:00pm tipoff

 

Once teams have battled it out for a coveted spot for a chance at the championship, the location for the 2018 Grand Finals has been confirmed as the State Basketball Centre in Melbourne.

Nunawading Basketball will facilitate the Grand Finals at the State Basketball Centre in Melbourne’s south-east, the series returning to venue after the success of 2016.

Having a capacity of 3,200 in the stadium’s world class show court, the venue provides all teams with the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a packed house of fans.

With the standard of play higher and competition closer than ever, the 2018 Grand Finals are set to be some of the most exciting games that the league has ever seen.

“With no team having played at the State Basketball Centre during regular season, it will be a true test for all teams as no team has home court advantage.” said Basketball Australia’s Senior Operations Manager Mark Quinn.

“Nunawading are well experienced at running a great game night, and I’m excited to see what they can produce for a Grand Final.”

Built in 2012, the State Basketball Centre promises to provide the ideal facility for what is set to be a blockbuster Grand Final.

See team websites and social media pages for ticket information.

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