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August 1, 2018 by Surrey Scorchers

Scorchers discover cup opponents

Draws for both the BBL Cup and BBL Trophy were completed today as Scorchers found out who they would face in the seasons’ knock-out competitions.

Scorchers will host the Manchester Giants in the first round of the BBL Cup, to be hosted between the 26th-28th October.
Speaking on the draw, Creon Raftopoulos said: “I feel that at this stage nobody knows how strong people are going to be, but obviously having a home draw for the cup against Manchester Giants is good for us.
“We finished the season strong at home so we want our home court to be as much of a fortress as it was last season.”
The draw for the quarter-finals sees Scorchers travel to either Cheshire Phoenix or DBL Sharks Sheffield if successful in the first round.
The tie will be played on Sunday 28th October, with a 2pm tip-off. 

The BBL Trophy Draw, which is now conducted using a bracket system (see at bottom of article), sees Creon Raftopoulos’ side travel to Worthing Thunder in the first round. 

The tie will be played between 21-23 December, with full fixture details to be confirmed.
The Scorchers Head Coach said: “Trip the Worthing Thunder is a bit of a derby game, I don’t think it will be easy but until we know who they’ve recruited and how strong our team is, we’ll deal with it when we get to December.”

A new bracket format introduced for the 2018-19 BBL Trophy ?

Here's the path to the Final for all 16 teams (4 non-BBL)#BritishBasketball

— British Basketball League (@BBLofficial) August 1, 2018


Tickets for Scorchers' 2018/19 BBL Championship fixtures go on sale on Friday 10th August at 12pm

Up first at Surrey Sports Park is the visit of 2017/18 Play-Off Quarter-Final opponents Glasgow Rocks on Saturday 22nd September at 7:00pm.

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