Polish basketball league system

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The Polish basketball league system, or Polish basketball league pyramid is a series of interconnected competitions for professional and amateur basketball clubs in Poland. The system has a hierarchical format with a promotion and relegation system between competitions at different levels.

Men

The tier levels

For the 2016–17 season, the Polish men's basketball league system is as follows:

Level
(Clubs)
League/Division
1
(17)
Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
17 teams
↓ 2 relegation
2
(16)
I Liga
16 teams
↑ 1 promotion
↓ 3 relegation
3
(53)
II Liga
Group A (North-West)
13 teams
II Liga
Group B (Central-East)
14 teams
II Liga
Group C (South)
13 teams
II Liga
Group D (West)
13 teams
Five rounds of playoffs: ↑ 3 promotion (2 finalists and the winner of the matches for 3rd place)
One round of play-out: ↓ 4 relegation (each of the 4 losers)
4
(71)
III Liga
DZKosz.
(DS, LB)

11 teams
III Liga
KOZKosz.
(MA, PK)

9 teams
III Liga
KPZKosz.
(KP, LD)

6 teams
III Liga
OZKosz.
(OP)

6 teams
III Liga
PodkZKosz.
(PK, LU)

8 teams
III Liga
POZKosz.
(PM, WN)

7 teams
III Liga
SLZKosz.
(SL)

8 teams
III Liga
WOZKosz.-A
(MZ)

8 teams
III Liga
WOZKosz.-B
(MZ)

8 teams
Semi-finals tournaments: 24 best teams from all the groups will qualify for six semi-final's tournaments (the 4 teams in each tournament)
Finals tournaments: 12 best teams of the six semi-final's tournaments (2 teams from each semi-final's tournaments)
↑ 6 promotion (2 teams from each final's tournaments)

Women

The tier levels

For the 2016–17 season, the Polish women's basketball league system is as follows:

Level
(Clubs)
League/Division
1
(12)
Basket Liga Kobiet (BLK)
12 teams
↓ 0 or 1 relegation [league contract, 12 clubs participating is guaranteed to play provided they meet the conditions of the license (no relegations);
exception: the fall in the event of two classes of one of the last places in consecutive seasons]
2
(22)
I Liga Group A (West)
11 teams
I Liga Group A (East)
11 teams
Four rounds of playoffs: ↑ 1 promotion (the winner of the final matches)
One round of play-out: ↓ 2 relegation (each of the 2 losers)
3
(34)
II Liga
North Group
5 teams
II Liga
South Group A
6 teams
II Liga
South Group B
6 teams
II Liga
East Group
6 teams
II Liga
West Group
11 teams
Semi-finals tournaments: 8 best teams from all the groups will qualify for two semi-final's tournaments (the 4 teams in each tournament)
Finals tournaments: 4 best teams of the two semi-final's tournaments (2 teams from each semi-final's tournaments)
↑ 2 promotion (2 teams from final's tournaments)

See also

External links

  • Polish league on Eurobasket (in English)
  • Polish Basketball Association (in Polish)
  • Polish basketball's competitions 2015-16 (in Polish)
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