The Luxembourg Basketball Federation (FLBB) has announced that, following the recently announced government measures concerning COVID-19 and the partial resumption of sporting activites, the basketball Championship 2020/21 will resume next month.
Whilst some competitions for the 2020/21 season will resume in February, subject to certain modifications, the Luxembourg Cup, FLBB Cup and Ladies Cup have all been cancelled.
Senior Men's Competitions
The TOTAL League Men phase 1 "qualification" remains unchanged (22 matches - eleven home / eleven away) and will resume with its sixth match on the weekend of 27 February 2021 (after the FIBA Men's National Team Campaign). Phase 2 has been modified; the tournament format will see the six best teams play after the "qualification" phase (play-in games: 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th (1 match) - final four (best of three)). TOTAL League Men competitions must end before 1 July 2021.
Phase 1 "qualification" of the Nationale 2 competition remains unchanged (fourteen matches - seven home / seven away) and will resume with its sixth match on the weekend of 6 March 2021, provided that government measures allow it by then. Phase 2 "title" and "maintenance" have both been modified to include six matches (three home / three away) each.
In the Nationale 3, phase 1 "qualification" will also resume (with its fifth match) on the weekend of 6 March 2021, government measures permitting. This phase features eighteen matches (nine home / nine away).
Senior Women's Competitions
Phase 1 "qualification” of the TOTAL League Dames remains unchanged (sixteen matches - eight home / eight away), resuming with its sixth match on the weekend of 13 February 2021. Phase 2 "title" has been modified (top six). The tournament format will see the following play-in games: 3rd vs 6th and 4th vs 5th (one match) and final four (best of three). Phase 2 "maintenance" has also been modified (bottom three). TOTAL League Women competitions must end before 1 July 2021.
Likewise, phase 1 "qualification" of the Nationale 2 has been modified (nine matches) and is set to resume with its fifth match on the weekend of 6 March 2021, government measures permitting. Phase 2 "title" has been modified changed to include five matches.
A working group will be set up to define the modalities for resuming the youth championship, as soon as government measures authorise competitions for young people.