A mix of old and new clubs for upcoming EuroLeague Women season
MUNICH (EuroLeague Women) - 18 clubs have registered to compete in the 16-team 2017/18 EuroLeague Women season, as confirmed by FIBA Europe on Tuesday.
14 clubs will earn a direct position to the EuroLeague Women Regular Season, which is set to tip-off on October 11, whilst the other four teams will play one of the other three in home-and-away Qualifiers in late September.
The field includes 2017 EuroLeague Women champions Dynamo Kursk, as well as EuroCup Women champions Yakin Dogu Universitesi, who are set for a EuroLeague Women debut.
The 14 guaranteed clubs who will compete in the Regular Season are:
- Castors Braine (BEL)
- CB Avenida (ESP)
- Dynamo Kursk (RUS)
- ESBVA-LM (FRA)
- Famila Schio (ITA)
- Fenerbahce (TUR)
- Galatasaray (TUR)
- Nadezhda Orenburg (RUS)
- Sopron Basket (HUN)
- Tango Bourges Basket (FRA)
- UMMC Ekaterinburg (RUS)
- Wisla Can-Pack (POL)
- Yakin Dogu Universitesi (TUR)
- ZVVZ USK Prague (CZE)
The four clubs that will play the Qualifiers to try and earn one of the remaining two spots are:
- BLMA (FRA)
- KSC Szekszard (HUN)
- Piestanske Cajky (SVK)
- CCC Polkowice (POL)
The Qualifiers will see Piestanske Cajky go up against CCC Polkowice, while KSC Szekszard will face BLMA. The higher ranked clubs, in this case CCC Polkowice and BLMA are to play the return leg at home. The rankings are based on the position of the respective National Federation in the three-year ranking for European Club Competitions.
The Regular Season Draw will take place in Munich on July 4.
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