Liepaja buzzing as Olybet BBL Cup closes in

While the official Baltic Basketball League (BBL) season starts mid-October, basketball-thirsty fans will have a glimpse of the action a couple weeks earlier, as the Olybet BBL Cup is just around the corner! The four-team tournament takes place in Latvia this year, as the Liepajas Olympic Center welcomes you all on the 27th and 28th of September.


Saturday night will kick off with Siauliai and TU/Rock trying out the court at 17.00, followed by a Kurland derby between Liepaja/Triobet and Ventspils at 19.30.

Sunday will determine the final placement of the tournament, as the battle for third place starts at 14.30, while the headliner match-up between the two winning sides begins at 17.00.

Of the four participating teams, TU/Rock are the only ones to have finished atop of the tournament, as they were victorious in 2010. If they turn out on top this year, they would be the first team in history to win the BBL Cup twice.

Liepaja’s greatest achievement came in 2012, when they finished second, while Ventspils took home three third place finishes throughout the years, the last of them coming in 2013. Siauliai participated only in the 2012 BBL Cup and were, unfortunately, fourth.

President Cup 2008 - Riga - 1.Lietuvos Rytas, 2.Barons/LMT, 3.Zalgiris, 4.TU/Rock
BBL Cup 2009 - Kaunas - 1.Zalgiris, 2.Lietuvos Rytas, 3.Ventspils, 4.Kalev/Cramo
BBL Cup 2010 - Tartu - 1.TU/Rock, 2.Lietuvos Rytas, 3.Ventspils, 4.Kalev/Cramo
Dorpat BBL Cup 2011 - Tartu - 1.VEF Riga, 2.University of Tartu, 3.Rudupis, 4.Kalev/Cramo
BBL Cup 2012 - Rakvere - 1.Rakvere Tarvas, 2.Liepajas Lauvas, 3.TU/Rock, 4.Siauliai/Triobet
Vikonda BBL Cup 2013 - Kedainiai - 1.Nevezis, 2.TU/Rock, 3.Ventspils, 4.Prienai
Olybet BBL Cup 2014 - Liepaja - ?

The organization has prepared numerous competitions for fans, so we would like to especially welcome Liepaja residents to support their team and help them continue their good form early on. Besides, history has shown that home crowd support is vital in the tournament, as the home side has never finished below the second spot and took first place four times.

Full-day tickets cost only 3 Euros, so come have your share of basketball, witness title-winning plays and become a part of the Cup history!