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CEBL Championship Weekend

With the BC High School Basketball Championship soon underway and is being played at the Langley Events Centre we are receiving news from the CEBL regarding their Championship weekend this August. 

The Bandits are the host of Championship Weekend and therefore receive an automatic semi-final berth being played back-to-back on Friday, August 11th that will see the winners of each semi-final go head-to-head for the league title on Sunday, August 13.

Championship Weekend is a showcase of visual arts, fashion, renowned musicians and must-watch semifinal and championship basketball featuring the best players in the world outside of the NBA. 

Tickets to Championship Weekend are included in the price of Vancouver Bandits season tickets. Enjoy priority access to great seats for playoff basketball at Championship Weekend by becoming a Vancouver Bandits season ticket holder today.

The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), in partnership with the Vancouver Bandits, revealed a new legacy logo Friday for the league’s annual Championship Weekend (CW), spotlighting CW23 to be hosted by the Bandits at Langley Events Centre in Langley, BC from August 11 – 13.

CW23 will see four teams including the host Bandits compete for a chance to win the CEBL Championship trophy. 

The multi-day event will also feature a vibrant concert lineup featuring top music acts, minor basketball events, and activities designed to engage the entire community. 

The event will also showcase the annual CEBL Awards event that will honour the best basketball talent across the CEBL. A detailed schedule, including the artist lineup, will be available later.

The new event logo consists of a gold illustration of the CEBL Championship trophy and the text CW23 depicted in bold to signify Championship Weekend 2023 above the host city Vancouver.

Future logos of the event will be branded similarly with the year and location being changed annually.

Tickets for CW23 are included within the price of Vancouver Bandits’ 2023 season ticket packages. 

Additional info regarding tickets and event information is available by clicking the link by following the newly launched Championship 

Previous CEBL champions include the Saskatchewan Rattlers (2019), Edmonton Stingers (2020, 2021) and current champion Hamilton Honey Badgers (2022).

The CEBL announced earlier this year a conference model of competition for its milestone fifth season. 

The league’s 10 teams are divided into an Eastern and Western Conference for the first time. 

The Western Conference includes the Calgary Surge, Edmonton Stingers, Saskatchewan Rattlers, Vancouver Bandits and Winnipeg Sea Bears. 

The Eastern Conference includes the Brampton Honey Badgers, Montréal Alliance, Niagara River Lions, Ottawa BlackJacks, and Scarborough Shooting Stars. Vancouver, along with the top-ranked team from the Eastern Conference, will automatically be seeded into the semifinals at Championship Weekend.

The CEBL postseason will feature play-in games between the third and fourth-ranked teams in each conference. Winners will advance to the quarterfinals and play the second-best team of their respective conferences. 

The fifth-ranked team in each conference will be eliminated unless Vancouver places fifth in the west in which case the fourth-ranked west team will get eliminated.

Quarterfinal winners in each conference will play their respective conference teams already seeded in the semifinals.

The regular season schedule includes 10 tripleheaders and 24 doubleheaders with 38 games falling on weekends. 

The schedule of nationally televised games will be announced at a later date. 

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