2020 Fixtures and League Structure
With the good news being announced this week that Newcastle will remain in the Championship League next year, we can now confirm the league structure for 2020.There will be 12 teams in the Championship, with each team racing 32 league fixtures. Every team will race each other once home and away, with the 6 ‘northern’ clubs racing each other again, as will the 6 ‘southern’ clubs.
This will give each Championship club 16 league fixtures at home, with the points scored at each meeting being added to the ONE league table, where the TOP 6 will qualify for the play offs. If Newcastle had not come to the tapes in 2020, the 11 team league would have been split into 2, with the top 3 from each group progressing to the play offs.We can also confirm that there will now be no Championship Shield, which would have taken place if there were only 11 teams in the Championship. This leaves each Championship team with 16 guaranteed home fixtures and at least 1 KO Cup fixture.
The Agilia Bears can also confirm that they will run the Teesside Silver Helmet and Julie Lewis Memorial meetings, as well as taking on a Premiership side in their first ever inter-league challenge on Friday 27th March. Redcar also hope to stage a popular, ex-Bear’s farewell meeting in 2020 and have applied to host a BSPA Shared Event.
This should give fans a packed calendar in 2020 and we are pleased to announce that season tickets will go on sale at 6pm today, now that the league structure has been confirmed. Keep an eye on our website and social media for the announcement later today.