All four participants of the playoffs in the A league are known
9th round of the regular championship in the A League was held, which clarified the main details. The four teams who made it to the playoffs are known, as well as the last-placed team to leave the A League, as well as the fifth-placed team that will have to maintain its place in the league in the qualifying round for next season.
Today, Sportuni lost with Mega – 74:90 (Statistics) and lost the chance to stay in the league. The Sports University team, coached by Roland Gelovani, has won only 1 out of 9 matches and cannot go beyond the last place. According to the regulations, the last place is dropped from the league and its place is taken by the winner of the student league.
On the other hand, Mega has guaranteed first place with today’s victory. The result of the last round match does not matter for the team coached by Guga Pataraia: Mega will finish the regular championship in the first place. However, the first place is a conditional advantage, because all four teams in the playoffs are from Tbilisi and the court advantage in the series will not matter, because all the games will be held at the Olympic Palace.
Consequently, the only regional team Burji did not make it to the playoffs. Telavi lost to Zestaponi – 70:91 (Statistics) at the Olympic Palace today and lost the chance to take the fourth place. More precisely, after this meeting, the match between Orbi and Kavkasia took place and after the victory of Orbi – (83:64 Statistics) the playoff four was gathered. Orbi coached by Irakli Tomaradze took the fourth position in such a way that in case of any results in the last round it can not be demoted. Telavi, who took the 5th place, will have to fight for their place in the A league in the qualification, which will be held before the next season.
The last round of the regular championship will be held on April 11 and 12. These matches will determine who will meet whom in the playoffs. We would like to remind you that one pair of semifinals consists of the teams that took the first and fourth places, and the second pair – second and third place holders. The semi-final series will be up to 2 wins, and the final – up to three. The winning team in the finals will gain a ticket to the Super League.