After a year-long hiatus, all we can say is – we are back! Alpe Adria Cup will write his next chapter, along with some familiar and new faces. 16 teams, 4 groups, and one winner.
„We are very happy that the Alpe Adria Cup is back after a one-year break due to the pandemic. The interest of clubs from all over Europe shows, that the competition was a success in the past – and it will even be better in the future. With the support of all federations involved, we are sure that we will be able to take the next steps in the upcoming seasons,“ said Johannes Wiesmann, speaker of the board.
The Alpe Adria Cup will feature the best lineup in the history of this competition. Back are reigning champions from Pardubice and also their opponent from the finals – Děčín. Since the beginning of the Alpe Adria Cup, we can count on Patrioti Levice, from Slovakia, we have the largest group of teams – 4. Czech Republic, Croatia, and Austria provided 3 clubs, Slovenia two and we have one from Poland.
Who are the new faces? From Croatia, it’s GKK Šibenka and KK Velika Gorica. For the first time we will have a team from Poland – MKS Dabrowa Górnicza. The newcomers are also from Austria – Vienna and Wels. And don’t forget about Slovenia – Nutrispoint Ilirija from Ljubljana.
16 teams from 6 countries, divided into 4 groups, with each team playing the others in its group in home and away games, following a round-robin system. Group winners and teams in second place will earn tickets to the quarterfinals. The play-offs will be played in home and away games. If the Covid-19 situation got worse, the games are going to be played in a bubble-based event.
„We communicated with FIBA and also with national federations last months, and now we can guarantee that the Alpe Adria Cup has a go, regardless of the pandemic situation. The Alpe Adria Cup has a huge potential, this year we are going to take the next ste. Hopefully, in 2022/2023 it will be an official FIBA competition. We have 8 game weeks for the group stage; the games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday,“ said one of the board members, Marek Imre.
The schedule of the Alpe Adria Cup 2021/2022 will be released next days.
The results of the Alpe Adria Cup 2021/2022 draw were as follows:
Group A: Patrioti Levice (Slovakia), BK JIP Pardubice (Czech Republic), GKK Šibenka (Croatia), Raiffeisen Flyers Wels (Austria)
Group B: Inter Bratislava (Slovakia), BK ARMEX Děčín (Czech Republic), KK Šenčur (Slovenia), BC GGMT Vienna (Austria)
Group C: Spišskí Rytieri (Slovakia), MKS Dabrowa Górnicza (Poland), KK Velika Gorica (Croatia), BK IMMOunited Dukes Klosterneuburg (Austria)
Group D: BC Prievidza (Slovakia), Sluneta Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic), KK Adra Oil Škrljevo (Croatia), Nutrispoint Ilirija (Slovenia)
The schedule of the Alpe Adria Cup 2021/2022:
group stage – September 28-29, October 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, November 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, December 7-8 2021