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Finalists and promotions decided

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Britbowl XXXIII finalists and divisional promotions were decided during an action-packed weekend of football

Premiership
In the Premiership, Tamworth edged the London Blitz 7-6 in a tense thriller.  The other play off was a more routine affair, with the London Warriors continuing their dominant season with a 63-0 win over the Manchester Titans.

Britbowl XXXIII will therefore be contested between the London Warriors (#1) and Tamworth Phoenix (#2).  The game will be played on Sunday 1 September 2019, at New River Stadium, London, kick off 4pm.

Division 1
In the Division 1 play offs the results were:

Solent Thrashers 20 Cambridgeshire Cats
Sandwell Steelers 21 Northumberland Vikings 3

The Division 1 final will therefore be played between Sandwell Steelers (#1) and Solent Thrashers (#2), and will be played on Saturday 31 August 2019, also at New River Stadium, kick off 4pm.

Both finalists have also won promotion to the Premiership, with Solent Thrashers winning promotion to the Premiership South, replacing local rivals Farnham Knights, and Sandwell Steelers winning promotion to the Premiership North, replacing the Leicester Falcons.

Division 2 - south

The Division 2 South final will also be played at part of Britbowl weekend at New River Stadium on Saturday 31 August 2019, kick off midday.

The semi final results in Division 2 South were:

South Wales Warriors 16 London Blitz B 6
Essex Spartans 20 Bournemouth Bobcats 42

The Division 2 South final will therefore be played between South Wales Warriors (#2) and Bournemouth Bobcats (#5).

Both finalists have also gained promotion to Division 1.  In addition, the highest ranked losing team will also gain promotion, following the relegation of Ouse Valley Eagles.  The third promotion spot will therefore be awarded to Essex Spartans, who were ranked one for the play offs.

Junior Division 1

The final game of Britbowl weekend will be the Junior Division 1 Final, to be played at 12.00pm on Sunday 31 August 2019 between the London Blitz (#1) and the East Kilbride Pirates (#2).

Division 2 - North

In the North, the Division Two semi final results were:

Birmingham Bulls 12 Inverclyde Goliaths 30
Halton Spartans 21 Clyde Valley Blackhawks 6

The final will therefore be played between Halton Spartans (#2) and Inverclyde Goliaths (#5) on Saturday 7 September 2019 at Druid Park, in Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne. Both finalists have also gained promotion to Division 1.

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