Following some events that happened during the third and fourth week of the League, the organizer has put in place the following updates:

1. Results
Third Round:

Musc Owls      91 – 69  Alskling Patriots
Filfla Lizards   69 – 68 The Expendables

Forth Round:
Musc Owls      81 – 71    Swieqi Rocks
Filfla Lizards   81 – 78 Alskling Patriots

Congratulations to the winners!

2. Recap

In the third round Owls were playing against the Patriots. In the first half Patriots could manage to follow the guys from University but in the 2nd half Musc switched to turbo mode and win the game with Chad’s leadership. Another game was held between Lizards and The Expendables. The full game was balanced but at the very end Filfla managed to win this exciting game. Even from the stats one can see excellent team play, most of the players have similar stats.

In the forth round Rocks played with Musc Owls and from the beginning Owls were leading and they managed to increase the difference until the 5th player of them fouled out.(Last 3 mins)
Musc Owls was able to survive the last 3 mins with 4 players and collected their second win in a row. Chad won his 2nd round MVP title with double-double (42-25-4).
Lizards played a really balanced game against Patriots. The game was decided in the last minute for the Lizards. Stats say the difference was the blocks and rebounds between the teams. ( 57 vs 47 and 10 vs 3)
It was the second win for the Filfla Lizard which means they are the only team who is 100% in the league.

3. Players and Game Schedule

All the team rosters were fixed.
Nenad Bukva was drafted by the Lizards (They paid 40€ as new player registration fee)
Schedule of the season games are uploaded to the site: https://fblmalta.com/fixtures-results/
This schedule is written in stone till all the 4 relevant team leaders agree to swap the games. Please refrain from contacting the organiser before an agreement has been reached between the team leaders.

4. Registration fee

Swieqi Rocks and Alskling Patriots have to pay the rest of the registration fee until 9th of November or else the team will be disqualified.

5. Disqualification

FBL doesn’t tolerate any aggressive, especially continuous, behavior during ANY event. Abuse of other players, staff or referees is NOT tolerated at all.
Any player found guilty of this misconduct will be suspended and has to miss the next game.
The affected team will have to pay a Disqualification Penalty, which must be paid before the next appearance of the team. Failure to comply will result in a walkover.

6. Playoffs

The first 4 team will qualify to the playoff.
Semi-final: 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3  (1 game)
Bronze game (1 game)
Final (3 games) 

7. Rules

Some rules changed from last year:

1. Every player has to play at least 33% of the season games to qualify to the playoffs
2. Player can be registered if he is on the court  before the 3rd quarter starts
3. New player registration fee was decreased from 50€ to 40€
4.  Every team has 2 timeouts in the 4st quarter.

Please read all the rules here: https://fblmalta.com/rules/

8. Terms and Conditions

To comply with the above, the next time a player should wish to play, they must sign a one-time form stating that they have read the rules, will abide by them as best as they can, and any penalties or fees that are accrued must be paid.

Above all we are here to promote fun and fair play. The rules are in place for this to help keep this vision.

Kind regards
Organizer of Future Basketball League