Icelandic basketball league system

The Icelandic basketball league system, or Icelandic basketball league pyramid is a series of interconnected competitions for basketball clubs in Iceland. The system has a hierarchical format with a promotion and demotion system between competitions at different levels.

MenEdit

There are currently four different competitions on the pyramid - the 1st tier Úrvalsdeild, the 2nd tier Division I, the 3rd tier Division II, and the 4th tier Division III.

The leagues are organized by the Icelandic Basketball Association.[1]

The tier levelsEdit

For the 2020–21 season, the Icelandic basketball league system is as follows:[2]

Level League
1 Úrvalsdeild karla
12 teams
↓ 2 relegation
(previously 1. deild karla (1951–78))
2 1. deild karla
10 teams1
↑ 2 promotion
↓ 1 relegation
(previously 2. deild karla (1964–78))
3 2. deild karla
12 teams
↑ 1 promotion
↓ 2 relegation
(previously 3. deild karla (1973–78))
4 3. deild karla
7 teams
↑ 2 promotion
5 4. deild karla
TBD

1The 1. deild karla has spot for 10 teams. The 10th placed team is relegated to 2. deild karla. If there are less than 10 teams, no team is relegated.

Other competitionsEdit

WomenEdit

There are currently three different competitions on the pyramid and they are all organized by the Icelandic Basketball Association.[3][4][5]

Level League
1 Úrvalsdeild kvenna
8 teams
↓ 1 relegation
(previously 1. deild kvenna (1952–2005))
2 1. deild kvenna
12 teams1
↑ 1 promotion
(previously 2. deild kvenna (1984–2005))
2 2. deild kvenna
TBD

1Registered for the 2021-22 season. The amount of teams vary by seasons.

Other competitionsEdit

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

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