Turkish Women's Handball Super League
The Turkish Women's Handball Super League (Turkish: Türkiye Kadınlar Hentbol Süper Ligi) is the top professional league for Turkish women's handball clubs. It is administered by the Turkey Handball Federation, and the winners are recognized as Turkish champions. Established in the 1978–79 season as the Turkish Women's First League, it was renamed later to Super League. The current title holder is Muratpaşa Bld. SK (2011–12).
|Number of teams||9 (2011–12)|
|Relegation to||1. Division|
|Domestic cup(s)||Turkish Women's Handball Cup|
|International cup(s)||Champions League|
Cup Winners' Cup
|Current champions||Kastamonu Bld. GSK (2016–17)|
|Most championships||T.M.O. Ankara|
The Turkish Women's Handball Super League shares the season style with the men's league. As of the 2011–12 season, it consists of 9 teams -one less than in previous seasons-, each playing 16 regular season games. The four teams with most points at the end of the regular season advance to the play-offs. They are divided into two groups of two, based on their placement. Group A is formed by 1 and 4 while Group B has 2 and 3. Three matches are played in each group, in home and away form. The two group winners advance to the championship finals, while the runners-up play for the bronze medal. Both the finals and the bronze matches are played as a "best of two" series.
The lowest placed two teams of the regular season is directly relegated to the first division, and replaced by the winners of this. The group winners and the runners-up will qualify for the league in the next season.
- 2011–12 season
- Anadolu University SK
- Yenimahalle Bld. SK
- Çankaya Belediyespor
- Gazi University SK
- İstanbul Emniyet Spor Gücü
- İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyespor
- Maliye Milli Piyango SK
- Muratpaşa Bld. SK
- Üsküdar Belediyespor
- 2015–16 season
The complete list of champions since 1978:
As of 1 June 2019[update] end of the 2018-19 season, the all-time medal table for the women's championship is as follows:
|Muratpaşa Bld. SK||4||2||2|
|Maliye Milli Piyango SK||4||0||1|
|Kastamonu Bld. GSK||2||1||1|
|Yenimahalle Bld. SK||1||2||0|
|Anadolu University SK||1||0||0|
|Eyüboğlu Koleji SK||1||0||0|
|Gazi University Tıp SK||1||0||0|
|İstanbul Bankası, Yenişehir SK||1||0||0|
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