(Foto: F. Lambertz)
Bonn Capitals and Regensburg Legionäre advanced to the Semi-Finals in the Bundesliga Playoffs bracket. Bonn Capitals beat Mainz Athletics in their best of 5 series after trailing 2-1 and will face Heidenheim in the next round. Regensburg Leagionäre won against Hamburg Stealers and will face Solingen Alligators in the Semi-Finals.
In the Dutch Hoofdklasse, European Champion Neptunus Rotterdam battles with Kinheim Haarlem and L&D Amsterdam to clinch a spot in the Holland Series next weekend. They will take on L&D Amsterdam and need 3 wins or a few losses of Kinheim against Hoofddorp Pioniers to advance to the Championship Series.
Unipol Bologna is on track to return to the Italian Championship Series while T&A San Marino dropped its 3 game series against Rimini which has now the best position to advance to the IBL Championship Series against Bologna.
Rouen Huskies and Templiers Senart both have a great season with a 27-1 record for Rouen and a 22-6 for Senart. Both teams have qualified directly for the Final Four in Division 1 and will face the winners of the playoff series between Montpellier (#3) vs. Savigny-sur-Orge (#6) and PUC (#4) vs. Stade Toulousain(#5) in September.