Six storylines to watch in the Final Six

Kristen Mann. Photo: Kimmo Metsälä

 The Final Six is set with TTT Rīga, Catz Lappeenranta, Vega 1/Liepāja, 1182 Tallinn, TTT juniores and RSU/Merks. Here are the six storylines to follow.



The first final without SK Cēsis

SK Cēsis won the first Final Four tournament in 2013. The team led by experienced strategist Armands Krauliņš completed the regular season with a perfect record 22-0 and moved on to another two wins over RTU/Merks and TTT Rīga. They also made it to the final game in 2014 and 2015.


Three peat alert

Current champions TTT Rīga are two wins away from the third consecutive Latvia-Estonia league title. Aigars Nerips and Jānis Nešpors team became the first to finish the Top 6 tournament – introduced in 2014 – undefeated with 10 wins in 10 games.


When Catz attack

Five time Finnish champions Catz Lappeenranta came in and called attention from the very first day. Mika Haakana`s team won 4 out of 5 road games to claim one of the two direct trips to semifinal action.


Never miss the Final Six

TTT Rīga, 1182 Tallinn and RSU/Merks have participated in all three final tournaments before the 2016 edition. The Estonian champions have lost all three bronze matches and they are in hunt for a first medal.


New kids on the block

TTT juniores is the first youth team to play in the finals. Ainārs Čukste`s team won two games in the Top 6 tournament and dominated play-off series against Latvijas Universitāte, 150-110.


A fish called Anda

Anda Eibele is a three time Latvia-Estonia league champion (2013, 2014, 2015). She represented SK Cēsis in the league`s inaugural season and returned to her former club TTT Rīga afterwards.




Friday, April 8

16:00 (#4) 1182 Tallinn – TTT juniores (#5)

18:30 (#3) Vega 1/Liepāja – RSU/Merks (#7)


Saturday, April 9

15:30 (#1) TTT Rīga – 1182 Tallinn/TTT juniores

18:00 (#2) Catz Lappeenranta – Vega 1/Liepāja/RSU/Merks


Sunday, April 10

15:30 Bronze match

18:00 Final