The Open Scramble name has returned this season after a year off. The brand was returned after an overwhelmingly unanimous decision by the HDWSBBL Commission.
As with previous seasons, the Open Scramble 2509/10 Competition will be for the HDWSBBL League Cup. The teams will be split into four divisions where they will face off against each other in a scheduled league format. Once all the games have been played the winners of each of the divisions will enter into a playoff to determine the fourth HDWSBBL League Champions.
League points will be determined as follows:
- Win â€“ 3 points
- Draw â€“ 1 Point
- Loss â€“ 0 Points
The teams will be ordered in each division by the following: Points, Touchdown Difference, Casualties difference, Touchdowns for, Casualties for, Touchdowns against and Casualties against.
The final standings in each division is important as it determines if a team will qualify for the HDWSBBL Championship Cup Tournament (the Championship IV), or end up contesting for the HDWSBBL Shield (The Slammer Shield).
With two former league champions present, last seasons champions the Karond Kar Corsairs and the inaugural champions the Loren Rangers, this competition should see some fierce action
The overall winner will receive a bonus of 80,000gp and the runner-up will receive a bonus of 40,000gp. As per the HDWSBBL Rulebook, any Final and Semi-Final games will see the attendance number doubled.
The first round of matches in the Open Scramble 2509/10 will take place on the 3rd of September and will mark the official start of the 2509/10 Season of the HDWSBBL.