The Open Scramble will return this year and will be for the HDWSBBL League Cup. The competition itself will take on a similar format to previous competitions for the Leageu Cup and will see the teams split equally into four divisions. Each divisional winner will then face the other divisional winners until one team is left the winner and crowned the league champions.
During the league stages, a team earns points for every match played as follows:
- Win – 3 points;
- Draw – 1 point;
- Loss – 0 points.
Teams will be ordered in their division by the following: Points, Touchdown Difference, Casualty Difference, Touchdowns for, Casualties for.
With the Competition for the League Cup being the biggest of the season, the positions that the teams finish in will be critical for determining the teams that take place in the Championship V and the Cleaver Cup along with influencing the 1st round of the Spite Challenge so it is all to play for!
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 initial draw for the Open Scramble 2510/11 will take place on the 9th of September with the first games taking place a week later on the 16th of September. Stay tuned to the website as news about the new and returning teams begins to be announced.