Baltic Handball League

Short History

     The Baltic Handball League is a regional men's club handball league in the Baltic countries. The league is organized by Baltic Handball Association. The agreement of the BHA to organize the Baltic Handball League was signed between the presidents of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian national handball associations on June 10, 1990. This is practically the beginning of the BHA. However, the BHA was founded in 2019, and formally took over the running of the league. Then it was decided to limit the participation strictly to the teams from Baltic States. True history, the teams from Belarus, Ukraine and Finland also participated in the league. The 2019/20 season was cancelled, and the 2020/21 season was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tournaments

Editions

Edition Year Host Date Teams Matches
1. 2007/08 ? ? 2007 - ? 2008 ? teams ? matches
2. 2008/09 ? ? 2008 - ? 2009 ? teams ? matches
3. 2009/10 ? ? 2009 - ? 2010 ? teams ? matches
4. 2010/11 Vilnius
(Lithuania)
24 Sep 2010 - 27 Mar 2011 7 teams 46 matches
5. 2011/12 Kehra
(Estonia)
23 Sep 2011 - 25 Mar 2012 7 teams 46 matches
6. 2012/13 Riihimaki
(Finland)
22 Sep 2012 - 14 Apr 2013 8 teams 60 matches
7. 2013/14 Polva
(Estonia)
21 Sep 2013 - 13 Apr 2014 8 teams 60 matches
8. 2014/15 Kehra
(Estonia)
20 Sep 2014 - 14 Apr 2015 6 teams 33 matches
9. 2015/16 Polva
(Estonia)
26 Sep 2015 - 17 Apr 2016 12 teams 71 matches
10. 2016/17 Polva
(Estonia)
10 Jan - 9 Apr 2017 11 teams 59 matches
11. 2017/18 Polva
(Estonia)
16 Sep 2017 - 15 Apr 2018 12 teams 72 matches
12. 2018/19 Minsk
(Belarus)
16 Sep 2018 - 21 Apr 2019 12 teams 72 matches
13. 2019/20 ? 22 Sep 2019 - 8 Mar 2020 12 teams 51 matches

Final positions

Edition Year Host Champions Runners-up Third place
1. 2007/08 ? POLVA SERVITI
(Estonia)
Meshkov Brest
(Belarus)
ASK/AB.LV
(Latvia)
2. 2008/09 ? DINAMO MINSK
(Belarus)
Chocolate Boys
(Estonia)
Meshkov Brest
(Belarus)
3. 2009/10 ? POLVA SERVITI
(Estonia)
Riihimaen Cocks
(Finland)
LSPA
(Latvia)
4. 2010/11 Vilnius
(Lithuania)
KEHRA/HORIZON
(Estonia)
Polva Serviti
(Estonia)
Šviesa
(Lithuania)
5. 2011/12 Kehra
(Estonia)
KEHRA/HORIZON
(Estonia)
Polva Serviti
(Estonia)
Žemaitijos Dragunas
(Lithuania)
6. 2012/13 Riihimaki
(Finland)
SKA MINSK
(Belarus)
Riihimaen Cocks
(Finland)
Polva Serviti
(Estonia)
7. 2013/14 Polva
(Estonia)
SKA MINSK
(Belarus)
Polva Serviti
(Estonia)
Riihimaen Cocks
(Finland)
8. 2014/15 Kehra
(Estonia)
SKA MINSK
(Belarus)
Riihimaen Cocks
(Finland)
Polva Serviti
(Estonia)
9. 2015/16 Polva
(Estonia)
RIIHIMAEN COCKS
(Finland)
SKA Minsk
(Belarus)
Polva Serviti
(Estonia)
10. 2016/17 Polva
(Estonia)
RIIHIMAEN COCKS
(Finland)
ZTR Zaporozhye
(Ukraine)
SKA Minsk
(Belarus)
11. 2017/18 Polva
(Estonia)
RIIHIMAEN COCKS
(Finland)
Polva Serviti
(Estonia)
SKA Minsk
(Belarus)
12. 2018/19 Minsk
(Belarus)
RIIHIMAEN COCKS
(Finland)
ZTR Zaporozhye
(Ukraine)
SKA Minsk
(Belarus)
13. 2019/20 ?


Results

Edition Year Host Final 3. place play-off Semi-finals
1. 2007/08 ? Polva Serviti - Meshkov Brest ?-? ASK/AB.LV - SKA Minsk ?-? Polva Serviti - ?
Meshkov Brest - ?
2. 2008/09 ? Dinamo Minsk - Chocolate Boys ?-? Meshkov Brest - ASK/AB.LV ?-? Dinamo Minsk - ?
Chocolate Boys - ?
3. 2009/10 ? Polva Serviti - Riihimaen Cocks ?-? 3. LSPA, 4. Dinamo Minsk Polva Serviti - ?
Riihimaen Cocks - ?
4. 2010/11 Vilnius
(Lithuania)
Kehra/Horizon - Polva Serviti 28-26 Šviesa - Riihimaen Cocks 25-24 Kehra/Horizon - Riihimaen Cocks 28-27
Polva Serviti - Šviesa 35-32
5. 2011/12 Kehra
(Estonia)
Kehra/Horizon - Polva Serviti 25-22 Žemaitijos Dragunas - Šviesa 32-25 Kehra/Horizon - Žemaitijos Dragunas 25-23
Polva Serviti - Šviesa 28-21
6. 2012/13 Riihimaki
(Finland)
SKA Minsk - Riihimaen Cocks 32-26 Polva Serviti - Kehra/Daisy 30-23 SKA Minsk - Kehra/Daisy 42-24
Riihimaen Cocks - Polva Serviti 28-25
7. 2013/14 Polva
(Estonia)
SKA Minsk - Polva Serviti 31-26 Riihimaen Cocks - Meshkov Brest 27-26 SKA Minsk - Riihimaen Cocks 31-26
Polva Serviti - Meshkov Brest 37-30
8. 2014/15 Kehra
(Estonia)
SKA Minsk - Riihimaen Cocks 41-22 Polva Serviti - Kehra/Horizon 28-27 SKA Minsk - Kehra/Horizon 32-27
Riihimaen Cocks - Polva Serviti 29-25
9. 2015/16 Polva
(Estonia)
Riihimaen Cocks - SKA Minsk 36-32 Polva Serviti - Granitas Kaunas 30-28 Riihimaen Cocks - Granitas Kaunas 33-24
SKA Minsk - Polva Serviti 36-28
10. 2016/17 Polva
(Estonia)
Riihimaen Cocks - ZTR Zaporozhye 20-18 SKA Minsk - Polva Serviti 26-23 Riihimaen Cocks - SKA Minsk 36-35
ZTR Zaporozhye - Polva Serviti 31-23
11. 2017/18 Polva
(Estonia)
Riihimaen Cocks - Polva Serviti 26-23 SKA Minsk - ZTR Zaporozhye 40-37 Riihimaen Cocks - SKA Minsk 27-25
Polva Serviti - ZTR Zaporozhye 30-29
12. 2018/19 Minsk
(Belarus)
Riihimaen Cocks - ZTR Zaporozhye 23-22 SKA Minsk - Dragunas Klaipeda 27-26 Riihimaen Cocks - SKA Minsk 26-24
ZTR Zaporozhye - Dragunas Klaipeda 33-22
13. 2019/20 ? Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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