NSL & NSL2 are now in full swing following the same structure of predetermined H/A fixtures over 3 weekend events and with promotion / demotion out of NSL2 in place.
NSL returns to 12 team with predetermined H/A matches played over 3 dedicated weekends.
NSL2 pre-league organisation starts and quickly fills up with 12 teams whose progress throughout the season at “B” grade events is tracked and points awarded. The winner is promoted to NSL1 for 2017
2013 – 2015
Using tournaments already running in the UK with “A” grade levels (Diamond Series, BA Tournament, BSUK/MLB) these were the “league” results were achieved. With co-operation from the tournament organisers the BSF were supplied with the RR results and these then used to generate the league tables. The first two times the teams played each other in the RR pools were designated to be the NSL fixtures. If at the end of the season any fixtures were not achieved the BSF went back to the events in order of play and looked for a matching fixture in the post RR play. The top 8 teams went forward to the National Championships.
2010 – 2012
Tournaments Officer Lesley Morisetti organised the logistics of the league for the next 3 seasons. Team points similar to F1 racing were awarded to teams depending on their finishing positions at the “A” grade events. The top 8 teams were entered in the Nationals Championships apart from 2012 when due to severe weather conditions several events had to be cancelled and all 9 teams received an invite as only 1 NSL event was able to be played.
The NSL was “born” through an idea brought to the BSF from Roger Grooms and Matt Slorach in 2009 to get the top level of play in the UK regenerated. They started the pilot scheme and then handed over the running of the NSL to the BSF in 2010. All teams were allowed to play at the National Championships.