Shortly after the draw that divided the 24 competing teams in the 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup into their four groups, the schedule for the regular season is official. The season is set to tip off with Round 1 games on October 11 in nine different countries and it will run on a weekly basis through December 27 with a break between Rounds 6 and 7 in late November.
Round 1 will see the first EuroCup game ever played in Andorra when local side Morabanc Andorra La Vella hosts Unics Kazan. A week later, Round 2 will see the EuroCup land in two new places when Fiat Turn takes on Andorra and Tofas Bursa welcomes Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, both on October 18.
Among other meetings of note are a pair of clashes between former champions. Two-time winner Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius will challenge 2013 champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in Group C in Round 3 on October 24, with the return matchup in Russia set for Round 8. In Group B, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, which won the ULEB Cup in 2004, will meet 2016 champion Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul in Round 5 in the Israeli capital on November 8 and they will duel in Turkey in Round 10.
Although nearly half of the clubs have taken part in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague over the past decade, only two of them met there last season. Round 3 will see them battle again when Darussafaka Istanbul hosts Unics Kazan on October 25 with the return leg set for Round 8. Darussafaka swept their two EuroLeague meetings last season.
You can download a copy of the 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup calendar here.