Saturday, July 30, 2011
Brazilian Championship - Super 10 Starts today!
Of the ten teams in this years competition there are a total of six different states represented. the competition will take place from July through November and have a full set of play-off matches starting with Quarter Finals in September. Previously the competition was structured so that the team with the most points on the ladder was champion. São Paulo state is providing half of the tournaments teams with São José being accompanies by four teams from São Paulo city - SPAC, Pasteur, Bandeirantes and Rio Branco. They will be joined by Niterói from Rio de Janeiro state, Farrapos from Rio Grande do Sul, Desterro from Santa Catarina, UniBrasil/Curitiba from Paraná and Belo Horizonte from Minas Gerais. In other words Brazil's six southern most states are all represented with São Paulo being the epicentre.
The teams have been divided into two groups with the four best from each group to advance to the Quarter Finals. The groups have been named the Green and the Yellow groups to replicate Brazil´s official national colours. The Green Group will consist of Bandeirantes, Belo Horizonte, Desterro, Pasteur and UniBrasil/Curitiba. Bandeirantes will have a bye in the first round. The yellow group will have Farrapos, Niteroí, Rio Branco, São José and SPAC.
July 30 Belo Horizonte vs Desterro
July 30 Pasteur vs UniBrasil/Curitiba
July 30 São José vs Farrapos
July 30 SPAC vs Rio Branco
August 13 Desterro vs Bandeirantes
August 13 UniBrasil/Curitiba vs Belo Horizonte
August 13 Niterói vs São José
August 13 Farrapos vs Rio Branco
August 20 Bandeirantes vs UniBrasil/Curitiba
August 20 Belo Horizonte vs Pasteur
August 20 Rio Branco vs Niterói
August 20 Farrapos vs SPAC
September 03 Desterro vs Pasteur
September 03 Bandeirantes vs Belo Horizonte
September 03 São José vs SPAC
September 03 Niterói vs Farrapos
September 10 UniBrasil/Curitiba vs Desterro
September 10 Pasteur vs Bandeirantes
September 10 São José vs Rio Branco
September 10 SPAC vs Niterói
September 24 Quarter Finals
November 05 Semi Finals
November 19 Final & Bronze Final
The Super 10 is sponsored by Topper, Heineken, Bradesco and Deloitte and also recieves support from the CCR group, Cremer and Gatorade.