The Russian final plays in best of 3 matches!
The national Russian bandy final will be decided in the best of 3 matches starting from seasong 2018-2019. It was decided when the Executive Committe of the Russian Federation of Bandy met on May 23. That was probably the biggest news of the meeting. In addition, eight teams will qualify for the playoffs, but they will leave the system by allowing the team to choose opponents, instead it will be the league position that determines. Quarterfinals are played best in 2 matches, but semi-finals and finals are decided in the best of 3 matches. The losers in semifinals play matches for the bronze medals. They will play best of two matches. The Russian Super League starts on November 2nd.