Holders Derby Trailblazers – winners of the competition last year in its L Lynch guise – start with a home double header against Manchester Magic and Bradford Dragons on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
There is also a South Coast derby between Solent Kestrels and Worthing Thunder, while Westminster Warriors – like Magic, new to D1 this season – travel to Reading.
London Lions II, Essex Rebels, Oaklands Wolves and Hemel Storm also host games, while there a couple of midweek clashes too.
The competition will be organised by NBL1 Men's clubs in partnership with new naming rights holder Kitking.co.uk and is sanctioned by BE.
It sees all 14 NBL1 clubs, plus invited Division Two sides Charnwood Riders and Oaklands, compete in four regional groups of four.
Live stats and stream links and a full opening weekend fixture list can be found below.
17/09/2022, 4pm: Solent Kestrels v Worthing Thunder LIVE STATS
18/09/2022, 2pm: London Lions II v Solent Kestrels LIVE STATS / LIVE STREAM
18/09/2022, 2pm: Essex Rebels v Worthing Thunder LIVE STATS
21/09/2022, 7pm: Essex Rebels v London Lions II
17/09/2022, 4.15pm: Oaklands Wolves v Thames Valley Cavaliers LIVE STATS
18/09/2022, 4pm: Reading Rockets v Westminster Warriors LIVE STATS / LIVE STREAM
21/09/2022, 4pm: Oaklands Wolves v Reading Rockets
17/09/2022, 6.15pm: Bradford Dragons v Newcastle University LIVE STATS / LIVE STREAM (Facebook)
17/09/2002, 7.30pm: Derby Trailblazers v Manchester Magic LIVE STATS
18/09/2022, 5pm: Derby Trailblazers v Bradford Dragons LIVE STATS
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