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Division Format

Otherwise known as "round robin" format or an "all play all" format, our division format is where all teams in the division play all other teams in the division a number of times. For example in an 8 team division, if all teams play each other twice then each team will play 14 matches.

All results within a division format count towards the division standings.

Create divisions when

  • all teams play each other a number of times e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4

  • teams between the divisions play against each other (optional)

  • you have a group stage cup format and have more than 6 teams in each group

If you have a knockout cup format at the end of the division matches e.g. for a playoff then still create divisions, you can create a cup afterwards

Tournament Format

For the following formats then create a tournament:

Single Knockout Tournament

Otherwise known as "single elimination", "knockout", or "sudden death tournament". (Wikipedia definition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-elimination_tournament ) The loser of each match-up is eliminated from the tournament. Each winner will play another team in the next round, until the final match, where the winner becomes the tournament champion.

Double / Triple Elimination Tournaments

A double elimination cup has two stages - the winners stage and the losers stage. If a team loses in the winner stage, it then joins the losers stage. If a team loses twice then they will be eliminated. (Wikipedia definition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-elimination_tournament

A triple elimination tournament has a third stage, where the losing teams in the losers stage play.

For this format then create a single knockout tournament and then add stages for each elimination stage. https://help.leaguerepublic.com/cups/adding-an-elimination-stage-to-a-cup 

Group Stage Tournaments

A group stage format is where there is a stage with a number of groups / divisions. each team in the groups plays all other teams once or twice and then the teams advance to a knockout phase.

Only create a group stage tournament if you have 6 or less teams in each division and you will not be able to use the schedulers to schedule, manage the matches. Create divisions instead and add a knockout stage later.

Other Tournament Formats
Our system is flexible in that you can add any number of stages to a tournament manually. You can add group stages / knockout stages to any part of the tournament.

Other matches
If you want to record friendlies or matches where the results don't count for anything then create "other matches".  

Ladder format
If you have a ladder format where winners advance above losers in the league standings then create a division and set the ladder format in

Setup > Standings Setup

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