TOURNAMENT SYSTEM

The typical tournament format is based on Pools of 4, 5 or 6 teams in Round 1, played on a league basis, followed by progression into either the Cup or Plate Finals. Teams are divided into groups of 4, 5 or 6 teams, so that each team plays the other teams once. Based on ranking outcome of the group stage, the top teams in each group qualify for the “Cup Play-off”, while other teams in the group may qualify for the “Plate Play-off”. Typically, the top 4 teams of the group stage determined by their group outcome qualify for the “Cup Play-off” while the “Plate Play-off” will be comprised of the next best 4 teams. All teams will play at least 4 games, and as many as 5 or 6 games. The tournament format is subject to adjustments depending on the number of teams that participate. The tournament is played under all applicable FIFA or PFF rules.