Season draw and finals structure

by Peter Shaw by and updated on

The season draw, ladders and grades are finalised, see links below:

http://royalparktouch.com/season-draw/

http://royalparktouch.com/season-draw/ladders/

This season it has been tricky in the top grade to get the right mix for social touch but I think the below finals arrangement are relatively fair. And as most ladder positions are very close most teams have something to play for over the remainder of the season.

This season there will be three finals series held over weeks 15 and 16, with trophies for the winning teams.

A grade finals

These will be for teams finishing 1-3 in A Grade. The team finishing first will go straight through to the grand final in week 16 but will play a practice match on week 15. The teams finishing 2 and 3 will play one another in the preliminary final for the right to go into the grand final in week 15.

A2 grade finals

These will be for teams finishing 4-7 in A grade and will be played in a semi final and grand final format. Given the changing nature of the top grade this season I think it is fair to give those teams that are playing up a level for them to have a chance to win a trophy.

B grade finals

These will be for teams finishing 1-4 in B grade and will be played in a a semi final and grand final format.

All players must also note there will be no extra time in the event of a drawn final or semi final. In these cases the team higher on the ladder will be considered the winner.

Teams not playing finals

Most importantly at RPT the emphasis is on Social touch so those teams finishing not playing finals (the teams finishing 8th in A grade and teams finishing 5-9 in B-Grade) will  still play during weeks 15 and 16 (subject to one team having a bye each week), as friendly matches will be fixtured. So let your teammates know that everyone plays through to the end of the season and  all teams play at least 14 games over the season.