At PPT our specialty is social touch so we emphasise even competition. As such we run grading differently to most sporting competitions.
Our season usually works like this:
- The first two weeks are grading rounds, these games are to ascertain the the standard of our teams and the results do not count towards final positions.
- At week 3 we set grades, but they are not finalised. Through to week 9 (the start of the Christmas break) your team will have a grade and your teams results counts towards your final ladder position, but fixtures are based on matching the standard of competition and teams will be moved between grades every two weeks (depending on their results)
- Around half way through the season (usually week 9) grades are finalised, fixtures are published through to the end of the regular season, and the run to finals begins.
- Our last two weeks (usually weeks 15 and 16) are finals. This will usually be structure as 1 plays 4 and 2 plays 3. In order to play finals, players must have played 4 games during the regular season or grading, or have an exemption from the committee. Most importantly teams missing out on finals still play friendly matches, so if you miss finals you still play in weeks 15 and 16.