Junior Competitions Finals Structure

All junior competitions at FDBA follow a two-round elimination-style format, with the top 4 teams participating in the Championship Finals and the 5th to 8th placed teams participating in the Reserve Finals (where applicable).

 

UNDER 9 - UNDER 23 COMPETITIONS:

Championship Finals (1st - 4th)

Winning teams in the semi-final round progress to the Championship game, while the losing teams playoff for 3rd and 4th overall. Games are played under the following format;

Semi-Final Round

Game 1 - 1st vs 4th

Game 2 - 2nd vs 3rd

 

Grand Final Round

Championship Game - Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2

'Bronze Medal' Game - Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2

 

Reserve Finals (5th - 8th)

These finals are played only where 8 or more teams are in a division. The winning teams in the semi-final round progress to the Reserve Final, while the losing teams are eliminated. Divisions with a reserve finals format are indicated in the competition title (eg. A / A Res). Games are played under the following format;

Semi-Final Round

Game 3 - 5th vs 8th

Game 4 - 6th vs 7th

 

Grand Final Round

Reserve Final - Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4

 

UNDER 8 COMPETITIONS:

Semi-Final Round

All Under 8 competitions will play a regular season match during the Semi-Final round. This will be fixtured and released with regular season matches.

Grand-Final Round

Under 8 teams will play off in a 'Finals Participation' match based final ladder positions (e.g. 1st vs 2nd, 3rd vs 4th, 5th vs 6th etc). Where uneven number of teams exist in divisions FDBA will attempt to ensure no BYE's are given by having cross divisional match ups (e.g. 7th in Div 1 vs 1st in Div 2) 

*Finals Participation matches will be held during the Semi-Final Round for the Winter 2017 season.


Senior Competitions Finals Structure

All senior competitions at FDBA follow a two-round elimination-style format, with the top 4 teams participating. Winning teams in the semi-final round progress to the Championship game, while the losing teams are eliminated. Games are played under the following format;

 

Semi-Final Round

Game 1 - 1st vs 4th

Game 2 - 2nd vs 3rd

 

Grand Final Round

Championship Game - Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2

 


Finals Times

Semi Final times/venues will be available approximately 24hrs after your competitions final regular season round concludes.

Grand Final times/venues will be available approximately 24hrs after the Semi Final round is completed.

To view finals game times you need to switch between regular season and finals season view. See picture below;


Player Qualification

Players must meet the minimum games played requirement for each team they participate in to be eligible for finals. The number of game required depends on the number of rounds played. The notes at the bottom of the online fixtures will state the number of games required. Qualification excludes grading games.

 

All players can check the number of games played online via their fixtures/results/ladders. To do this:

-> Select your team from the fixture, results or ladder view

-> Select ‘Team Stats’ from the menu across the top

-> Screen will show all registered players, games played and season statistics for that team

Any players that do not meet the required games will not be shown on the Stadium Scoring system during finals.

 

Adding a ‘new’ player to a finals game will be automatically flagged when the system uploads results. Games will be forfeited if ineligible players participate in finals.

 

If you believe there is any error with the number of games for a particular player that will cause them to not be eligible please contact the Program Manager before the date of your scheduled final.