Information TFL Cup - Rules and Structure

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  1. The Richuation

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    TFL12: TFL Cup Rules and Structure

    Format

    The competition is a knockout tournament with pairings for each round drawn at random. There are no seeds and the draw for each round is not made until after the scheduled dates for the previous round. The draw also determines which teams will play at home. Each match is played as a single leg. If a match is drawn, there is a replay, at the ground of the team who were away for the first game. Drawn replays are settled with extra time and penalty shootouts. Replays are not held for the semi-finals or final.

    Rounds

    There are 6 rounds to the cup. The first round consists of 16 teams with the top 4 L1 teams and the other 20 PL teams with a bye. The 8 winners will join the remaining 24 teams of the TFL. Round 2 starts with 32 teams. It will appear as such:

    Round 1
    16 teams
    24 Byes

    Round 2
    32 teams

    Round 3
    16 Teams

    Quarter Final
    8 Teams

    Semi Final
    4 Teams

    Final
    2 Teams

    Scheduling

    We will not hold make up games for TFL Cup matches. If the game is unplayed, then the winner will be based on scheduling effort.
     
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    maybe next year we could include all the wait list guys [by allowing them to pick teams that have not already been taken obviously] and let them have play-in or early round games
     
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    When do these open? Threads are locked
     
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    ** UPDATE **

    We have added 4 of our waitlisters to the Cup. With now 44 teams, the 20 PL teams have a first round bye. The L1 members and the 4 WL members will all play in round 1. Round 2 will be down to 32 teams, with no more byes on the docket.
     
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