The 41th edition of the finals for the season 2018-2019 was held at Tennis 13 on April 26 2019.
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Draw to make-up the groups
Question: How are the groups divided?
Answer: The first 4 positions of the regular season are placed as heads of each group (A1, B1, C1 & D1), this is row #1. The next 4 make-up the second row and are randomly selected to be in one of the groups (A2, B2, C2 & D2). From the regular season's standings, teams in 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th positions are randomly put in row #3 (A3, B3, C3 & D3) and so on the fourth row is done in the same way. That leaves the last 2 teams in 17th & 18th. Since the last team in a standing usually play against team with the highest ranking, they are placed randomly in groups A & B (A5 & B5).
Post season series
Preliminary rounds & final (2019)
- The same "rules of competition" followed during the regular season apply throughout.
- The teams are ranked according to the results attained during the regular season. An even number of teams play in the 2019 post season series. EX: in a level having 19 teams, only the first 18 teams play for the gold medal. LOOK up "How positions are decided in the standings".
- The team with the highest standing is always the receiving team. If its club cannot receive due to court availability, then the opposing team receives.
In 2017-18 a new format took place instead of the playoffs: a post season series. The 2019 series are similar with some amendements.
The peculiarities are:
- An even number of teams per level will participate to have an equal number of matchs for each team. There will be no bye.
- In 2019 levels 2, 3 & 4 will have 18 teams participating in the series. In level 1, 10 teams will compete.
- At least three rounds of matches for each participating team in levels 2, 3 and 4. At least 4 rounds of matchs for participating teams in level 1.
- At the end of these 3 or 4 matchs, the teams are ranked according to a predetermined sorting.
To qualify for the series
Any player registered in the league must have played for her team a minimum number of matches during the regular season to be eligible for the series and finals. A bye doesn't count and must be excluded from the total number of matches. For the player having :
- 20 matches on her schedule, 6 times
- More than 20 matches on her schedule, 7 times
- The player with a "5.5" profile (level I) must have played at least 30% of the matches for which she is allowed to participate. (AGM 2017)
Note: A match lost by retiring because of an injury does not count in the number of times played for both partners. See Rule on retired match.