Operational Rules


Section B5: Championship Cup Competition Rules

GROUP STAGES

B5:1 The Operational Rules (Sections B1, B2 & B3) apply to the Group Stages of the Championship Cup in all respects except as set out below:

  1. The format of the groups and the number of winners to go forward to the knock out stages shall be decided by the Board on an annual basis.
  2. There is no end of season deadline applied to the Group Stages of the Championship Cup and Players correctly registered with a Club at the time of the match may play for that Club in the Competition. Dual Registered players are eligible to play in the Group Stages.

KNOCK OUT STAGES

B5:2 The Operational Rules (Section B1, B2 & B4) apply to the knock out stages of the Championship Cup in all respects except as set out below:

  1. A free draw will operate in the knock out stages, the home team being the first drawn.
  2. The Final will be played on a neutral ground as directed by the Board.
  3. Only Players correctly registered on the Friday immediately prior to the weekend scheduled for the quarter-finals are eligible to play in the quarter finals, semi finals or finals of the competition (where a game is played prior to the weekend ie Thursday or another mid week night then for that game only players must be registered prior to the game concerned).
  4. In the case of Dual Registered Players only players for whom a Dual Registration has been registered prior to the deadline in this B5:2 (c) and who has played in at least one group stage match or a playoff game (last 16) will be eligible to play in the quarter final onwards for the Club in question. N.B. Players may debut for a Club in the playoff stage of the Championship Cup and may have played for a different Club in the group stages. Any dual registered Player is only permitted to play for one club in the Championship Cup from the last 16 stage onwards.
  5. The Challenge Cup Levy does not apply to this competition

OVERALL COMPETITION RULES

B5:3 The following Rules also apply to this competition:

  1. Clubs are required to field a full strength team in all matches in the competition.
  2. Clubs, Club officials or Players must not publish or cause to be published criticism of the Championship Cup.
  3. Prize money will be paid following a Club’s elimination from the competition and will be paid subject to the Club abiding by the rules of the Competition. For the avoidance of doubt where a Club breaches the rules there will be financial penalties which will be deducted from the prize money;
  4. The prize money schedule will be published by the Board from time to time;
  5. A Cup and medals will be provided as directed by the Board from time to time.

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