Finals Qualifications

Qualification for Finals

1. Firstly, the player must have played at least (4) four games for the Club he is representing in the current season. Page 42 of the SGBD 2018-2019 Fixtures Book Rule 15.1

2. If a player plays more than (4) four games, say in Division 1 during the season, then he can only play in the finals in a lower Division if he plays at least (4) four games in the Division he is going to play in, or lower. Page 42 of the SGBD 2018-2019 Fixtures Book Rule 15.3.

Case 1. Howard plays (5) five games in Division 1 during the season. To be eligible to play in Division 2 in the finals, then he must have played at least (4) four games in Divisions 2; 3; 4; 5 or 6 during the home and away games. To be eligible to play in Division 3 in the finals, he would have had to play at least (4) four games in the home and away games in Divisions 3; 4; 5 or 6, and so on.

Case 2. Howard plays (3) three in Division 1 and (5) five games in Division 2 during the season. To be eligible to play in Division 3 in the finals he would have to play at least (4) four games in Divisions 3; 4; 5 or 6 during home and away games. He could play in Division 1 in the finals even if he hadn’t played in Division 1 during the season. To be eligible to play in Division 4 in the finals then he would have to play at least (4) four games in Divisions 4; 5 or 6 during the home and away games.

Case 3. Howard plays (2) two games in Division 1, (4) four games in Division 2 and (4) four games in Division 3 during the home and away season. To be eligible to play in Division 4 in the finals he would have had to play at least (4) four games in Division 4; 5 or 6 during the home and away games. He could play in the finals in Divisions 1; 2 or 3 without any problem.

3. Page 42 of the SGBD 2018-2018 Fixtures Book Rule 15.2 states that for the last (4) home and away games, no side will include more than (3) three players who have played the majority of their games during the season in a higher numbered side.
When selecting the sides for the last (4) four games a club cannot select more than (3) three players in a side who have played the majority of their games in a higher Division. Howard, Denis, Geoff and John have played (6) six of the first (10) ten in Division 1. Only (3) three of them could be picked in the one side for the last (4) four games in a lower Division.
They may have played (6) six of the first (10) ten games in Division 2 and 3, therefore only 3 of them could be picked in the one side to play in Division 4; 5 or 6 during the last (4) four home and away games.

“Side” consists of (12) twelve players.

“Majority” whilst there is no definition of the word majority in the handbook, it is assumed that majority means more than 50%. 

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