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Season 2022 Finals – Potential Dates

** This applies to teams participating in competitions for U12 and above only. **

With the business end of the season building up, many teams will have half an eye on the upcoming finals.

As things currently stand with the recent wet weather and rescheduling of matches, a finals series is still possible.

Reminder: if wet weather continues, the priority will be to complete the regular season.

Whether your team has already secured a place in the top four, or if you’re fighting to secure that top spot – here are the dates you want to make a note of in your calendar.

  • For eight team leagues: Finals to commence 29-31 July with Grand Finals on 12-14 August
  • For six team leagues: Finals to commence 5-7 August with Grand Finals on 19-21 August
  • For ten team leagues: Finals to commence 12-14 August with Grand Finals on 26-28 August

PLEASE NOTE: this schedule is subject to change and individual leagues will have alterations as needed.

How Finals Work

Depending on how many weeks are available, the finals conducted will either be three weeks, two weeks, or one week.

Three Week Finals Series

The top four teams qualify and play over three weeks.

Week 1
Major Semi Final: 1v2
Minor Semi Final: 3v4

Week 2
Preliminary Final: Loser of Major Semi Final v Winner of Minor Semi Final

Week 3
Grand Final: Winner of Major Semi Final v Winner of Preliminary Final

Two Week Finals Series

The top four teams qualify and play over two weeks.

Week 1
Semi Final 1: 1v4
Semi Final 2: 2v3

Week 2
Grand Final: Winner of Semi Final 1 v Winner of Semi Final 2

One Week Finals Series

Only the top two qualify and they go straight to the Grand Final.

Week 1
Grand Final: 1v2