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Once a grade has been setup via the 'Maintain Grades/Teams & Ladders' section, a draw and fixture can be created for that grade. 

CREATE NEW DRAW

Select - MODE: Competition > MENU: Competitions > Draws > Draw Management

To setup a new draw, click 'Create' for that grade under the 'Edit Draw' column.

The Draw Wizard works in a way where several steps are used to gather information required to create the fixture. You can cancel at any time throughout the process or go back to previous steps. There are 7 steps in total:

  1. Start
  2. Round Settings
  3. Round Dates
  4. Venue Selection
  5. Seeding
  6. Edit
  7. Review/Submit

You will be given the chance to review the entire draw at step 7 Review/Submit before submitting.  

1. Start

Complete the following fields as necessary:

Field

Description

Draw Type

 

The type of fixture you are creating i.e. Round Robin (play different teams through season) or Knockout (elimination competition)

Season

 

The season the new draw is to be created for. 

Select the season from the drop down list

Grade

 

The grade the new draw is to be created for. 

Select the grade from the drop down list

Fixture Template

 

The structure of your draw for the season and different competitions involved. 

Match Type

 

Determines how the home and away teams are calculated for each match.
 

Click for details on each fixture type. Your association can also have a custom fixture type; submit a support request via the Online Support & FAQ Centre to request this.
 

Select the fixture type from the drop down list.

Start Date and Time

 

When your draw will commence. Enter the date and choose the time from the drop down boxes.

Number of Rounds

 

The number of rounds the new draw will have.

Type the number directly in the field

Number of Finals Rounds

 

The number of finals rounds the new draw will have.

Type the number directly in the field

Start From Round

 

Indicates what round the draw will start at. This is useful if you need to create the draw in 2 or more parts.

 

E.g.: enter the first 4 rounds at the start of the year and then enter the remaining matches after. In this case, enter a starting round value of 5.

Most of the time this will be left as the default value, 1.

Type the number directly in the field

 

Time between Rounds

 

Choose the amount of time (Days/Hours/Mins) between rounds in your draw. Type the numbers directly into field.

Playing Days per Match

 

The number of match days for the majority of matches.

This number can be modified for each round on the following pages.

Type the number (between 1 and 5) directly in the field.

Venue Allocation Method

 

The way the draw will choose grounds for the matches

Publish Draw to Public

 

Select the checkbox to make the draw available on public sites as soon as the draw is submitted.

If you are still editing the draw, leave the checkbox clear so it is not visible to the public.
 

Once you are ready to publish to the public, follow the steps in Edit an Existing Draw.

Manually Edit/Enter Matches

 

Select this checkbox if you would like the option of manually changing the home and away teams for each match.

Non Playing Dates

 

Select a period for matches not to be scheduled e.g. holiday periods

Draw Heading

 

The draw heading appears at the top of the draw on public sites.

Type the text directly in the field.

Draw Notes

 

Draw notes appear at the bottom of the draw on public sites.

Type the text directly in the field 

2. Round Settings 

Note: This screen enables you to modify the duration of individual matches,

·           Complete the following fields as required:

Field

Description

Number of Match Days

 

The number of match days for the majority of matches.

This number is automatically populated based on your entry in the previous step (1) Start in the Playing Days per Match field

Type the number (between 1 and 5) directly in the field.

Successive Days

 

Select this checkbox if the match is to be played on successive days e.g. Saturday and Sunday.

This is automatically populated based on your entry in the previous step 1) Start in the Time between Rounds field.

Match Type

Select the appropriate type of match from the drop down list.

3. Round Dates

Note: This screen enables you to modify the individual dates of matches.

·           Type the required date directly into the field for the corresponding Round and day of play (Date #)

 

4. Venue Selection

N.B: If you have chosen Use Default Grounds in step 1) Start, you will skip past this step.

·         In Step 1) Start, by choosing to specify the venue allocated, you can choose the grounds available for the draw and the clubs involved. Find the ground(s) required in the list and click Add to move them from ‘Available Venues’ to ‘Venues to Use’.

 

5. Seeding

Note: The seeding order for the teams listed on this screen will determine how the fixture is created, according to the given fixture type chosen in the first step 1) Start.

·         If you wish to change the seeding order, highlight the existing number in the Seeding Order field of the appropriate team, then type the new order number.

6. Edit

·         You can edit all information for your draw in this screen by selecting the information from the drop down box.

 

7. Review/Submit

·           Review the draw details displayed.

·           Next…

If…

Then…

You want to make a change

Click Previous until you return to the required step

Do not want to change anything

Click Submit
 


NOTE
- once submitted, the fixture won't be published publicly (on MyCricket websites and at a club level for clubs to select teams, enter match results etc.). The fixture can be published via the 'Draw Management > tick 'Published' for that grade. 


 

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