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Best way to handle inter-league championships (2 posts)

  1. peanutgnome
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is the best way to handle inter-league championships for Basketball?

    I had created each regional division (four geographic regions with a master, junior and open division in each) as it's own league, so 12 in total. At the end of the season the four regional teams play off against each other.

    What is the best way to handle this? Any thoughts, or thoughts whether I'm even handling this correctly by separating the teams like this?

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  2. LaMonte Forthun
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm doing basketball leagues as well, how I would handle your situation is this:

    1). Set up three leagues, one for each age group.
    2). Set each league to 'championship' in the league preferences.
    3). Set up four groups in each league, one for each region, also in preferences.
    4). Set the 'Teams to advance' to 1, so that the winner of each group moves on the the finals.

    The only problem you might run into is that, unless I've missed something somewhere, you can't set up games outside a group in Championship mode, I had to write some code for that. I've seen 'Inter Group Matches' in a couple of places in the code, which seems like it might be what I'd want, but I'm don't see any way of getting it to work so I fixed it myself. If you only allow games within the group, 'championship' is perfect, if you need the other code, I'll clean it up and make it available.

    So far, this set up is working well for me with the leagues I'm working with that will have advancement out of a group, the prelim games are still being played, and I haven't had time to tackle those tests yet, I probably will next week.

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