This user guide will take you through how to create a Knock Out Competition


CREATE A KNOCK OUT COMPETITION

TYPES OF KNOCK OUT COMPETITIONS



CREATE A KNOCK OUT COMPETITION


1. Select Competition

From the menu on left side of the screen select "Competitions"



2. Create a Competition

Select "CREATE COMPETITION" button on the right of the screen.


3. General Information

Fill in the the general information of the competition and click "Submit" to advance.



Field marked with * are mandatory and should be filled in order to advance to the next step.




4. Contact Information

Fill in the contact info and select Submit to advance.


5. Competition Settings

Set up the competition using the different options available and select "Submit" to advance.


Hover the cursor on the "?" on the left part of the screen to obtain additional info on the different settings, this help text will assist to explain each option before selecting.




6. Discipline Settings

The discipline settings enable the Competition Manager to create discipline rules which will determine after how many red/yellow cards a player/official will be suspended. To add a rule select the "ADD RULE" button. To save the rule select the Check mark button and Select "Submit" to advance.


Example of rules:

  • A player shall be suspend for the next match after receiving 3 yellow cards (in 3 different matches):


  • A player shall be suspended for the next match after receiving a red card:



Rules can be removed or modified until the start of the competition



Two yellow cards in the same match, the second yellow card turns into red. This rule exist by default in the system and do not need to be set by the user.



Select next on the bottom of the page to advance to the next part of the competition creation.


7.Create a Stage

To initiate the Stage creation select on "+CREATE STAGE" button



Select the Group type stage, and select the 'CREATE" button:


8. Stage General Information

Fill in the the general information of the stage and select "Submit" to advance.


9. Fixture setting

If you want the schedule to be automatically generated, fill in the details and select "Submit" to advance. If you do not want the schedule to be automatically, select the option "Create manual or import fixtures"  select "Submit" to advance.



Hover the mouse on the "?" on the left part of the screen to obtain additional info on the different settings.




10. Stage created

The creation of the competition stage is now completed you can either create another stage or advance to the next step.


11. Review & submit

Before submitting the stage review the different information you entered.



Select "Submit".


Selecting ''Submit'' will conclude the competition creation however the competition manager still has to add teams to the competition.






TYPES OF KNOCK OUT COMPETITIONS

Each competition can be broken down into various stages and each stage can contain flexible setup options. Here are some examples:

  1. Knock out stage with number of participants, that is a power of two and there is one winner (for example 2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256); 
  2. Knock out stage with number of participants, that is not a power of two, but there is one winner (e.g. early stages of cup competition);
  3. Knock out stage with number of participants, that is not a power of two, but there is more than one winner (qualification to later stages/different type of competition, e.g. group stage);
  4. Knock out stage with number of participants, that is a power of two, but there is more than one winner;
  5. Knock out stage with odd number of pairs, and there is one winner.
  6. Knock Stage with two leagues, with one final match (not played over two leagues)


If you require assistance setting up a Knock Out Competition, please reach out to the FCMS Support Team for guidance.




1. Knock out stage with number of participants, that is a power of two and there is one winner (for example 2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256)


EXAMPLE  1

64 teams, play each other once until there is one winner


COMPETITION FORMAT 1

RoundTeamsMatchesWinnersKnock Out Phase Name
1643232Round of 64
2321616Round of 32
31688Round of 16
4844Quarter Finals
5422Semi Finals
6211Final


63


COMPETITION SETTINGS 1

ElementNumber of TeamsNumber of RoundsNumber of Games per Round
Competition64

Knock Out Stage 16461





2. Knock out stage with number of participants, that is not a power of two, but there is one winner (e.g. early stages of cup competition)


EXAMPLE  2

63 teams, play each other once until there is one winner


COMPETITION FORMAT 2

RoundTeamsMatchesWinnersKnock Out Phase Name
16331 (1 Bye)31 (1 Bye)Round of 64
2321616Round of 32
31688Round of 16
4844Quarter Finals
5422Semi Finals
6211Final


62


COMPETITION SETTINGS 2

ElementNumber of TeamsNumber of RoundsNumber of Games per Round
Competition63

Knock Out Stage 16361




3. Knock out stage with number of participants, that is not a power of two, but there is more than one winner (qualification to later stages/different type of competition, e.g. group stage)


EXAMPLE  3

24 teams, play each other once until there are six winners


COMPETITION FORMAT 3

RoundTeamsMatchesWinnersKnock Out Phase Name
1241212Preliminary Qualifiers 1
21266Preliminary Qualifiers 2


18


COMPETITION SETTINGS 3

ElementNumber of TeamsNumber of RoundsNumber of Games per Round
Competition24

Knock Out Stage 12421





4. Knock out stage with number of participants, that is a power of two, but there is more than one winner


EXAMPLE  4

64 teams, play each other once until there are eight winners


COMPETITION FORMAT 4

RoundTeamsMatchesWinnersKnock Out Phase Name
1643232Round of 64
2321616Round of 32
31688Round of 16


56


COMPETITION SETTINGS 4

ElementNumber of TeamsNumber of RoundsNumber of Games per Round
Competition64

Knock Out Stage 16431




5. Knock out stage with odd number of pairs, and there is one winner.


EXAMPLE 5

  • 88 teams (40 teams seeded), play each other once until there is one winner
  • Phase 1: 48 Teams play each other once until there are 24 winners
  • Phase 2: 24 Winners from Phase 1, added to 40 seeded teams. Then, 64 teams play each other once until there is one winner


COMPETITION FORMAT 5

PHASE 1:

RoundTeamsMatchesWinnersKnock Out Phase Name
1482424Preliminary Round


PHASE 2:

RoundTeamsMatchesWinnersKnock Out Phase Name
1643232Round of 64 

(40 Seeded + 24 Preliminary Round Winners)

2321616Round of 32
31688Round of 16
4844Quarter Finals
5422Semi Finals
6211Final


63


COMPETITION SETTINGS 5

ElementNumber of TeamsNumber of RoundsNumber of Games per Round
Competition88

Knock Out Stage 14811
Knock Out Stage 26461




6. Knock Stage with two leagues, with one final match (not played over two leagues)


EXAMPLE  6

  • 64 teams play each other twice until there is one winner, with the final match play over 1 match
  • Phase 1: 64 Teams play each other twice until there are 2 winners
  • Phase 2: 2 Winners from Phase 1, play each other once until there is one winner


COMPETITION FORMAT 6

PHASE 1:

RoundTeamsMatchesWinnersKnock Out Phase Name
1646432Round of 64 
2323216Round of 32
316168Round of 16
4884Quarter Finals
5442Semi Finals


124


PHASE 2:

RoundTeamsMatchesWinnersKnock Out Phase Name
1211Final


COMPETITION SETTINGS 6

ElementNumber of TeamsNumber of RoundsNumber of Games per Round
Competition64

Knock Out Stage 16452
Knock Out Stage 2211