COVID-19 Update - Return to Play

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The LV Board announced today that we will go straight into finals with some of the competitions extended to include six finalists.  Whilst other winter competitions are cancelling we will soldier on and remain optimistic. Keep yourself fit and ready to play as there could be a finals match for your team as soon as next Saturday. We await the next announcement so keep positive.

The stop start nature of our season has resulted in some teams not playing each other, others playing each other on more than one occasion whilst there is a discrepancy in the byes. Added to this the number of teams vary in each competition. We have competitions with 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 teams and it was important to have some consistency whilst providing as many players as possible the opportunity to return.

As a result, the Board have decided that if we can return to play on the weekend of September 4/5, LV will conduct a three-week finals series. Competitions with 4, 5 and 6 teams will all participate in the final’s series.  We are anticipating that spectators will not be initially allowed, therefore in weeks one and two, the matches will be played on clubs’ home grounds. We understand that clubs will be reliant on council approval, so we request that you communicate with them immediately to ensure availability.

LV’s desire is to provide an opportunity for teams that finish 7th – 9th on the ladder a chance to play. Fixtured matches will be organised for these teams with the eliminated teams in Week 1 of the finals joining them to ensure that all teams play a minimum of two games on resumption. I will contact each of these clubs’ presidents to provide feedback.

The Under 11’s do not have a scheduled finals series, however LV have completed a draft three-week fixture to ensure these kids get to return to playing. The fixture will be released in the coming days.

EXPLANATION OF THREE-WEEK FINALS SERIES COMMENCING 4/5 SEPTEMBER

Final Four – (for competitions with four teams)

Week 1 – Semi Finals

 

Home team

Away Team

Game A

1

2

Game B

3

4

Note: Winner of Game A go straight to the Grand Final. Loser of Game B eliminated.

Week 2 – Preliminary Final

Home team

Away Team

Loser of Game A

Winner of Game B

Note: Winner progresses to the Grand Final and the loser eliminated.

Week 3 – Grand Final

Home team

Away Team

Winner of Game A Semi Final

Winner of Preliminary Final

 

Final Five – (for competitions with five teams)

Week 1 - Semi Finals

 

Home team

Away Team

Game A

2

5

Game B

3

4

 

Note: Top team has a bye and progresses through to Preliminary Final. Team 2 has a double chance. One team is eliminated – lowest placed loser.

Week 2 – Preliminary Finals

Home team

Away Team

1

Lowest Placed loser

Highest placed winner

Lowest placed winner

 

Week 3 – Grand Final

Home team

Away Team

Winner of Preliminary Final

Winner of Preliminary Final

 

Final Six – (for competitions with six or more teams)

Week 1 - Semi Finals

 

Home team

Away Team

Game A

1

2

Game B

3

6

Game C

4

5

 

Note: Loser of Games B and C eliminated. Top 2 on the ladder get a double chance and progress to the Preliminary Final.

 

Week 2 – Preliminary Finals

 

Home team

Away Team

Prelim 1

Winner of Game A

Lowest placed winner of Games B and C

Prelim 2

Loser of Game A

Highest placed winner of Games B and C

 

Week 3 – Grand Final

Home team

Away Team

Winner of Preliminary Final

Winner of Preliminary Final

 

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