Handling a Split Round

Sometimes a round is split over two weekends or over a mid-week game and a weekend, for example when the Round starts on a Thursday.

The following instructions refer to the 'first weekend' and 'second' weekend but are equally valid for a mid-week game. If you are 'splitting' the Anzac Day round or a round that starts on a Thursday then treat the mid-week game or Thursday game as the 'first' weekend and the rest of the round as the second 'weekend' or visit this page for more explicit instructions.

You have a choice of how to handle the split:

1. Don't allow changes to the 'split'

State that tips for ALL the games must be in prior to the first weekend and that no alterations will be allowed for the second weekend. This is the easiest, as you simply close/cut-off the round as normal prior to the first weekend and then score it after the second weekend.

2. Do allow changes to the 'split'

You can allow your tippers to change their tips for the second part of the split round by following the steps below depending on the edition of the Footy Tipping software you have:

 

Single PC Edition

If your Single PC Edition is used only by the Organiser (i.e. He/she is putting everyone's tips for them) then there is nothing really to do. Simply enter the tips when you have received them all for the whole of the split round then score the competition as normal.

If your Single PC Edition is used by tippers as well as the organiser then follow the procedure for the Network Edition (see below).

 

Network Edition

To cater for split rounds, all tippers must tip the whole round before the first weekend of games is played.

Instead of closing the round on this first weekend, the organiser must lock the games of the first weekend.

This will allow tippers to change their tips for the second weekend of games but not the first weekend.

The round is then closed at the usual time prior to the second weekend and scored after all the games have been played.

NB If a tipper has forgotten to tip for the first weekend then he will not be able to tip the second weekend in isolation. The organiser must do this and must input a full round of tips - if default tips are away games this should not be a problem, but if default tips are (eg) the lowest score in the round then the organiser must decide appropriate tips for the first weekend's games.

 

Web Edition

To cater for split rounds, all tippers must tip the whole round before the first weekend of games is played.

Instead of closing the round as normal after the cut-off time has passed, the organiser should lock the games of the first weekend and then amend the cut-off time to the usual time prior to the second weekend of the split (available from the 'Options' screen in the Web Interface program).

This will allow tippers to change their tips for the second weekend of games but not the first weekend.

The round is then closed and scored as normal during/after the second weekend.

NB If a tipper has forgotten to tip for the first weekend then he will not be able to tip the second weekend in isolation. The organiser must do this in the main desktop program and must input a full round of tips - if default tips are away games this should not be a problem, but if default tips are (eg) the lowest score in the round then the organiser must decide appropriate tips for the first weekend's games.

If you are using a winning margin as a tie-breaker then the tippers' predicted margins will be locked as soon as the margin game is locked.

If you are running a Knock Out competition then tippers' KO selections will be locked as soon as any game in the round is locked.

If you are using Wildcards then tippers cannot make changes to Wildcards as soon as any game in the round is locked.

 

Locking Games

The organiser can lock individual games of a round by following these steps:

1. Click on the 'Other Tools' tab on the toobar and then the 'Edit Fixtures' button on the toolbar.
2. Tick the box in the Locked column against the game(s) you wish to lock.

Altering the cut-off time

The organiser can lock individual games of a round by following these steps:

1. Click on the 'Options' button on the toolbar.
2. In the Web Competition section, select Cut-off Times.
3. Alter the date/times as required. More detail