Handling a Split Round

There are a number of rounds that start on a Thursday.

Although all tips should be entered prior to the Thursday cut-off, some competitions choose to allow changes to be made to tips on Friday for the games that haven't yet been played.

Your choices of how to handle the 'extended' rounds are as follows:

1. Don't allow changes

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

2. Do allow changes

You can allow your tippers to change their tips on the Friday (for the games yet to be played) 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 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 extended rounds, all tippers must tip the whole round before the cut-off for the Thursday game.

Instead of closing the round after the Thursday cut-off time, the organiser must lock the Thursday game.

This will allow tippers to change their tips on Friday for the games not yet played, but not the Thursday game.

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

NB If a tipper has forgotten to tip on the Thursday then he/she will not be able to tip the other games 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 Thursday game.

 

Web Edition

To cater for extended rounds, all tippers must tip the whole round before the cut-off time on Thursday.

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

This will allow tippers to change their tips on Friday for the games not yet played, but not the Thursday game.

The round is then closed and scored as normal during/after the weekend, once the Friday cut-off has passed.

NB If a tipper has forgotten to tip on the Thursday then he/she will not be able to tip the other games 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 tip for the Thursday game.

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