Withdrawing Teams from a Division
If a team has withdrawn from the league, it may be removed from the division, preserving the scorecards for the clubs involved. The league table will be adjusted but you will need to manually adjust the number of teams in the division set up.
The process is illustrated below.
Here is a sample division table in the administration view before the team has been withdrawn.
The team withdrawing from the league is Avening & Cherington CC. To remove the team, go to Admin>Competitions>Divisions, and click on the
'Edit' icon by the division that they were in.
Select the 'Team Management’ tab', and remove the team from the list of teams by clicking the ‘Delete’ icon for that team.
The next screen tells you that removing the team from the division will remove any associated fixtures and results for that team.
Results for matches that have already been played will be converted to
‘Friendlies’. A list of the fixtures and results will be displayed for you to review.
Click the ‘Save’ button to continue. To ensure that you are not making a mistake, the next screen asks you to confirm your request.
Click the ‘Save’ button to continue and you will be returned to the Team Management tab where the Avening & Cherington CC team is no longer listed.
The bottom line tells you to add 1 more team to make up the number specified in the division set up.
Return to the Division Set Up' tab, reduce the number of teams in the division by 1, and save the changes. Here is the revised league table without the results for the removed team.
This is the Avening & Cherington CC results page before the 1st XI team was removed from the league.
This is the same page after the 1st XI team was removed from the league. The league games have been converted to friendlies and the incomplete results have been removed.
‘Removing’ a team but leaving performances intact for league averages.
Some leagues require performances to be left linked to the league site when a team withdraws from a division. In this case the existing functionality isn’t appropriate as the games already played are turned into friendlies, as are any outstanding fixtures.
There are two workarounds for this:
- Set up a custom draw on the Draw results tab for that division, and assign 0 points to each side for
You would then have to go through all the withdrawing team’s league games for this season and set the result to that option (and remove any bonus and penalty points from both teams). If you wish to, you can use the 'Aggregate Results' tab to combine result that with one of the existing 'No result' options so that you don't get an extra column for that division. You will also need to use that option for the rest of their games for the season so that the number of games played by each team is equal.
- The alternative would be to concede all of the withdrawing team’s games which would have the same net effect but obviously generates much higher points totals for the other
There is a Notes field in the Division Set Up tab that you can use to advise viewers of the situation regarding the league table.