Competition Management – Archiving Divisions
The Play-Cricket system will automatically archive the previous season's division when a new season is generated. This is best practice.
To do this, go to Administration>Set Up>Competitions>Divisions and click the New Season icon for the division to be moved on.
New Season – archives the existing season and generates a new season in one action.
It brings forward the entire division setup – general definitions, results, league table layout and teams. It also allows you, via the number of relegation and promotion places defined in the setup, to replace the relegated and promoted teams in this division with those from other divisions. The default divisions for these moves are those immediately above and below in the list of divisions, so you need to consider that sequence – but they can be over-ridden if required. You can also choose not to use the offered options entirely and update the team list manually.
As can be seen, the New Season option can save a lot of time in setting up divisions for a new season – particularly if you have sequenced your divisions correctly and there are few or no variations to the promotions and relegations defined in the setup. It is highly recommended that you use this option when creating competitions for a new season.
Complete the form as required for the next season.
The new season will be created with the teams from the previous season, and the old season will be archived.
Here is the archived division:
You may have divisions in your current list which should be archived to tidy up the public view of the competitions.
If you find that there is no archive icon for the division, then look to see if the division is part of a tournament.
In this case, you would need to archive the tournament via the Tournaments link.