Regrading is the process of moving teams in, out or between grades after a fixture has been drawn. Regrading teams will always have an impact on a grade's fixture and may also alter the allocation of games remaining in the season.
The impact varies depending on the type of competition.
For a domestic competition , it will depend on how many teams were added and/or removed during the regrading process. The system will regenerate the fixture of all future rounds and will aim to keep the pre-grading playing surface (court/field) and time allocation of games. However, maintaining the allocation of all games is not always possible and you should ensure that all games in future rounds of a regraded grade have games appropriately allocated to a playing surface (court/field) and time”
For a Home and Away competition, if the number of slots changes, both the fixture and allocated will all be automatically reset. The allocations will be based on the assigned home venue playing surfaces and day/time assigned to each slot.
Swapping Teams between Grades
For a direct swap of teams between grades (ie: 'n' teams In, 'n' teams Out) the fixture is least impacted, as the swapped teams will simply replace positions within a fixture. In this instance, the allocation of all future games is not impacted (even those games that you have manually adjusted for compatibility or other reasons).
Adding Teams to a Grade
For new, or extra team/s from other grades, the system will automatically redraw the grade’s fixture to include these added team/s. This will change the fixture pattern from the redrawn round onward. If more than one team is added to a grade, this results in a new game slot/s being added to the grade (added due to the additional team/s). You'll need to allocate any newly created game slot/s. If the addition of a team/s results in the grade having an odd number of teams, then a Bye will be added to each round. Read the article to better understand Game Slots.
If you previously allocated all your Game Slots, return to the Game Slot allocation tab. Any new game slot/s that are yet to be allocated will be shown here.
Within a Home and Away competition, if new game slots are created, the following screen will be displayed after you select update changes within the regrading area. Select the day and time of each new slot created and select Update Time Slots.
Removing Teams from a Grade
Removing teams from a grade will have different repercussions to a fixture, such as the following:
- reduction in the number of game slots required per round
- the requirement for a bye per round may be affected
- the number of games per round may be affected
It's always recommended after any regrading to review the grade's fixture to ensure your changes suit your needs.
To start regrading (moving, swapping or removing teams), head to the Moving or Swapping grades article.