Community 3 Round System
The EMSA Community Program is played using a Three Round system.
Groups/Tiers for all rounds are made up of 5-6 teams. Groups with 6 teams will play 5 games towards standings. Groups with 5 teams will play 4 games towards standings and have 1 bye game. (This based on the number of teams registered for each age group)
Teams will play a 4-5 game round robin. Based on the standings from round one teams will be arranged in tier specific groups. Once this round is complete, the teams are broken down further into their appropriate tiers based on the standings.Teams that have an X & Y in their tier are considered equal.
Based on the standings from round two, no more than two teams have the potential to move up or down a single tier. Final standings are determined based on Points/Games Played, in order to ensure that teams are not penalized for having only 4 games that count towards the standings. The final round standings determine team advancement into Post Season.
This is not always the case, however, and the final decision, based on standings, is left to the discretion of the League Director.