Tournament’s format

1. General

This document will represent synthetically the format of “HaBaWaBa International tournament 2015”.

The tournament will be divided into 2 categories, according to the age of participants. Consequently there will be “Under11 Category” and “Under09 Category”. The overall number of teams is 114,96 will represent the first category and 18 will represent the second category.

The tournament duration is 6 days. Infrastructure and facilities consist in 5 pools, 4 are dedicated to the Under11 Category and 1 is dedicated to the younger participants, Under09 Category.

In every pool will be held maximum 20 matches per day.

The tournament will be divided in different phases, more information will be provided in the following paragraphs.

2. Under11 category

In the following, we explain the tournament phases for the “Under11 Category”.

2.1. Groups

The tournament will consist of 16 groups with 6 teams.

2.2. Tournament Phases

2.2.1. PHASE A

During this phase, all teams will match with other ones within their group, “round robin”, each team matches the other 5 teams of their group. Duration of this phase is 3 days.

Total number of Matches Phase A: 16*6*5/2=240 matches.

2.2.2. PHASE B

Once the matches within groups are finished (Phase A), the teams placed first remain in the same group, while the next 3 teams (placed 2°,3°,4°) are moved forming 16 new groups of 4 teams.

We run a TRASPOSITION of teams from a group to another based on their placing. This way, forming new groups containing different teams, each team will match 3 different teams from Phase A. The transposition will be based on this scheme.

Groups composition at the end of Phase A

At the Phase B start, the new groups composition will be the following:

Groups composition at the start of Phase B

Practically, each team will be moved to the successive group/groups with “steps” based on their position.

The number of “steps” is equal to its position in the group minus 1.

Example: For the group G1

  • 1° place will not be moved
  • 2° place will be moved to the group G2 (one “step”)
  • 3° place will be moved to the group G3 (two “steps”)
  • 4° place will be moved to the group G4 (three “steps”)

For the group G2

  • 1° place will not be moved
  • 2° place will be moved to the group G3 (one “step”)
  • 3° place will be moved to the group G4 (two “steps”)
  • 4° place will be moved to the group G5 (three “steps”)

Quando si arriva agli ultimi gruppi, le squadre vengono spostate nei primi.

For the group G14,

  • 1° place will not be moved
  • 2° place will be moved to the group G15 (one “step”)
  • 3° place will be moved to the group G16 (two “steps”)
  • 4° place will be moved to the group G1 (three “steps”)

And so on for each group.

After the transposition is done, all 16 groups will have a totally different teams combination. For each team the score from Phase A is maintained.

At this point all matches are played again “round robin”, each team matches other 3 within its new group.

In case of teams with equal score, la the classification will be resolved based on the following criteria, in order of priority:

  • Best goal difference scoring
  • More goals scoring.
  • Best goal difference scoring in direct matches

Total number of matches during Phase B: 16*4*3/2=96 matches.

The 2 last placed of each group (the 5° and the 6° of each group during Phase A), form directly a Rock&Pop tournament with 32 participants.

The last 2 ranked in each group (the 5° and 6° in Phase A), in the same approach, will form 8 groups of 4 teams, and play their matches in round robin.

Nr matches= 8*4*3/2=48 matches

Total number of matches in phase B: 96+48=144 matches

2.2.3. Gold Tournament

After the second group matches “round robin”, Phase B, are finished, based on the score, the first 2 placed teams of every team form the main tournament “HaBaWaBa International” with 32 participants.

Based on their placing the first matches are shown in the tournament tree below.

2.2.4. Silver Tournament

After the second group matches “round robin”, Phase B,are finished, based on the score, the third and fourth (3°- 4°)placed in the group form the “HaBaWaBa Silver” tournament tree.

2.2.5. Rock&Pop Tournament

After the first group matches “round robin”, Phase A, are finished, based on the score, the 1° first placed of 8 groups newly formed teams (1° – 2°) of each group, form the “HaBaWaBa Rock&Pop” Tournament tree. Based on their placing the first matches are shown in the tournament tree below.

2.3. Conclusions

  • Total number of matches= 240+144+31+31+7=453
  • Minimum of matches per team 8-12 (8 matches played by 24 teams that enter in the Rock&Pop at Phase B)

3. Under09 Category

In seguito trattiamo le fasi del torneo per le squadre della categoria dei più piccoli.

3.1. Groups

The participants will be divided in 6 groups with 3 teams each.

3.2. Tournament Phases

3.2.1. FASE A

During this phase, all teams will match with other ones within their group, “round robin”, each team matches the other 2 teams of their group.

Totale number of Matches Phase A: 6*3*2/2=18 matches.

3.2.2. PHASE B

When the round robin phase is finished (Phase A), a TRANSPOSITION of the teams will be performed from one group to another based on their ranking. Practically, all the groups will be mixed up with totally different teams, where every team that is classified the first, will have 2 different teams from the ones in Phase A.

The transposition will be done with the same scheme as “Under11 Category”.

In practice, each team is moved in successive groups like “steps”, according to their ranking.

Number of the“steps” is equal to its position in the ranking of the group minus 1.

Total number of the matches in this phase: 6*3*2/2=18 matches.

This phase duration is of 1 day.

3.2.3. PHASE C

After the day of Phase B, the transposition is re-executed and groups mash up again.

Total number of the matches in this phase: 6*4*3/2=18 matches.

This phase duration is of 1 day.

3.2.4. FASE D

After the day of Phase C, the transposition is re-executed and groups mash up again. Total number of the matches in this phase: 6*4*3/2=18 matches.

This phase duration is of 1 day.

3.2.5. Gold Tournament

When Phase D is finished, based on the scores, a new general classification is formulated where the first 16 classified will go in the final phase of the “Under09 ” tournament, the “HaBaWaBa Junior International” Gold tournament.

Based on their classification in the tree of the tournament the confrontations will be: the1° with the 16°, the 2° with the 15°etc.

The tree structure of the tournament is likely to ensure that the first ones classified meet as far forward as possible.

3.2.6. Rock & Pop Tournament

After the first matches of “HaBaWaBa Junior International” Gold tournament are finished, the first 8 losing teams will form the “HaBaWaBa Junior International” R&P tournament.

3.2.7. Silver Tournament

After the second matches of “HaBaWaBa Junior International” Gold tournament are finished, the 4 losing teams will form the “HaBaWaBa Junior International” Silver tournament.

3.3. Conclusions

  • Total number of matches: 18+18+18+18+15+7+3=97
  • Minimum number of matches per team 8-12.

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