(Written & Created By Roo Bloke)
To launch the 2018 SCT Cup it seems appropriate to remind everyone of the 2017 results. In the Grand Final, Power rangers (coached by Nathan) came out on top of the creatively named Bunchakhuuuunts (coached by Michael) to win the comp, take the bragging rights, claim the prizes and get his name in the SCT Hall of Fame.
To those who were around the site last year, the SCT Cup will run pretty similar to last year. For any site newbies or massively hungover Tigers fans (hello MJ), all you need to do now is make sure you’ve joined the SCT group (#197358 or click link here) and get cracking on a team that will jump out of the blocks.
HOW TO QUALIFY
* At the end of Round 3, the top 230 teams in the SCT group (excluding the automatic qualifiers) earn a spot.
* Round 4 is wildcard round. For those without a spot in the SCT Cup, round 4 is your chance to sneak in. The 10 highest scoring teams in round 4 (of those not already qualified) will earn a spot.
* The eight quarter finalists from last year are automatic qualifiers AND get direct entry to the round of 128 AND get seeded #1 – #8 for that round. That’s Power rangers (Nathan), Merky’s Premiers (David), Griggsy FC (Simon), Rockliff_Nroll@SCT (Wendy), Bunchakhuuuunts (Michael), MaccasMaulersSCT (Troy), Bustling Barrys (Anna) & The Phat Side @ SCT (Yiorgakis) that get this massive leg up on the competition as reward for their awesome 2017 season. If any of these eight coaches have new team names, drop me a comment to help me out.
HOW IT WORKS
The highest ranked coach at the start of each round is given the #1 seeding and will play the lowest ranked, the second highest is the #2 and will play the second lowest, etc… The exception will be at the round of 128 where the automatic qualifiers are given the #1 – #8 seeding.
Matches are played head-to-head (H2H) across two rounds (or three when it gets to the bye rounds) with the higher scorer advancing and the lower scorer being eliminated. If there’s a tie the higher seed progresses. For each new round of the SCT Cup seedings are recalculated of those left in the comp with the same format applying of highest ranked playing the lowest ranked, etc…
Rounds 1, 2 & 3: Qualification Weeks
Round 4: Wildcard Week
Rounds 5 & 6: Round of 256
Rounds 7 & 8: Round of 128
Rounds 9 & 11: Round of 64
Round 10: no SCT Cup because of the awkward Port and GC bye
Rounds 12, 13 & 14 (bye rounds): Round of 32
Rounds 15 & 16: Round of 16
Rounds 17 & 18: QUARTER FINALS
Rounds 19 & 20: SEMI FINALS
Rounds 21 & 22: GRAND FINAL
** Thanks for setting this up again, Roo Bloke! Prizemoney is gathered from donations from our SCT Coaches. If you’d like to make a contribution to the Prize Pool, then get in touch with: motts ‘at’ supercoachtalk ‘dot’ com . – Schwarzwalder
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