When there is a requirement relating to competitions, updates and amendments can be made under the competition Management menu item on the top left-hand side of the PlayHQ dashboard.
A competition contains one or more seasons. Participants who register for each season are allocated to their team/s fixtured for the season. PlayHQ allows three types of competitions:
- Domestic (matches are played at venues linked to your association)
- Home and Away (matches are played at venues related to the home team)
- Tournament – (matches are played as a group phase, with or without pools, and knockout finals)
Each type of competition consists of features that assist in the quick setup and management of the competition.
Create a Competition
To create a competition, select Competition Management in the main menu on the left-hand side, and then select the ‘Add Competition’ button to commence the two-phase setup.
You can begin by selecting the Competition Type, entering a Competition Name and selecting a Format (see above for details), setting the Visibility and activating Transfers or New Player Approvals if applicable.
Once the required fields have been completed, select the ‘Next’ button to proceed to the Grade Default Settings. These include
- Ladder type and its visibility (the Game outcome points option allows for custom settings)
- Scoresheet template (for printed scoresheet)
- Total game slot time (the total time from one game to the next)
- Period type (halves or quarters)
- Length of each period
- Player limits (used to restrict the maximum number of players in a team's game line-up)
Please note: Grade default settings can be refined for each individual grade if required.
Once you are happy with the settings that are in place (these can always be edited), select the Create Competition button. A competition tile will be created on the Competition Management landing page.
Now that your competition has been setup, you can then proceed to set up a Season.
Edit a Competition
You can update the competition details and settings at any time by selecting the relevant Competition tile on the Competition Management landing page. Once the competition has been selected select the Settings tab, then you can update the details using the General and Grade Defaults sub-tabs.
Please note: The Competition type cannot be edited. If you would like to change this, a new competition will need to be created.
Once you have updated the information you wish to change, select ‘Update & Save’ button, located at the bottom of the page.
Delete a Competition
You can delete a competition by selecting the relevant Competition tile, and then selecting the Settings tab. Under the General sub-tab, select Delete competition located at the bottom of the page.
Please note: The Delete competition function will be disabled if the Competition contains one or more Seasons.
When prompted to do so, confirm by selecting ‘Delete competition’, or ‘Cancel’ to return to the previous page.