GUB Summer 2023/24 Finals information

This page contains important information regarding the finals.

Under 8s, 10s and Prep-Grade 2 School League - Finals Format

These competitions will be participating in round-robins.

Round Robins are about having fun!

Players will rotate around different courts at the same venue, so they will participate in 4-5 mini-games and play multiple teams within a 50-minute time frame. At the end of the event, teams are invited to a presentation where players are awarded a participation medal.

Sometimes the round-robin will consist of all the teams in your division. Sometimes it will only be parts of the division. When we need to split it up, we will use the ladder and results to ensure that teams are participating against those of a comparable skill level.

As this can look quite complicated on PlayHQ, only the first mini-match is scheduled online. Prior to game day, teams are given a document that will tell them where, when and who they will be playing across the event. Keep an eye out for this from your club or GUB in your email inbox, or you can find a copy below. There will also be copies available on game day.

Teams who play in round-robins don’t need to worry about qualifying for finals.

UNDER-8 MIXED

UNDER-10 BOYS

UNDER-10 GIRLS

SCHOOL LEAGUE

U12s, Grade 3&4, and Grade 5&6 School Leagues - Finals Format

These competitions will be participating in a playoff format

Playoffs are about inclusion!

Playoffs involve all teams and give all teams the opportunity to participate in a finals experience and grow their skills. Across the two rounds, teams will play in 1-2 games, where they will fight for the highest ladder position possible.

Depending on where you finish on the ladder at the conclusion of the normal season will determine how many games you get to play and who you are playing. The exact format of your playoff will also vary depending on the number of teams in your division. To get a good idea of what a playoff will look like across the season, please see the two examples below (one for a competition without a bye and the other for a competition with a bye). The documents below demonstrate how the playoff is structured for a seven-team and an eight-team competition. While your competition may have more or fewer teams, these will demonstrate how the playoffs will work across the two weeks.

To see your division’s specific fixture, you can visit the FR1 and FR2 rounds on PlayHQ, where you normally access your fixtures.

Some teams playing in a playoff format will need to make sure that they qualify for finals. If you finish the normal season in ladder positions 1–4, you will need to ensure that you have met the requirements to play in finals. For more information on the requirements for this, please see below.

Finals format – example graphic 8 teams

Finals format – example graphic 7 teams

Fixtures are created and available to view on PlayHQ in FR1. When these are completed, we will send you a notification.

Only teams that finish the regular season in 1st-4th position will need to worry about finals qualifications.

For more information on how this works, please see below in the How many games do I need to play? and How many games have I played? sections.

 

U14, U16, U18, U20, U23 & Seniors - Finals Format

These competitions play a top-four, knockout finals series

Knockout finals are survival of the fittest!

Teams that finish in 1st-4th position on the ladder will participate in a knock-out final. If you lose, you’re finished for the season.

This doesn’t include Championship Men and Women in our Community Club Competition.

Please speak with your club for more information about how finals work for this competition.

Round 1

  • Semi-final 1 = 1st vs. 4th
  • Semi-final 2 = 2nd vs. 3rd

Round 2

  • Grand Final = winner of semi-final 1 vs. winner of semi-final 2

All players that participate in these finals need to be qualified to play in finals. For more information on how this works, please see below.

How many games do I need to play?

This table explains how many games each player will need to have played to qualify for finals

Players in a team that is participating in a knockout final or have finished in ladder position 1-4 for a playoff need to ensure that they have played enough games across the season to participate in the finals of that competition.

You do not need to worry about finals qualifications if you are playing in a round-robin or in a playoff format where you finished in ladder position five or lower.

The qualification number will vary across divisions. The number for each division is calculated based on the number of games teams have played across the season. Byes are not counted as a game towards finals.

Please see the chart below for how many games your division will need to meet.

COMPETITION Total Rounds Total Games Played MATCHES REQUIRED
Monday
U12 Boys Champ 17 15 8
U12 Boys 1 17 15 8
U12 Boys 2 17 15 8
U12 Boys 3 17 16 8
U12 Boys 4 17 14 7
U12 Boys 5 17 15 8
U14 Boys Champ 17 15 8
U14 Boys 1 17 14 7
U14 Boys 2 17 15 8
U14 Boys 3 17 16 8
U14 Boys 4 17 15 8
U14 Boys 5 17 16 8
U14 Boys 6 17 15 8
U14 Boys 7 17 16 8
U14 Boys 8 17 16 8
U14 Boys 9 17 16 8
Men 1 18 15 8
Men 2 18 17 9
Men 3 18 17 9
Men 4 18 17 9
Women 1 18 16 8
Women 2 18 16 8
Women 3 18 15 8
Women 4 18 17 9
Tuesday
u14 Girls Champ 18 17 9
U14 Girls 1 18 17 9
U14 Girls 2 18 17 9
U14 Girls 3 18 16 8
U14 Girls 4 18 17 9
U16 Girls Champ 18 17 9
U16 Girls 1 18 17 9
U16 Girls 2 18 16 8
U16 Girls 3 18 17 9
U16 Girls 4 18 18 9
U19 Girls Champ 18 16 8
U19 Girls 1 18 17 9
Men Championship 19 18 9
Club Men 1 19 17 9
Club Men 2 19 19 10
Women Championship 19 16 8
Soc Women 1 19 19 8
Soc Men 1 19 17 8
Soc Men 2 19 18 9
Soc Men 3 18 18 9
Soc Men 4 18 17 9
Soc Men 5 19 18 9
Wednesday
U16 Boys Champ 17 16 8
U16 Boys 1 17 16 8
U16 Boys 2 17 16 8
U16 Boys 3 17 16 8
U16 Boys 4 17 16 8
U16 Boys 5 17 17 9
U16 Boys 6 17 14 7
U16 Boys 7 17 17 9
U16 Boys 8 17 16 8
U18 Boys Champ 17 16 8
U18 Boys 1 17 16 8
U18 Boys 2 17 15 8
U18 Boys 3 17 14 7
U18 Boys 4 17 16 8
U18 Boys 5 17 16 8
U18 Boys 6 17 16 8
Soc Men 1 18 17 9
Soc Men 2 18 15 8
Soc Men 3 18 17 9
Soc Men 4 18 16 8
Soc Men 5 18 17 9
Soc Men 6 18 17 9
Soc Men 7 18 17 9
Soc Men 8 18 17 9
Thursday
U12 Girls Champ 18 16 8
U12 Girls 1 18 16 8
U12 Girls 2 18 17 9
U12 Girls 3 18 16 8
U12 Girsl 4 18 17 9
U20/23 Boys Champ 18 17 9
U20/U23 Boys 1 18 16 8
Prep – 2 – All Stars N/A
Prep – 2 Rookies N/A
Grade 3 &4 – All Star 18 17 9
Grade 3&4 – Rookies 18 18 9
Grade 5&6 – All Stars 18 18 9
Grade 5&6 – Rookies 18 18 9
Grade 7&8 11 11 5
Soc Men 1 19 18 9
Soc Men 2 19 18 9
Soc Men 3 19 17 9
Soc Men 4 19 18 9
Soc Men 5 19 17 9
Soc Men 6 19 18 9
Soc Men 7 19 18 9
Soc Men 8 19 17 9
Friday U23 Boys 10 8 4
Saturday
U10 Boys 1
N/A
U10 Boys 2
U10 Boys 3
U10 Boys 4
U10 Boys 5
U10 Boys 6
U10 Girls 1
U10 Girls 2
U10 Girls 3
U12 Boys 1 15 12 6
U12 Boys 2 15 14 7
U12 Boys 3 15 14 7
U12 Boys 4 15 13 7
U12 Boys 5 15 14 7
U12 Boys 6 15 14 7
U8’s N/A
Sunday
Sun Mixed D1 18 17 9
Sun Mixed D2 18 16 8
Sun Mixed D3 18 18 9
Total Rounds = Total number of rounds the grade has played
Total Games Played = The maximum number of games any one team could have played across the season (this removes any byes or cancelled rounds)
Matches Required = The number of games each player is required to have played across the season to participate in finals.
How many games have I played?

See how many games you and your teammates have played in across the season.

Players will only show up on this table and be listed if they have done all of the following:

  • Paid full registration.
  • Linked themselves to the team.
  • Selected themselves as playing on the scoresheet before each game.

If you believe this isn’t accurate, please get in touch with Liz Pilon for assistance.

You can also view your season and team statistics, including how many games are played on your PlayHQ profile. For information on how to view this, please click here.

If you play for multiple teams, please ensure that you look at the top column under each team’s name for the accurate number of games played.

The last time this list was updated was on 8/2/24 at 11:00 am. These lists will be updated frequently as we approach finals.

Club Teams

Finals Qualification Numbers – Club Teams

Social Teams

Finals Qualification Numbers – Social Teams

Why isn’t my name on these lists?

This can be for several reasons, but it’s most likely because you aren’t allocated to your team or are unregistered. If you encounter this problem, please get in touch with Liz Pilon 24 hours before your game.

Can I get an exemption to play in finals?

Check to see if you can apply for a finals exemption

Within GUB’s by-laws, there are two ways that a person can play in finals without naturally meeting finals qualifications.

Either a medical exemption or replacement player request need to be submitted to GUB in writing 24 hours prior to the game for approval. Requests for exemptions submitted after the 24-hour deadline may be denied or not approved in time.

To apply for any exemptions, please contact your club or Liz Pilon via epilon@geelongunitedbasketball.com.au

Medical Exemptions

A medical exemption is for players that have sustained a significant injury during the season and were unable to participate in enough games to qualify as a result of the injury.

For a medical exemption to be granted, a player must meet the following criteria:

  • Have paid their player registration in full.
  • Have a long-term, serious injury that removed them from playing for four or more consecutive weeks.
  • Supply a medical certificate that notes the dates the player was unable to participate in sport.
  • The application must be submitted in writing to your club or to GUB 24 hours prior to your game.

Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis only. GUB doesn’t guarantee that it will approve any requests for an exemption, even if all steps and criteria are met.

Please submit any medical exemptions to Liz Pilon, epilon@geelongunitedbasketball.com.au

EXAMPLE A:

Situation: B. Smith was playing with their team at the beginning of the season, but during round eight, injured their knee. Following the game, under the advice of their medical team, they decided to take off six weeks for their knee to heal. After this six week’s break, B. Smith was fit to play in all the remaining games of the season but fell short of the qualification number by 2. B. Smith submitted a request for a medical exemption with a medical note from their medical team to their club/GUB as soon as they knew they were playing in a final.

Outcome: The request was approved by GUB 48 hours prior to the game as the player met all the criteria above.

EXAMPLE B:

Situation: C. Jones was playing with their team when they accidentally hurt their knee. Following the game, under the advice of their medical team, C. Jones missed three weeks to recover. After this three-week break, C Jones was able to play in the remainder of the games for the season but chose not to play in some games because of other commitments. This resulted in the player being two games short of finals qualification. C. Jones submits a request for a medical exemption with a medical note from their medical team to their club/GUB.

Outcome: The request was denied as the injury that was sustained was not considered long-term (less than four weeks).

 

Replacement Players

A replacement player is a legal fill-in for finals. There are certain criteria that must be met for a player to be utilised as a replacement player.

  • Have paid their player registration in full.
  • The replacement player must be qualified to play in their own competition’s finals.
  • The replacement player must be replacing someone who is qualified in their own final.
  • The player is only eligible to be a replacement if they are qualified in the same grade and age group or from a lower grade and age group.
  • Requests for replacements must be made in writing to GUB 24 hours before the scheduled game. Requests that are submitted after the deadline may be denied or not approved in time.

EXAMPLE A:

Situation: B. Smith has been told that one of the players on their team isn’t able to play in their U14 Division 3 finals as they are going on a planned vacation. B. Smith knows another player in a team that is from a lower grade – Division 5 – whose team didn’t make finals for their grade, C. Jones. B. Smith submits a request to their club/GUB for C. Jones to play in their final as a replacement player.

Outcome: GUB can see that both the player going on vacation and C. Jones is qualified to play in their own finals, and that C. Jones is from a lower grade. GUB approve this request for a replacement player.

EXAMPLE B:

Situation: B. Smith has been told that one of the players on their team isn’t able to play in the U16 Division 3 finals as they are going on a planned vacation. B. Smith knows another player, C Jones, in a team that is from a lower age group, under-14 Championship, that didn’t make finals for their grade. B. Smith submits a request to their club/GUB for C. Jones to play in their final as a replacement player.

Outcome: GUB can see that both the player going on vacation and C. Jones is eligible to play in their grades finals, but C. Jones isn’t from a lower age group AND division, so the request is denied.