DRAW EXPLANATION

The ANZ Championship is played over 17 weeks, comprising 14 “Regular Rounds”, followed by Conference Finals and the ANZ Championship Finals Series. Matches are generally played on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Each team competes in 13 regular matches. Australian teams play all other Australian teams twice, and New Zealand teams once; New Zealand teams play all other New Zealand teams twice, and Australian teams once.

CONFERENCE LADDER

From 2015, the traditional league ladder will be replaced by standalone Australian and New Zealand Conference Ladders.

Teams will be ranked during the season within individual conferences, based on points accumulated.

At the conclusion of the regular rounds, the top three teams from both the Australian and New Zealand Conferences will progress through to the finals.

 

FINALS

CONFERENCE ELIMINATION FINALS

AUS Conference Elimination Final: AUS 2nd v 3rd

NZ Conference Elimination Final: NZ 2nd v 3rd

 

CONFERENCE FINALS

AUS Conference Final: AUS 1st v Winner AUS Conference Elimination Final

NZ Conference Final: NZ 1st v Winner NZ Conference Elimination Final

 

ANZ CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS

ANZ Championship Semi-Final 1: Winner AUS Conference Final v Loser NZ Conference Final

ANZ Championship Semi-Final 2: Winner NZ Conference Final v Loser AUS Conference Final

 

ANZ CHAMPIONSHIP GRAND FINAL

ANZ Championship Grand Final: Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2

If teams are even on points at the conclusion of the regular rounds, teams will be ranked by goal percentages. 

If two teams are still equal after goal percentage, the results of matches between the two teams will decide the higher ranked team.

If the teams are still equal, then they are measured by goal difference across all games (goals for minus goals against).

If still equal, the higher ranked team will be the one with most goals scored for overall games in the regular rounds.

MATCH FORMAT

Each quarter is played over 15 minutes, with the following intervals between quarters:
First quarter break = 4 minutes
Half-time break = 12 minutes
Third quarter break = 4 minutes

STOPPAGES FOR INJURY OR ILLNESS

The first stoppage for each team per quarter is up to two minutes. The player may be treated and may remain on court.
In each subsequent stoppage for each team in a quarter (or extra time periods), the break lasts 30 seconds. The injured or ill player must leave the court to be treated.

Coaching is allowed at all stoppages including injury or illness, blood and emergency.

DRAWN MATCHES

From 2015, the ANZ Championship will recognise drawn matches during the regular season should two teams finish equal on goals at the conclusion of full-time with both teams to be awarded one point each.

If necessary, extra time will only be played during the Conference Finals and ANZ Championship Finals Series – as per existing ANZ Championship Competition Rules.

The following match points will be awarded during the regular season:

2 points – Win
1 point – Draw
No points – Loss