Organising a fun footy comp at work, intention being to have a qualifying day where we sort two best teams to play a final on our works fun day later on in the month. Problem being we have 7 teams entered, and can't get another, 8 would have been nice - 2 leagues of 4 and winners go through. That's now out. Existing suggestions are one league of 7, where top 2 go through, but logistically difficult as requires 21 games in one day, or a 4 team league and 3 team league, where 4 league runner up plays 3 league winner. We intend to keep qualifiers to 20 mins, but that's still 2 hrs footy for a load of unfit amateurs for the single league. Looking for any ideas of a fair way to work the thing with not too many games. Any suggestions?
Could you do it the other way and have five teams of seven and play a round robin. You could have subsidary prizes for quickest goal scored which may not neccessarily go to the winning team or best save, do they have goalies, 'fraid mine footie knowledge is lacking as well.
Sorry for delayed response, out last night (Ooh my head) OK, afraid sides are not really changeable as people have grouped together with their immediate work colleagues, and ringers are not allowed, employees only. So I'm stuck with 5-a-side.
If you had a longer time period you could perhaps organise it on the same lines as a "Squash Ladder"? Incidentally I think that system is the fairest method of ensuring that the top of it is also the best.