This is due to the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961: the NFL is legally forbidden to televise any matches on a Friday night within 75 miles of any high school during the high school regular season, and similarly for Saturday nights and colleges. As virtually the whole of the USA is within 75 miles of a high school or college, this means they couldn't televise ...
There are 32 teams in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. In order to get into the tournament, teams had to participate in regional preliminary qualifying tournaments. Only Brazil, as the host country, received an automatic bid into the final tournament. (Source)
These 32 teams are organized into 8 groups of 4, labelled A through H. To decide which teams ...
The relevant rules are in 2019/2020 UEFA Champions League Regulations:
Article 23 Confirmation of fixtures and automatic reversals
23.01 The venues, dates (in accordance with the calendar in Annex C) and kick-off times
for all qualifying matches except those in the preliminary round are fixed by the
home clubs and must be confirmed to the UEFA ...
According to the Barclays Premier League FAQ
The Fixture List is usually announced in mid-June, approximately two months prior to the start of the new season.
As for the Football League (Championship, League 1, League 2) their website has already announced the fixture release date as Thursday 18th June for the 2015/16 season.
This is almost exactly how Vampire the Eternal Struggle, the TCG plays its tournaments, although they prefer players per "table". In this page vekn.net/downloads you can download "the Archon v1.5e", which is a generator for this sort of tournament.
In this case round 1 would be three games:
A,B,C,D in first
E,F,G,H in second
I,J,K,L in the third
As you can imagine, scheduling an MLB season is not the easiest task to accomplish. Especially with all the different specifications enacted by the league and the player's union. More or less, there have to be 2,430 games scheduled in a time frame between 178 to 183 days that minimizes travel distance and consecutive playing days (no more than 20 days in a ...
It seems that rankade, our ranking system for sports, games, and more, fits your needs.
It's free to use and it's designed to manage rankings (and stats, including matchup stats, and more) for small or large groups of players/teams.
Its algorithm (called ree algorithm), although more complex (here's a comparison), is similar to most-known Elo if you play ...
As you can see from La Liga website, there are no cup matches in March. And generally, cup matches never clash with La Liga matches, and the only instance when La Liga games are rescheduled due to clashes with other tournaments is in December if a La Liga team plays in Club World Cup, in which neither Barcelona nor Athletic Club participate this season.
At the moment (2017) the agreement of the NFL Player's Association (NFLPA) is the only roadblock that would preclude changes in the structure of the season.
The reason is that the union negotiated the limits to the regular season in the last Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Article 31 of the 2011-2020 NFL/NFLPA CBA states that (link):
ARTICLE 31 ...
First, a minor correction in OP's understanding of the grouping In the ATP World Tour Finals with regards to the first two seeds.
According to The 2017 ATP Official
Rulebook (Page 42):
"The field shall be divided into two (2) groups of four (4) players
each. The topseeded player shall be placed in Group "A" and the
second-seeded player shall ...
You can currently find the IFSC rules on the official website, the current version as well as the 2018 version.
The first point in the introduction of chapter "world championship" states in the 2018 version (paragraph 12.1.1):
a World Championship competition shall be organised every second, even-numbered, year.
...while the same paragraph states in the ...
The game at the University of Hawaii (not Chaminade) on Nov. 18 is likely the source of the 32nd game. From the 2015-16 bylaws (the most recent I can find):
126.96.36.199 Annual Exemptions
(f) Regular-Season Contest Against Alaska/Hawaii Member. One regular-season game in Hawaii or
Alaska versus a member institution located in that state; (...
It looks like the game against Chaminade is exempt from the 31 game maximum due to an NCAA rule about playing games in Hawaii.
Here is a link giving information about that.
The opener against Chaminade is in part made possible because of an NCAA rule regarding the University of Hawaii, which sometimes has trouble scheduling home games. NCAA rules permit ...
It would have been better if there was predetermined criteria to select best loser. As there is no indication of that criteria, selecting best loser can be done in following ways:
Taking FKL Cup - Best loser rule : Since third team lost in penalties as opposed to other who were beaten in regulation time. So third team qualifies as best loser.
Looking at ...
For all major badminton tournaments, not just the Olympics, they only use a limited number of courts for major games (e.g semifinals and finals). As a result the scheduling works in a way for example on one day, on a specific court:
Women's Doubles Semi Final #1 4pm
Men's Doubles Semi Final #1 5pm
Women's Singles Semi Final #1 6pm
Men's Singles Semi Final #...
It is dependent on the player: skill level, mindset, contract, and particularly age. A lot of young players, in less organized franchises, have varying routines. Some older players (JJ Redick, Kyle Korver types) prefer shorter, high intensity workouts.
In terms of practice this is the most varied according to the coach. Coaches like Stan Van Gundy, Tom ...
I can find little official as to why they play opposite. Many possible reasons exist; the most logical seems simply to make it so the maximum total games can be attended by those who are fans of both teams (I'm sure there are a few), and in particular businesspeople who take out visitors or clients to games are most likely to have a game available to take ...
Play Schedule is basically decided by the cricket boards of both countries. However ICC has to approve this. The hosting country will decide on the venue in which play should happen, but ICC has to approve this as well. If they feel that pitch is dangerous for play, they can ask hosting team to change venue.
Only countries with test status given by ICC can ...
Ideally, the rules of the tournament should be defined before it starts, but now that we're here:
In my opinion, the best loser out of 3 teams lost in the quarter-finals (or 1/6 finals in your case) is the one who performed better in the games involving only those 3 teams during round-robin phase or even who finished higher in the table.
Because this way ...
According to the ATP world tour ranking FAQ (i.e. for men's tennis), a player's world ranking is calculated from:
The four Grand Slams
The eight World Masters 1000 tournaments
The ATP World Tour finals
The player's best six results from other ranking tournaments.
If a player fails to qualify for a Grand Slam or Masters, he can count an additional other ...
I would say the third team, since they lost on a penalty shootout, thus implying that they were able to hold on to a draw throughout regulation and extra time. As for the other two teams, I infer from your post that they lost in regulation outright.
I do not know what sport are you talking about so it is difficult to reply.
Maybe you can use a swiss-system with variations.
I use it for curling tournaments and work in this way (for 12 teams):
draw for the first 6 matches (first round);
rankings after first round;
second round determined by rankings (1vs2, 3vs4, 5vs6, 7vs8, 9vs10, 11vs12)
rankings after ...
This is the Olympic Schedule planning of RIO 2016.
As you can see there are also other sports like Weightlifting / Taekwondo / Shooting / Judo planned in a single day.
I think this is because of structure and techincal reason planning.