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Season


Qualification:

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10 teams qualify for the competition:

- the 13th placed teams in each of the four 2014/2015 Promotion groups;

- six teams from the 2014/2015 Provincial groups (see Provincial table details for more info).



The Provincial teams enter the competition directly at the 2nd Round.





Knockout stage:

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Format:

10 teams contest 2 places in 2015/2016 Promotion in a knockout format.



1st Round:

4 teams are drawn into 2 pairs.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



2nd Round:

2 teams from the 1st Round (the two losers) and the 6 teams that enter the competition at this stage are drawn into 4 pairs.

The two 1st Round teams cannot be drawn against each other.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



3rd Round:

4 teams are drawn into 2 pairs.

Teams are seeded into 2 pots, as follows:

Pot 1: the 2 winners of the 2nd Round ties, involving Promotion teams;

Pot 2: the other 2 2nd Round winners.

Teams from Pot 1 are drawn against teams from Pot 2.

Winners are decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by the draw.



3rd Place:

The two 3rd Round losers meet each other to contest 3rd-4th place.

Winner is decided over one leg, with extra time and penalties if score is level after regular time.

Hosting is determined by draw.



Qualification for Promotion and Provincial:

the two 1st Round winners: enter 2015/2016 Promotion

the two 3rd Round winners: enter 2015/2016 Promotion

the two 3rd Round losers: enter 2015/2016 Provincial

the four 2nd Round losers: enter 2015/2016 Provincial