Version 2. Updated May 6, 2014. See Season 6 Competition Rules

BlitzLiga operates two separate competitions: a league and a knock-out cup. Payment and entry to each competition is separate.

Format of the League

BlitzLiga’s main competition is a two-tier league with promotion and regulation at the end of each season.

  1. The higher league (A) consists of the six strongest teams. The lower league (B) consists of the remaining teams and any new entries.

  2. At the end of each season

    1. the lowest-placed team in league A is relegated, with its place taken by the highest-placed team in league B.

    2. the team that finishes second from bottom in league A has a play-off against the team that finishes second from top of league B. Only the winner of this game plays in league A the following season.

  3. Fixtures within each league are arranged according to the previous season’s standings, with the highest-seeded teams facing each other in the final week.

Format of the Knock-Out Cup

The entry procedure is separate from the league and teams from both leagues compete against one another in this competition.

BlitzLiga rents the pitches that it uses for matches. For summer 2014, we have booked pitch 6 at Luznhiki. Our reservation can be cancelled without notice by the owners of the arena. Where possible, cancelled games will be rearranged at the same venue on later weeks. If necessary, they will be moved to another location and the difference in cost will be refunded to the affected teams.
Games are usually played on successive Sundays. We do not play on the weekends of public holidays. The match times may change from season to season. See this season for the current schedule.
Fixtures are provisional unless otherwise stated on the schedule. Once they have been confirmed, fixtures cannot be amended or re-arranged except when there is no alternative, such as when the owners of the venue require. Fixtures can be viewed via the web site or by signing up to the newsletter.

For Captains

Squads and Registered Players

Before the first game of the season, each captain must complete the online form to submit the names of between eight and twelve registered players for his team. Teams must start each subsequent game with at least three players from that list. Between the third and fourth match days, teams may replace up to three of their registered players with new players.

Teamsheets and results
Before each of their games, captains are required to complete the online form listing every player who will appear for the team that day. The form can be completed on a mobile phone.

Deficient teams
If any team starts a league game with less than three registered players, the result will be recorded as 0-3 and the three points will be awarded to their opposition. Captains who avoid this sanction by submitting incorrect player records will have six points deducted from their total.
Opposition players
If a captain has less than six players for his team, he should try not to use any player who has played for or will play for another team in either league. If they use any such player, the result will be recorded as 0-3 and the three points will be awarded to their opposition.