Rules for proposed ‘Challenge Cup’
Name: Manawatu Division 1 Challenge Shield.
To be contested for all round robin games but not semi-finals, finals or omni cup matches.
Win by current shield holder: current holder keeps the shield
Draw: current holder keeps the shield
Win by challenger: challenger gets the shield
If a challenge match is scheduled but its not played due to:
Default: If shield holder defaults, the challenger receives the shield. If the challenger defaults, the shield holder maintains the shield.
Cancelled game due to weather or other unforseable circumstances: Shield holder maintains the shield.
Deferrals: : if a challenge game is deffered, no other challenges can occur until the deffered game is played.
At the end of the season (round robin) the team currently holding the shield keeps it for the first game of the following season.