METROPOLITAN PREMIER DIVISION 1 – 2009 NUMBER OF TEAMS: 10 PLAYING DATES: All weekends except 11 April (Easter) Round 1: Split Round of 5 games - 28 March to 02 May Blue Section Teams v Gold Section Teams Blue Section: (2008 finishing 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th) – Alhambra-Union; University A; Southern; Pirates; Green Island nd th th th th Gold Section: (2008 finishing 2 , 4 , 6 , 8 , 10 ) – Dunedin; Kaikorai; Select Harbour; Zingari- Richmond; Taieri (Winner promotion / relegation) Speight’s Cup; The Speight’s Cup is awarded to the team with the highest Flag Points in this round. In the event of a tie the trophy may be shared. Note: All Flag points are carried forward to the Full Second Round for the Gallaway Trophy Round 2:.Gallaway Trophy: Full Round Robin of 9 games – 09 May to 04 July. First Split Round Flag Points are carried forward. Trophy is awarded to the team with the highest Flag Points over the 14 Rounds , this may be shared in the event of a tie. Round 3: Post Section Play – 11 July Top 6 Teams: To be played at highest qualifiers home ground. The top 6 qualifying teams following the full round robin (Round 2) will contest post section play. 1st Placed v 6th Placed nd 2 Placed v 5th Placed rd 3 Placed v 4th Placed Bottom 4 teams to contest Metro / Country combined competition. (Refer to the format for 2009 Premier Combined Metro Bottom 4 / Southern Region Top 2) Round 4: Semi-Finals & Play Offs – 18 July: To be played at University Oval Highest Qualified winner (round 3) v lowest ranked winner (round 3) 2nd Highest Qualified (round 3) v highest ranked losing qualifier (round 3) th th Play off for 5 & 6 Place: to be played at highest qualifiers home ground. Loser v Loser - (round 3) Round 5: COMPETITION FINAL – 25 July Club Final: Winner Receives Speight’s Championship Shield Winner v Winner (round 4) To be played at highest available neutral venue, i.e. Carisbrook, University Oval, or Tahuna Park. Play off for 3rd & 4th Place: To be played at top qualifiers home ground. Loser v Loser (round 4) Semi-Final & Final Formats: refer Metro Regulation 20.
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