# How many meetings can you drop in an 8 week league per IFPA?

If you run 8 meetings and a final can you drop 3?

If you want that portion to count towards TGP, I believe you have to play in at least 50% of the sessions.

So in your situation, dropping 3 is okay I think.

We did a 6 meeting league and the rules were that 4 meetings âcountâ and you had to at least play in 3 to qualify for finals but you had to take a zero for the missing meeting. Trying to extend it so I guess the math works?

Yep. Looks like youâre good.

â Sanctioning Requirements:

• Leagues must have a minimum of 6 sessions per season, of which at least 4 sessions must count toward a playerâs standing.
• League members must compete in at least 50% of the total meetings/sessions that were held in a season to be included in the results submitted to IFPA.â

In your case 8 meets + 1 finals is 9. Minus 3 is 6 that count. So itâs permitted.

Thanks - I was looking for that - but I donât think the Finals count as a meeting? or do they?

Two lines down from the section I quoted says, â * Except for League playoffs/finals, a session cannot be an âeliminationâ format. All players need to play the same number of games.â

Based on that I think finals are a session.

But based on other changes the Finals may been seen as there own part / happen after ALL rounds / sessions are over.
Also if not all players make the finals then I donât see how they can be counted as an session

You donât get to count the finals / playoff round in match play as an round

We do two divisions everyone plays in finals - but per IFPA rules we can only rearrange the ranking for the top division.

Does an A / B that all players make count as an round in other settings?