2015 Open Challenge Cup

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2015 Open Challenge Cup Sponsored by the M-League

Logo of the Open Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Dates 2015
Teams 6
Venue(s) 2
Tournament statistics
Matches played 2
Goals scored (2.5 per match)


The 2015 Open Challenge Cup Sponsored by the M-League will be the first installment of M-League founded open football competition. The competition will feature only the six M-League teams, despite promotion of the competition to encourage teams outside of the M-League, encouraging that there was no obligation to join the M-League after participating in the competition.

Being the only two teams not ranked based on 2014 league positions, CD Vertigo and FC Los Toros enter at the first qualifying round, with CD Vertigo being place at home in the first leg, Los Toros the second. Despite being a full league member Royal City will enter the competition in the second qualifying round, having finished last in 2014 in the M-League and will play the winner of the the previous round, this is done to ensure that only 4 teams remain in the first round proper, currently involving the top 3 teams in the 2014 M-League season, Cardinals MFC, Vyktory Dragons VFC and Woking Dales MFC. The winners of the first round proper will then meet in the final.

The competition was cancelled after only the First Qualifying Round was played after the closure of the EA Sports FIFA World servers, Los Toros were intended to play Royal City in the Second Qualifying Round prior to this announcement.

First Qualifying Round

CD Vertigo and FC Los Toros will enter at this round.

Score table

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st Leg 2nd Leg
CD Vertigo Flag of Vertigo.png 0 - 5 Flag of Vertigo.png FC Los Toros 0 - 4 0 - 1

Second Qualifying Round

FC Los Toros progress from First Qualifying Round and Royal City will enter at this round.

Score table

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st Leg 2nd Leg
Los Toros Flag of Vertigo.png Flag of Mancunia.png Royal City 24-27 April 8-11 May

First Round Proper

Cardinals MFC, Vyktory Dragons VFC and Woking Dales MFC enter at this round and will be joined by the winner of the Second Qualifying Round. The draw will be held following the Second Qualifying Round second leg and will be unseeded.

Final

The final will feature the winners of the two First Round Proper fixtures and the draw will be held following the First Round Proper second leg.

Broadcasting rights

Like with the M-League broadcasting rights, the broadcaster is based on the teams competing with the home team given priority broadcasting, unless they are unable to broadcast. Because the Open Challenge Cup is not covered by the Dale News Agency's title broadcasting rights when agreed with the M-League, DNA TV is not given sole, or enhanced broadcasting rights over the competition or its final, the broadcasting will be determined on a round-by-round basis.

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