This is also the stage at which all the professional and foreign clubs enter the tournament running. The proceedings commence on the Wednesday before Easter Sunday, with the Group Stage of the competition. There are a total of 8 groups each containing 4 teams. The draw for the group stage is held approximately 3 weeks before the Tournament begins. Teams re seeded according to previous performance and whether they are established PSL or top level foreign clubs.
At the end of the Group Stage the eight groups point standings are calculated and the top two placed teams of each group qualify for the Winners Section of the Knock-out round. The third placed teams are placed within the Plate Section Knock-out round. The fourth place finishers in each group are eliminated from the tournament.
The Winners Section Last 16 losers are then sent in to the Quarter Finals for the Dullah Omar Mid-Section Competition.
The 3 tiers of the competition then continue through the Quarter, Semi and Finals. Easter Monday is the last day of the tournament and serves as the day for all of the Finals to be staged as well as the Winners Section Semi-Finals.
The proceedings for the tournament are concluded with the awarding of player, team and coaching awards as well as the crowning of the event champions for the season.
Other activities include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as a pre-Championship Final curtain raiser. Much fan-fare surrounds these ceremonies as many local artist and originations outside of football also get a chance to showcase their talents for the on looking spectators.
A variety of stalls are also available to the public. For more information on the events and services at the tournament check out the action committee page of the website.