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Regular Season:
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Format:
36 teams, distributed into 4 groups of 9 teams each (Zona 1-4) on regional basis.
Each team plays against all the teams from its own group twice - home and away - for a total of 16 games each over 18 game weeks.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. play-off (only for deciding next stage participation); 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. points in head-to-head matches; 6. goal difference in hth matches; 7. goals scored in hth matches.

Qualification for 2nd Phase:
1-4 place of each group: qualify for 2nd Phase

Qualification for Reválida Phase:
5-9 place of each group: enter Reválida Phase


2nd Phase:
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Format:
16 teams from the Regular Season, distributed into 2 groups of 8 teams each (Groups A-B), contest promotion in a league format.
Each team plays against all the teams from its own group once - for a total of 8 games each, over 9 game weeks.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored; 4. total away goals scored; 5. draw.

Qualification for 3rd Phase:
1-2 place of each group: qualify for 3rd Phase
the best 3rd placed team: qualifies for 3rd Phase

Qualification for Reválida Phase - 3rd Round:
the worst 3rd placed team: qualifies for Reválida Phase - 3rd Round

Qualification for Reválida Phase - 2nd Round:
4-8 place of each group: qualify for Reválida Phase - 2nd Round

Tie-breakers for determining the best 3rd placed team:
1. points won; 2. total goal difference; 3. total goals scored.


3rd Phase:
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Format:
5 teams from the 2nd Phase, each plays against the others once - for a total of 4 games each, over 5 game weeks.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. play-off (only for deciding promotion); 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. Regular Season points; 7. draw.

Relegation to the league:
0-3 teams from Prim B Nacional

Promotion from the league:
1 place: promoted to Prim B Nacional

Qualification for Reválida Phase - 4th Round:
2-5 place: qualify for Reválida Phase - 4th Round


Reválida Phase - Group stage (1st Round):
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Format:
20 teams, distributed into 4 groups of 5 teams each (Zona 1-4) contest against relegation in a league format.
Teams keep their group allocation from the Regular Season.
Each team plays against all the teams from its own group twice - home and away - for a total of 8 games each over 10 game weeks.

Scoring points:
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:
1. points won; 2. play-off (only for deciding next stage participation); 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored; 5. Regular Season points; 7. draw.

Qualification for Reválida - Knockout stage (2nd Round):
1 place of each group: qualify for Knockout stage
* - if any of the qualified teams is also to be relegated at the end of the season (see below), it cannot enter the 2nd Round and the next best placed team in the respective Reválida Phase group's table qualifies instead.

Relegation from the league:
In each group each team's record from the Regular Season and the Reválida Phase are summed (a total of 24 games each).
5 place in each group: relegated to Tornero Regional Amateur
Teams are also ranked in a Tabla General de Puntos table, based on the resulting combined records.
the four worst teams that aren't already relegated: relegated to Tornero Regional Amateur

Promotion to the league:
8 teams from Tornero Regional Amateur


Reválida Phase - Knockout stage:
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Format:
4 teams from the Reválida Phase - 1st Round; and 11 teams from the 2nd Phase and 4 teams from the 3rd Phase contest promotion in a knockout format.
1 team from the 2nd Phase enters the Reválida Phase direclty at the 3rd Round.
The 4 teams from 3rd Phase enter the Reválida Phase direclty at the 4th Round.

2nd Round:
14 teams are distributed into 7 pairs.
Teams are ranked 1st-14th according to their Reválida Phase - Group stage records and to their 2nd Phase ranking (2nd Phase teams being placed 1st-10th) and paired according to their ranking:
1st vs 14th;
2nd vs 13th;
3rd vs 12th;
4th vs 11th;
5th vs 10th;
6th vs 9th;
7th vs 8th.
Winners are decided over two legs.
The higher ranked teams host the second legs.

Ranking table order:
1. origin (2nd Phase teams are ranked higher than Reválida teams); 2. Group stage placing; 2. points won; 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored.

3rd Round:
7 teams from the 2nd Round and the 1 team that enter the Reválida Phase at this stage are distributed into 4 pairs.
Teams are ranked 1st-8th according to their respective phase records and paired according to their ranking:
1st vs 8th;
2nd vs 7th;
3rd vs 6th;
4th vs 5th.
Winners are decided over two legs.
The higher ranked teams host the second legs.

Ranking table order:
1. origin (2nd Phase teams are ranked higher than Reválida teams); 2. points won; 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored.

4th Round:
4 teams from the 3rd Round and the 4 teams that enter the Reválida Phase at this stage are distributed into 4 pairs.
Teams are ranked 1st-8th according to their respective phase records and paired according to their ranking:
1st vs 8th;
2nd vs 7th;
3rd vs 6th;
4th vs 5th.
Winners are decided over two legs.
The higher ranked teams host the second legs.

Ranking table order:
1. origin (3rd Phase teams are ranked higher than Reválida - 4th Round teams); 2. points won; 3. total goal difference; 4. total goals scored.

5th Round (Semi-finals):
4 teams from the 5th Round are distributed into 2 pairs.
Teams are ranked 1st-4th on the same criteria that was used for their 3rd Round ranking and paired according to that ranking:
1st vs 4th;
2nd vs 3rd;
Winners are decided over two legs.
The higher ranked teams host the second legs.

6th Round (Final):
The two 6th Round winners meet each other, with the winner becoming the Reválida Phase winner.
Winner is decided over two legs.
The higher ranked team hosts the second leg.

Tie-breakers for the Reválida Phase knockout ties:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. round ranking.

Promotion from the league:
winner: promoted to Prim B Nacional