A ladder tournament has matches scheduled each day at the specified time. Fixtures will be generated 1 hour before kick-off. During this time, no clubs will be able to sign-up for a match. The sign-up period will re-open once the daily matches have been played.
Ladder tournaments use an ELO rating system to rank teams. The system will try to schedule matches with teams of similar skill and experience. Where possible it will avoid matching the same teams against each other consecutively.
A club will earn stadium income for home matches only. There is a small financial prize for finishing top 3 in a ladder, but the other tournament formats will provide better prize money. The main reason for playing in a ladder tournament is to build familiarity between players in your club.