The Promotion Games to the Turkish 3rd League is played by the amateur clubs each year and it is a national competition played by the top clubs of all provinces. This competition replaced the Turkish Amateur Club Championship since 1993.
The format of 2004-2005 games is the same format used last year.
The competition is held in two stages.
Stage 1 is for the clubs of the provinces with no professional clubs. Two clubs qualify to the Turkish 3rd league next year and become professional.
Stage 2 is for the clubs of other provinces and the provinces which didn't get any promotion at Stage 1. Six more clubs qualify to the Turkish 3rd League and become professional.
The number of entries for each province is decided according to the number of amateur clubs in that province. This year the numbers are as follws:
Provinces with No professional clubs: 20 Clubs
3 Entries - Afyonkarahisar, Kırklareli
2 Entries - Düzce, Edirne, Van
1 Entry - Ağrı, Ardahan, Artvin, Bartın, Bayburt, Bingöl, Hakkari, Tunceli
Other Provinces: 161 Clubs
14 Entries - İstanbul
7 Entries - Ankara, İzmir
6 Entries - Bursa, Kocaeli, Manisa
5 Entries - Aydın, Balıkesir, Sakarya
4 Entries - Kütahya, Zonguldak
3 Entries - Adana, Antalya, Denizli, Eskişehir, Hatay, İçel, Kayseri, Konya, Samsun, Tekirdağ, Trabzon
2 Entries - Adıyaman, Bilecik, Burdur, Çanakkale, Çorum, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Erzincan, Erzurum, Gaziantep, Giresun, Isparta, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Muğla, Nevşehir, Ordu, Rize, Sivas, Şanlıurfa, Uşak, Yalova
1 Entry - Aksaray, Amasya, Batman, Bitlis, Bolu, Çankırı, Gümüşhane, Iğdır, Karabük, Karaman, Kars, Kastamonu, Kilis, Kırıkkale, Kırşehir, Mardin, Muş, Niğde, Osmaniye, Siirt, Sinop, Şırnak, Tokat, Yozgat
The provinces with no professional clubs has to complete the competitions and submit the club names before March 7, 2005.
The deadline for the other provinces is March 21, 2005.