The Mushroom Cup is designed to give late entries as well as the original entrants a chance to win. The format is rather like a great big champions league type competition. All the dates, and the format for each individual phase are explained below.
It is possible for a team to qualify for the second phase up to four times. If this happens then you've merely increased your chances of winning. Should those teams be drawn against each other at any stage during the knockout stages then effectively, that team receives a bye into the next round. If your team is drawn at 'home' in the knockout rounds and the tie ends in a draw then the 'home' team will qualify.