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Temporada

Championnat Ouverture:
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Format:
16 teams, each plays the others once - for a total of 15 games each, over 15 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. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored.

Qualification for Ouverture - Final Stages:
1-6 place: qualify for Ouverture - Final Stages:


Championnat Ouverture - Final Stages:
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Format:
6 teams contest the Championnat Ouverture winner in a knockout format.
The teams, placed 1st and 2nd enter the Final Stages directly at the Semi-finals.

Quarter-fianls:
Teams are paired according to their Championnat Ouverture standings:
3rd vs 6th;
4th vs 5th.
Winners are decided over two legs.
The teams with higher Championnat Ouverture placing host the second legs.

Semi-finals:
Teams are paired according to their Championnat Ouverture standings:
1st vs worst placed;
2nd vs 2nd worst placed.
Winners are decided over two legs.
The teams with higher Championnat Ouverture placing host the second legs.

Final:
The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming the Championnat Ouverture winner.
Winner is decided over two legs.
The team with higher Championnat Ouverture placing hosts the second leg.

Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. away goals, 3. penalties.

Qualification for CFU competitions:
winner: CFU Club Championship


Championnat Clôture:
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Format:
16 teams, each plays the others once - with hostings reversed compared to the Championnat Ouverture - for a total of 15 games each, over 15 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. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored.

Qualification for Clôture - Final Stages:
1-6 place: qualify for Clôture - Final Stages:

Summary Table:
Teams' records from the Ouverture and Clôture are summed (a total of 30 games each) and a Summary Table is compiled.

Summary Table order:
1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored.

Qualification for Super 8:
1-8 place in the Summary Table: 2016 Super 8

Relegation from the league:
14-16 in the Summary Table place: relegated to Championnat National D2

Promotion to the league:
3 teams from Championnat National D2


Championnat Clôture - Final Stages:
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Format:
6 teams contest the Championnat Clôture winner in a knockout format.
The teams, placed 1st and 2nd enter the Final Stages directly at the Semi-finals.

Quarter-fianls:
Teams are paired according to their Championnat Clôture standings:
3rd vs 6th;
4th vs 5th.
Winners are decided over two legs.
The teams with higher Championnat Clôture placing host the second legs.

Semi-finals:
Teams are paired according to their Championnat Clôture standings:
1st vs worst placed;
2nd vs 2nd worst placed.
Winners are decided over two legs.
The teams with higher Championnat Clôture placing host the second legs.

Final:
The two Semi-finals winners meet each other with the winner becoming the Championnat Clôture winner.
Winner is decided over two legs.
The team with higher Championnat Clôture placing hosts the second leg.

Tie-breakers for the knockout matches over two legs:
1. aggregate score from the two legs, 2. away goals, 3. penalties.

Qualification for CFU competitions:
winner: CFU Club Championship