Website Help: Cups
On the cup page you can see results and standings for cups, as well as download levels and upload replays.
How to play World Cup 7
tl;dr version for World Cup 7: Play online. Upload your replay before the event deadline is over. There is a widget on the front page of http://elmaonline.net/ for downloading the current level and uploading your replay.
World Cup 7 will start on February 19th, 2017. To participate in World Cup 7, you need to play the level of the current event online in EOL. Your time will be added to the results, if you uploaded your replay before the event deadline ended. You can upload as many replays as you want, but only the fastest will count (or the one with the most apples taken, if you didn't finish the level). Each event typically lasts for one week, but there may also be events of other length, so pay attention to the deadline already when downloading the level.
You can see all your finished times for the current event, as well as your uploaded replays, on the My Times subsection of the Cup page. By navigating the other subsections, you can also check out the event results, replays and deadlines, as well as standings and various statistics, download the levels, and manage your own uploaded replays (e.g., share them to your team or cup team; you can create a cup team on the My Team page).
For more information, such as the point system, and interviews of the designers and top players for each event, visit the official World Cup 7 site.
How to play other cups
If you want to participate in a cup, the only thing you have to do is to play the level of the current event online in EOL. Your time will automatically be added to the results once the event deadline is over. However if you win the event it is required that you also upload your replay. You can upload replays during the event from the cup page, which is recommended even if you don't think you are gonna win, so that others can see different styles etc. Uploaded replays won't be shared until the event is over. If you win and haven't yet uploaded your replay, you have 24 hours after the deadline to do so.
Note that for some cups such as World Cup 7 replay uploading is required by all, and you must upload your replay before the event deadline is over.
Hiding of times
During an event the given level will have its "Hidden" flag turned on. This means that the shift+F5 (Best Times) list is disabled and times are not shown on EOL site either for that level. The times you drive will still show on F7 (Recent Times) list, unless you drive hidden (Shift+F1) in which case your times are not shown on F7. Note that your times will still be visible on F7 to yourself, but they are not shown to others if you are hidden. If you are shown only to team, team members can see times on F7 etc.
tl:dr version: Play hidden and other won't see your times anywhere.
Adding events for admins
1. Play level in EOL locked (turn lock new levels on in eolconf.exe).
2. Click on admin under your cup's page.
3. In top right corner search box, select right most radio button and search for the level.
4. Copy the index number, backspace the search so you get back to admin page.
5. Put the number in level index under add event, add start and deadline and designer, remember it's in server's timezone (UTC-8).