Golden Gate Cup 2018: Tournament Policies

Tournament Policies

USA Floorball will be conducting the Golden Gate Cup Championship Tournament at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose, CA Nov 9 - 11, 2018. 

USA Floorball will hold a USA Floorball Referee Level 2 Clinic and USMU19 training camp at the Silver Creek Sportsplex in San Jose, CA Nov 9

Golden Gate Cup starts on Nov, 10, it will be in a round robin format.  All playoffs and hfinals will be held Sunday Nov 11.  All teams and free agent  players should arrive in time for a possible Saturday MORNING time game.  Everyone should plan to arrive  by Friday evening.

***No schedule requests will be accepted***

ENTRY FEE, ROSTERS & PRIZING INFORMATION

In order for any division to take place, 4 fully paid teams must be registered prior to October 1, 2018.

If a division does not have 4 fully paid teams by October 1, 2018, the division will be cancelled completely, and you will be notified by your USA Floorball Tournament Director.

IDs will be required prior to the 1st game for all players, and could be checked throughout the tournament

Individual free-agent players who wish to participate may do so and will be placed on teams as needed.

 

Tournament cost is $600 per team. To secure your spot in the tournament, a non-refundable deposit of $600 is due at time of registration. 

  • If a team chooses to pay "offline" the entry fee will be $1000 with a non-refundable deposit of $250 (entry into the tournament will not be confirmed until deposit is received). Remaining balance of $750 will be due on March 23, 2018.

All players must be members of USA Floorball by the start of the tournament.

  • Rosters are due by October 23, 2018
  • Membership is $20 annually (local affiliate fees may apply) and can be completed online at usafloorball.org.

All players will receive USA Floorball prizing and post-game beverages. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team trophies and banners will be presented immediately following the championship game.  Additional iduvidual prizing will be awarded at the same time.

Tournament Rules

RULES: IFF rules are in effect except for the modifications listed below.

  • All players are required to follow IFF equipment requirements and recommendations.
  • This is a non-checking event.  Body checking is not permitted at any level.
  • Slap shots are permitted at all levels.
  • Two line passes are permitted.  The red line will be used 
  • Fighting WILL NOT be tolerated.  Any players involved in a fight as deemed by the game officials will receive an automatic game misconduct (1 game suspension) and could result in expulsion from the tournament and future USA Floorball tournaments.
  • Major penalties such as spearing or butt-ending could result in expulsion from the tournament.
  • Each team is allowed one time out per game in the PLAYOFF's only.
  • All teams must have home and away jerseys.  All jerseys must be numbered on the front and back according to IFF rules.
  • Any team who willingly forfeits a game will not be eligible for semi-final or final games in the event, and may face future ineligibility at future USA Floorball events (Nationals, alternative playing opportunities).
  • Illegal players and teams:
    • Players may only play on one team in the tournament.  Players cannot play for multiple teams in multiple divisions.  Exceptions may be made for goaltenders in extenuating circumstances. 
    • Game officials (referees) working games in the tournament are NOT PERMITTED to play for any team at any level registered in the tournament. 

Game Format

GAME TIME RULES

PERIODS     

2 x 15 Min Periods

(No stoppage time, except for goalies and penalties.)                

PENALTIES

MINOR   = 2 Mins        

MAJOR    = 5 Mins     

MISC.       = 10 Mins

WARM-UPS:         Five (5) minutes. The warm-up clock starts after the previous game is finished.

*OVERTIME:     

NO ROUND ROBIN Games will  use overtime or penalty shoots.

If undecided at fulltime the score is tied and both teams recice one point per team.

PLAYOFF GAMES 

      -     At the end of the second period, the teams take a one (1) minute rest period.

      -     Teams do NOT switch ends at any time during the overtime period.

      -     A five (5) minute, stop time, 4 on 4, “sudden death” period will be played. 

      -     Penalty(s) will carry over into the overtime and/or shoot out.

      -     If neither team scores, there will be a three (3) player shootout format. Visitor shoots first.

      -     If no winner is determined, then a “sudden death shootout” will be held with the visiting team shooting first, and each team getting a shot, until there is a winner.

      -     Three different players are required for first shootout.  The same three players can be used during the “sudden death shootout”, only one time each. Then continue through the roster.

Tiebreakers

TIE BREAKER RULES TO DETERMINE STANDINGS POSITIONS

 

THE STANDINGS SHALL BE DETERMINED UTILIZING THE FOLLOWING POINT SYSTEM:

WIN IN REGULATION                                           =          3 POINTS

TIED GAME                                                            =          1 POINT

LOSS IN REGULATION                                         =          0 POINTS

 

IF TWO OR MORE TEAMS HAVE AN EQUAL NUMBER OF POINTS, THE STANDINGS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY:

THE FORMULAS SHALL BE APPLIED IN ORDER 1 THROUGH 4 UNTIL ONE FORMULA BREAKS THE TIE FOR A POSITION BETWEEN ALL OF THE TEAMS AT THE SAME TIME. ANY REMAINING TIED TEAMS THEN START THE TIE-BREAKER PROCESS OVER FROM STEP 1.

  1. “Head to Head” Game Results: THE RESULTS OF THE GAMES PLAYED BETWEEN THE TIED TEAMS IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

Note: To use the “Head to Head” tie breakers 1a, 1b & 1c, all of the tied teams must have played each other. However, if one team has defeated the other team(s) with which they are tied, they shall be ranked ahead of the other team(s).

A) THE STANDINGS POINTS ACQUIRED IN THE “HEAD TO HEAD” GAMES.

B) SUBTRACTING GOALS SCORED AGAINST FROM GOALS SCORED IN THE “HEAD TO HEAD” GAMES. THEIR POSITIONS SHALL BE IN ORDER OF THE GREATEST SURPLUS.

1.      DIVIDING THE GOALS SCORED IN THE “HEAD TO HEAD” GAMES BY THE GOALS SCORED AGAINST, THEIR POSITIONS BEING DETERMINED IN ORDER OF THE GREATEST QUOTIENT.

*If a team forfeits any of its games in round-robin play, the team forfeits all of its games and the games shall be recorded as 1 - 0 victories for the non-forfeiting teams. (In the event of circumstances beyond the control of the team, an appeal may be made to the tournament committee, whose decision is final.)

2.   “Using All Games Played”: IF, AFTER APPLYING THE FORMULAS OF 1a, b  or  c  THE TIE STILL EXISTS, 1b  and c SHALL BE APPLIED USING ALL OF THE GAMES PLAYED BY THE TEAMS TIED.

THE FORMULAS SHALL BE APPLIED IN ORDER 1a,  b,  c  AND 2 UNTIL ONE FORMULA BREAKS THE TIE FOR A POSITION BETWEEN ALL OF THE TEAMS AT THE SAME TIME. IF TEAMS REMAIN TIED, CONTINUE TO FORMULAS 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

3.   IN THE GAMES PLAYED BETWEEN THE TIED TEAMS, POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR EACH PERIOD WON (2 pts.), FOR EACH PERIOD TIED (1 pt.) AND FOR A SHUTOUT IN A PERIOD (1 pt.).  POSITIONS SHALL BE IN THE ORDER OF HIGHEST POINT TOTAL, ETC.

4.   IF AFTER APPLYING THE ABOVE FORMULAS THE TIE STILL EXISTS, #3 SHALL BE APPLIED USING ALL OF THE GAMES PLAYED BY EACH TIED TEAM.

  1. THE TEAM WITH THE FEWEST MINOR PENALTIES WILL BE RANKED THE HIGHEST, ETC.
  2. THE TEAM WITH THE FEWEST TOTAL PENALTY MINUTES WILL BE RANKED THE HIGHEST, ETC.
  3. THE TEAM THAT SCORED THE EARLIEST GOAL IN THE GAMES PLAYED BETWEEN THE TIED TEAMS SHALL BE RANKED THE HIGHEST, ETC.
  4. IF AFTER APPLYING THE ABOVE FORMULAS THE TIE STILL EXISTS, #7 SHALL BE APPLIED USING ALL OF THE GAMES PLAYED BY EACH TIED TEAM.
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