Tournament Rules

 

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Quinte West Soccer Club Year-End Tournament Rules

 

TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS

Located at Centennial Park, any questions or concerns can be directed to tournament officials at the headquarters. (Quinte West Soccer Club Office)

Playing rules are the same as house league play taking into account these exceptions:

ALL PLAYERS RECEIVE AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF PLAYING TIME, THIS WILL BE MONITORED

FESTIVAL  GAMES

U6, U7 & U8 divisions – 4- 25 minute games

U9 - 3 – 2X20 minute halves - NO FINALS

TOURNAMENT GAMES

U10-U18 – 2x20 minute halves – SEMI FINAL and FINAL GAMES INCLUDED

TIE BREAKER RULES

Ties will stand during round robin of tournament play.

ROUND ROBIN:

If at the end of the round robin play there is a tie between teams, the following tie breaking rules will apply to determine the team to advance to the semi-finals or finals. (U10-U18)

  1. Result of game between tied teams (head to head)
  2. Team with the most wins
  3. Team with fewest goals against
  4. Goal spread (goals scored minus goals against)
  5. Shoot out between tied teams

SEMI-FINALS & FINALS:

There will be one 5-minute overtime, Golden Goal. (First goal wins)  If the game is still tied after the overtime, there will be a shoot-out, with the following format.  The goaltender may be substituted at the end of regulation play and at the end of overtime only.  The new goaltender will stay in net until a winner is declared.  The goaltender is allowed to be one of the shooters in the shoot-out. 

Shoot-out Format:         

All players on the field at the end of the overtime will be eligible to participate in the shoot out.  Teams will alternate shooters until everyone has shot.  If still tied, sudden-death format will take place.

Sudden-death format:                 

One penalty kick will be taken by each team to break the tie.  If one team scores and the other one does not, then the team scoring the goal will be declared the winner.  If the teams are still tied after the first pair of kicks, a second kick by a new player from each team will take place.  This format will go on until a winner is declared. 

For the sudden-death shoot-out, the initial three shooters may not shoot until the remaining players on the field have all taken a shot.