All legally documented clubs and registered with the CNSF shall be divided up into equal groups of 4 teams in each group.
If there are more clubs than can be divided by 4, some groups may have 5 clubs.
Groups composed of 4 clubs shall play sets of 3 games amongst themselves. Groups composed of 5 clubs shall play 4 games.
Round robin games consist of 2 x 20 minutes halves with a 5 minute of break.
In order to determine first place in a group between teams with an equal number of points, the following order of tie-breakers will be used:
1) the final score in the meeting between these two tied teams (if more than 2 teams are tied for first, this will not be used)
2) goal differential in all group games
3) goals for
4) goals against
5) If everything is still equal, the group victor will then be decided by taking kicks from the penalty mark.
All games in the knock-out rounds that end in a tie after regulation time will play 2 x 5 minute overtime periods with no golden goal, except for the final which will play a 2 x 10 minutes overtime periods with no golden goal.
The Championship game will be 2 x35 minute halves. If the game ends in a draw after regulation, 2 x 10 minute overtime periods will be played with no golden goal.
If a play-off game ends in a draw after extra time, 5 penalty kicks will be shot. If no winner is determined, penalty kicks will continue in ‘sudden – death’ format.
During all tournament games, a player may be pulled from action and later be put back into action for the duration of the game (unlimited substitution).
When selecting the highest scorer and best goalkeeper, only first day
Tournament results are taken into consideration where teams play an equal number of games to determine the winner from each group.
Top 2 Teams in each division will qualify for the Tournament Championship Division
Championship Quarter, Semi and Finals will be played on Sunday.
Top 4 teams from premier division will play Sunday. At the end of group play Saturday teams who wish to participate
in the premier knock out rounds must report to the the Savez their Intentions to play. If more than 4 teams wish to participate, the bottom teams must compete in a penalty shoot out after group play to determine Advancement.
Example: 5 teams wish to play.
1,2 and 3 seeded teams based on group play automatically advance to Semi finals. Teams 4 and 5 would participate in pks.
Example: 7 teams wish to play.
1st place automatically advances. Pks: 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5.
Participation in the Premier group is not mandatory
Sunday Tournament Schedule
9:00am - Championship quarter finals
10:00am - Premier Semi Finals
11:00am - Championship Semi Finals
12:00pm - Premier Finals
1:300pm - Championship Final