Rules

Latvian Open 2010 

I Organisers

Latvian Open 2010 is organized by Kocenu sports club (www.ksk.lv) in cooperation with Vidzeme Olympic centre (www.voc.lv) and city of Valmiera.

Tournament “Latvian Open 2010” is officially recognized by Latvian Floorball Union and is included in IFF summer tournament shedule.

II Place and time 

Tournament takes place from 20 – 22 of August, 2010 in Valmiera and Koceni (distance between arenas about 3km). Games will be held on 3 standard size fields (40x20). Field surface for 2 of them – Gerflor.

III Participants and Registration

In the International Floorball Tournament “Latvian Open” can participate teams of any level in two categories (men, women) that have sent their team notifications till 10th of August, 2010 to the e-mail: info@latvianopen.com (in the notifications must be written following data of the players: name, surname, date of birth, position on field, colors of the jersey (home and guest and numbers) and that have also paid registration fee (250 EUR per team) in the account of “Kocenu Sporta klubs”.  Sending notification till 1st of July, 2010, the registration fee is 199 EUR (must be paid also till 1st of July, 2010). Minimal number of players in the team – 10 field players + 1 goalkeeper, maximum – 22. The team is officially approved for the tournament when it gets written affirmation from the organizers.   
Beneficary Name: KOCENU SPORTA KLUBS
Registration no.: 40008054406
Bank name: A/S "Parex Banka"
Swift:  PARXLV22
IBAN: LV13PARX0005475920001
Comments: Registration fee (team name)

IV Game rules

- All games will be 2x15 minutes in length (time being effectively measured). The interval between the first and second period is 3 minutes. No time out allowed in the group matches. There will be time provided for warm ups before each game (~10-15min).

- Players may only participate for one team in whole tournament. Only players listed on the roster submitted to the organizers prior to the tournament are eligible to participate. Teams fielding an ineligible player will automatically forfeit the match and potentially face further sanctions.

- Team line-ups are to be submitted to the secretariat 20 minutes prior to the start of the match. Upon completion of the match the captain of each team will review and sign the official game sheet.

- If both teams have similar color game shirts, the team listed as the away team in the official match schedule is obliged to change.

- The organizers retain the right to change the published match schedule. In the event of such a change during the tournament, the organizers will do their best to contact the teams affected, but it is the responsibility of the teams to check the official tournament notification board at both arenas.

- Match penalty 1 leads automatically to suspension until the end of the match in question, match penalty 2 to suspension until the end of the match in question and also for the next match, match penalty 3 leads to the player’s suspension for the remainder of the tournament. For each match penalty suspended player has to pay a penalty fee of 40,- EUR to organizers 20 minutes before his next match, otherwise he is not allowed to continue playing in tournament.

- The maximum waiting time for any team is 5 minutes following the scheduled start of the match, after that the default result will be 0:5. Any team forfeiting two matches due to walkover will be excluded from the tournament and all played matches will be annulled.

- After changing please bring your belongings to the court. The organizers cannot take any responsibility for the loss of personal belongings during the tournament.

- Protests should be delivered to the jury or to the hall secretariat in written form not more than 1 hour after the conclusion of the match being protested. The protest fee is 50,- EUR. In case of the protest being refused, the fee is not refunded. The protest will be reviewed by tournament organizers and their verdict is final.- Victory in group games gives two points for a win, one point for a tie and none for a loss.- A tie game in elimination matches will be followed by 3 penalty shots, if needed, penalty sudden-death.- There is a 30 second timeout allowed to each team in every game.- Not more than 20 players in each team during whole tournament.

1. MEN’S DIVISION

After registration is closed all teams will be divided into groups. Each team will be guaranteed 4 matches. 

1.1. If two or more teams have the same amount of points after the group matches, they will be separated by:

• The amount of points reached in mutual direct matches,      
• The score difference reached in mutual direct matches,      
• The amount of scored goals.

 

1.2. Play-offs will start from 1/8 finals. Before the 1/8 finals, power ranking including 16 best teams will be made. Group winners  will take the 1st - 5th place in the power ranking (according regulation 1.2.1), second best group teams 6th - 10th, third 11th - 15th. 16th place will take the best of fourth spotted team.

1.2.1 Power ranking will be decided according to these regulations:

  • The amount of points
       
  • The score difference
  • The amount of scored goals
  • Less penalty minutes
  • draw


Winners of 1/8 finals qualify for 1/4 finals. Winners of 1/4 finals qualify for semifinals. Winner of semifinals meet in the finals, but losers of semifinals play for 3rd place in tournament. Groups and game schedule will be available on tournament webpage www.latvianopen.com.

 

2. LADIES DIVISION

After registration is closed all teams will be divided into groups. Each team will be guaranteed 4 matches. 

2.1. If two or more teams have the same amount of points after the group matches, they will be separated by:

• The amount of points reached in mutual direct matches,      
• The score difference reached in mutual direct matches,    
• The amount of scored goals.


2.2. Play-offs will start from 1/4 finals. Before the 1/4 finals, power ranking including 8 best teams will be made. Group winners  will take the 1st - 3rd place in the power ranking (according regulation 2.2.1), second best group teams 4th - 6th, two third best teams 7th - 8th. Between last third placed team and all 4th placed teams positions 9th - 12th will be decided. Last team in group F automatically gets 13th place in the tournament and does not take part in the play-offs. By calculating ranking points in group F, results agains the groups last team will be ignored.


2.2.1 Power ranking will be decided according to these regulations:

  • The amount of points
       
  • The score difference
  • The amount of scored goals
  • Less penalty minutes
  • draw

 

2.2. Winners of 1/4 finals qualify for semifinals. Winner of semifinals meet in the finals, but losers of semifinals play for 3rd place in tournament. Groups and game schedule will be available on tournament webpagewww.latvianopen.com.

 V AWARDS and OTHER

- All TOP3 teams in both divisions will be awarded by organizers 15 minutes after men's final. 

- The Latvian Open organizers will select winners in the following categories for each division:

• Best Forward  
• Best Defender  
• Best Goalkeeper

 

- Awards for Top scorers in each division will be provided by tournament organizers - Awards for "Best player of the game" in each match will be provided by tournament organizers.



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