Rules

In the tournament, we follow the regulations of Finnish Floorball Assosiation (SSBL, 2018-19) (competition regulations) with the following exceptions:

§1) Match time is 2 x 15 minutes, in the finals 2 x 20 minutes.

§2) Clock will only be stopped during penalty shots or by the referee.

§3) When players are given a penalty, the penalty time starts when the game is continued.

§4) Matches are always played to the end, regardless of the score. 

§5) The amount of players in a team is not limited.

§6) In the play-off matches, where the winning team has to be decided, the winner will be decided by penalty shots. In the final matches, if the match is tied, 5 minute over-time (sudden death) is played. If match is still tied, penalty-shot competition will be played with 3 shooters for each team.

§7) 3 players from each team is chosen for the penalty-shot competition. If still tied after the 3 penalty-shots, the same players will continue one-by-one until the winning team is decided.

§8) In the finals, each team has a 30 second time-out.

§9) A player can only represent one (1) team in each category.

§10) A player does not have to have a membership of a club/team where he play's.

§11) Every participating team is obligated to bring the provided player list to the Tournament Office before the first match. All the participating players and team officials has to be in this list and it can not be changed during the tournament without the acception of the Tournament Office.

§12) Tournament Jury has the right to get involved with the teams that behave unsportsmanlikely and has the right to disqualify the team from the tournament. The Jury can also punish the team for it's supporters, if they also conduct unsportsmanlike behavior.

Tournament Mode

In the preliminary rounds teams are divided into groups. After the groups are played, the teams will advance to playoffs. The specific schedule depends on the number of teams in the category and will be published later.

Order in the group

Order in the group

The ranking of the team’s in a group is determined by the amount of points acquired. For a win a team receives two (2) points, for a draw one (1) point and for a loss zero (0) points.  In case two or more teams finish with the same amount of points after the group stage, the final ranking will be based on:

  1. points in mutual games
  2. goal difference in mutual games (goals scored-goals conceded)
  3. goals scored in mutual games
  4. total goal difference in the preliminary round
  5. total goals scored in preliminary round
  6. lottery

In case teams finish with the same point total in the second stage, the placement in the earlier stages don’t affect the ranking.

The placing between the groups is determined according to:
  1. points/match
  2. goal difference/match
  3. goals for/match
  4. lottery

Team managers

The person who has been named as the team manager is responsible for the whole team during the tournament, inside as well as outside the venue. They are also accountable for the communication with the organising committee and jury. The team manager has to be over 18-years old.

Protests

A protest can be stated, if the rules and regulations of the tournament are broken or if there are any differences concerning the tournament. If a protest is made against a referee's decision or match result, the referee must be informed immediately after the game. The protest must be delivered in writing to the tournament office of the venue at latest 10 minutes after the end of the match. The protest is to be a closely detailed argument and it is followed by a protest fee of 100 €, which is returned in case the protest is accepted. The verdict of the jury cannot be questioned.

Walk-over

The result of a walk-over is regularly 5-0. It can also be another result chosen by the organizer, to eliminate the chance of intentional WO to gain a tactical advantage in the play-offs. A team that gives a walk-over is considered withdrawn from the tournament. The tournament jury can consider an exception to the rule if given a proper argument/

A game is deemed a walk-over, if

  1. the team doesn’t show up
  2. the team is more than 5 minutes late to the start of the game
  3. the team can’t present a full roster of 5+1 players by the start of the game

If the game is played despite the fact that either team can’t fulfill points 1 or 2, the opposing team is seen to have accepted the situation and the result of the game stands.

Insurance

All the players and officials of the team shall be insured by a valid sport insurance. Arena Center does not have insurance for the participants and therefore shall not be held responsible in any case of emergency or accident.

The organising committee is not responsible for any injuries, medical expenses or theft. It is recommended to obtain a sufficient insurance.


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