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RULES & REGULATIONS

SG FLOORBALL OPEN 2024 is not only Singapore but Asia’s biggest floorball tournament. Together with our main partners, we aim to make it one of the biggest tournament in the world by 2026! 

SG Floorball Open; “The Singapore experience, a unique lifestyle”

Dates:

4th-7th July 2024.

Categories:

ELITE.

   • Selected Teams from elite (1) divisions in each country.

  • Players must be 15 years or older (born in 2009 and older).

PRO.

  • Players can not be registered in an elite division team in their respective country.

  • Players must be 15 years or older (born in 2009 and older).

 

U-21.

   • For the teams with players under 21 years.

  • Players born between years 2003 and 2009.

 

U-18.

   • For the teams with players under 18 years.

  • Players born between years 2006 and 2011.

 

U-15.

   • For the teams with players under 15 years.

  • Players born between years 2009 and 2012.

 

Players participation​

  • Player’s identification may be requested in case of misgivings. The player’s passports or other ID must be for disposal for this case. The player’s identification can be requested by the opponent but only by the end of the break between the 1st and 2nd period after handing over the protest fee. In case of potential unfitness, the default result of this match will be 0-5.

  • All players in the ELITE categories (both Men and Ladies) category must be registered in a club as specified by IFF rules. Any player not following this rule will be penalised by awarding the game to the opposing team by default for illegal entry in the tournament.

  • There is a maximum of 23 players and a minimum of 6 players (5 players + 1 goalie) for a team.

 

 Players participating in 2 different categories.

 • Players from the U21 category (born in the year 2003 - 2009) can play at the same time without restriction within the same club in the ELITE category, if the tournament schedule allows it. The same applies for U15 and U18 category.

  • These players must be marked in advance on both lists.

 

Dressing room & warm ups.

  • There are no dressing rooms in the venues provided. Hence, all changing before matches will be done in toilets at the venues. The organisers will not be responsible for any loss of personal belongings during the tournament.

  • There will not be any opportunity to warm up on the courts (except for the final matches, in which 10 minutes will be given). Hence, warming up before every match will have to take place next to the ground, or outside the hall.

 

 

1. Tournament Rules.

  • All IFF match rules apply (The organiser keeps the right to edit the rules in cooperation with the Asian and Oceania  Floorball – testing the news.)

  • the first game of the tournament, report 1 hour before the starting time of the game. Ensure that the full team is present for the photo taking.

  • The team must be present 15 minutes at each specific court before the commencement of a game.

 

2. Competition rules.

2.1.

All players must be registered to be eligible to participate in the tournament. All players in participating teams must declare their level of play and show they are registered with the national floorball association during the registration process.

If a player is not registered with their national floorball association, they must clarify their level of play over the past 2 years.

 

2.2.

Structure.

  • All the teams will be split into conferences of at least 4 teams each within their categories, and the teams in each conference will play against each other in a round -robin system. 

  • There will be a play-off as well as placing games for all teams. 

  • Each team will have a minimum of 4 games.

  • All play-off matches will be decided by the cup system.

  • The organiser keeps the right to change the system if there are less teams registered.

 

The order among the teams will be decided according to points. 3 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.

If two or more teams have the same number of points, the order will be decided as follows:

  • Goal difference.

  • Highest number of goals scored.

  • Results in the match between the teams with equal points (head to head).

  • Penalty shoot-out according to the IFF rules.

 

 

3. Age categories 2024.

Men 

Elite: All international Teams, Singapore League division 1 teams and players. (Lower divisions are invited to join elite if they wish).

Pro: All international teams, Singapore League division 2 and below. No division 1 players are allowed to participate in this category.

U21: All players must turn 21 years old during 2024 or younger.

U18: All players must turn 18 during 2024 or younger.

U15:All players must turn 15 during 2024 or younger.

Women 
Elite: All international Teams, Singapore League division 1 teams. (Lower division teams are invited to join elite if they wish)

Pro: All Asia-Oceania teams, Singapore League division 2 and below. No division 1 players are allowed to participate in this category.

U21: All players must turn 21 years old during 2024 or younger.

U18: All players must turn 18 during 2024 or younger.

U15: All players must turn 15 during 2024 or younger.

* All players in U21 and U18 are required to adhere to the age control strictly.

* A team in a younger category is allowed to register for an OLDER category and play in both. Game schedule permitting it possible.

 

4. Playing period.

 

ELITE.

  • 2x20 min in all games including the final.

 

  • Period break is 2 min.

 

  • Time-out is allowed during the whole tournament ( 1 per team and game).

 

PRO.

  • 2x20 min in groups and eliminating games including the final. 

 

  • Period Break is 2 min.

 

 

Under-21.

  • 2x20 running min in all games including the final. 

  • Period break is 2 min.

 

  • Timeout is allowed during the final (1 per team).

 

Under-18.

  • 2x20 min in all games including the final.

  • Period break is 2 min.

 

Under-15.

  • 2x20 min in all games including the final.

  • Period break is 2 min.

 

5. Number of players and substitution.

5.1.

There is a limit of a maximum of 23 players and a minimum of 6 players (5 players + 1 goalie) in each team. Each game,  20 players will be permitted to be registered and be eligible to play. All substitutions should be done within the technical bench area of the team.

 

5.2.

It is permitted to use a player from the same club in several teams but not in the same age category. This player must be on the participant list of all teams he or she will play for. 

 

6. Proof of age and participant list.

Each team must submit a list of players to the SG Open Team by 01/06/24. All players MUST be able to identify themselves and to certify their age with a valid passport/ ID document. Please note, a copy of the passport or ID document is not accepted.

 

An age control check can be carried out at any playing courts used during SG Open at any point of time. Each player on the list must be present and be able to show proof of identity. Teams using non-eligible players can be excluded from the tournament.

 

Injured player(s) will not be allowed to be replaced on the list of participants.

 

7. Match information.

7.1. Team list.

The number each player has on the team list must be the same as the number of the shirt. All players on the team list are considered as if they have participated in the match. Random checks of team list and participant lists will be carried out.

 

7.2. Player uniforms.

All players in the team MUST wear the same jersey top. Shorts and socks have to be of the same colour. All teams are required to have BOTH a home and away jersey set.

 

All team shirts must be numbered, and the numbers must correspond to the numbers on the team list. Numbers must be on the back of the shirts. Two players may not use the same number in any given match.

 

If the referee decides that one team should change shirts due to similarity to the opposing team’s shirts, the team appearing last in the match schedule has to change.

 

All players MUST wear non-marking shoes.

 

7.3. Before, during and after the match.

All teams are required to be ready at their designated courts 10 mins before the start of their game.

 

The responsible team official (team manager/ coach) must immediately after the match, sign the match statistics form in order to confirm the match result and other events during the match. Failure to sign may result in a notification to the SG Open competition jury.

 

The teams are responsible for their supporters’ conduct. Bad supporters’ behaviour or conduct can result in team’s exclusion from the tournament.

 

8. Referees

The referees are authorized by the Singapore Floorball Association or another national Floorball Association. If you have comments about the referees, you are more than welcome to leave your feedback to the SG Open team.

 

9. Tournament jury.

The jury of the tournament consists of representatives of the SG Open Team. The jury handles protests and sanction matters. The decisions of the jury cannot be appealed.

 

10. Protests and sanctions.

10.1.

Any and all protests must be made in writing and delivered by a responsible official to the SG Open team no later than 90 minutes after the match is finished.

A protest fee of SGD$400 will be paid at the same time. This fee will be non-refundable.

 

10.2. Cautions and sending-off offences.

Any player given a match penalty 2/ match penalty 3 is automatically suspended from participation in the following match.

 

The tournament jury can decide about suspension for further matches in the case of match penalty 3.

Each team has the responsibility that a suspended player does not participate in a match/es where he or she is suspended.

 

Severe offences will be reported to the Floorball Association of the nation concerned.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If a player that is suspended participates in a match, the team with the suspended player automatically loses the match with 0-10.

 

11. Walk over, abandoned match.

11.1.

Any team not appearing at the appointed time and place for a match will concede defeat  by 0-10, after a decision by the jury. If a team repeatedly fail to appear at the matches, the team may be excluded from the tournament. In special cases, the tournament jury may decide to exclude a team at the first offence, i.e. if a deliberate walkover favors the own team or is unfair to another team in the group.

 

If a match is interrupted for some reason and can’t be played to the end, the jury will have the final decision on the result/ continuation of the match.

 

12. Match Courts.

12.1

All the playing courts are non-marking surfaces.

 

13. Match schedule.

The organization committee has the right to change the groups, times and court venues.


14. Insurance and responsibility.

14.1.

By registering to participate in SG Open, the registrant (who is the team manager in charge) verifies that they have been made aware of these stipulations and that the team manager in charge has the necessary authority and permission from the participants, the participants’ guardians and the registered association. Participation in the tournament is at the participants’ own risk and the team manager in charge is responsible for all participants whom the team manager has registered and included in the list of participants.

 

14.2.

The team manager in charge is obligated to ensure that all participants are insured on the pitch. Each participant is responsible for his or her personal insurance off the pitch. Participants from countries that have no medical insurance agreement with Singapore must have personal medical insurance. Neither SG Open nor the organizer has collective insurance to cover injuries, illness, theft or damages. 

 

Neither SG Open nor the organizer is responsible for compensation and they are also not responsible for financial losses or damages that may occur due to events outside the control of SG Open or the organizer, such as war-like events, fire, flood, interruptions in public transport connections, government actions, strike or other similar circumstances.

 

*If the tournament is cancelled by the organizer, all teams will be given a full refund.

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