SEACOAST UNITED 2020 FESTIVE TOURNAMENT
Teams will receive 3 games. In certain age groups/divisions, one team my have a 4-game schedule due to an uneven number of teams in their bracket/division.
4-team Divisions: Group play, 3 games each playing every other team within the division. Top two teams play in final.
5-team Divisions: Group play for the first two games. 3rd game decided by standings after initial 2 games using the following format: #5v#4 consolation, #3v#2 semifinal, #1 seed advances directly to final. Winner of semifinal game plays #1 seed in final.
6-team Divisions: Two brackets of 3 teams. Group play (2 games) within the bracket. The third game is a crossover game with the other bracket using the following format: Both #3 seeds from each bracket play in a consolation match. Semifinal matches of B2vA1, A2vB1, with winners advancing to face each other in the final.
7-team Divisions: Group play, randomly selecting 3 of the 6 opposing teams within the division. 3rd game decided by standings after initial 2 games using the following format: #7v#6 consolation, #5v#4 consolation, #3v#2 semifinal, #1 seed advances directly to final. Winner of semifinal game plays #1 seed in final.
All games are 25 minutes in duration, running time.
Standings are determined by the following point system for all divisions:
In the event of a forfeited game, the winner will be credited with a 3-0 win and awarded 10 points.
A game abandoned by a team will result in the opposing team winning. The final score will be based on the score at the time the game was stopped.
Teams are allowed 5 minutes from scheduled game time until the match is declared a forfeit.
No points are awarded if neither team shows up.
Example: A 0-0 tie will be scored as 4 points for each team (3 points for a tie, 1 point for the shutout). A 4-2 game will be scored as 9 points for the winning team (6 points for the win, plus 3 points for goals) and 2 points for the losing team (for the 2 goals scored).
Based on the number of teams in the division and the number of games guaranteed, some divisions may not have a head to head matchup which is why the point system above is used.
TIE BREAKING WITHIN A BRACKET
In the event of a points tie, places will be determined as follows:
A. Head to Head
B. Goal Differential
C. Goals For
D. Goals Against
E. Most Shutouts
F. Penalty Kicks (if it reaches this stage, the time & location will be communicated to both teams by tournament staff.
If game is tied at the end of regulation, teams will advance directly to penalty kicks to determine the winner.