GROUP PLAY INFORMATION

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
Standings are determined by the following point system for all divisions:

  • 6 points for a win
  • 3 points for a tie
  • 0 points for a loss

Additional points:

  • One point for each goal scored (max of 3 per game).  Losing team receives points for goals scored also (max of 3 per game).
  • One point for each shutout.

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. 

PLAYOFFS
If game is tied at the end of regulation, teams will advance directly to penalty kicks to determine the winner.