Ed Chartrand Tournament Rules

K-State Ed Chartrand Memorial Tournament Rules:  Revised: Mar. 21, 2017
The tournament will be governed under NIRSA Tournament Rules with the following modifications:

Game Balls: Game balls NOT provided by tournament. The home team is responsible for providing the game balls.

Seeding Format:
First-round play for mens consists of one match against all teams in your pool.  We will take the top two teams from each pool.   The women will play round robin  against all other teams in the pool. The top two teams advance to the final.

To Advance out of Pool Play: if two or more teams have the same number of tournament points, the tie will be broken by the following:

  • Total points using format of 3 pts for wins, 1 pt for ties, 0 pts for loss
  • Head to Head competition
  • Goal differential ( goals scored vs goals allowed )
  • Goals scored ( total of goals your team scored, higher the better )
  • Goals allowed ( total of goals your team allowed, fewer the better )
  • Shutouts ( 1 pt for every game your team shutout your opponent )
  • Penalty kicks ( in the case we have to go to this, penalty kicks will be taken at Anneberg #1 at 3:30 Saturday )

Semifinal games will go directly to penalty kicks:
Five rounds of penalty kicks.  One goal selected as decision of referee. Each team selects 5 players to enter center circle.  Remaining players remain outside the center circle. Only players who finished the game on the field will be eligible to take the kicks.  Best of 5 wins.  If still tied after 5 rounds, additional, single rounds are played until a winner emerges.

Finals: Same rules as semi-finals except kicks preceded two ten minute overtimes decided by sudden death. In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time, proceed to overtime. Overtime will consist of two ten-minute overtime periods of “sudden death”. If no winner emerges, proceed to penalty kicks (see format from semifinals).

Trophies for 1st and  2nd place.  Teams may alter the time of the semifinals or final by mutual agreement. Tournament officials may alter these times if circumstances (weather or otherwise) dictate. The home team is the first listed on the schedule. The home team must wear a light color and the away team must wear a dark color. All teams must have both light and dark colors available. If a uniform color conflict exists, in the determination of the head referee, the team in violation of uniform colors will forfeit the match. Substitutions will be allowed only upon: yellow cards, injuries, goal kicks, and  goals.  Substitutions are also allowed on your throw-in and own corner kicks and if you substitute, the opposing team may substitute as well.

Game Length – All per NIRSA National Tournament Rules:
35 minute halves – running clock – game clock will start right at game time. 5 minute half.  No Overtimes
40 minute halves for the finals – running clock.   This time may be reduced by mutual consent of both teams. The Scoreboard is for fan convenience only. The referee keeps the official time, the scoreboard is unofficial. If an opponent is not ready to play 5 minutes after the game clock is started, a forfeit win will be awarded to the opposing team.

Penalty Cards:
Red Cards:  Any player receiving a red card during the course of the tournament will be ejected from the game immediately and may be asked to leave the vicinity of the playing field by the referee or tournament director. The red carded player may be ineligible for the team’s next game at the tournament director’s discretion, depending upon the director’s determination of the severity of the circumstances.  The  tournament director will also determine if the red carded player’s action warrants suspension from the tournament entirely.

Protests are NOT allowed. Any situation not explicitly covered by the rules will be resolved by the tournament director, Dennis Cook. All decisions made by the referee are final. A modified tournament format will be used if any of the games have to be postponed or cancelled due to circumstances out of our control.

Insurance and Medical Information:
The tournament does not provide any health care coverage for teams. All players play and compete at their own risk. There are no physicians or emergency care personnel staffing the tournament. Teams are urged to bring with them all necessary first aid supplies. In the event of a medical emergency, notify your referee at once and 911 may be called. If non-emergency medical treatment is needed, your team President or Captain was given printed instructions and the tournament table has information on the nearest medical facilities.  In the event of injury, you and your team will have the primary responsibility of transporting injured players to a hospital.

K-State Recreation Services and the tournament may have limited first aid supplies and a trainer at Memorial Stadium only, but cannot guaranty accessibility.  Concussion is a serious concern of everyone. Any player with a head injury should rest and be evaluated and teams should assign a member to watch them closely. In the event of any doubt, we encourage professional evaluation at a hospital.

Facilities and Weather
Do not make your own assumptions based on weather reports. There is no indoor backup facility, but games will play on the artificial turf.  A revised  and condensed schedule may be implemented at Memorial in the event of weather-related field considerations. Tournament officials only will make this decision. Please be sure to check this website, at the tournament table and the Saturday evening part for any updates. Any decisions to terminate any game or games due to adverse weather, daylight availability or any other reason dictated by safety or economic necessity is strictly within the discretion of the tournament officials.

Please make sure that this information is provided in advance to all members of your team.