LISA Cup Round One Draw!

LISA Cup competition starts Saturday Oct. 20

The fifth annual LISA Cup competition begins with the opening round on Saturday, October 20. The LISA Cup is for U14 to U18 club teams playing in Silver or Bronze leagues within the Lower Island district. It is a different cup competition than the Lower Island District Cup or any other competition including league play which determines the league champion.

Opening Round Draw: 2018 Round #1 LISA Cup Draw

The LISA Cup will be played in single-elimination format (winners advance; losers are eliminated; separate draws done for each round) throughout the Lower Island league season. The LISA Cup is only for Silver and Bronze teams. Gold teams are not eligible for the LISA Cup. In addition, any team that enters the BCSA Provincial B Cup (or Provincial A Cup or Provincial Premier Cup) is also not eligible.

The 2018/19 LISA Cup competition will be offered in the following age groups: Boys U14; Boys U16/15 combined; Boys U18/17 combined; Girls U14; Girls U16/15 combined; and Girls U18/17 combined.

Round 1 will kick off Saturday, October 20. Round 2 (the quarter-finals) is scheduled for the weekend of November 17/18. Round 3 (the semi-finals) is set for January 19/20; and Round 4 (the finals) for February 9/10. (However there is an exception for the Boys U16/15 competition. See the bottom of this notice for details.)

All of the finals will take place at PISE the weekend of February 9/10 (game day/time TBA). An awards ceremony and presentation of the LISA Cup will follow each match.

If there are more than eight teams in your LISA Cup competition then you will start play in the opening round, October 20. If your draw does not have more than eight teams entered then you start your LISA Cup competition at the quarter-final stage, Nov. 17/18.

The following three groups start their LISA Cup competition October 20:

Boys U14
Boys U16/15
Girls U14

LISA Cup matches have priority over any league game scheduled for that day.

However, in Boys U14 Silver, Boys U15 Silver and Boys U16 Silver no October 20 league games were listed on their schedules that were distributed prior to the start of the season.

As all 10 teams in Boys U14 Silver will be playing a LISA Cup match October 20 they will not be available to play any league games so there will be no changes to their league schedule. That is, no league games are scheduled for any of the teams in Boys U14 Silver.

Because of the large number of teams entered in the Boys U16/15 LISA Cup their playdowns will require five rounds – one more than the four that were originally set aside for the LISA Cup. As such a different approach has to be taken to their LISA Cup playdowns. That means league games for October 20 have now been scheduled for all of the teams in Boys U15 Silver and almost all of the teams in Boys U16 Silver. (see details at the bottom)

On the other hand, the league schedule for Girls U14 Silver does list games for October 20. All of those October 20 league games are now postponed as the teams in Girls U14 Silver will be playing their opening round LISA Cup match on that Saturday. Those October 20 league games will be considered “outstanding” and can be made up by the teams involved “on their own time” (i.e. outside of their regular Saturday game time for which LISA schedules) as long as both teams agree. That is, one team can not book a field and “force” the other into playing. Please note, at some point this season, LISA might re-schedule some or all of those outstanding October 20 games.

The following groups do not start their LISA Cup competition in the opening round; they begin their LISA Cup play in the quarter-finals, Nov. 17/18:

Boys U18/17
Girls U16/15
Girls U18/17

The teams in these groups will continue with their league play as already listed on their schedules for October 20/21.


Where there is a LISA Cup draw of more than eight teams the format for the opening round of the LISA Cup usually sees all teams drawn into action – except if there is an odd number. (As mentioned above because Boys U16/15 requires five rounds, not four, their draw has to be approached differently. See further below.)

If there is an odd number entered the “odd team out,” based upon the draw, will receive an opening round bye. In other words, at most, there will only be one bye in the opening round. Additional byes might be necessary in the quarter-final round in order to reduce the number of teams advancing to the semi-finals to four. If a team received a bye in the opening round it will not be one of the teams receiving a bye in the quarter-finals.


If the score is tied at the end of regulation time NO extra time (i.e. overtime) will be played. At the end of regulation time if the score is tied then the result of the match will be determined by kicks from the penalty spot according to FIFA rules.


NO youth-to-youth permits are allowed for cup competitions, including the LISA Cup.

If the host club can not supply a field to play the opening round match of the LISA Cup as scheduled for October 20 then the visiting team must contact their club to see if the visiting club can host the match. If the visiting club can host the opening round match as scheduled then the teams must play the match at the field supplied by the visiting club.

Any opening round match not played as scheduled on October 20 becomes the responsibility of the two teams involved to make sure it is played prior to Round 2 (November 17/18). However, if LISA decides to re-schedule an outstanding LISA Cup match it will be played as re-scheduled by LISA. If an outstanding LISA Cup match is not played in time for the next round then a coin toss conducted by LISA will determine which team advances to the next round.

All the opening round winners and any bye team will be re-entered into a random draw for Round 2 (the quarter-finals).

NOTE:  BOTH teams must report the score of their LISA Cup match to their league score recorder (listed on the LISA website below your league schedule).

When reporting your score please identify it as a LISA Cup match. If the match was decided by penalty kicks please report the tied score at the end of regulation and which team won the FIFA penalty shootout.

If you know how many PKs each team took during the shootout and how many goals they scored with those PKs please include that data as well. Do not add the PK goals onto the goals scored during regulation; do not add an extra goal to the game score of the team that won the penalty shootout; the game score (which was a draw) and the result of the penalty shootout should be reported separately.


As there are 17 teams in the Boys U16/15 LISA Cup draw their playdowns will require five rounds. That is one more than the four rounds originally set aside for the LISA Cup competition. Their five rounds of playdowns will be as follows:

Saturday October 20 – U16 Lakehill Richards hosts U16 Sooke Linell  (the only Round 1 LISA Cup)

— 14 of the 15 other Boys U15 Silver and Boys U16 Silver teams now have league games scheduled (listed below)

Saturday November 17 – Round 2 LISA Cup (eight matches featuring 16 teams: the Lakehill-Sooke winner from Round 1 plus the 15 other teams that had a Round 1 bye)

An additional round – on a date yet to be determined (four matches featuring the eight winners from Round 2)

Saturday January 19 – semi-finals (two matches featuring four winners from the additional round)

February 9/10 – finals at PISE (game day/time TBA)


on Saturday October 20 – all teams are to play their league games that were originally scheduled for Nov. 17 (they are as follows)

bye – Bays United Matkovic

Juan de Fuca Crystal hosts Gorge Fullaway

Peninsula Peljham hosts Cowichan Valley Dailey

Prospect Lake Aitchison hosts Lakehill Klenz


on Saturday October 20 – all teams are to play the following games

U16 Lakehill Richards hosts U16 Sooke Linell  (Round 1 LISA Cup)

Cowichan Valley Wyman hosts Peninsula Wsanec Celosen (league game originally scheduled for Nov. 17)

Gorge Hanson hosts Juan de Fuca Fitzgerald (league game originally scheduled for Nov. 17)

Prospect Lake/Saanich Fusion Curtis hosts Bays United Chester (league game originally scheduled for Nov. 17)

*Peninsula Johnson hosts Salt Spring United (league game originally scheduled for Nov. 10)

*NOTE – when Saturday November 10 arrives Peninsula Johnson and Salt Spring United will have already played that game; so on November 10 they are to play their Round 2 fixture originally scheduled for February 2 which is Salt Spring United hosts Peninsula Johnson.

Explanation:  the Nov. 17 league games have been moved to Oct. 20 because 16 of the 17 teams will be playing Round 2 of the LISA Cup on Nov. 17 so none of the teams will be available to play any league games that Saturday. U16 Peninsula Johnson and U16 Salt Spring United can not play their Nov. 17 games on Oct. 20 because their opponents will not be available as their opponents will be playing each other in Round 1 of the LISA Cup. So U16 Peninsula Johnson and U16 Salt Spring United have been scheduled their Nov. 10 fixture.

Best of luck to all teams competing in the LISA Cup!