Click Here: Re-Scheduling March 9&10

Above is the master list of games to be played this weekend, March 9/10. The re-scheduling document that is attached is three pages long. It includes the District Cup semi-finals, the Vancouver Island qualifiers for the Provincial B Cup tournaments (the Lower Island reps vs. the Upper Island reps) and some league games.

This is the last re-scheduling notice for the 2018/19 Lower Island season.

Spring break is next and then the Lower Island season will end with the District Cup finals April 6/7 in Sooke. Teams still alive in the Provincial/Coastal B Cup will carry on further into April with inter-district play. Plus Lower Island Gold league champions will compete against the Upper Island winners at the 55th annual Island Invitational Cup, April 6/7, to be hosted in the Lower Island (venue TBA). Please note that there will be two teams from Boys U18/17 Gold and Girls U18/17 Gold competing at the Island Cup – the Gold league champion plus the highest-finishing team (based upon LISA’s rules for determining league champions) in the other age group.

The District Cup games in the attached master re-scheduling list are identified as such:  District Cup semi-final. The District Cup draw grids are posted on the LISA website.

LOWER ISLAND DISTRICT CUP

The District Cup is the final competitive program of the Lower Island season. It is not a league playoff. It is a single-elimination, random draw, cup competition for Lower Island teams that are not Lower Island representatives in an inter-district competition (e.g. B Cup, Island Invitational Cup). The winner of the District Cup does not advance to any other competition.

For the Lower Island District Cup all Silver league champions are promoted to a higher level of play. Silver league champions compete in the Gold District Cups as those teams have, over the course of the season, proven themselves to be the best team in their league.

The Gold league champion is not eligible for the District Cup. The Gold league champion represents the Lower Island in the Island Invitational Cup and will play against the Upper Island rep for the Island championship (April 6/7 in the Lower Island).

All District Cup finals will be hosted by the Sooke Soccer Association the weekend of April 6/7. The schedule for the District Cup finals will be released closer to the event.

When teams lose in the District Cup playdowns they are eliminated from the competition and LISA stops scheduling for them. In other words, their 2018/19 Lower Island season is over.

Once their District Cup play begins a team can no long make up any outstanding league games – no matter how many outstanding games that team might have.

There must be a winner in all District Cup matches.

During the playdowns leading up to the final (i.e. the quarter-finals and semi-finals), if the score is tied at the end of regulation there will be extra time. Extra time is not sudden death. The full amount of extra time must be played no matter how many goals are scored. Extra time for those divisions that play the full 90-minute game (i.e. U17 and U18) is 2 x 15-minute halves. All other divisions (i.e. U14-U16) play 2 x 10-minute halves.

If the score is still tied after the full extra time is played the winner of the match will be determined by a FIFA penalty shootout.

Please make sure your referees are aware that games tied at the end of regulation will go to extra time and if still tied to a FIFA penalty shootout. The rules for the LISA Cup playdowns were different.

BOTH TEAMS must report their District Cup score to their score recorder.

Youth-to-youth permits can not be used for the District Cup competition.

For more information see Chapter 1 on the Rules and Regulations page on the LISA website.

DETERMINING LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

The rules for determining league champions are posted on the LISA website. In the drop-down box for the ABOUT tab go to “Rules >” and click on “LISA Rules & Regulations.” (See Chapter 3, rule 303 Determining League Winners.)

If in applying LISA’s rules for determining league champions two (or more) teams end up tied for first place they will play a tiebreaker match in cup format (i.e. extra time and a FIFA penalty shootout, if needed) with the winning team capturing the league title. No other tiebreakers (e.g. head-to-head, goal differential, winning percentage etc.)  are used to determine a league champion.

For more information see Chapter 3 on the Rules and Regulations page on the LISA website.

The following league champions have been confirmed (“completed rounds” are based on LISA’s rules definition):

BOYS U14 GOLD – Gorge/Lakehill based upon two completed rounds

BOYS U14 Silver – Sooke Demelo based upon all two rounds on their schedule

BOYS U15 GOLD – Peninsula/Prospect Lake Frank based upon all four rounds on their schedule

BOYS U15 Silver – Gorge Fullaway based upon all three rounds on their schedule

BOYS U16 GOLD –Cowichan Valley Keserich based upon six completed rounds

BOYS U16 Silver – Gorge Hanson based upon all two rounds on their schedule

BOYS U18/17 GOLD – Prospect Lake/Peninsula Ablitt based upon two completed rounds

BOYS U18/17 Silver – Cowichan Valley Robinson based upon three completed rounds

GIRLS U14 GOLD – Juan de Fuca Haslam based upon two completed rounds

GIRLS U14 Silver – Sooke Clarkston based upon one completed round only (there were no common opponents in Round 2 for all four teams still in contention)

GIRLS U15 GOLD – Juan de Fuca White based upon all three rounds on their schedule

GIRLS U15 Silver – Gorge Hamilton based upon all three rounds on their schedule

GIRLS U16 GOLD – Juan de Fuca Garrett based upon all three rounds on their schedule

GIRLS U16 Silver – Peninsula Wsanec Celosen won tiebreaker 3-1 over Juan de Fuca Cornforth

GIRLS U18/17 GOLD – Prospect Lake/Peninsula Bissenden based upon one completed round and common opponents in Round 2

GIRLS U18/17 Silver – Bays United Pizarro won tiebreaker 5-3 a.e.t. (3-3 reg.) over Peninsula West

All Gold league champions will represent the Lower Island and play against the Upper Island winner at the 55th annual Island Invitational Cup April 6/7 to be hosted in the Lower Island.

All teams competing at the Island Invitational Cup will require BCSA photo ID cards for all their players and team officials.

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