Weekly Re-Scheduling Update
2019/20 Season Resumes this weekend
Weekly Re-Scheduling Begins
After a three-week winter break the 2019/20 Lower Island season will resume this weekend, January 11/12. If anyone played any make-up games during the break please inform your score recorder immediately. When doing so please identify the game by the date for which it was originally scheduled. At the time this notice was prepared no scores had been reported so it is assumed no outstanding league games were played during the winter break.
WEEKLY RE-SCHEDULING NOW IN EFFECT
Weekly re-scheduling begins this weekend, January 11/12, in some leagues and will continue each week until the end of the Lower Island 2019/20 season. The attached document lists every league schedule in every division from U14 to U18, and identifies which ones have been re-scheduled and which schedules are unchanged for this weekend. This master re-scheduling document is two pages long. In addition to being attached the master re-scheduling list will be posted on the LISA website. Weekly re-scheduling is not done for the U13 division (or any younger division).
Re-scheduling is done on a weekly basis in order to accommodate the Coastal/Provincial B Cup and Tim Satterford Cup playdowns (formerly known as the LISA Cup) as those matches have priority over league games, both in scheduling and in field assignments. Teams playing in the Coastal/Provincial B Cup or Satterford Cup will not be available for league play that weekend so schedules have to be revised in order to compensate for their absence.
Since league schedules are revised on cup weekends that means league fixtures get moved around and can change dates, and that leads to league schedules sometimes being changed on non-cup weekends.
For instance on January 18/19 (the Satterford Cup semi-finals and the opening round in some B Cup draws take place) the teams without a cup match will be paired up with each other to play a game. In some cases their league schedule has the same two teams playing each other the week before (January 11/12). If those teams ended up playing each other two weekends in a row that second game might not count in the determining of the final standings as that second encounter would be from an upcoming round, and that upcoming round might not be “completed” (as per LISA rules definition for a completed round). In such a case if there are outstanding games some of those outstanding games might be re-scheduled for January 11/12 as they would be from rounds that have a better chance of being “completed.”
Re-scheduling is also done for teams when the last date on their league schedule has passed and their District Cup playdowns have yet to start. LISA will continue to schedule games for those leagues on a weekly basis until their District Cup playdowns begin.
In addition, re-scheduling is sometimes done in order to play certain outstanding games. For instance there could be teams in contention for the league title that have outstanding games that need to be played in order to complete rounds.
Once the pairing for teams in one game is changed that impacts the match up of teams in other games which then leads to those pairings being changed.
When LISA re-schedules one of your games for the upcoming weekend you play that game instead of the game listed on your current schedule. The game that was originally scheduled for that day then becomes an outstanding game.
When weekly re-scheduling is in effect your game, your opponent and home/away designation might change from what is already listed on your league schedule. It also means that teams that were originally scheduled for a bye could end up with a game and teams that originally had a game scheduled might end up with a bye.
Depending upon the placement of teams in cup draws and the outcome of those matches some teams might end up playing the same opponent two weeks in a row or twice within a short timeframe because of the limited number of available opponents in their league. Also some teams might end up with a bye two weeks in a row or two times within a short timeframe.
Make sure your players and their families are aware that their game schedules are likely to change week-by-week throughout the rest of the Lower Island season.
When re-scheduling is needed LISA will distribute a master re-scheduling list as early as possible during the week leading up to those weekend games. Those notices usually go out on the Tuesday. Sometimes they might be distributed Monday afternoon. However, if there are delays, the master re-scheduling notice might not get out until the Wednesday as re-scheduling can not be done until results from the previous weekend are known. So it is very important to report your scores on time each week.
If your game was not played then you must also report that to your score recorder and provide the reason why.
Make sure you check the “league play” section of the LISA website to confirm all the league games you have played have been posted. If there is no score posted for a league game that game is considered outstanding and therefore could be re-scheduled by LISA even though you have already played it.
Cup scores, for the Satterford Cup and Provincial/Coastal B Cup as well as the Lower Island District Cup (at the end of the season), are not posted in the same place as league games. For cup results go to the drop-down box under the COMPETITIONS tab and select “Cups >” and then click on the cup competition you wish to view – District Cup, Satterford Cup or Provincial Cup – A, B and Coastal Cups.
League games are identified by the date for which they are listed on your schedule. So if you are checking for scores for outstanding league games they will be posted alongside their original date not the date on which they were actually played.
2020 LISA CALENDAR
January 11/12 – league play resumes after the winter break
— weekly re-scheduling begins
January 18/19 – Satterford Cup semi-finals
— Provincial/Coastal B Cup Lower Island quarter-finals
January 25/26 – Provincial/Coastal B Cup Lower Island semi-finals
February 1/2 – Provincial/Coastal B Cup Lower Island finals
February 8/9 – Satterford Cup finals (site TBA)
— if needed, make-up weekend for Provincial/Coastal B Cup playdowns
February 15/16 – Family Day long weekend
— league play continues; if needed, make-up weekend for Provincial/Coastal B Cup playdowns
February 22/23 – Provincial/Coastal B Cup Vancouver Island qualifiers (Lower Island rep vs. Upper Island rep; winners qualify for their provincial tournament)
— Lower Island District Cup playdowns start for draws of more than eight teams
February 29/March 1 – Lower Island District Cup quarter-finals
— District Cup playdowns start for draws of five to eight teams
March 7/8 – Lower Island District Cup semi-finals
— District Cup playdowns start for draws of three or four teams
— Under-13 full-field 11-a-side festival (co-host TBA)
March 14/15 – spring break
March 21/22 – spring break
March 28/29 – spring break
April 4/5 – Lower Island District Cup finals (co-host TBA)
— 56th annual Island Invitational Cup (Lower Island Gold league champ vs. Upper Island winner for the Island championship) hosted by Campbell River
April 18/19 – Coastal B Cup quarter-finals (Vancouver Island reps vs. Lower Mainland teams)
April 25/26 – Coastal B Cup semi-finals
May 2/3 – Coastal B Cup finals (Lower Mainland venue TBA)
July 2-5 – Girls Provincial B Cup tournaments in Vernon hosted by North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association
— Boys and Girls Provincial A Cup tournaments (for VIPL teams) at South Surrey Athletic Park hosted by Coastal F.C.
July 9-12 – Boys Provincial B Cup tournaments in Kamloops