LOWER ISLAND SOCCER ASSOCIATION
Weekly Re-Scheduling for January 25/26
This past weekend no Provincial/Coastal B Cup matches were played and only one Tim Satterford Cup semi-final was played. All cup matches that could not be played this past weekend because of closed fields have been re-scheduled for this coming weekend, January 25/26.
Regarding the Lower Island B Cup playdowns that means some draws will be a week behind which will push their Lower Island final to the weekend of February 8/9. The Satterford Cup finals are still as originally scheduled, February 8/9, at PISE. Please note that teams in the Satterford Cup finals might not play at their usual start time and some might not be on their usual game day.
The attached master re-scheduling notice is three pages long. In addition to being attached to this email it will also be posted on the LISA website.
Please note that cup matches have scheduling priority (including field assignments and start times) over league games. In addition, by BCSA rules, Provincial/Coastal B Cup matches have priority over all other games, programs or events.
Some clubs still have snow on their fields so there is no guarantee that everything will be back to normal this weekend. As some B Cup draws are already one week behind schedule if they fall another week behind teams could end up playing B Cup matches during the Family Day long weekend.
Regarding cup matches, if the host club can not supply a field then the designated visiting team must check with their club to see if they can host the match as scheduled. If the “visiting club” can host the match then the cup game is to be played at the visiting club’s field. Teams involved in cup competitions should inform their players and their families that field assignments can change and such a change can occur on the day the match is to be played. Obviously, when the host club changes to the “visiting club,” travel time has to be taken into account. Any cup match not played as scheduled will be re-scheduled by LISA.
Teams, clubs and match officials involved in cup competitions: please make sure you are aware of the rules for your competition. For instance, while most of the rules are the same the Satterford Cup and the Provincial/Coastal B Cup take different approaches to games that are tied at the end of regulation time. There is no extra time in the Satterford Cup. If the score is even at the end of regulation the Satterford Cup goes straight to a FIFA penalty shootout. If the score is equal at the end of regulation in the Provincial/Coastal B Cup there is extra time. Extra time in the B Cup is not sudden death; the full amount of extra time must be played. If the score is tied at the end of extra time then the B Cup match will be decided by a FIFA penalty shootout.
SCORE RECORDING – All teams must report the scores of their games (league and cup) to their score recorder. And if you do not play a scheduled game then you must also report to your score recorder and provide the reason why your game did not take place – even if your field was closed because it was covered in snow. The Lower Island district covers a vast area with varying weather patterns. Fields can be closed in one community but in a nearby neighbourhood there can be fields, including grass fields, that are open. While the majority of games scheduled for this past weekend could not be played because of closed fields there were games played on both days. Also some teams that could not play on Saturday because of closed fields moved their games to Sunday when fields were open.
When reporting scores don’t forget to include the gender, age division and level of play (e.g. Boys U15 Silver, Girls U15 Gold, etc.). In addition include the name of both teams and make sure the winning team is clearly identified (or if it was a draw).
If reporting a score for a cup match that was not decided in regulation time include the tied score at the end of regulation and:
- for the Satterford Cup which team won the penalty shootout. If you know how many penalty shots each team took and how many of those penalties were goals then please include that information as well.
- for the Provincial/Coastal B Cup the score at the end of extra time. If the B Cup match is decided by a penalty shootout and you know how many penalty shots each team took and how many of those penalties were goals then please include that information as well.
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 or for “games played in advance” of their original date they will be posted alongside their original date not the date on which they were actually played.