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For more information about Cup Play, see Cup Play 101 page.
The fifth annual LISA Cup competition began with the opening round 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.
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 is 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 was October 20. The next round (Round 2 for Boys U16/15 and for all other draws, their quarter-final round) is scheduled for the weekend of November 17/18. The semi-final round for all draws is set for January 19/20; and the LISA Cup finals will take place February 9/10.
All the February 9/10 finals will take place at PISE (game day/start time TBA). An awards ceremony and presentation of the LISA Cup will follow each match.
If there were more than eight teams in your LISA Cup competition then you started play in the opening round, October 20. If your draw did not have more than eight teams entered then you start your LISA Cup competition at the quarter-final stage, Nov. 17/18. Boys U14, Boys U16/15 and Girls U14 all started their playdowns October 20. Those three groups will be joined by Boys U18/17, Girls U16/15 and Girls U18/17 who all begin their playdowns Nov. 17/18.
LISA Cup matches have priority over any league game scheduled for that day.
November 17/18 LISA Cup Round
The LISA Cup matches to be played November 17/18 will reduce the number of teams still alive in each LISA Cup draw to four for their semi-final round – except as mentioned in Boys U16/15 which will require an additional round prior to their semi-finals. In some draws not all the teams still alive in their playdowns will be needed for their quarter-final round. Therefore some teams will receive a bye into their semi-finals. If a team had a bye for the opening round that team must play in the quarter-finals and will not receive a November 17/18 bye.
THERE MUST BE A WINNER IN EACH LISA CUP MATCH
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 EXTRA TIME, NO REPLAYS – STRAIGHT TO PENALTIES
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 a LISA Cup match 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 match as scheduled then the teams must play the match at the field supplied by the visiting club.
Any LISA Cup match not played as scheduled on November 17/18 becomes the responsibility of the two teams involved to make sure it is played prior to their semi-finals (January 19/20). 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 LISA Cup winners and any bye team will be re-entered into a random draw for the semi-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.
Best of luck to all teams competing in the LISA Cup