The tournament will be held on Saturday, Dec 2 from 9:00 to 1:30, and 4 pool winners will play on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 10:00 and 11:00.
Games will be played at Greer Park, in Palo Alto, located on East Bayshore between Amarillo and Colorado. This link goes to a map at Google Maps.
Here is a map of Greer park, showing the locations of the fields. The tournament director will be located between the main parking area (off W. Bayshore) and field 3.
Area tournament rules regarding rosters and pre-tournament organization will be linked here in 2007.
Game Cards: Teams are responsible to bring filled in game cards for the tournament. Please have 3 filled in lineup cards at the tournament director's picnic table 30 minutes before your first game. By 8:30 for a 9:00 game, or 9:15 for a 9:45 game. I will try to have this staffed from 8:15 on. We will do the same thing on Sunday for the Championship round.
Please double check the schedule, especially if you are one of the teams with a changed starting time since the first schedule: Mud Dogs, The Wave, Blue Fire, or Yellow Jackets. The schedule you are looking at should say V2.0 in the upper right.
Pins: I have pins to give to all participants. Pick them up when you get your lineup cards checked in. There are also medals for all teams that advance to Sunday.
Reporting Scores: Coaches should report scores to the tournament director or a representative. If there is a disagreement, we will check with the referee.
Length of Games and Substitutions: Games are 2 x 15 minute halves, with substitutions only at the half. Every player must play at least one half, so anyone out the first half must be in for the 2nd.
Tie Breakers: There are no tie breakers in the pool play, but if there is a tie in points and other tie-breaking scoring, we will do a "kicks from the penalty spot" shootout as the final arbiter. That would take place on Greer 2, after the last game finishes at 1:30. Better than a coin flip!
If you make it to the championship round, the information below about the Section tournament may apply for your team.
Coins -- I have Area Coins for all referees
Refreshments -- I'll have water and snacks at the fields, and we will have either Pizza or sandwiches later in the day.
The winner and possibly the runner-up will be elgible to play in the Section tournament, in Foster City, Dec 9-10. Here is a note from the tournament organizer describing that:
The winners of this tournament will be able to go to Southern Cal. and play in the Cal. Cup with Section 1-10-11. We had a team win there last year and one place second.
One team per Area in each division for boys and girls.
There will be extra slots and those will be offered on a rotating basis.
For those of you that are playing 9 v 9 and those of you that are traveling and players cannot come your RC may place players on your team however the players added to these teams must be either players that are equal to those that cannot come or for the teams playing 9 v 9 (which I give three cheers to you for) please do not stack the team. If you are adding three players please make one Higher rated player one average rated player and one below average. The RC is the person that is to pick the players and must sign off on them.