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Sunday, 3 of March of 2013

Rules & Regs

Tournament Rules & Regulations

Keystone Cup Tournament Rules

1. All Registration must be paid before playing.

2. Please follow and respect ALL Heuser Park Rules which are included below

  • POSSESSION AND/OR USE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED
  • SMOKING IS PROHIBITED
  • Please place all rubbish and refuse in container provided for this purpose.
  • Grilling is permitted in proper grills. No open fires.
  • No cutting, mutilating, or removing trees, grass, shrubs, or plants.
  • Removal, defacing, or destroying signs, posters, building or any property of Upper Merion Township is strictly prohibited.
  • Restrooms are for your use and special care should be taken to insure no damage is done to facilities.
  • Vehicles are to be parked in designated areas only. All vehicles are prohibited on the grass.
  • Dogs are welcome, please keep on leash and clean up after them.

Keystone Cup Game Regulations

3. All Pool Games will have 25 minute Halves with a 7 Minute Half time.  All Play Off games will be 30 minutes

4.  Lateness will not be tolerated, due to tight scheduling. Any team failing to take the field within five minutes of the scheduled kickoff will forfeit the contest by a 7-0 score (converted try).

5. “Sin Bin” (Yellow Card) lengths will be 5 minutes for games with 22-minute halves and 7 minutes for games with 30 min halves. Any player sent off for misconduct (Red Card) may be disqualified from further competition in the tournament. The game referee and the tournament committee have the final decision on a player’s ability to further compete in the tournament.

6. Eight substitutes per game per team will be allowed in accordance with the laws of the game. Any player removed and substituted may take no further part in that game, but may play in subsequent matches. Any player who retires from a match due to a head injury must be examined by the medical staff before playing in subsequent matches. Per USARFU directive instruction from IRB, a player who is suffering from a definite concussion may not participate in any match or training session for a period of at least three weeks from the time of injury, and then only subject to being cleared by a proper neurological examination.

7. No player may represent more than one team in the tournament. If a player has represented one team in the competition, she, thereafter, will not be allowed to represent another team in competition. Violation of this rule shall be grounds for disqualification of the offending team from further competition, at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.

8. Breaking Ties: Ties will be allowed in general pool play.

  • Final standings are based on a team’s record within a pool.
  • The process of breaking ties in pool standings will go through the following calculations in the following order until final standings are determined.
    • Point differential in all matches played
    • Total Tries Scored in all matches
    • Total Tries Converted in all matches
    • Head to head scores between common opponents
    • Coin Toss

9. For the final games, a coin toss will precede two 10-minute sudden death overtime periods. Prior to the second 10-minute overtime period, the teams will switch ends of the field.  If neither team scores, the winner will be determined by successive field goal tries starting at the 10-yard line and increasing distances of five yards for each additional kick required. Each team may nominate one player to do place kicking.

10. All decisions made by the Tournament Committee are final and binding. Teams failing to follow these decisions face automatic disqualification and possible suspension from future Keystone Collegiate Cup play.

11. The Keystone Tournament will be played under current Law.  That means the 2009 Laws that are available on www.irb.com and went into effect world-wide on May 23, 2009.


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