2018 Esso GOLDEN RING        Printable Tournament Info Pkg

TOURNAMENT OUTLINE

  1. All teams will be guaranteed a minimum of three (3) games. “AA” divisions of six (6) teams or less will play a full round robin (i.e. five (5) games for each team in a 6 team division).
  2. Games in AS will have 20 minute (stop time) halves with buzzer,  U10S1 will have 20 minute (stop time) halves with no buzzer, U10S2, U10S3, U12 & U14 will have 18 minute halves (stop time), and U16 and U19 will have 20 minute (stop time) halves.  Shot clocks will be used for tournament games in all divisions except AS and U10 (all steps).
  3. Due to insurance regulations, all teams and players must be registered with their provincial association.
  4. Transportation and hotel accommodation are a team responsibility (see the website for host hotel information).  We ask all teams to please patronize our host hotels as they sponsor the tournament.
  5. Teams must be available to play their first tournament game at the following times (guideline only-subject to change):
    AS, U10, U12   …………………. 7:00 AM Friday, Jan. 19
    U14, U16………………………….. 7:00 AM Friday, Jan. 19
    U19 AA…………………………….. 2:00 PM Friday, Jan. 19
    U19 (A&B)………………………… 2:00 PM Friday, Jan. 19
  6. If a referee wishes to travel with your team, please include his/her name, address, phone number, email address and team affiliations with your application.

AS (Active Start) and U10:

  • Non-Calgary Active Start and U10 teams may apply. The format will be designed as a “Friendship Series” with no semi or final games for AS, U10S1 and U10S2.
  • *New for 2018* U10S3 teams will participate in round robin and medal finals

Application Process:

  • Complete the application form on the website to add your team to the list of applicants.
  • Once team selection is made an email will be sent to you advising you whether you have been accepted. If your application is successful you will be required to complete your Registration by paying the balance of your entry fee (credit card only) and submitting your team roster.
  • Teams have until November 6th to withdraw their application.
  • Should your team wish to withdraw your application please email us to be removed from the applicants list.

Payment:

  • Payment by credit card only.
  • When teams apply they are required to pay a $250 deposit.
  • If a team withdraws by November 6th the $250 will be refunded less a $25 administration fee.
  • If a team is NOT accepted the full deposit amount will be refunded.
  • If a team IS accepted the $250 goes toward their entry fee
  • If a team withdraws after November 6th the deposit and entry fee are non-refundable.
For ALL Calgary Teams:
  • The closing date for Calgary applications is October 30, 2017.
    After this date we cannot guarantee your team will be accepted.
  • As this is a Ringette Calgary tournament, volunteers are required from every team. Please be prepared to provide your volunteer names once you receive your notice of acceptance.
For ALL Out of Town Teams:
  • The closing date for ALL out of town applications is November 6, 2017.
  • Teams will be selected & notified of acceptance by November 13, 2017.

  IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE:

  1. Every effort will be made to provide teams with the best possible draw configurations. Absolutely no changes will be made to the game schedule once it is complete.
  2. The Game schedule will be posted on our website as soon it is complete, no later than the first week of January PLEASE be patient and allow our volunteers to enjoy the holiday season. DO NOT expect a schedule to be complete before January 1st.
  3. COACHES PACKAGES:
    Prior to playing their first game, all coaches (or a team representative) are required to REGISTER their team by picking up their coaches package with a hard copy of your Provincial Team Registration Form (TRF). This must be done Thursday evening (January 18) or prior to playing your first game Friday (January 19) – location and times will be provided by email to all participating teams.

Note: all Calgary teams must pick up their packages Thursday night.

Teams who have not registered prior to playing any games will be fined $100.00 (CASH) and may receive forfeits for any games played.

  1. MINOR OFFICIALS:
    All teams are required to supply 2 minor officials (timekeeper/scorekeeper/penalty box workers) for EACH OF THEIR ROUND ROBIN GAMES (& quarter final games where applicable).
    A fine of $100.00 CASH may be levied against teams who fail to provide minor officials. The tournament committee will schedule minor officials for all of the semi-final and final games, however teams will still need to supply penalty box attendants.
  2. SHOT CLOCK OPERATORS:
    Shot Clocks will be available at the arenas. For divisions using shot clocks (all divisions except AS and U10), in each round robin and quarter final game (where applicable), the HOME team must provide a trained Shot Clock operator.   Shot Clock operators will be scheduled for all semi and final games.