In the tournament, we follow the regulations of Finnish Floorball Association (SSBL) (competition regulations) with the following exceptions:
§1) Junior teams will play at least 4 matches. Adult teams plays at least 3 matches.
§2) Match time is 2 x 15 minutes, in the finals 2 x 20 minutes.
§3) Clock will only be stopped during penalty shots or by the referee. Last minute of the game will be played effectively
§4) When players are given a penalty, the penalty time starts when the game is continued.
§5) Matches are always played to the end, regardless of the score.
§6) The amount of players in a team is not limited.
§7) In the play-off matches, where the winning team has to be decided, the winner will be decided by penalty shots. In the final matches, if the match is tied, 5 minute over-time (sudden death) is played. If match is still tied, penalty-shot competition will be played with 3 shooters for each team. Home team will start the penalty shot competition.
§8) 3 players from each team is chosen for the penalty shot competition. If still tied after the 3 penalty shots, the same three players will continue one-by-one until the winning team is decided.
§9) In the finals, each team has a 30 second time-out.
§10) A player can represent only one team per category/age group.
§11) A player does not have to have a membership of a club/team where he play's.
§12) Team can use maximum two (2) players who are one year older than the age group of the category. However, these over aged players can't represent any other team in any other tournament category. So the over aged players can play only in one category. In extreme situations the tournament organizer has the right to admit exeptions.
§13) Every participating team is obligated to update the player list to Torneopal-system. All the participating players and team officials has to be in this list and it can not be changed during the tournament without the acception of the Tournament Office.
§14) Tournament Jury has the right to get involved with the teams that behave unsportsmanlikely and has the right to disqualify the team from the tournament. The Jury can also punish the team for it's supporters, if they also conduct unsportsmanlike behavior.
§15) Teams' field players must have similar, numbered jerseys.
B10-B9 and G10 juniors
tournament rules will be followed with these exceptions:
- Number of players on the field is 4 players and a goalkeeper
- Field size is smaller (size appr. 30 x 15)
- Smaller goal hight
- Team has the possibility to change goalkeeper and goalkeeper can play as field player after being in goal in the same match
In the preliminary rounds teams are divided into groups. After the groups are played, the teams will advance to playoffs. The specific schedule depends on the number of teams in the category and will be published later.
Order in the group
The ranking of the team’s in a group is determined by the amount of points acquired. For a win a team receives two (2) points, for a draw one (1) point and for a loss zero (0) points. In case two or more teams finish with the same amount of points after the group stage, the final ranking will be based on:
1. points in mutual games
2. goal difference in mutual games (goals scored-goals conceded)
3. goals scored in mutual games
4. total goal difference in the preliminary round
5. total goals scored in preliminary round
In case teams finish with the same point total in the second stage, the placement in the earlier stages don’t affect the ranking
The placing between the groups is determined according to:
- goal difference/match
- goals for/match
The person who has been named as the team manager is responsible for the whole team during the tournament, inside as well as outside the venue. They are also accountable for the communication with the organising committee and jury. The team manager has to be over 18-years old.
A protest can be stated, if the rules and regulations of the tournament are broken or if there are any differences concerning the tournament. If a protest is made against a referee's decision or match result, the referee must be informed immediately after the game. The protest must be delivered in writing to the tournament office of the venue at latest 10 minutes after the end of the match. The protest is to be a closely detailed argument and it is followed by a protest fee of 100 €, which is returned in case the protest is accepted. The verdict of the jury cannot be questioned.
Tournament organizer has the right to check player's identity if necessary.
The result of a walk-over is regularly 5-0. It can also be another result chosen by the organizer, to eliminate the chance of intentional WO to gain a tactical advantage in the play-offs. A team that gives a walk-over is considered withdrawn from the tournament. The tournament jury can consider an exception to the rule if given a proper argument/
A game is deemed a walk-over, if
1. the team doesn’t show up
2. the team is more than 5 minutes late to the start of the game
3. the team can’t present a full roster of 5+1 players by the start of the game
If the game is played despite the fact that either team can’t fulfill points 1 or 2, the opposing team is seen to have accepted the situation and the result of the game stands.
All the players and officials of the team shall be insured by a valid sport insurance. Arena Center does not have insurance for the participants and therefore shall not be held responsible in any case of emergency or accident.
The organising committee is not responsible for any injuries, medical expenses or theft. It is recommended to obtain a sufficient insurance.