House Tournament Rules
A. Rules: All matches are played under Palatine Celtic Soccer Club House Rules of Play except as noted here.
B. Duration of games:
C. Substitution: Both teams may substitute players on ANY throw-in, goal kick or kick-off. This rule is intended to provide coaches with the maximum opportunities to ensure each player receives 50% playing time, a requirement of the tournament.
D. Scoring: Preliminary Round games will be scored as follows
Maximum points for a win – 10 (six for win, plus three for three goals, plus one point for a shut out)
E. Tiebreakers: Preliminary round matches that end regulation play as a tie/draw will be scored as such. No overtime in preliminary round matches.
In the event of a tie at the end of preliminary round of play in deciding group winners and/or wildcards, the following criteria will be used:
F. Overtime: In the event of a tie after regulation time in the semifinal or final games, the following will apply:
G. Forfeits/Byes: In the event of a forfeit or bye, the winning team will earn Six points (equivalent to points that would win a game).
H. Protests: Protests will not be allowed. Referee decisions are final.
I. Red Cards: Any player who receives a red card will be disqualified for the remainder of that game as well as the next game. Any player accumulating two red cards will be disqualified from the remainder of the tournament. Any coach or parent receiving a red card will reduce their team’s point total by 1 each occurrence.
J. Official Scoring: Coaches should confirm the final result with the referee before leaving the field after each game and immediately submit a match report to their division director via the website, or text, for posting. Referees will submit their own evaluation of the score for comparison.
K. THE CELTIC BOARD OF DIRECTORS INTERPRETATION OF THESE RULES IS FINAL.