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BORDER STARS WIN 2004 OPEN CANADA CUP

A switch in goalkeepers near the end of the game paid off for Windsor Border Stars as the Canadian Professional Soccer League team defeated Ottawa St. Anthony Italia on penalty kicks following a 1-1 tie after regulation 90 minutes and 30 minutes of overtime to win the Open Canada Cup at Cove Road, London Labour Day.

Border Stars’ coach Pat Hilton substituted regular goalkeeper Alan Placek with just two minutes to go in the overtime period, bringing in former University of Detroit ‘keeper Anthony Santilli to face the penalty kicks. Santilli saved two of four fired at him by Ottawa Italia , while Ottawa’s Angus Wong conceded all four for a 4-2 score following the 1-1 tie.

Border Stars, in their inaugural year of the CPSL, were stretched in the early going to cope with the fast moving Ottawa team, a member of the Ottawa Carleton Soccer League, which took the lead on a goal at the 12th minute mark by forward Edgar Sogio.

Border Stars tied the game 1-1 on a strike by midfielder Tati Errelade at 29 minutes and the score held up to the penalty kicks.

Border Stars’ forward Aaron Byrd missed a penalty kick just six minutes into the game when he was brought down just outside the penalty box, but Ottawa Italia had several misses when Sogio struck the crossbar at 81 minutes and midfielder Urbaine Some caught the post from a free kick from 20 yards.

There were more close calls when Ottawa forward Johnny Schieda also hit the Windsor team’s woodwork eight minutes into the overtime period.

Border Stars’coach Pat Hilton admitted the game could have gone either way.


Asked about the surprising goalkeeper switch, Hilton explained Placek had played brilliantly, but was carrying a knee injury and he thought the fit Anthony Santilli would stand a better chance of stopping the spot kicks.

Windsor Border Stars reached the Open Canada Cup Final following a 1-0 win over St. Catharines Wolves, a 5-4 defeat of London City and a 5-1 semi-final victory over Capital City Ambassadors of Ottawa.

Ottawa Italia gained a berth in the final after edging London Portuguese 3-2, a 3-2 win over Toronto Supra, a 6-2 defeat of North York Astros and a 3-1 semi-final victory over Metro Lions.

September 3 Wild Card: London City 1, Metro Lions 2

September 5 Semi-final: Border Stars 5, Capital City 1

September 5 Semi-final:

Metro Lions 1 Ottawa Italia 3

September 6 Open Canada Cup Final:

Border Stars 2, Ottawa St. Anthony Italia 1

OPEN CANADA CUP Third Round results:

Friday, July 30, Windsor Border Stars 5, London City 4

Saturday, July 31, Ottawa St. Anthony Italia 6 North York Astros 2

Sunday, August 1, Capital City Ambassadors of Ottawa 2, G.S. United of Toronto 1

Sunday, August 1, Metro Lions 2, AK London 1

The Open Canada Cup took on special significance during the Canada Day weekend from Thursday, July 1 to Sunday, July 4, when the surviving amateur teams took on the CPSL pros in Round Two of a competition that continues each long holiday weekend through to the final game on Labour Day, September 6.

Results and games:

REMAINING PRELIMINARY ROUND GAMES:

Thurs. July 1 777 Soccer Club 3, Peniche S. C. 2

Sat. July 3 Ottawa St. Anthony Italia 3, London Portuguese 2

ROUND TWO:

Thurs. July 1 St. Catharines Wolves 0, Border Stars 1

Thurs. July 1 Durham Storm 0, AEK London 2

Friday July 2 Brampton Hitmen 1, North York Astros 2

Friday July 2 London City 1, Hamilton Thunder 0

Saturday July 3 Capital City Ambassadors 2, 777 S.C.1

Sunday July 4 Toronto Supra 2 Ottawa St. Anthony Italia 3

Thursday, July 22 (Postponed from July 4)Vaughan Shooters 2, G.S. United 2 (GS United won 3-1 on penalty kicks

Sunday July 4 Real Vaughan 1, Metro Lions 2

Open Canada Cup Third Round (Quarter-final) results: Friday, July 30, Windsor Border Stars 5, London City 4 Saturday, July 31, Ottawa St. Anthony Italia 6 North York Astros 2 Sunday, August 1, Capital City Ambassadors of Ottawa 2, G.S. United of Toronto 1 Sunday, August 1, Metro Lions 2, AK London 1 The semi-finals will be played during the Labour Day weekend, September 3 to 5, with the final on Monday, September 6.

OPEN CANADA CUP - 2004 - Earlier Results:

PRELIMINARY ROUND GAMES:

Real Vaughan 2, Ottawa Royals 1 (Real Vaughan meets Metro Lions in Round Two)

AEK London 3, Woodbridge Sora 0

777 S.C. (Toronto) 3, Capital United (Ottawa) 2 (overtime).

G.S. United (Toronto) 6, Brampton Dynamic Kickers 0.

Capital City Ambassadors (Ottawa) 0, Benfica (Toronto) 0. (overtime and penalty kicks won 5-4 by Capital City.

Peniche S.C. (Toronto) 1, Hearts S.C.(Toronto)1 (overtime and penalty kicks won 5-3 by Peniche S.C.

AN OVERVIEW OF THE 2004 OPEN CANADA CUP:

Eight of the top amateur teams in the GTA, together with four from Ottawa and two from London, join 10 of the 11 CPSL pro teams in a bid for the Open Canada Cup and a $10,000 cash prize as one of the highlights of the Canadian Professional Soccer League season.

The Preliminary and Second Round draws took place at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan on May 10 at a gathering which included several amateur team representatives and the CPSL immediately released the full Preliminary Round schedule.

There was full slate of games scheduled for the Victoria Day weekend beginning with two games on Friday night, May 21 when Real Vaughan and Ottawa Royals met at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan and Woodbridge Sora and London AEK came together at Cove Road in London.

Prior to the draw taking place, it was announced that the CPSL’s Toronto Croatia would not take part in the Open Cup competition due to an annual commitment in a North American tournament of Croatian teams on Labour Day, weekend of the final.

Six surviving amateur teams advance to Round Two to join the 10 CPSL teams in the last 16.

One of the 16 teams in the one-game knockout will be the defending Open Canada Cup champions, London City, which triumphed in a penalty kick victory against Metro Lions following a 1-1 overtime tie last September 1.

The Preliminary Round draw and schedule was:

Friday, May 21 The Soccer Centre 8.00 pm Real Vaughan vs. Ottawa Royals (Winner meets Metro Lions in Round Two)

Friday, May 21 Cove Road 8.40 pm Woodbridge Sora vs. AEK London (Winner meets Durham Storm in Round Two)

Sat., May 22 The Soccer Centre 6.00 pm 777 S.C. (Toronto) vs. Capital Utd.(Ottawa) (Winner meets Hearts S.C. or Peniche Toronto to advance to Round Two)

Sat., May 22 The Soccer Centre 8.30 pm Hearts S.C.(Toronto) vs. Peniche (Toronto) (Winner meets 777 S.C. or Capital Utd. to advance to Round Two)

Sun., May 23 The Soccer Centre 2.00 pm G.S. United (Toronto) vs. Brampton Dynamic Kickers (Winner meets Vaughan Shooters in Round Two)

Sun., May 23 The Soccer Centre 4.30 pm Capital City Ambassadors (Ottawa) vs. Benfica (Toronto) (Winner meets winner of 777 S.C.(Toronto), Capital Utd. (Ottawa), Hearts S.C (Toronto) and Peniche Toronto)

Sun., May 23 Cove Road 8.10 pm Ottawa St. Anthony Italia vs. London Portuguese (Winner meets Toronto Supra in Round Two)

Mon., May 24 The Soccer Centre 4.30 pm Hearts S.C. or Peniche (Toronto) vs. 777 S.C. (Toronto) or Capital Utd. (Ottawa)(Winner meets Capital City Ambassadors (Ottawa) or Benfica (Toronto) in Round Two)

The following are the Rules and Regulations of the 2004 Open Canada Cup competition, followed by all results in 2003 when the Open Canada Cup was won by London City.

1.0.... THE COMPETITION

1.1 The name of the competition shall be the CPSL Open Canada Cup, hereinafter referred to as the competition.

1.2 Senior amateur and professional teams registered in Canada with their respective Provincial Soccer Association or the Canadian Soccer Association may participate in the competition.

1.3 No player can play for more than one team in the competition in the same year.

2.0.... MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPETITION

2.1 The CPSL Competitions Committee shall be responsible for developing the rules, policies, and procedures governing the competition. The Chair of the CPSL Competitions Committee shall be accountable to the CPSL Board of Directors for the Competition Rules, Policies, and Procedures.

2.2 The CPSL staff shall be responsible for managing and implementing the operational functions of the competition. The staff shall be accountable to the CPSL Management Committee for these operational functions.

2.3 Protests shall be managed by the CPSL Canada Cup Protest Committee.

2.4 Discipline shall be managed by the CPSL Discipline Committee.

2.5 The CPSL Competitions Committee shall be responsible for the operations of the entire competition.

3.0.... PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING THE COMPETITION

3.1 The Club must fully complete the "CPSL Open Canada Cup 2004 - Entry Form" for each team it enters in the competition.

3.2 Each entry form must be approved by the President or Secretary of the team's Club. President, Secretary or some other club/team official must be designated as the official Club Contact for the competition and that individual’s contact information is to be provided to the CPSL with the application.

3.3 The entry form must be received by the CPSL office no later than April 30, 2021 and must be accompanied by the entry fee.

3.4 The entry fee is $595 for senior amateur teams and $1,190.00 for professional teams and must be in the form of a certified cheque or money order, payable to The Canadian Professional Soccer League.

3.5 Teams participating in the competition must have two uniforms of different colour at all games in this competition to avoid colour conflicts. These uniform colours will be registered with the CPSL on the application.

4.0.... FORMAT FOR THE COMPETITION IN 2004

4.1 The competition shall consist of four rounds as follows:

4.1.1 PRELIMINARY ROUND (May 21 - 24 – Location(s) to be announced by the CPSL)

The amateur teams will compete in a one-game knockout round with the winner of each match advancing to the next round.

4.1.2 ROUND TWO (July 1- 4 – Location(s) to be announced by the CPSL)

The winners of the PRELIMINARY ROUND matches and the CPSL teams will compete in a one-game knock-out round with the winner of each match advancing to ROUND THREE.

4.1.3 ROUND THREE (July 30 – August 2 – Location(s) to be announced by the CPSL)

The winners of the ROUND TWO matches will play a one-game knockout round with the winner of each match advancing to FINAL ROUND. A-League teams will enter at this round of the competition. Depending on the number of teams entering from outside the Provinces of Ontario and Quebec, the CPSL Competitions Committee will determine if the team(s) will be entered at this round.

4.1.4 FINAL ROUND (September 3 - 6 – To be Located in London, Ontario at the Cove Road Field)

The FINAL ROUND will consist of the semi-finalist teams. In addition, if the Host Club (a CPSL Club) is not one of the four semi-finalists, the Host Club will receive an entry into the FINAL ROUND and will play their first game on the evening of Friday September 3rd. The Host Club’s opponent will be determined as follows:

4.1.4.1 Of the four semi-finalist team, the Club with the lowest average goals for and against record (Total goals scored minus total goals against divided by the total number of games played in the competition). If there is a tie amongst two or more Clubs, then of those Clubs that are tied;

4.1.4.2 The Club having the lowest average number of goals scored per game (Total goals scored divided by the total number of games played in the competition). If there is a tie amongst two or more Clubs, then of those Clubs that are tied;

4.1.4.3 The Club having the highest average number of goals against per game (Total goals against divided by the total number of games played in the competition). If there is a tie amongst two or more Clubs, then of those Clubs that are tied;

4.1.4.4 The Club with the lowest goals for and against in their ROUND THREE game (Total goals scored minus total goals against). If there is a tie amongst two or more Clubs, then of those Clubs that are tied;

4.1.4.5 The Club with the lowest number of goals scored in their ROUND THREE game. If there is a tie amongst two or more Clubs, then of those Clubs that are tied;

4.1.4.6 The Club with the highest number of goals against in their ROUND THREE game. If there is a tie amongst two or more Clubs, then of those Clubs that are tied;

4.1.4.7 The Club that played the fewest number of games to arrive at the FINAL ROUND. If there is a tie amongst two or more Clubs, then of those Clubs that are tied;

4.1.4.8 A toss of the coin will take place with the loser in the coin toss having to play the Host Club in the Wild-Card Game. If there are more than two teams tied prior to the coin toss taking place, the procedures for the coin toss will be determined by the CPSL Competitions Committee, whose decisions will be final, and the coin toss will take place accordingly. If a coin toss is to take place, the Clubs involved in the coin toss will be permitted to be represented at the coin toss to witness the event.

4.2 The competition shall consist of a "one-game knockout" format only

4.3 THE CPSL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE PLAYDOWN FORMAT IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES. THE CPSL SHALL BE THE SOLE DETERMINANT OF WHETHER A CIRCUMSTANCE IS EXTENUATING. ALL DECISIONS WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING AND ALL ENTRANTS WILL AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE DECISIONS OF THE CPSL, THE CPSL COMPETITIONS COMMITTEE AND THE CPSL DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE.

5.0.... TEAM ELIGIBILITY

5.1 The competition shall be open to any and all registered senior amateur teams and professional teams whose clubs are affiliated with their respective Provincial Soccer Association or the Canadian Soccer Association.

5.2 A team may enter the competition only through one Province.

5.3 All games in the competition are to be played only during the designated weekends. For 2004, the competition weekends are as follows:

Ø May 21 – 24 (Preliminary Round)

Ø July 1 – 4 (Round Two)

Ø July 30 - August 2 (Round Three)

Ø September 3 – 6 (Final Round)

6.0.... PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

6.1 For the competition, eligibility shall be defined as the following:

a) A player may only play for the club to which he/she is registered, subject to the respective Provincial Associations Registration Policy and Rule 6.1 c) and d) below.

b) A player shall be deemed registered for the competition if his/her registration form has been properly registered by his/her District Association (in accordance with the respective Provincial Association or C.S.A. Rules) one day before a game in which he/she plays in the competition.

c) A player shall NOT play for more than one team in the competition.

d) A Player registered with an amateur Club that is properly affiliated with a CPSL Club will be allowed to play for the respective affiliated CPSL Club. Rule 6.1 c) above still applies.

e) Save for provision of proof to the contrary, a player whose name appears on the team sheet shall be deemed to have played in the game.

f) Trial Permit Forms (T.P.F.'s) and Temporary Registration Permits (T.R.P.'s) shall be permitted in the competition. No more than three T.P.F’s, T.R.P.’s or any combination of the two shall be permitted in any game.

g) Subject to Rule 6.1 c), a transferred player shall be deemed registered for the competition if his/her transfer form has been properly registered by his/her District Association (in accordance with the respective Provincial Association or C.S.A Published Rules) one day before a game in which he/she plays in the competition.

6.2 An ineligible player shall be defined as one or more of the following:

a) a player who does not conform to one or more of the requirements in Rule 6.1;

b) a player who plays during a time period in which he is suspended;

c) a player who plays when he requires an International Transfer;

d) a player who plays under an assumed name;

e) a player who plays for a team of a Club with which he is not registered; and,

f) a player who is not registered or is improperly registered.

6.3 Each player and team official shall be identified on the team sheet, in accordance with the following procedures:

a) CPSL Open Canada Cup team sheets shall be made available at least one-hour prior to each scheduled game in the competition.

b) If a CPSL Open Canada Cup team sheet is not available prior to the start of the game, a substitute team sheet may be used. The following information must be included on a substitute team sheet:

- Name of Competition

- game number (if available)

- date of game

- kick-off time

- venue (location of game)

- name of Home Team

- name of Visiting Team

- for each player, his:

- name

- jersey (sweater) number

- name of coach

- name manager

- name(s) of any other team officials (maximum number of team officials, including coaches and

managers, is five (5).

c) A representative of each team shall, no later than 1 hour prior to the kick-off time, hand to the referee his team's team sheet. The CPSL Competitions Committee reserves the right to request line-up sheets and other team and player information prior to the weekend competition upon 7 days notice to the respective Clubs for the purpose of producing game-day programs or for other reasons deemed valid.

d) The team sheet shall list all eligible players (including potential substitutes) and up to five team officials.

f) After checking the team sheets for proper completion and verification of the player’s identity, the referee shall hand one copy of the team sheets to a representative of each team.

6.4 a) In each game of the competition, a team shall be permitted to dress and play up to 18 players.

b) Only the 18 "dressed" players and the five team officials included on the team sheet may sit on the team bench or in the area designated for that team.

c) Unlimited substitution shall be permitted however, once a player has been removed from the field of play, that player may not re-enter the game from which he was removed. In addition, substitutions may be made during any stoppages in play subject to the referee’s discretion.

6.5 a) Each player must produce his/her respective Provincial Association or Canadian Soccer Association Registration Book (P.R.B.) for inspection to a Game Official before being eligible to play in any game in this competition, subject to the following:

b) Notwithstanding Rule 6.5 a) above, in extenuating circumstances where the books are not present at the start of the game, the Player Registration Books must be checked by a Game Official at any time prior to the beginning of the second half. In such cases, if there are any discrepancies where at least one player that played in any part of the game up to the time of the inspection of the Player Registration Books was ineligible to play, the game will be abandoned and the opposing team will be given a 2-0 victory.

c) A player, whose name is included on the team sheet but is not present at the time when the Player Registration Books are inspected by a Game Official, shall not play in the game until after his/her Player Registration Book has been inspected by a Game Official in his/her presence.

7.0.... SCHEDULING AND RESCHEDULING OF GAMES

7.1 The CPSL shall be responsible for scheduling the game fourteen days prior to the scheduled date.

7.2 In the event that a scheduled game cannot be played at the scheduled venue because of unplayable field conditions (as determined by the referee or the facility manager), it may be moved to an alternate venue provided that the field conditions of the alternate venue are acceptable to the referee.

7.3 In the event that a scheduled game cannot be completed on the designated date because of unplayable field conditions, it shall be rescheduled to be played: Firstly, if at all possible, sometime during the same weekend of the competition; secondly, within seven days. The CPSL Competitions Committee shall be responsible for providing, within 72 hours, a suitable venue for the rescheduled game. All CPSL Competitions Committee decisions shall be final and the CPSL Competitions Committee and the CPSL will not be responsible in any way to reimburse Clubs for any costs, or additional costs, that may be incurred as a result of rescheduling of the game and the venue.

7.4 Games will not be rescheduled due to a Club having any number of players competing Provincially or Nationally.

7.5 Games may be played on an artificial surface that is deemed acceptable by the CPSL. Teams must be prepared to play on an artificial surface in case a field is determined to be unplayable and rescheduling of the game(s) makes it necessary to play on a CPSL-approved artificial playing surface.

7.6 a) A team or its Club shall be informed about the time, date, and location of its game(s) by the CPSL.

8.0.... TEAM NO-SHOWS AND TEAM WITHDRAWALS

8.1 If a team fails to appear at its scheduled CPSL Canada Cup game:

a) the Club shall:

i) forfeit its CPSL Canada Cup entry fee

ii) pay the applicable game officials' fees and travel expenses

iii) pay a penalty of $10,000.00 to the CPSL; and

b) the manager, coach and/or club official(s) may be subject to further disciplinary action.

9.0....GAME OFFICIALS

9.1 A referee and two assistant referees and a fourth official shall be provided and paid for {except in the case of 8.1 a) above} by the CPSL and shall be appointed to each CPSL Open Canada Cup game.

9.2 In the event that one or both of the appointed assistant referees are not present at the game or unable to act:

a) the referee may recruit "a game official registered with his/her respective Provincial Soccer Association or the Canadian Soccer Association)" to serve as assistant referee(s);

b) if no "game official registered with his/her respective Provincial Soccer Association or the Canadian Soccer Association” is/are available, the referee shall recruit "club referee assistant(s)" to serve as assistant referee(s);

c) the game shall still be played.

9.3 In the event the appointed referee is not present at the game or is unable to act:

a) 1. the senior assistant referee, providing that he/she is qualified (as per his/her respective Provincial Soccer Association or Canadian Soccer Association Published Rules) to referee that level of game, shall assume the duties of referee;

2. a replacement assistant referee shall be recruited, in accordance with Rule 9.2 above;

3. the game shall still be played or continued; or

b) 1. if the "senior assistant referee" is not qualified (as per his/her respective Provincial Soccer Association or the Canadian Published Rules) to referee that level of game, a "registered O.S.A. game official" (who is qualified to referee that level of game) may be recruited to referee the game;

2. the game shall still be played or continued; or

c) in the event that a) and b) above are not applicable, the game shall only be played, or continued, if both teams agree to play, or continue, the game with some other person serving as the referee.

9.4 The CPSL Director of Officials shall be responsible for appointing the game officials to all games in this competition.

9.5 Except as specified in Rules 9.2 b) and 9.3 c), all game officials officiating in the competition shall be registered Game Officials with his/her respective Provincial Soccer Association or the Canadian Soccer Association.

9.6 The "Game Officials Fees" and any approved expenses shall be paid by the CPSL.

9.7 The CPSL Open Canada Cup Discipline Summary Form must be completed immediately following the game and a copy given to each team. The white copy should then be attached to completed team sheets and misconduct reports and given to the CPSL Tournament Representative or faxed to the CPSL office within 24 hours after the conclusion of the game.

9.8 The team sheets and misconduct reports must be completed by the Referee immediately after the game and submitted to the CPSL Tournament Representative at the game along with the white copy of the discipline summary form or it is to be faxed to the CPSL office within 24 hours after the conclusion of the game. The Referee shall also be required to attend the discipline hearing of any player dismissed during the game who requests a hearing. Any requests for a hearing by a player must be made to the CPSL Tournament Representative within 1 hour following the conclusion of the respective game and must pay a hearing fee of $500 by way of cash or certified cheque.

9.9 With the exception of 9.8 above, the team sheets, misconduct reports and the white copy of the discipline summary form must be faxed by the referee to the CPSL within 24 hours after the conclusion of the game. Failure to do so shall result in the referee forfeiting his game fees and the CPSL reserves the right to pursue further disciplinary action against the referee.

9.10 The Game Officials shall have other duties as specified to them prior to the commencement of the competition.

10.0....DURATION OF PLAY

10.1 The duration of play shall be two periods of 45 minutes for regulation time and a maximum of two periods of 15 minutes for overtime. The Golden Goal rule shall be used for any games that go into overtime periods.

10.2 The referee shall be the sole judge of the amount of time played and his/her decision on this matter shall NOT be subject to appeal or protest. Allowance shall be made in either period for all time lost through substitution, the transport from the field of injured players, time-wasting or other cause, the amount of which shall be a matter for the discretion of the referee.

10.3 In accordance with Rule 10.1, if the game is tied at the end of Regulation Time, the winner of the game shall be determined by the first team to score a goal in overtime. Should the score be tied at the end of the overtime periods (as stipulated in Rule 10.1), a winner shall be determined by "the taking of penalty kicks from the penalty mark", in accordance with the current edition of the F.I.F.A. Laws Of The Game.

10.4 In the event that a game cannot be played for the full duration of time, the game shall be considered incomplete and a complete replay will be scheduled to be played as soon as possible with the score being 0-0 at the start of the game.

11.0....HOST CLUB RESPONSIBILITIES

11.1 Each round of the competition will be hosted by one or more CPSL Clubs with the exception of the Final Round, which will be hosted by only one CPSL team. The Host Club shall be responsible for the following at all games that it hosts:

a) the provision of nets and corner flags;

b) properly lined fields;

c) the provision of four Size 5 Locust CPSL game balls.

d) the reporting of the game result to the CPSL within 15 minutes after the conclusion of the game;



e) the payment of all expenses in staging the game including, but not limited to:

- "Game Officials Fees", travel allowance, and meal allowance to game officials as per CPSL policies

- if for any reason the game is not played, 50% of the "Game Officials Fees" plus the full travel and meal allowances (if applicable) to each game official present;

- facility rental

- damages to the facility

- security expenses (if necessary)

11.2 The Visiting Team must wear its registered main colours and if the colours of the two teams are similar (as judged by the referee), the Home Team must wear alternate colours. The Visiting Team is only permitted to wear alternate colours to its main colours, providing that such colours are not similar to the colours worn by the Home Team. Only jersey colours will be considered a conflict and therefore, the team would only be required to change its jerseys. (NOTE: The main colours and alternate colours of each team are to be registered with the CPSL prior to competition).

12.0....PROTESTS

12.1 Each protest arising from a game in the competition shall be sent in accordance with the following policies and procedures:

a) by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday following the game, the protesting club shall advise the CPSL Office by:

- Hand delivered letter

- Registered mail or registered courier service

- fax (905) 856-9325

- e-mail: [email protected]

(Please note that the CPSL is not responsible for protest sent by fax or e-mail that are not received by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday) (In the event that a game has been rescheduled and is not played on a weekend, the protesting club shall advise the CPSL Office by 5:00 p.m. two days following game)

that it is protesting the game and provide the following information:

- name of protesting club

- date of game

- game number (if available)

- name of club's team

- name of opposing team

- rule(s) that were violated

- additional information to support protest

- name and position (within club) of person advising the CPSL

b) within TWO days (Saturdays, Sundays, and Legal Holidays excepted) of the conclusion of the game being protested, the protesting club shall send:

- the written protest to the CPSL Office (7601 Martin Grove Road, Vaughan, Ontario, L4L 9E4) by:

i registered mail or registered courier service,

ii hand delivery,

iii fax to (905) 856-9325 or

iv e-mail to [email protected]

- to the CPSL Office accompanying the protest, a protest fee in the amount of $1,000.00. Of the $1,000.00 fee, $500.00 is considered a non-refundable administrative fee.

c) in cases of disputed delivery date regarding protests submitted by hand delivery, fax or e-mail; it is the responsibility of the protesting Club to prove which date the protest was received at the CPSL Office.

12.2 If the terms of Rule 13.1 are not met, the protest shall be declared to be out of order.

12.3 The protesting club must provide evidence to substantiate the protest.

12.4 Upon receiving the initial notification of the protest (in accordance with Rule 13.1 a)), the CPSL staff shall notify the opposing team and/or the opposing team's club about the nature of the protest.

12.5 Upon receiving the written protest, (in accordance with Rule 13.1 b)), the CPSL staff shall provide the opposing team and/or the opposing team’s club with a copy of the Protest.

12.6 Protests shall be dealt with by the CPSL Discipline Committee.

12.7 Officials from both clubs/teams have the right to send written submissions to the CPSL Office regarding the protest. Such submissions shall be considered providing they arrive prior to the meeting of the CPSL Discipline Committee convened to hear the respective protest.

12.8 The CPSL Discipline Committee, in reviewing the protest, shall consider all written submissions including:

- the written protest from the protesting club

- any submissions received in accordance with Rule 13.7

- the referee's report

- any other submissions received

and shall render a decision based on the evidence presented and there shall be no further appeal of any kind against its decision(s).

12.9 Notwithstanding Rule 13.8, at its discretion, the CPSL Discipline Committee may convene a protest hearing at which officials from both clubs/teams, the game officials, and/or other persons may be required to attend.

12.10 In the event a team is found to be in contravention of the competition rules as a result of a protest, the CPSL Discipline Committee has the authority to:

a) decide, on the basis of the evidence provided, which team (if any) will be declared the winner of the game; and

b) levy a fine against an offending team to a maximum of $2,000.00 per game for a professional club and $1,000.00 per game for the amateur club.

12.11 Protests will not be entertained if the issue is, according to the laws of the game, at the discretion of the referee (i.e. field conditions)

13.0....RULE CONTRAVENTION WITHOUT PROTEST

13.1 Notwithstanding Rule 12.0, the CPSL Discipline Committee may:

a) reverse a game result of a team

for that team's contravention of a competition rule(s), even if a protest has not been lodged correctly, or lodged at all, providing the CPSL Discipline Committee makes such decision by no later than the Monday preceding the next game of that team. The CPSL Discipline Committee may also:

b) fine a team

c) take any other disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the Committee

14.0....DISCIPLINE

14.1 Jurisdiction

14.1.1 The CPSL Discipline Committee shall be responsible for handling all cases of game-related misconduct, except for:

1. immediate discipline of players at games played in the Tournament Rounds; and

2. cases of "game official assault" involving deliberate physical contact (i.e., pushing, pulling, charging, etc.), attempted physical contact, threatening, striking, spitting, kicking, or any form of violent conduct or attempted violent conduct towards a game official.

14.1.2 In cases of "game official assault", the player, team official, or administrator alleged to have committed "game official assault" shall be immediately suspended from all soccer activities and the discipline shall be handled by an O.S.A. Discipline Hearing Panel, in accordance with the O.S.A. Published Rules or the respective Provincial Soccer Association, as deemed appropriate by the CPSL Competitions Committee.

14.2 Discipline Systems

14.2.1 For the following offenses, the discipline shall be rendered in accordance with the Discipline by Review (D.B.R.) System:

- caution

- dismissal for "receiving a second caution in the same game"

- dismissal for "using offensive, insulting or abusive language"

- dismissal for "denying an opponent a goal or obvious goal scoring opportunity"

- dismissal for "serious foul play" (not including offences where there was intent to injure)

- dismissal for "violent conduct" (not including offences where there was intent to injure)

14.2.2 For all other offenses, the discipline shall be rendered in accordance with the Discipline By Hearing (D.B.H.) System.

14.2.3 It is the responsibility of each Club to ensure that its players and team officials are aware of the CPSL Open Canada Cup discipline rules, the Discipline By Review (D.B.R.) System and the Discipline By Hearing (D.B.H.) System contained in the Ontario Soccer Association’s Published Rules.

14.3.4 In a case of mistaken identity, the accused person must prove to the Discipline Hearing Panel at a Discipline Hearing that he was incorrectly identified and must identify and prove the correct identity of the player who actually committed the reported misconduct; and in such case, the player will not be suspended but the player who actually committed the reported misconduct shall be disciplined.

14.3.5 Any case of "game official assault" shall be referred to the O.S.A. for handling by the appropriate O.S.A. Discipline Hearing Panel.

14.3.6 The following types of misconduct shall be referred to the CPSL for handling by the CPSL Discipline Committee:

- any misconduct by a team official, administrator, or game official;

- any player misconduct which occurs in the player's team's last game of the tournament unless a hearing was conducted for the player; and

- any misconduct that falls under the Discipline By Hearing (D.B.H) System.

14.3.7 Within one day after the conclusion of a Round of the CPSL Canada Cup, the Host Club shall mail the following items to the CPSL Office:

- team sheets for all games

- misconduct report for each incident of misconduct by a player, team official, administrator, or game official

- CPSL Open Canada Cup Discipline Summary Form for all games

14.3.8 The CPSL shall review all cases of reported misconduct and shall render discipline in accordingly.

14.3.9 The accumulation of cautions shall only apply to the CPSL Canada Cup competition.

14.4 Discipline For Games Played in the CPSL CANADA CUP:

14.4.1 The CPSL Competitions Committee is to render discipline for all games in the CPSL Open Canada Cup and shall review all cases of reported misconduct occurring in all rounds, except for:

a) misconduct that falls under the Discipline By Hearing (D.B.H) System;

b) game official assault; or

c) caution(s)

14.4.2 Any case of misconduct which falls under the Discipline By Hearing (D.B.H) System shall be referred to the CPSL Discipline Committee for a Discipline Hearing.

14.4.3 Any case of "game official assault" shall be referred to the O.S.A. for handling by the appropriate O.S.A. Discipline Hearing Panel or to the respective Provincial Soccer Association Discipline Hearing Panel as deemed appropriate by the CPSL Competitions Committee.

14.5 The CPSL Staff shall levy the appropriate Penalty against a Club in accordance with these Competition Rules.

14.6 Forfeiture of Game

14.6.1 In cases of severe team misconduct, the CPSL Discipline Committee has the authority to reverse a game result of a team.

14.7 Late For Game Rule

14.7.1 A grace period of fifteen minutes will be given to each team that is late for the scheduled kickoff time of its game.

14.7.2 If a team is more than fifteen minutes late for any game in the competition, it will be disqualified from the tournament except where the CPSL Competitions Committee deems the delay to be a result of extenuating circumstances that were out of the control of the "late" team. The CPSL Competitions Committee’s decision shall be final and binding.

14.7.3 In the event that a team is disqualified from the competition, the opposing team shall be awarded a 2-0 victory.

14.7.4 In the event that a team is late for a game and that game is forfeited, that team may be subject to further disciplinary action.

15.0....CPSL OPENCANADA CUP FINALS

15.1.1.1 In the event that a player/team official is dismissed in the cup final or is suspended from the cup final, that player/team official may or may NOT receive his medal during the Trophy/Medal Presentations after the game at the discretion of the CPSL Competitions Committee. If the player/team official is not permitted to participate in the Trophy/Medal Presentations he/she shall receive his/her medal at a later time.

15.2 Both finalist teams in the CPSL Open Canada Cup Final shall participate in the Trophy/Medal Presentations that are held after the game.

16.0....GENERAL INFORMATION

16.1 The CPSL Open Canada Cup Competitions Committee is desirous of having 32 teams participate in a one-game knockout competition. However, there are very many unknown variables that will affect the structure and play-down of the competition that are unknown until the entry deadline passes. More specifically, A-League teams will be entering the competition in Round three; teams from outside of Ontario and Quebec that would enter in the latter stages of the competition, most likely Round three, depending on the number of teams entering from their respective region – if a substantial number of teams from Eastern or Western Canada enter the competition, several rounds could be played in the respective regions in order to save travel expenses. For this reason, the CPSL Competitions Committee reserves the right to adjust the play-down format based on the number of teams and their status, the geographical location of teams, and other issues that may affect the play-down structure.

16.2 The CPSL Open Canada Cup Committee will accept applications on a first come, first serve basis and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject applications and return entry fees no later than May 11, 2004.

SCHEDULE

2003 Results:

Preliminary Round:

Friday, May 16: AEK London vs. Woodbridge Azzurri -POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

Saturday, May 17: Kanata (Ottawa) 7 Whitby Iroqois 0.

Sunday, May 18, Benfica (Toronto)2, Real (Richmond Hill)1

Monday, May 19: Peniche (Toronto)3, Exeter Centennials 1

PRELIMINARY ROUND RESCHEDULED GAME:

Fri., June 27 AEK (London)6 Woodbridge Azzurri (Vaughan) 0

SECOND ROUND: Fri., June 27: St. Catharines Wolves 1 Benfica 0

Sat., June 28: Metro Lions 3, Brampton Hitmen 0

Sat., June 28: Vaughan Sun Devils 4, Hamilton Thunder 3

Sun., June 29:Toronto Croatia 2, Toronto Supra 4

Sun., June 29: Kanata 3 FC Levski Montreal 2

Mon., June 30: London City 2 Peniche 1 (overtime)

Tues., July 1: North York Astros 0, Durham Flames 2

Tues., July 1: AEK (London)2, Mississauga Olympians 1

Games for the Third Round of the Open Canada Cup:

Fri., Aug. 1: St.Catharines Wolves 2, London City 1

Sun., Aug. 3: Ottawa Wizards 1, Laval Dynamites 0

Mon., Aug. 4: Kanata 1 Toronto Supra 0

Mon., Aug. 4: Metro Lions 5, Vaughan Sun Devils 3

Mon., Aug. 4: Durham Flames 3, AEK London 0

Fri. Aug 29: WILD CARD GAME:

London City 4, Durham Flames 1

Sun. Aug 31: SEMI-FINAL:

St. Catharines Wolves 1 Metro Lions 3

Sun. Aug 31: SEMI-FINAL:

Kanata 0, London City 2

Mon. Sep 1: OPEN CANADA CUP FINAL:

Metro Lions 1, London City 1. Overtime.

London City outscored Metro Lions, 4-2, on penalty kicks to win the Open Canada Cup.



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