2017 Summer League Playoffs

The OCUA Summer League Playoffs will be held on August 26th-27th, 2017. Playoffs are a celebration of Summer League, so end your season in style with two games (semis and finals), followed by a burger and a drink in the sun with your teammates! If you have any questions regarding your teams schedule or the playoff weekend please contact your League Coordinator at summer-coordinators@ocua.ca or Program Officer, Sam Lee, at sam@ocua.ca

For Quarter-Final Games, teams need to respect the Sunset Cap and end the game at that time regardless of the score or progress of the point. If teams are tied, the team with the higher seed will be given the win. Captains are encouraged to dedicate a timekeeper before the game begins to avoid any conflict.

Schedules
(To Be Added Closer to the Event)
Master Schedule
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Sunday

Timeslots

  • Timeslot 1 - 08:30 to 10:00 (Session 1)
  • Timeslot 2 - 10:15 to 11:45 (Session 1)
  • Timeslot 3 - 12:00 to 13:30 (Session 2)
  • Timeslot 4 - 13:45 to 15:15 (Session 2)
  • Timeslot 5 - 15:30 to 17:00 (Session 3)
  • Timeslot 6 - 17:15 to 18:45 (Session 3)

League Nights

This information is dependant on how many teams sign up to play in playoffs and could be subject to change

Saturday, August 26th
8:30am - 3:15pm - Monday Coed
1:45pm - 6:45pm - Tuesday Coed
3:30pm - 6:45pm - Sunday Coed

Sunday, August 27th
8:30am - 3:15pm - Wednesday Coed
12:00pm - 6:45pm - Thursday Coed

Volunteers are needed! Help us make this event a success by giving time to the organization. Register to volunteer HERE.

PLAYOFFS RULES AND OTHER VALUABLE INFORMATION

Withdraw of playoffs:

Teams that wish to withdraw have to notify their league coordinator before August 11th. For any questions, contact your Program Officer, Sam Lee, at sam@ocua.ca. Failure to tell OCUA staff that your team is withdrawing can lead to your team incurring the $75 default penalty.

Playoff eligibility:

A player must be registered on a team's roster and have played in (or been present for) four regular season games with their team to qualify for playoffs. No player may register for more than one team on the same night. If a team wishes to use an ineligible player, then they must ask and secure the permission of their opponents first. This, however, does not extend to players who have been suspended for disciplinary reasons.

1.      Captains should ensure that their roster is correct and complete in Zuluru by August 11th. Any player that meets the four-game minimum requirement for playoff eligibility should be listed on the team roster. To minimize disputes, Captains should ensure that eligible players are fully registered on the team's roster and not in "request to join" status.

2.      Players must have active Zuluru accounts--i.e. have logged in and accepted the player waiver--in order to participate in any OCUA league games, including playoffs. A player whose account is marked as inactive is ineligible to participate in playoff games. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE PERMITTED TO THIS RULE.

3.      Rosters will be locked August 11th. After this point, captains will be unable to add new players to their roster.

4.      Presence on a team's roster does not automatically convey playoff eligibility: as noted in the rule above, a player must also have been present for four regular season games to be eligible to participate in playoffs.

5.      Playoff eligibility requirements cover quarterfinal matches as well as the weekend playoff tournament.

6.      Players with active accounts who do not meet the established criteria for playoff eligibility may still play in playoff games *with the express permission of the opposing Captain*. Captains wishing to use ineligible players must identify these players to their opposing Captain and request permission for their use.

Parking at€ UPI

Parking space is limited at UPI. We can't stress enough how important it is for everyone to carpool to playoffs. With approximately 90 teams competing each day, the UPI parking lot will be stressed to the max. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PARK ALONG MANOTICK STATION ROAD; CARS PARKING THERE RISK GETTING TOWED!

To encourage carpooling, the following fee scale will be in effect at UPI for 2017:

  • 1 or 2 people = $10
  • 3 people = $5
  • 4+ people = FREE
  • Motorcycles = $5
  • Volunteers park for FREE

Please note that pets will not be included in the occupant count.

Additional (free) parking will be available at St Mark's High School. We recommend teams meet at St Mark's prior to their game and carpool in to UPI.

Weather

The OCUA website will be updated during the day to confirm whether or not games are going ahead, in the case of inclement weather.

Disc Central

Disc Central will be located on the rise and will be the one-stop location to have questions answered, to look at the schedules, to buy food and drinks, and to browse merchandise. The Tournament Directors and League Coordinators will always be present at or near Disc Central, should any team need to contact us.

We will be serving Big Rig Beer from their fancy trailer!

Don't forget to bring CASH. Some vendors may accept credit cards, but you need to bring some cash if you plan to buy lunch, drinks, etc. 

Food & Drinks

There will be beer served along with a BBQ all day long on both weekends. OCUA will be running the BBQ. 

Music

All tunes all the time at Disc Central!

Rules

In general, the semifinal and final round games will be played under the same rules as any other league game (i.e. following the 11th Edition Rules, with OCUA-specific adjustments).

The following additional rules/guidelines will be in place at the tournament:

  • To keep the tournament flowing, games must start on time.
  • Time Cap Rule: When the hard cap horn sounds to end the game, the current point is played out. If tied, one more point is played to determine a winner. A point is considered started as soon as the previous point ends so the game cannot end between points.
  • Teams playing on fields that are used in the next time slot cannot extend their game other than to break a tie.
  • Teams must report game scores to Disc Central promptly after the end of each of their games.

Water

Water will be available at Disc Central and at various water tents located throughout the site. Players are asked to fill in their water bottles at the station, but NOT to take the jugs with them to the fields. Please bring your own water for the day, drinking water will be limited at UPI. 

First Aid & Athletic Therapy

There will be two physiotherapists to provide aid for minor injuries and first aid. The 'physio tent' will be just outside of Disc Central.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your League Coordinator at summer-coordinators@ocua.ca or Program Officer at sam@ocua.ca.