2022 OCUA Summer League Playoffs - August 27 & 28, 2022

WHO'S PLAYING WHEN?!

  • Saturday August 27, 2022:
    • Morning: Monday & Monday Turf mixed leagues
    • Afternoon: Tuesday mixed leagues
  • Sunday August 28, 2022:
    • Morning: Wednesday mixed league
    • Afternoon: Thursday mixed league

Quarter-Finals will take place on your regular league night during the week of August 22-25
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 going into quarters will be given the win. Captains are encouraged to dedicate a timekeeper before the game begins to avoid any conflict.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Whether you want to stick around before or after your game to help - we will need lots of volunteers to help out behind the scenes with setup, parking, BBQ, water, score reporting etc. Interest in helping out? Email us at volunteer@ocua.ca.

SCHEDULE AND SEEDING
Schedule and results will be updated via a google doc & posted here. The schedule will be finalized following the completion of the quarter-final games across each league night.

Teams will be seeded based on the teams attending playoffs - for example, a mid-tier team may find themselves in the top tier for playoffs if a number of teams choose not to attend playoffs.

PLAYOFFS & ROSTER RULES
Team Attendance: teams must confirm their team's participation in Playoff weekend by Sunday August 7 by filling out the form found here.
Playoff eligibility: A player must be registered on a team's roster and have played in (or been present for) two regular season games with their team to qualify for the 2022 Summer Playoffs* (please note this varies from previous years due to current circumstances of the year). 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 19th, 2022. Any player that meets the two-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. Players must be rostered by the Roster Lock deadline, which is August 19th, 2022. After this point, captains will be unable to add new players to their team.
  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 two 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.

GAME 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.

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 50 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 2022:

  • 1 or 2 people = $20
  • 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 on Saturday only. We recommend teams meet at St Mark's prior to their game and carpool in to UPI. St Mark's parking lot will be in use on Sunday - do not park there or risk being towed!

We recommend using the park and ride at South Keys for Sunday.

OTHER IMPORTANT TIDBITS

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. Don't forget to bring CASH for parking, BBQ, drinks, and swag!
Food & Drinks: There will be Big Rig beer served along with a BBQ all day long on both weekends. OCUA will be running the BBQ. 
CASH ONLY: please note that only CASH will be accepted for the BBQ, drinks and parking
Music: All the tunes all the time at Disc Central!
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 remember to bring a resuable bottle!
First Aid & Athletic Therapy: There will be a physiotherapist to provide aid for minor injuries and first aid. The 'physio tent' will be just outside of Disc Central.
Miscellaneous: the sun shines bright on the fields of UPI and there is not much shade to be found - consider bringing a team tent or umbrellas to help stay cool!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your League Coordinator or OCUA staff.