Gothia Innebandy Cup will be played in accordance with all applicable parts on the Swedish Floorball Federation (SIBF) rules.
The competition starts with group play. The teams are divided into groups of five (With uneven number of teams in a category it may happen that some groups contain 6 teams) where all teams will meet in a round robin series. The relative order of the teams in the group stage will be decided by the number of points. Victory gives 3 points, draw 1 point and a lost game 0 points. If two or more teams have the same number of points, the order will be decided as follows:
1. The result of the match/es between team with equal points
a. Number of points
b. Goal difference
c. Highest number of goals scored
2. Goal difference
3. Highest number of goals scored
4. Number of penalty minutes
5. By drawing
The two first teams in each group will advance to play off A. The other teams in the group will advance to play off B. All play off games will be decided by the cup system, i.e. by direct elimination. A draw in the play off matches applies penalties directly.
Class B11 will be played in accordance with the Swedish Floorball Federation (SIBF) rules for the age group, i.e. there are no tables or play off counting. Instead there will be a group stage with 7 teams in each group. Class B11 play with ordinary size goals, thus without suspensions. Penalties can be imposed. In the last match for each team each player will receive a medal.
Group matches: 2 x 15 minutes
Play off: 2 x 20 minutes
Running clock will apply in all matches. The last minute in play off matches, game time will be effective. If the score difference in a match is 10 goals or more, time will NOT be stopped when scoring or when suspension.
A team can use maximum 20 players during a match. There is no limit for number of players that can be present on the list of players. It’s allowed to use players from the same club in multiple team during tournament, but NOT in the same age class. The players have to be listed on all teams’ list of players. Please not that players with a dispensation can only play for the team where the dispensation is valid.
All teams have a dispensation for one (1) over aged player, who may not be more than one year older than the age category the team is playing in. However, if your team has more than one over aged player, you must apply for dispensation for all over aged players in the squad. The dispensation form can be found via this link.
Note that - without applying for and receiving a waiver - you may not have several over aged players who switch from match to match.
Players with dispensation (both applied and automatic) may only participate in the age category for the dispensation. A maximum of two (2) over aged player with dispensation can be used per game.
A dispensation fee of €25 per player will be applied if the dispensation is approved. All dispensations are handled by the GIBF (Gothenburg Floorball Association).
Last day to submit the dispensation is December 17th. Dispensations for extra ordinary reasons can be submitted after December 17th to a cost of €50 per player, this cost has to be paid regardless of whether the dispensation is approved or not. Dispensations submitted after December 17th will not be processed until the payment is received.
After 19.00 on January 2nd, no new dispensations will be processed regardless of the reason.
Younger players can play in older age classes without a dispensation. Girls may play with boys in all classes as long as the regulation for age categories is being followed.
In order to be allowed to play, all teams must submit the official list of the players before their first tournament match. Only the specified players may participate. Supplementation is not permitted after the first match is played.
The list should be submitted online using the “Add/edit players” function on the My Team Info page.
If you don’t submit it online, you can submit the list of participants to the information desk at Valhalla or to the secretariat of the hall where you will play your first match. The list of participants must be submitted no later than one hour before your first game.
A written team list from each team must be handed to the referee before every match. No match can begin before this has been done. Failure to do so could result in disqualification or walk over victory for the opposing team.
All team shirts must be numbered and the numbers must correspond to the numbers on the team list. Numbers must be on the back of the shirts. Two players may not use the same number in any given match.
If the referee decides that one team should change shirts due to similarity to the opposing team’s shirts, the team appearing last in the program must change.
The team manager must make sure that his players are adequately insured.
The referees are selected by the Gothia Innebandy Cup and GIBF (Gothenburg Floorball Association).
The jury of the tournament consists of representatives from the GIBF (Gothenburg Floorball Association), and Gothia Innebandy Cup. Protests and penalty matters will be handled by the jury. Its written decisions are final and can’t be appealed or changed.
Match penalty 1 leads to immediate suspension.
Match penalty 2 leads to immediate suspension and automatically to suspension in the next match.
After match penalty 3, the consequence will be decided by the jury. Minimum suspension is one match.
The schools are provided by the City of Göteborg. Everyone in the schools must obey the posted rules at each school:
Failure to comply with these rules will be dealt with by the jury and may result in exclusion from the tournament and lodgings.
18.1 By registering to participate in Gothia Innebandy Cup, the registrant (who is the team captain in charge or someone else tasked by the team captain in charge) verifies that the team captain in charge has been made aware of these stipulations and that the team captain in charge has the necessary authority and permission from the participants, the participants’ guardians and the registered association. Participation in the tournament is at the participants’ own risk and the team captain in charge is responsible for all participants whom the team captain has registered, which should be included in the list of participants.
18.2 The team captain in charge is obligated to ensure that all participants are insured both on and off the pitch. Neither Gothia Innebandy Cup nor the organizer has collective insurance to cover injuries, illness, theft or damages. Neither Gothia Innebandy Cup nor the organizer is responsible for compensation and they are also not responsible for financial losses or damages that may occur due to events outside the control of Gothia Innebandy Cup or the organizer, such as war-like events, fire, flood, interruptions in public transport connections, government actions, strike or other similar circumstances.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY MONEY OR VALUABLES IN YOUR SCHOOL ROOM, UNATTENDED.