SO-YOU-THINK-YOU-CAN-SCORE-ON-EMPTY- NET

SHOOTING-SKILLS-CHALLENGE

TOURNAMENT

DATE- August 12, 2017

TIME - 9:00 - 9:45am official scheduling, 10:00 am kick off

VENUE - Niagara Region (actual venue to be advised) 

AGE & GENDER CATEGORIES - 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-60, (FOR THIS TOURNAMENT, CATEGORIES MAY BE COMBINED FOR SMALL GROUPS, AND GENDERS MAY ALSO BE COMBINED IF THERE AREN'T ENOUGH FEMALES REGISTERED) 

PARTICIPATION FEE - $10 per person, payable by August 05 
PRIZES - UP TO $500 FOR MAIN CATEGROY (BROKEN DOWN AS 1ST PRIZE=$300, 2ND PRIZE = $150, 3RD PRIZE = $50)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Payment and form below must be submitted by March 29th, 7pm online or at front desk

RULES AND FORMALITIES

 

QUALIFICATION ROUNDS AND HOW TO DETERMINE THE WINNER 

This is the first of this kind of a tournament so please understand that rules may change from time to time. We plan to have 5 rounds in total with everyone entitled to at least 3 rounds before being eliminated. Contestants will get up to 5 soccer balls in the first round, 4 in the second and 3 in the third round. All they have to do in the first 3 rounds is score on either the empty net facing them for 1 point for each conversion from just past the center line, or score on the net facing side ways from the side line (as if taking a corner kick) for 5 points for each conversion. The total points for the balls converted in the first, second and third round will be added together first to determine who gets eliminated, before moving on to the fourth and fifth round.

 

The top 8 contestants from each field or stream will advance to the fourth and fifth (final round). The number of balls each contestant is entitled to may be reduced to only 2 balls only for the fourth and fifth round. In the 4th and fifth round a net covered everywhere at the front except the top corners with only about 2 feet opening, will be introduced to give an even more advanced challenge that gives 10 points for every conversion.  

​At any point between the first and fifth round, contestants will have the option to redeem themselves instantly with 5 points by opting to take a more difficult shot or shots, by curving the ball from the side line past the center line as if taking a corner kick, or 10 points (in the 4th and 5th round) by opting to take an even more difficult shot kicking the ball through the 2 feet diameter hole on the net, to either make up for missed points or to get ahead faster. ​

After the first elimination, the remaining contestants will move on to round 4 with only 2 balls each and another elimination will be done after by adding up the total of converted balls up to that level. And then the final round will occur with each remaining contestant having 2 balls at their disposal. Where everyone scores, the distance may be adjusted by 5 feet. Whoever gets the highest total score wins the first prize money in the tournament, and the second and third best will win 2nd and 3rd prizes accordingly in the tournament.

OBSTACLES AND PRE-REQUISITS

Be ready to shoot the ball over a wall of bubbles, to make more complicated shots such as curving the ball to score on a net facing sideways and to even score through a 2 feet wide hole diameter on the net to maximize your winnings. This shooting-skills-challenge is open to anyone who can kick the ball with their legs starting from the age of 8. A minimum of a hundred participants are required to create a separate tournament for different age and gender groups hence some groups may be combined for this particular tournament considering there is no contact. Once there are enough contestants from both males and females, we plan to have separate streams even for minors and other group categories. Minors will go first at 10am as curtain raisers.

TOURNAMENTS ENTRANCE/PARTICIPATION FEES AND DISBURSEMENT OF PRIZES

Please note that only up to 50% of the total collected from fees may be used towards prizes which may include 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awards of cash and medals. For this particular tournament, we plan to give out a total of up to $500 in cash prizes for the main stream (18  - 60 years category) ie $300 as 1st prize, $150 as 2nd, $50 as 3rd. Where there are other streams up to half of the collections will be distributed in the same format (3:1.5:0.5) and the fee to participate will be $10 per person regardless of age or gender. We recommend that you bring as many friends and even enemies as you can, as the more people attend, the higher the amount you stand a chance to win... Help us make this first tournament a success by sharing the link with your friends

​ 

WHAT HAPPENS IF 

- If everyone misses or if there is a tie, a retake will be done till there is a winner

- If everyone scores in a round, a rematch or different challenge may be used to break the deadlock

- For a goal to count, it has to cross the line completely according to fifa rules without interference  

- Where the referee is not sure the shot will have to be retaken

- Where 2 or more contestants at the bottom of the cutoff have the same score, a rematch will be retaken and

- A coin toss may be done to determine who goes first. 

For full details, registration, full rules and conditions Text/Call 289-686-0386

MESSAGE FROM THE ORGANIZER
Every peace loving human will agree that there are no winners in wars or fights, only losers. Unfortunately even though soccer or sports in general is a great forum where real winners can be found, once in a while confrontations occur and so athletes at times get emotional and have trouble keeping their cool. After all it is a contact sport and so fights break even when there are only bragging rights at stake. It is even worse when there is money or prizes involved. Soccer in particular which is without doubt the most popular sport in the world has grown popular in our communities and is known to not only bring athletes of different backgrounds together in unity but also gives a lot of soccer lovers something good to look forward to every week, to get/play together, to stay active, healthy and in some cases even out of trouble.
But there comes a time when players of the game need to be rewarded or recognized for their exceptional skills, talents and abilities. With so many different components (from leadership skills, ability to set up an offside trap, ability to know who to mark, kicking the ball, controlling, dribbling, passing, scoring, etc) that make it hard to determine who the best player is, sometimes its easier to just narrow it down to who scored the most goals. After all that's the one thing that gets recorded and counts the most at the end of the day to determine the winner
And so this time we are trying something different, a no contact activity to test your shooting skills. No contact means no rough play and no unfair or bias ref claims which means very little or no confrontations. And if the response and desire is big enough we plan to have a league and team competitions. But this time its everyone for him or herself. No one to blame, no defense no goalies, just you against an empty net.

Copyright © 2016  Niagara Bubble Soccer Inc

Niagara Bubble Tours

The Cool Bubble

  • Niagara Bubble Soccer on Facebook
  • Twitter Clean
  • Instagram Clean
  • Niagara Bubble Soccer on youtube