Knockout Cup Rules
All Knockout Cups under the control of Central Football will be subject to these Regulations.
Any team who defaults a scheduled fixture will be ineligible to compete in any subsequent knockout competition.
All Knockout cup competitions will run under the playing Regulations relating to the current Chatham Cup competition.
1st round of all Knock-out competitions will be the 5/6 April
2nd Round of all Knock-out competitions will be either ANZAC Day or Queens Birthday weekend.
Knock-out cups – there are 3 levels of Knock-out cup Competitions being - Easter Cup for Western Premiership and Mid Central league teams, Charity Cup for the Stepping Stone 2 Health & Fitness league teams and the Bill Dyer for Manawatu Two and Three teams. Once a player has played in anyone of these Knock-out Cups, the only movement of that player is to go upwards to the next level of Knock-out Competition, even if his own team is not playing. A club can move as many players up as possible, but no downwards or sidewise movement in the knock-out Competitions.
Any club who breaches this clause will incur the following:
i) the opposing club is to be credited with a 2-0 winning result
ii) the winning team will be disqualified from the competition
iii) if both clubs are found to be in breach, the match results shall be null and void. Both teams will be disqualified from the competition.
Will be played for by the top two teams in the Manawatu, I.e. the two highest placed Clubs at the end of the last season – to be played each year at the start of the season.
Woman’s Knock-out trophy and plate – final being played at end of season.
Will be open to Manawatu teams playing in Division One (1) of the Mid Central League or higher or if the Mid Central League has not been operating then to teams playing in the Federation League or higher. This cup may be opened to invited teams from other Regions.
Will be open to teams playing in the Manawatu League Division One (1) Men’s and to Manawatu teams playing in Division Two (2) of the Mid Central League. Players who played on a regular basis in teams higher than the top Manawatu League the previous season are excluded (e.g. Federation League). It is intended that the Charity Cup Final be played at the Region’s top ground each season with profit going to Charity.
This cup may also be open to other Region’s local league top division teams under the same criteria.
Bill Dyer Memorial
Open to all teams in the Manawatu Men’s second and lower divisions of the Manawatu League.
Players from top Manawatu League Division or higher, (e.g. Federation League) from current and previous seasons except for players from last season's relegated team(s) from the top division may not play in a team competing for The Bill Dyer Memorial Cup.
An offending team will be disqualified from this competition. Any player who appears on a team card can play for no more than one team in this competition. Subs - 5 Rolling Subs are allowed up to the end of Extra Time.
Knockout Competition - Juniors
The first round will be used to reduce the numbers of teams in each age grade to 8 or 16. Where possible first division teams will be seeded out of the first round. Friendly fixtures will be arranged for teams that are not involved in the first round. Results for the first round will be used in league tables for 10th grade upwards.
Knockout rounds for 2008 are 12 April, 24 May, 28 June, 19 July and the finals on 13 September.
Basic Rules of the Knockout Competition:
1. Teams play the normal length of time as played in their division games. e.g., 7th grade will play 15 minutes each way.
2. If scores are tied at the end of normal time, extra time will be played as follows:
7 aside games 5 minutes only one way will be played.
11 aside games 5 minutes each way will be played.
3. If the score are still tied after extra time the result will be decided by penalties. Penalties will be taken as follows:
Each team will take five penalties, the order of taking will be, team A takes one, then team B takes one, and so on, until five each have been taken. If the score is still tied after 5 penalties, each team in turn will continue to take penalties in a sudden death situation. The first team to go ahead when both teams have taken the same number of penalties is the winner.
In the event of sudden death, the rest of the team in turn must take penalties before the original five takers can start through again.
Under no circumstances are teams to play for longer than stated above. The game is not to be extended even by mutual agreement between the coaches.
Teams not following the above guidelines will risk being eliminated from the Competition.
Teams that have been knocked out of the competition – will play games against other teams knocked-out – as friendly games only.
In Knock out Competition -when a team is KO'd, all players are considered to be individually knocked out and are therefore ineligible to play for other teams. Extra Time of all knock-out games is 10 min each way, then pen’s (as per Chatham Cup regs)