BRUCE MACDONALD MEMORIAL MASTERS 2023
Bruce Macdonald Memorial Masters 2023
Dates: 4th /5th November
Venue: Park Island, Napier
Grades: Over 35 Men / Over 25 Women
Cost: $400 Per Team
Squad Sizes: 18 Players Per Team Total (not per day)
BRUCE MACDONALD MASTERS TOURNAMENT RULES – 2023
1. PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
1. Over 35’s Men – Players need to be 35 years of age minimum on or prior to the 4th November 2023.
2. Over 25’s Women – Players need to be 25 years of age minimum on or prior to 6th November 2023
3. Any eligibility dispensation for these competitions will be at the discretion of tournament organisers and in the spirit of the event.
2. TEAM SQUAD
The maximum amount of players in a squad is 18.
3. TEAM LIST
A team list must be supplied at, or prior to, Friday 3rd November 2023. This will include players full names, date of birth, phone and email. The team shall be limited to 18 players maximum. The team list is mandatory and forms part of our contact tracing for the event. Spot checks for ID may be requested.
* An online squad form will be sent to each team manager for completion.
All 18 squad members will be allowed on the team card (seven substitutes). All seven can be used. Subs are rolling.
All protests in connection with the tournament must be received by Tournament Management within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the match in which the dispute has arisen.
1. a) All matches shall be 20 minutes each way
b) Team cards will be provided to teams. These are to be filled out prior to each match. Following the game, sign these with your opposition and referee and return to event management.
c) Designated home team to supply match ball for each game
d)i Men’s Competition
d)ii Women’s Competition
e) Three points will be awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss.
f) If teams are level on points at the end of section play, goal difference will apply. If teams are still level, the highest goal scorer will qualify. If teams are still level the score of the match between the two equal sides (if applicable) will determine the placing. If teams are still level a coin toss will determine the placing.
If after applying the above criteria any two or more clubs are still equal, then a one-off penalty shoot-out will take place.
g) Best of three penalty shoot outs apply to all 9th -16th place knockout games and Top 8 quarter finals (if required).
h) Best of five penalty shoot outs apply for Semis and Finals (if required)
Referees will be supplied and appointed by Central Football
8. PLAYERS EQUIPMENT
Just about “All” FIFA Laws of the game are written for the professional game. With that in mind the Bruce Macdonald Masters Tournament would like to make the following ruling with respect to player’s equipment
Games are controlled by NZF Referees in liaison with Tournament Management.
All teams/personnel are expected to abide by the NZ Football Code of Conduct.
BRUCE MACDONALD BIO
Bruce Macdonald passed away in January 2017. West Ham born Bruce coached and contributed to football in England and America before immigrating to New Zealand where he coached at a high level in Christchurch, Dunedin and Palmerston North. Bruce settled in Hawke’s Bay in the early 90’s where he lived until shortly before his passing. But it was in the Masters side of football that Bruce made his most impact, as both a player and coach but mostly an administrator/manager. Over the years he served as the Chef De Mission for the NZ Senior International Football team taking the squad to the Masters World Cup Thailand in 2009 and 2010, where they were semi-finalists. Bruce also impacted on Futsal being a Coach/Manager of Masters and Youth Futsal teams as well as serving as the Coordinator for the NZ Masters Futsal Team. Bruce was also the Director of the NZ Games (formerly Hawke’s Bay Masters Games) for 15 years. Outside of his many notable achievements Bruce will also always be remembered for his kindness collecting and sending kits and boots to displaced people in Nepal and poverty stricken areas in South Africa. In recognition of his enormous contributions Bruce was awarded the Goodwill Ambassadors Award at the 2000 Masters games in Thailand and in 2015 the William Bridge Award for Services to Masters Football.