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Touch Football Leagues

Touch Football Championships

Canadian Touch Football Champions will be declared in these divisions:

  • Men’s Elite
  • Men’s Open
  • Men’s Recreation
  • Men’s Open / Rec Challenge Game
  • Women’s’ Elite
  • Women’s Open
  • Masters’

Men’s Elite 
The six teams will be divided into two pools of three teams. After the completion of the round robin tournaments, all six teams will advance to a championship elimination round. Complete Men’s Elite schedule is attached.

Women’s Elite 
The four teams will be grouped into one pool for round robin action. After the completion of the round robin tournament the first place team will advance to the Championship Final. The second and third place teams will advance to a semi-final game and the fourth place team will be eliminated. Complete Women’s Elite schedule is attached.

Men’s Open 
The ten teams will be divided into three pools. Pool “A” will have three teams, Pool “B” will have three teams and Pool “C” will have four teams. After the completion of the round robin tournaments the following teams will advance to a championship elimination round.

  • first and second place teams in Pools A and B will advance to the championship round.
  • first, second and third place teams in Pool C will advance to the championship round
  • third place teams in Pools A and B will play off to see who advances to championship round
  • fourth place team in Pool C is eliminated

Women’s Open 
The five teams will be grouped into one pool for round robin action. After the completion of the round robin tournament the first and second place teams will advance to the championship final. Complete Women’s Open schedule is attached.

Men’s Recreation 
The fifteen teams will be divided into four pools. Pools A, B and D will have four teams and Pool C will have three teams. After the completion of the round robin tournaments the following teams will advance to the championship elimination round.

  • first place team in pool C will advance to the championship round
  • first and second place teams in pool A, B and D will advance to the championship round
  • second and third place teams in pool C will play off to see who advances to championship round
  • third and fourth place teams in pools A, B and D are eliminated.

Masters’
The seven teams will be divided into two pools. Pool “A” will have four teams and Pool “B” will have three teams. After the completion of the round robin tournaments the following teams will advance to a championship elimination round.

  • first place team in each pool will advance to a semi-final game in the championship round.
  • second and third place teams in each pool will advance to the championship round
  • fourth place team in Pool A is eliminated

Men’s Open / Recreation Challenge Game 
The losers of game numbers 61 and 68 will play a Men’s Open / Recreation Challenge game #67.

General Rules For Round Robin And Championship Round Games

Round Robin Play 
Each game will be sixty minutes long, using the converts attempts regulation to break a tie.

A winner must be declared in each game. Again, if tied after regulation time of sixty (60) minutes, the tie will be broken according to Regulation 5.3 - Convert attempts - of the Rule Book, and the winning team will be awarded one additional point scored. Defaulted games will be scored 1-0 for the non-defaulting team. The opponents will automatically be relegated to last place in the pool.

Following the results of all the games in the Round Robin Tournaments. The teams will be ranked first place to last place in their respective pools based on the number of wins and loses. If teams are tied in total wins, the difference between the total points scored minus the total points allowed, amongst the tied teams, will determine the ranking. If two teams are still tied, the game between those two teams will determine the ranking. If all three teams are tied, after the “plus-minus” formula, the rankings will be determined by the most points scored amongst the tied teams. If two teams are still tied, the game between those two teams will determine the ranking.

Championship Elimination Rounds 
In each division of play, teams will advance to the championship elimination round as indicated on their respective divisions’ tournament draw sheet.

Each game will be sixty minutes long, using the convert attempts regulations to break a tie, except the championship games (games 89, 92, 93, 94 95 and 96).

The championship games will be eighty (80) minute regulation games. Overtime, if necessary, will be a full 20 minute game (not sudden death) as per Rule 5 of the Rule Book; there will be a five minute rest period before the game, unless both teams agree to shorten the rest period. If no winner is declared after the full 20 minutes, the tie will be broken according to Regulation 5.3 - Convert Attempts - of the Rule Book.