2019 Tournament


Date: Saturday August 24th, 2019 will be the 6th annual VCSL tournament.
Start Time: First games of round robin play will kick off at 9:30am sharp.  Please be at the fields early to warm up and get ready.
Venue: Burnaby Westlake Complex Fields 1, 2, 3

We'll start the tournament off with round robin play in the morning.  The results of round robin play will place teams into single elimination rounds for the afternoon.  Games will be our usual format of 11 a side, full field.

Round Robin Format

In the morning round robin, teams will play 30 minute games.  There will be no half time in the round robin games.  Points will be awarded as follows:
  • Win - 3 points
  • Draw - 1 point
  • Lose - 0 points
Ties in points at the end of round robin play will be resolved as follows:
  1. Head to Head
  2. Goal Differential
  3. Least cards accumulated
  4. Penalty Kicks (best of 3 then Sudden Death) to be held before lunch
Round robin seeding was chosen at random using a random number generator

Round Robin Seeding
Team 1 Make FC
Team 2 HSBC
Team 3 City of Surrey
Team 4 Pivotal
Team 5 IBM
Team 6 City of Vancouver
Team 7 BCGEU
Team 8 Amazon

Elimination Rounds

The single elimination rounds begin after the lunch break.  In the event of a draw at the end of the game, teams will go to penalty kicks.  Penalty kicks will be the same as the group round with a best of 3, then sudden death.

Knock out games will be 30 minutes of playing time with a 5 minute half time.  Teams will change sides at the half time.
The final will be 40 minutes of playing time with a 5 minute half time.

Tournament Rules

  1. Yellow Cards - If a player receives a yellow card in tournament play, they must leave the field and aren't allowed back in for 10 minutes.  Another player may be subbed in to cover the players spot.  If a second yellow is received in the same game then the player gets a red card and must leave the field.  The team will continue to play down a player.
  2. Red Cards - If a player receives a red card, he/she must leave the field and will automatically miss the next match in the tournament.  If the player receives a direct red card for violence, dangerous play or any serious aggressive offence, the player will not be allowed to play for the remainder of the tournament.
  3. Slide Tackles - As with regular season play, there will be no slide tackles allowed although slides and going to ground away from other players is allowed.  It is the referees discretion to make the call on close slides that may look like a slide tackle.
  4. Substitutions - Substitutions will only be allowed on the whistle when the referee agrees.  Teams can make unlimited substitutions during a game
  5. Shin Guards - Shin guards are MANDATORY and are a Burnaby Parks rule.  If you don't have shin guards the referee will not let you play.
  6. The tournament will follow the VCSL rules as stated on the website.  www.vcsl.ca/rules.
  7. Any verbal abuse or violence will not be tolerated and those players will be asked to leave the field and at the organizers discretion, the remainder of the tournament.
  8. Games start at the time indicated.  Be at your field and be ready.  We're on a tight schedule so games can't get delayed.  The refs will kick off the game whether you are ready or not.
  9. Refs must be obeyed at all times during gameplay.
  10. NO ALCOHOL whatsoever at the tournament.  We could get completely shut down if anyone is caught drinking.  If you or your fans are found drinking your team won't be invited back to the VCSL next year.
  11. No sunflower seeds, peanuts or pistachios.  This is a Burnaby field rule.  It makes a mess of the benches and fields so they are banned.
  12. Team captains are responsible for each of your players behaviour - please keep it friendly.
  13. Although this is a tournament, the goal is for everyone to have fun.  Let's all be sportsmanlike and keep with the spirit of a recreational league.


At the end of the tournament we will be presenting 3 awards:
Most Sportsmanlike Team Award - The most sportsmanlike team will be awarded to the team who shows the most sportsmanlike conduct through the tournament.  This is the team that plays hard but treats opponents with respect and shows themselves to be premier ambassadors of the great game.  This award will be decided by a vote from the referees and team captains.

Congratulations BCGEU with 6 votes from captains and referees

Top Goal Scorer - At the end of the tournament the player with the most goals scored wins the VCSL Top Scorer Award.

Gus Sanavio (Pivotal) 4 goals
Hassan McElsherbiny (Make FC) 4 goals

Tournament Champions Cup - The cup goes to the tournament victors, the grand poobahs of the VCSL tournament.

Make FC