Senior Competition Information Winter 2015

Last Updated: Saturday 7th March 2015

Divisions Available

  • Mixed Opens - No age restrictions on players (>16yrs), Maximum 4 Male players on the field at once. Any number of Female players to make up a team of 8.
  • Mens Open - No age restrictions on players (>16yrs).

General Information 

  • The Winter 2015 Season will be run over 14 weeks, being a 12 week Round Robin plus a 2 week Finals Series for qualifying teams, being the top 4 in teach division.
  • The competition will run ungraded for the first 5 rounds, with the Mens and Mixed divisions then being graded (subject to a sufficient number of teams registering in each divsion).
  • Results from the first rounds will contribute to a teams points for the season.
  • All teams then will play for 7 weeks in their grade, with the top 4 teams qualifying for the semi-finals.
  • The winners of the semi-finals will then play in a grand final to determine the winners in each grade.
  • Winners and Runners Up in each division receive prizes.
  • Games will play under lights at each venue, game times varying by venue.
  • Teams can nominate to play early or late games, every effort will be made to accommodate.
  • For Tag League, Teams may have a maximum of 8 players on the field at any time in a half field configuration.
  • There is no limit to the number of team members or interchanges.
  • Teams must have at least 10 members so they have reserves, with 12 or more recommended.
  • Players MUST wear approved Tag League shorts or tights or cannot take the field. Shorts and tights are available for purchase at $25 or $30 respectively. Some other Tag sports shorts are acceptable, check with the competition manager if you are unsure yours comply.
  • Teams MUST have an individually numbered shirt of the same colour for each team member by Round 3 of the competition. Numbers must be from 1 to 99 with each team member having a unique number.
  • Shirts can be purchased from North Shore Tag League or from anywhere.
  • Teams not complying with numbered shirts will not be eligible to take the field.
  • Teams who have individual players without numbered shirts face a match point penalty for each person not complying.
  • Games consist of 2 x 20 minute halves, with a 2 minute half time break.
  • Teams receive points for each game; Win-3, Draw-2, Loss-1, Forfeit (with notification)-1, NoShow or Penalty-0.
  • Position on table is based on points, with goals "for & against" used where there is a draw, Goals "for" if tied.
  • Results from the first rounds will contribute to a teams points for the season.
  • Winners and Runners Up in each division receive prizes.

Prizes

  • Each division will play for a cash prize of $300 with $200 for the runner up.
  • Winners in the top Division of each competition will also receive customised Premiers Jackets or Teamwear of their choice.
  • A catered Grand Finals presentation will be provided for all participating teams.

Player Eligibility 

  • All participants must be at least 16 years of age in the 2015 calendar year. 
  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the North Shore Competition.
  • Registration cost in the North Shore Winter 2015 Senior Competition is as follows;
  North Shore Tag League Winter Competition Fees
  Venue Blackman Park, Lane Cove
Forsyth Park, Neutral Bay
  Mens Open $ 90 $ 90
  Mixed Open
$ 80 $ 80
  • Pricing is per person for the entire 14 week season, there are no additional costs beyond shorts and shirts.
  • Each Team must have 10 fully paid up members as a minimum, 12 or more is recommended.
  • All participants must sign on prior to taking the field and comply with sign on guidelines.
  • Teams cannot use unregistered players otherwise known as "Ring In's" to play in their team for any reason.
  • A team short of players ie. less than 8, in any given week of the competition, can use a registered player from another team in the competition to "Fill In". A maximum of 3 "Fill In's" can be used in any game, but they cannot be used as reserves for substitution during a game. A match point penalty is applied for each fill in that takes the field for a team.
  • Teams need to advise the competition convenor or supervisor that they propose to use a "Fill In" and the opposing team captain also needs to be advised. 
  • Any player used as a "Fill In" must sign on for that team for that game.
  • A team cannot consistently use "Fill In's" ie. more than 3 games in a season.
  • A Fill In is not entitled to participate in any prize should the team they Filled In for win a prize.
  • Teams found to be using a Ring In will forfeit any match points for that Round with winning points awarded to the opposing team.
  • Teams who are in breach of guidelines on more than 1 occasion will be suspended for 1 or more games, with teams who are found to be repeat offenders being disqualified from the competition.

Sign On

  • It is a condition of entry to the competition that ALL players MUST sign on prior to taking the field. This is a requirement for insurance coverage.
  • Players who do not sign on, are injured, and attempt to claim on insurance, WILL HAVE THEIR CLAIM DENIED.
  • Players must only sign on for themselves, not for anyone else. Signatures will be cross checked for consistency.
  • Players must sign in full, not just using initials.
  • Players cannot sign on using someone elses name. If they are 'Filling In" for a team, they need to write their own name on a separate line on the sign on sheets and sign on that line for the week that they played.
  • Players are required to present a Photo ID for sign on. This must be supplied or they cannot sign on.
  • Anyone found to be playing for a team without sign on may cause that team to face a match point penalty, suspension or disqualification if they are found to be ineligible to play.

Scheduling of Games - Mondays - Blackman Park, Lane Cove

  • All games will be played between 7.00pm & 9.15pm on Monday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • Games will not be scheduled on Public Holiday long weekends.
  • The draw is published in advance, with game times varying by week.
  • All games will be played on the new synthetic grass fields at Blackman Park, Lane Cove West.
  • It is the policy of North Shore Tag League to play all scheduled rounds of the competition, with games rescheduled if they cannot be played on their assigned date for any reason. This can be the result of storm activity, but given we are playing on an all weather surface, we do not expect any interruptions. Nonetheless for the Winter Season there will be provision for 2 replay rounds, more will be scheduled if required.
  • Ground closure is determined by Lane Cove Council Council based on conditions.

Scheduling of Games - Wednesdays - Forsyth Park, Neutral Bay

  • All games will be played between 6.30pm & 9.30pm on Wednesday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • The draw is published in advance, with game times varying by week.
  • All games will be played on the natural grass field at Blackman Park, Neutral Bay.
  • It is the policy of North Shore Tag League to play all scheduled rounds of the competition, with games rescheduled if they cannot be played on their assigned date for any reason. This can be the result of storm activity, lights failure or staffing issues, but we do not anticipate too many interruptions. Nonetheless for the Winter Season there will be provision for 4 replay rounds, more will be scheduled if required.
  • Ground closure is determined by North Sydney Council Council based on conditions.
Winter 2015 North Shore Tag League Senior Competition Calendar

Day of Week 

& Venue

Monday

Blackman Park - Lane Cove

Wednesday

Forsyth Park - Neutral Bay

Playing Surface

Synthetic Grass

Natural Grass

 Divisions Available

Mens Open, Mixed Open Mens Open, Mixed Open
 Registration Day  Monday 30th March 2015
 Wednesday 1st April 2015
 Round 1  Monday 13th April 2015  Wednesday 15th April 2015
 Round 2  Monday 20th April 2015  Wednesday 22nd April 2015
 Round 3  Monday 27th April 2015  Wednesday 29th April 2015
 Round 4  Monday 4th May 2015  Wednesday 6th May 2015
 Round 5  Monday 11th May 2015  Wednesday 13th May 2015
 Round 6  Monday 18th May 2015  Wednesday 20th May 2015
 Round 7  Monday 25th May 2015  Wednesday 27th May 2015
 Round 8  Monday 1st June 2015  Wednesday 3rd June 2015
 Round 9  Monday 15th June 2015  Wednesday 10th June 2015
 Round 10  Monday 22nd June 2015  Wednesday 17th June 2015
 Round 11  Monday 29th June 2015  Wednesday 24th June 2015
 Round 12  Monday 6th July 2015  Wednesday 1st July 2015
 Semi-Final  Monday 13th July 2015  Wednesday 8th July 2015
 Grand Final  Monday 20th July 2015  Wednesday 15th July 2015
 Contingency 1*  Monday 27th July 2015  Wednesday 22nd July 2015
 Contingency 2*
 Monday 3rd August 2015  Wednesday 29th July 2015
 Contingency 3*    Wednesday 5th August 2015
 Contingency 4*    Wednesday 12th August 2015

* Wet weather make up round provision.