Senior Competition Information Summer 2014

Seniors - Summer 2014

Last Updated: Monday 18th November, 2013

Divisions Available

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

General Information 

  • 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 fully paid team members so they have reserves, with 12 recommended.
  • Players MUST wear approved Tag League shorts or cannot take the field. Shorts are available for purchase at $25.00. 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 Parramatta 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.
  • The competition will run for a total of 9 Rounds, being a 7 week Round Robin plus 2 weeks of finals.
  • Teams will be placed into divisions of 8 (subject to numbers) and will play each other once.
  • The top 4 teams progress to a 2 week sudden death finals series (1 plays 4, 2 plays 3 with winners playing in the Grand Final).
  • 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.
  • 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 2013 calendar year. 
  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Parramatta Competition.
  • Registration cost in the Parramatta Summer competition is as follows; 
  Parramatta Competition Fees
  Venue Hazel Ryan
  Mens Open  $ 50
  Mixed  $ 50
  • Prices are per person for the 9 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, and they cannot be used as reserves for substitution during a game. A 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 match referee & 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 the 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 take the field.
  • 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 - Hazel Ryan Oval, North Rocks

  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • Men's Open games will be played between 6:30pm and 9:30pm on Tuesday evenings (unless rescheduled).
  • The draw is published in advance, with game times varying by week.
  • Teams may specify if they wish to play early or late, early games being scheduled for 6.30pm or 7.15pm, late games being scheduled for 8.00pm or 8.45pm.

Wet Weather

  • For the Summer Season there will be provision for 1 wet weather replay round.
  • More wet weather replacement rounds will be scheduled if required and if grounds can be secured.
  • Ground closure is determined by the Hills Shire Council based on conditions

Parramatta Tag League Seniors

Summer 2014 Competition Calendar

Day of Week
&
Venue

Hazel Ryan Park
North Rocks

Divisions
Available

Mixed Open
Mens Open

Registration Night Tuesday 14th January 2014
Round 1 Tuesday 21st January 2014
Round 2 Tuesday 28th January 2014
Round 3 Tuesday 4th February 2014
Round 4 Tuesday 11thFebruary 2014
Round 5 Tuesday 18th February 2014
Round 6 Tuesday 25th February 2014
Round 7 Tuesday 4th March 2014
Semi Final Tuesday 11th March 2014
Grand Final Tuesday 18th March 2014
Contingency 1* Tuesday 25th March 2014

 * Wet Weather replacement rounds.