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AIMS Games Tauranga NZ Hockey
Date:

Monday 7th September to Friday 11th September 2020

Venue:

Tauranga Hockey Centre, Blake Park, Mount Maunganui   Bethlehem College  /  Tauranga Boys College

Cost:

6-Aside Boys, Girls and Mixed Divisions $400.00 per team (NZ$)
11-Aside Boys and Girls Divisions $500.00 per team (NZ$)
PLUS $750.00 if you don’t supply an umpire (NZ$) 6-Aside and 11 A-side

Entries Close:

Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 11.59pm – Online registrations close


 

Contact Details

Code Co-ordinator:
Caroline Bigham
Tauranga Hockey Association
Phone: 07 576 5178 / 027 283 2153
Phone: 07 575 0074
Email: cjbigham@hotmail.com
Email: admin@tgahockey.co.nz

A tournament committee will be in place to administer and facilitate the running of this tournament.


 

Tournament Planning

Eligibility

  1. Students competing must be enrolled full-time in the school they are representing.
  2. New Zealand students competing must be a Year 7 or Year 8 student.
  3. New Zealand schools must be an affiliated member of NZAIMS - New Zealand Association of Intermediate and Middle Schooling http://nzaims.co.nz
  4. Students may compete in more than one code however timetable allowances will NOT be made for any competitors.
  5. Competitors must be Over 10 years and 13 years of age or Under as at the 1st January of the tournament year (2020), competitor’s birthdates will be required on school registration documentation (accepted birth years for the 2020 Games are: 2007, 2008 and 2009).
  6. All participants must have online medical and media waiver documentation completed to be eligible to compete.

Costs

  • Schools are required to pay the entry fee of $400.00 per team (NZ$) 6-Aside Division and $500.00 per team (NZ$) 11-Aside Divisions.
  • Should an umpire be required, then there is an additional cost of $750.00 for the week.
  • Non-refundable / Payment MUST be made within seven days of receipt of the invoice.
  • Invoices will be sent to the School Accounts Manager after the entry closing date, 10th June.

2020 Planning Timeline

  • Wednesday 10th June – Entries close for the 2020 Anchor AIMS Games at 11.59pm. The EnterNOW system will generate a confirmation email three days prior to entries closing so school coordinators can check that they have entered the correct individuals, teams, codes etc.
    The AIMS Games Trust has a strict NO REFUND policy from this date! NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Wednesday 24th June – All schools must have paid their registration invoice to have their entry confirmed.
    Late entries (if accepted) will incur a 50% penalty fee
  • Wednesday 1st July – Confirmation sent to all 2020 participating schools (if registration for a sporting code is oversubscribed then the opportunity to compete will be at the discretion of the executive committee).
  • Monday 27th July – School group opening ceremony ticket bookings go on sale through Ticketek (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).
  • Wednesday 29th July – All Team/individual online name and code information registration forms to be completed. Competitors’ names, date of birth, playing shirt number, coaches and manager’s names and contact details are required on this form.  NOTE: Any team that withdraws after this date will be ineligible to compete at the 2021 Anchor AIMS Games Hockey tournament.
  • Wednesday 29th July – Umpire registration details will be required to be completed online.
  • Monday 3rd August – Public opening ceremony tickets go on sale through Ticketek (First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm).
  • Wednesday 12th August – Draws live, finalised and published.
  • Saturday 5th September – The 17th Anchor AIMS Games International Sporting Championships opens.
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Tournament Information

Divisions

  • Girls 11-Aside Division (maximum of 16 registered players per team)
  • Boys 11-Aside Division (maximum of 16 registered players per team)
  • Girls 6-Aside Division (maximum of 10 registered players per team)
  • Boys 6-Aside Division (maximum of 10 registered players per team)
  • Mixed 6-Aside Division (maximum of 10 registered players per team / strictly a minimum of three boys and three girls per team)
  • Schools can register a team in all five Divisions (Boys, Girls and Mixed 6-Aside, Boys and Girls 11 aside)
  • To ensure the health and safety of all players we request that they are competitive hockey players in their local competition.
  • To ensure players are given equal opportunities the AIMS Games Trust recommends all players get a minimum of half a games play, per game.
  • If a division is oversubscribed teams will be selected by the executive committee at their discretion.
    Please note, schools that have registered in four or more divisions maybe eliminated first.

Venues

Placing/Seeding

Final placings from the 2019 Anchor AIMS Games Tournament will determine seeding for this year. For the inaugural Girls and Boys 6 Aside tournament seedings will be at the tournament organisers discretion.

Umpires

  • The organising committee will appoint umpires to games.
  • There will be a compulsory umpires briefing at all venues on Monday 7th September at 8.00am.
  • Umpire registration details will be required to be completed online by Wednesday 29th July.
  • We encourage school teams to bring junior umpires to gain experience from this tournament (mentoring and coaching provided).
  • Participating teams are required to provide an experienced umpire, or should an umpire be required, then there is an additional cost of $750.00 for the week (indication of requiring a paid umpire is to be recorded and paid for on the initial registration form).

Programme

Sunday 6th September Opening Ceremony (Trustpower Arena at Baypark)
First show – 3.00pm, Second show – 7.00pm
Monday 7th September Tournament Briefing (all turf venues) 8.00am
Monday 7th September Umpires Briefing (all turf venues) 8.00am
Monday 7th September Pool Play – All turf venues 9.30am
Tuesday 8th September Pool Play – All turf venues
Wednesday 9th September Post Pool Pay – All turf venues
Thursday 10th September Post Pool Pay – All turf venues
Friday 11th September Finals Day
Friday 11th September Prize Giving (Tauranga Hockey Centre)

11-aside format

  • Teams will play round robin during pool play with finals to decide all placings.
  • Girls and Boys Finals will be played at different times.
  • Maximum of 16 registered players per team.
  • To ensure the health and safety of all players we request that they are competitive hockey players in their local competition.
  • Maximum of three games over two days in pool play.
  • All teams will play a minimum of six games.
  • STRICTLY NO MIXED GENDER TEAMS IN THE 11-ASIDE DIVISION

11-aside rules

  • All games will be 20-minute halves – three-minute half time.
  • Time controlled by a timekeeper.
  • There will be five-minute breaks between games for warm-ups and turf watering (as required).
  • Teams MUST wear shirts with playing numbers on the back. Players must be registered with this number.
  • Mouth guards and shin pads are mandatory.
  • We encourage defenders to wear face masks for penalty corners.
  • Teams are responsible for their own first aid. An emergency vehicle will be stationed at the Blake Park complex covering the Hockey, Football, Tennis, Squash and Netball tournaments.
  • Ice is available at tournament control, and in dugouts.
  • All team managers are required to have their team medical forms with them throughout the week.

6-aside format

  • All games will be 6-aside INCLUDING a goalkeeper.
  • Maximum of 10 registered players per team.
  • To ensure the health and safety of all players we request that they are competitive hockey players in their local competition.
  • There must be a minimum of three boys and three girls in the Mixed Grade teams (and two boys and two girls FIELD players (excluding the goalkeeper) on the turf at all times).
  • Half turf.
  • Maximum of three games over two days in pool play.
  • All teams will play a minimum of six games.
  • Play-offs split into two divisions, with gold, silver and bronze certificates for both divisions.

6-aside rules

  • All games will be 20-minute halves – three-minute half time.
  • Time controlled by a timekeeper.
  • There will be five-minute breaks between games for warm-ups and turf watering (as required).
  • For Mixed 6 Aside there must be two female field players on the turf at all times.
  • Teams MUST wear shirts with playing numbers on the back. Players must be registered with this number.
  • Mouth guards and shin pads are mandatory.
  • We encourage defenders to wear face masks for penalty corners.
  • Teams are responsible for their own first aid. An emergency vehicle will be stationed at the Blake Park complex covering the Hockey, Football, Tennis, Squash, Badminton and Netball tournaments.
  • Ice will be available at Tournament Control and in dugouts
  • All team managers are required to have their team medical forms with them throughout the week.

Medal Presentation

The top three placed teams in 11 aside and 6 aside will be presented with their certificates and medals (B Division will receive certificates only) at the Tauranga Hockey Centre at the conclusion of the finals on Friday 11th September.

 
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