Announcing the 2016 Chicago Cup!
June 25-26, 2016
The Chicago Cup tournament will
be held on June 25 & 26 at the Northwestern University field hockey field
located in Evanston, IL.
The format will be a co-ed,
11 vs. 11 full-field tournament with a maximum of 5 male players on the field
at once (excluding goalies). On Saturday, June 25, the tournament will begin at
8 AM and go until 6 PM. On Saturday evening, the Chicago Field Hockey Club will
host a tournament social, which is included in the tournament fees – all are
welcome and encouraged to attend (dinner is provided). On Sunday, June 26, play will start at 8 AM
with closing ceremonies around 3:30 PM.
The tournament will be conducted
in accordance with the F.I.H. "Rulesof Hockey 2015" and its corresponding amendments.
- This is a co-ed, 11 vs. 11 full-field
- Teams are allowed to have a maximum of 16
players on their roster.
- Players will only be permitted to play for one
team for the duration of the tournament.
- Teams are allowed a maximum of 5 male out-field
players on the field at all times.
There is no overtime in the case
of a tie. An extension of time to complete a penalty stroke or a penalty corner
will be permitted. Point scoring will be:
- Win: 3 points
- Tie: 1 point
- Loss: 0 points
Teams will be ranked following
the group matches based on the number of points earned. In the case of a tie,
tie breaker rules will be employed to determine ranking:
- The winner of the game between the two teams
- Goal differential
- Most goals scored
- Penalty shootout competition
Playoff games that finish in a
tie will be decided by a penalty shoot-out competition. Each team will select
five players to take alternating penalty shoot-out attempts. Anyone attempting a
penalty shoot-out must have been on the field at the end of regulation play. If
the score is still tied, a sudden-death series shall be played. The five
initial shoot out takers are not permitted to make a second attempt until all
members of their team have made an attempt.
Teams shall wear the color that
they specified for their team. All players MUST wear shin-guards and Mouth
Guards (Gum Shields) at all times while playing. Any issues arising that are
not covered by the above rules will be decided by a combination of tournament
officials and organizers.
Officials have been asked to
apply a ZERO tolerance policy for misbehavior on the field. Players will only receive one warning for
misconduct; the second warning you will be kicked off the field for the
duration of the game; third warning you'll be asked to leave the tournament
without receiving a refund for tournament fees. Warnings are carried from game
to game, meaning that you get one warning for the duration of the tournament.
Once the warning is placed, the tournament organizer will be notified from the
official and that player will be under surveillance. This is 100% up to the
officials and will not be left open for discussion.
The Chicago Cup steering team has
received a lot of questions about having goalies playing for multiple teams and
requests to contact goalies from other teams to play for them. In light of the
numbers of requests, the steering team will allow goalies to play for multiple
teams. In the event that the teams playing each other have agreed to share a
goalie, the goalie should be prepared to designate their primary and secondary
team. Any issues that arise during the tournament will be considered on an
as-needed basis. We hope that this will allow for a higher level of play for
the tournament by having a goalie play in every game. If you are a goalie and
would be willing to play for other teams, please contact us. If you have any
questions, please feel free to contact the Chicago Cup Chair at email@example.com
A FEW RULES CLARIFICATIONS
- Aerials: sticks over the
shoulder will be allowed (with safety in mind, obviously)
- No more "own goals"
- Shootouts: Any player that
has a green or yellow card at the end of a game (i.e., before the
shoot-out) is allowed to participate in the shoot-out - the rule does not
literally refer to the players "on the field". Of course, a red
card is still a red card (not allowed to participate). Also, teams should
have a minimum of 2 ladies in the shootout with sudden death being 1 man 1 lady in
Liability and Conduct
All participants will be required
to sign and return a copy of the "Liability Waiver and Code of Conduct
As stated above, officials have
been asked to apply a ZERO tolerance policy for misbehavior on the field.
Players will only receive one warning for misconduct. After the second warning,
the player will be kicked off the field for the duration of the game. Players
receiving a third warning will be asked to leave the tournament without
receiving a refund for tournament fees. Warnings are carried from game to game,
meaning that you get one warning for the duration of the tournament. Once the
warning is placed, the tournament organizer will be notified from the official
and that player will be under surveillance. This is in the full discretion of
the officials and will not be left open for discussion.
All participants will abide by
all Northwestern University Department of Athletics and Recreation facility
rules and regulations during the event. Alcohol or illegal drugs or substances are
not permitted at the field. Please be respectful to the Northwestern University
campus and use the trash cans provided.
We play at the Northwestern
University field hockey field, located on NU’s campus. Click here
for directions and more information about the field.
There will be free water provided
for the players on the turf. There will also be sports drinks for sale at the
field. We recommend players bring their lunch to the field or players can
easily make a trip to Evanston’s downtown to find a number of eating options in
CFHC was unable to secure a hotel block for the tournament due to
several factors beyond our control. Instead, we suggest the following
venues that currently have some rooms available.
1. Hilton Orrington/Evanston, 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston (5 blocks from campus) $256
2. Hilton Garden Inn Evanston, 1818 Maple Avenue, Evanston (8 blocks from campus) $241
3. Hyatt House Chicago/Evanston 1515 Chicago Avenue Evanston IL (7 blocks from campus) $214/night
4. Holiday Inn Chicago North-Evanston 1501 Sherman Ave Evanston IL (10 blocks from campus) $204/night
5. DoubleTree by Hilton Skokie, 9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie (4 miles from campus) $120
6. Extended Stay America Chicago – Skokie Old Orchard Rd Skokie IL (4.5 miles from campus)- $89/night
7. Residence Inn Chicago Wilmette 3205 Old Glenview Rd Wilmette IL (4.5 miles from campus)- $167/night
8. Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore 5300 West Touhy Ave Skokie IL (7 miles from campus) $166/night.
Teams are responsible for their own transportation to and
from the tournament.
Chicago is serviced by two
airports, Chicago O’Hare airport and Midway airport. Both are about 45 minutes
to an hour away from Evanston and about 30-45 minutes away from downtown
Chicago. When going to the airport, please allow at least an hour to get to the
airport and an additional hour to check in and get through security. Traffic is
unpredictable in Chicago and you always need to allow extra time.
Directions to Tournament Field
From Chicago: Take Lake Shore
Drive north. Follow LSD until it ends and merges with Sheridan Road. Take
Sheridan north through Evanston (follow the signs as Sheridan winds through
south Evanston). Turn right on Lincoln Street at the north end of NU's campus.
Follow Lincoln around a right-hand curve. The Sports Pavilion and Aquatic
Center (SPAC) is on your left. To get to Lakeside Field and the Leonard B.
Thomas Athletic Complex, turn left at the stop sign just beyond SPAC.
From the North: Take I-94 (Eden’s)
East. Exit on Skokie Blvd. and turn left at stop light at Lake Avenue. Go east
on Lake to Green Bay Road. Turn right and proceed south to Central Street. Turn
left and go east approximately 1.5 miles to Sheridan Road. Turn right, then
turn left at the next stop light, which is Lincoln. Follow Lincoln around a
right-hand curve. The Sports Pavilion and Aquatic Center (SPAC) is on your
left. To get to Lakeside Field and the Leonard B. Thomas Athletic Complex, turn
left at the stop sign just beyond SPAC.
From O'Hare International
Airport: Exit the airport and take I-294 North. Exit on Dempster Street east
and proceed several miles until you reach I-94. Take I-94 West and exit and
turn right on Old Orchard Road. Proceed east and turn left on Gross Point Road.
Take the next right on Central Street and head east approximately three miles
to Sheridan Road. Turn right, then turn left at the next stop light, which is
Lincoln. Follow Lincoln around a right-hand curve. The Sports Pavilion and
Aquatic Center (SPAC) is on your left. To get to Lakeside Field and the Leonard
B. Thomas Athletic Complex, turn left at the stop sign just beyond SPAC.
Saturday Night Social
Participation in the 2016 Chicago
Cup includes a Saturday night social. Location for the Saturday night social is coming soon!
Contact & Questions
If you have any questions about
the tournament or would like to submit a team, please contact Rachel Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org