1.         Name

1.1       The name of the Grand Masters tournament is 2nd Grand Masters Hockey Asian Cup.

1.2       The name of the Senior Masters tournament is 1st Senior Masters Hockey Asian Cup

1.3       The two Tournaments will, collectively, be known as Masters Hockey Asian Cup

2.         Rules and Regulations

2.1       The matches in the tournaments will be played in accordance with the currently effective Rules of Hockey and Tournament Regulations of FIH with modifications approved by FIH for Masters Hockey.

2.2       In any case where the Rules of Hockey and Tournament Regulations appear in conflict, these Rules and Regulations shall prevail.

2.3       A List of Regulations which supersede the Rules of Hockey is at the Appendix.

3.         Management

3.1       The Chairman of the Organising Committee (OC) will have overall control of the Tournament. He will be assisted by:

  • Tournament Director (TD)
  • Assistant Tournament Director (ATD)
  • Umpires Manager (UM)
  • Two others appointed by the Chairman of the OC.

3.2       The above will constitute the Tournament Committee. The Tournament Committee will have authority to deal with all aspects of the tournament, including but not limited to:

  • Team and player discipline
  • Failure to play
  • Protests
  • Unforeseen events

4.         Competition

4.1       The Tournament will be a straight round robin. Each team will play each other once.

  • Three points for a win
  • One point for a draw
  • No point for a loss.

4.2       Teams shall be ranked according to the number of points each team has accumulated in the competition.

4.3       Where two or more teams have an equal number of points, they will be ranked according to the following criteria (in order):

  • Goal difference
  • Goals for
  • Results between equal teams in the competition
  • Should teams still be equal, a penalty shoot-out competition will be arranged to determine the higher placing

4.4       The results of the Alliance Team, being a guest team, will not count in the final ranking of the competition.

5.         Registration

5.1       Each team may register a maximum of 18 players. All 18 players are permitted to play in a match but only a maximum of 11 on the field of play at any one time (subject to suspensions).

5.2       The qualifying age groups are:

  • Grand Masters - 60 years or more on or before 31 December 2013
  • Senior Masters - 50 years or more on or before 31 December 2013

5.3       Teams may register up to two underage players but they must not be below the age of 58 (for Grand Masters) or 48 (for Senior Masters) on or before 31 December 2013.

6.         Duration of Matches

6.1       Each match will be played in four quarters of 17.5 minutes each. There will be a break of 2 minutes after the first and third quarter. There will be a break of 10 minutes after the second quarter.

6.2     Teams change ends only after the second break.


APPENDIX

SCHEDULE OF REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE MASTERS HOCKEY ASIAN CUP

1.  BREAKING AT A PENALTY CORNER

Rule 13.3.h:

Until the ball has been played, no attacker other than the one taking the push or hit from the back-line is permitted to enter the circle and no defender is permitted to cross the centre-line or back-line.

Regulation: Until the ball has been played, no attacker other than the one taking the push or hit from the back-line is permitted to enter the circle and no defender is permitted to cross the centre-line or back-line.

(a)    For any offence of this rule by a defender on the back-line, other than the goalkeeper, the offending player is required to go beyond the centre-line and cannot be replaced by another defender.

(b)    For any offence of this rule by a defending goalkeeper or player with goalkeeping privileges, the defending team defends the penalty corner with one less player: i.e. the corner is defended by one less player than before this incident.

(c)    For an offence of this rule by an attacker who enters the circle before the ball is played, the offending player is required to go beyond the centre line.

(d)    If the player taking the push or hit from the back-line feints at playing the ball, the offending player is required to go beyond the centre line but is replaced by another attacker; if this feinting leads to what would otherwise be a breach of this rule by a defender, only the attacker is required to go beyond the centre line

(e)     Subject to the above, the penalty corner is re-taken.

(f)     If another breach of Rule 13.3.h as described in this regulation occurs during the re-taken penalty corner, further consequences apply as specified above (e.g. for a second offence of this rule by a defender on the back-line, the team defends the penalty corner with not more than three players).

(g)    A subsequent penalty corner (as opposed to a re-taken penalty corner) may be defended by not more than five players.

2.  GREEN CARD – TWO MINUTE SUSPENSION

Rule 14.1.b: For any offence, the offending player may be warned (indicated by a green card).

Regulation: For any offence, the offending player may be warned (indicated by a green card).

(a)    The offending player is temporarily suspended for two (2) minutes of playing time.

(b)    For the duration of each temporary suspension, the offending team plays with one less player.

(c)    If a field player receives a green card, the Umpires stop the match (but not necessarily the time) to issue the card; if time has been stopped, the Umpires restart it immediately after issuing the card.

(d)    If a goalkeeper or player with goalkeeping privileges receives a green card, the Umpires stop the time and re-start it immediately after that player has left the field of play.

(e)    The offending player leaves the field immediately; if they interfere with play on their way to the designated suspension area the Umpire may further penalise the player in accordance with the Rules of Hockey.

(f)     The two minute temporary suspension starts when the player is seated in the designated area.

(g)    Timing of the suspension is controlled by a Technical Official on duty.

(h)    The offending player is permitted to resume play when the Technical Official on duty indicates that the period of suspension has been completed unless this occurs during the taking of a penalty corner in which case the player cannot return until the corner has been completed or another penalty corner is awarded.

(i)     If the offending player is a goalkeeper or player with goalkeeping privileges, the Technical Official on duty notifies the Umpires when the period of suspension has been completed; the Umpires stop the time at the next stoppage of play to enable that player to resume play.

3.   YELLOW CARD – TEMPORARY SUSPENSION

Rule 14.1.c: For any offence, the offending player may be temporarily suspended for a minimum of 5 minutes of playing time (indicated by a yellow card).

Regulation: For any offence, the offending player may be temporarily suspended for a minimum of 5 minutes of playing time (indicated by a yellow card).

(a)    The duration of temporary suspension is indicated to the Technical Official on duty by the Umpire who issues the yellow card.

(b)    For the duration of each temporary suspension, the offending team plays with one less player.

(c)    If a field player receives a yellow card, the Umpires stop the match (but not necessarily the time) to issue the card; if time has been stopped, the Umpires restart it immediately after issuing the card.

(d)    If a goalkeeper or player with goalkeeping privileges receives a yellow card, the Umpires stop the time and re-start it immediately after that player has left the field of play.

(e)    The offending player leaves the field immediately; if they interfere with play on their way to the designated suspension area the Umpire may further penalise the player in accordance with the Rules of Hockey.

(f)     The temporary suspension commences when the player is seated in the designated area.

(g)    Timing of the suspension is controlled by a Technical Official on duty.

(h)    The offending player is permitted to resume play when the Technical Official on duty indicates that the period of suspension has been completed unless this occurs during the taking of a penalty corner in which case the player cannot return until the corner has been completed or another penalty corner is awarded.

(i)     If the offending player is a goalkeeper or player with goalkeeping privileges, the Technical Official on duty notifies the Umpires when the period of suspension has been completed; the Umpires stop the time at the next stoppage of play to enable that player to resume play.