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Port City Challenge 2018


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Port City Challenge 2018


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Congratulations to the 2018 Divisional Winners~
 Centercourt BLUE 2026
(Blue) Bears 2025
(Green) Lighthouse 2024/2025
GSE 2024
 (blue) Middlesex Bears 22/23
 (GREEN) MAineiax 2023
 Twisters 2022
HS (Green) 2021 Centercourt
HS (blue) Lighthouse
 

 

 

 

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Details


Details


Welcome to the Port City Challenge taking place June 23rd & 24th in the picturesque Seacoast Region of New Hampshire

Games will be played on Saturday (8am-6pm) and Sun (8am-4pm)

Divisions

2019/2020, 2021, 2022, 2023/2024, 2024/2025, 2025/2026

 Schedules can be found on the TOURNEY MACHINE APP

All participants must have an active US Lacrosse Membership at the time of the event.

Teams are guaranteed 2 full games Sat & 2 full games Sun (Weather Permitting)

Top two seeded teams in each division play in Championship game on Sunday

Registration is now closed

$500/team non-refundable deposit due within 10 days of registration

Balance Due by April 15, 2018

$1000 per team if received in full by February 1, 2018.

After February 1, 2018 team fee is $1150.

If tournament has CLOSED due to FULL enrollment NO REFUNDS will be given to any team

that wishes to withdraw from the program or tournament.

Please contact Mary at lighthouselaxnh@gmail.com with any questions.

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Rules


2018 Port City Challenge Rules

 

-- No dogs are allowed at the tournament site.

 

-- All participants must be active members of US Lacrosse at the time of the event.

 

-- NO jewelry of any kind is allowed unless it is medical in nature and covered with tape.

 

-- Sportsmanship is of the utmost importance at the Port City Challenge. Officials have the right to stop a game at any time to eject a coach, fan or player based on his/her behavior.

 

-- A yellow or red card to the coach counts towards the team fouls and a player must be removed for 3 minutes.

 

-- Players receiving 2 yellows will not have to sit the following game, but it will be reported to the tournament director and subsequent cards could result in suspension.

 

-- A coach or player receiving a red card will sit out 5 minutes and could be required to sit an additional game. All decisions on penalties for cards will be at the discretion of the tournament organizer.

 

-- The clock continues to run during all stoppages of play including injury or issuance of cards. 

 

-- ANY players, coaches, parents or fans who conduct themselves in an inappropriate manner will be escorted from the property.

 

Rules, Game Times, Playoffs, Tie Breaking

-- The home team is the first team that appears on the game schedule.

 

-- All teams should bring reversible pinnies/opposite color jersey in case of similar jersey/team colors. Teams that fail to appear at their assigned games will not be invited to future events

 

-- A central horn signals the beginning and end of each half. Games are two 20-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime for all divisions. THERE ARE NO TIMEOUTS.

--If an 8M is awarded and time expires the team awarded the 8M will have the opportunity to play out the 8M (if defense fouls again during the play, offense will have another opportunity to take the shot until there are no defensive fouls to interrupt the play)

 

-- Any game stopped due to thunder or lightning (or rain) will end with the score “as is.”  Missed games will not be made up. Partial refunds -- after all fixed costs have been paid -- may be issued at the discretion of the tournament director.

 

-- Game Officials are US Lacrosse certified and will follow current US Lacrosse rules. Modified Checking for 4/5/6th grade divisions, Full checking for 7/8,  9th and HS Divisions

Alternating possession will be determined as follows: Team listed second on the game schedule (the away team) receives the first alternating possession.

 

-- Official score of each game is kept on the field by the field marshals located at each field.  Each coach will sign the score sheet when the game is complete. COACHES, DOUBLE CHECK THE SCORE BEFORE YOU SIGN SCORE SHEET

 

-- Teams will be awarded points during pool play based on the following system:
Win = 3 points, Tie = 1 point, Loss = 0 points

 

-- The two teams with the highest point total will move on to the playoffs.
If, at the end of the Divisional play, there is a tie in total points, Division winners will be determined in the following manner:


1. A comparison of total wins by team. The team with the most wins advances.
2. A comparison of goals allowed. The team with the fewest goals allowed advances.
3. Coin Toss

 

-- The top 2 teams in each bracket advance to a championship game and games scores will be recorded at the main tent/table area.

 

Exceptions:

Divisions comprised of FOUR teams will all play a total of 4 games with the 4th game being the semi-final game.

 

-- Playoff Format:
The Championship game will consist of (1) 20-minute period for the 6th thru HS divisions.

The Championship game will consist of (1) 15-minute period for the 4/5th grade division.

If the score is tied at the end of the period, a “sudden-victory” period will be played in an 8v8 format, 3 field players will be removed from each team, until a winner is determined.

 

Portsmouth High School Facility Rules

 

Park in designated parking spaces only!

 

 Vehicles in unauthorized areas will be removed at the owner’s expense

 

NO:

DOGS/PETS

Grills or Open Fires

Alcohol or Tobacco

Rules


2018 Port City Challenge Rules

 

-- No dogs are allowed at the tournament site.

 

-- All participants must be active members of US Lacrosse at the time of the event.

 

-- NO jewelry of any kind is allowed unless it is medical in nature and covered with tape.

 

-- Sportsmanship is of the utmost importance at the Port City Challenge. Officials have the right to stop a game at any time to eject a coach, fan or player based on his/her behavior.

 

-- A yellow or red card to the coach counts towards the team fouls and a player must be removed for 3 minutes.

 

-- Players receiving 2 yellows will not have to sit the following game, but it will be reported to the tournament director and subsequent cards could result in suspension.

 

-- A coach or player receiving a red card will sit out 5 minutes and could be required to sit an additional game. All decisions on penalties for cards will be at the discretion of the tournament organizer.

 

-- The clock continues to run during all stoppages of play including injury or issuance of cards. 

 

-- ANY players, coaches, parents or fans who conduct themselves in an inappropriate manner will be escorted from the property.

 

Rules, Game Times, Playoffs, Tie Breaking

-- The home team is the first team that appears on the game schedule.

 

-- All teams should bring reversible pinnies/opposite color jersey in case of similar jersey/team colors. Teams that fail to appear at their assigned games will not be invited to future events

 

-- A central horn signals the beginning and end of each half. Games are two 20-minute halves with a 5-minute halftime for all divisions. THERE ARE NO TIMEOUTS.

--If an 8M is awarded and time expires the team awarded the 8M will have the opportunity to play out the 8M (if defense fouls again during the play, offense will have another opportunity to take the shot until there are no defensive fouls to interrupt the play)

 

-- Any game stopped due to thunder or lightning (or rain) will end with the score “as is.”  Missed games will not be made up. Partial refunds -- after all fixed costs have been paid -- may be issued at the discretion of the tournament director.

 

-- Game Officials are US Lacrosse certified and will follow current US Lacrosse rules. Modified Checking for 4/5/6th grade divisions, Full checking for 7/8,  9th and HS Divisions

Alternating possession will be determined as follows: Team listed second on the game schedule (the away team) receives the first alternating possession.

 

-- Official score of each game is kept on the field by the field marshals located at each field.  Each coach will sign the score sheet when the game is complete. COACHES, DOUBLE CHECK THE SCORE BEFORE YOU SIGN SCORE SHEET

 

-- Teams will be awarded points during pool play based on the following system:
Win = 3 points, Tie = 1 point, Loss = 0 points

 

-- The two teams with the highest point total will move on to the playoffs.
If, at the end of the Divisional play, there is a tie in total points, Division winners will be determined in the following manner:


1. A comparison of total wins by team. The team with the most wins advances.
2. A comparison of goals allowed. The team with the fewest goals allowed advances.
3. Coin Toss

 

-- The top 2 teams in each bracket advance to a championship game and games scores will be recorded at the main tent/table area.

 

Exceptions:

Divisions comprised of FOUR teams will all play a total of 4 games with the 4th game being the semi-final game.

 

-- Playoff Format:
The Championship game will consist of (1) 20-minute period for the 6th thru HS divisions.

The Championship game will consist of (1) 15-minute period for the 4/5th grade division.

If the score is tied at the end of the period, a “sudden-victory” period will be played in an 8v8 format, 3 field players will be removed from each team, until a winner is determined.

 

Portsmouth High School Facility Rules

 

Park in designated parking spaces only!

 

 Vehicles in unauthorized areas will be removed at the owner’s expense

 

NO:

DOGS/PETS

Grills or Open Fires

Alcohol or Tobacco

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Hotels


Hotels


We are proud to announce our partnership with Travel Team USA who is now the official hotel coordinator for the Port City Challenge. They have secured discounted rooms at tournament approved hotels for teams participating in our tournament.  Please know that you must make your hotel reservations through Travel Team USA for final registration.

Below is a link to all of the hotels, please make reservations for your entire team on this site and the hotel of your choosing will give you information for the rest of your parents to call in and make their own reservations. 

Please contact Laura Dermody with any questions at 585.347.4915 or toll free at 877.320.8326 or via email laura@travelteamusa.com.

Click here to Book your Hotel