RULES

The valid IFF international rules will be applied. The Men Elite category,  and Ladies Elite category are ruled in accordance with the "IFF - Friendly International Matches" edition 2012. Participation in these  categories requires the approval from the respective National Floorball Association and players must be registered in their club or have to arrange a Temporary Play Transfer with the IFF. For other categories this rule is not enforced by the organizer.

Qualification Key

Victory in group games gives 3 points, draw 1 point and lost game 0 points.

If two/more teams reach the same amount of points after the group matches the final position is decided as follows:

- the amount of points reached in mutual direct matches
- the score difference reached in mutual direct matches
- the amount of scored goals in mutual direct matches
- the total score difference
- the total amount of scored goals
- lot

A draw in the eliminating matches is followed by:

- 3 penalty shots
- penalty sudden death

Tournament Jury

Jan Mikulka

Jan Jirovský

Jaroslava Fišerová

Protest

A potential protest must be delivered to the JURY or to the hall secretariat in a written form 15 minutes after the match at latest. Protest fee: CZK 1,000. In case of refusing the protest the fee is not refunded. The verdict of the JURY is final and cannot be questioned.

Team List

Every team must complete the on-line team list on the tournament web page till the start of the tournament at the latest. Only the players named on the on-line list are allowed to play. Addition to the list is not allowed after the tournament starts. An exeption to this rule are young players (born 1999-2002), who are named on the team list of the team in which they will play the eliminative stages.

Match Report

The match protocol must be filled in block letters and handed over to the match secretariat at latest 30 minutes before every match. The forms will be available during the team registration or you can download it here. 

Walk Over

The maximum waiting time is 5 minutes, after that the de ‘fault result will be 0:5. Any team missing two matches due to the walk over will be excluded from the tournament and all played matches annulled.

 

Players Participation

A player may only play for one team in the tournament. An exeption to this rule are young players (born 1999-2002), who may additionally play for one of the club´s other teams or the junior national team of his or her country. (if match schedule for that category allows it). The exeption does not apply to eliminative stages of the tournament (i.e. play-off games, played until one side wins); then player may play only for the team on whose roster he or she entered the tournament.

All players in the ELITE categories (both Men and Ladies) must be registered in a club as spicified by IFF rules. Any player not following this rule will be penalized by awarding the game to the opposing team by default for illegal entry in the tournament. 

Starting with Czech Open 2018, this rule will apply to the Men Pro category as well.

 

Match Penalty

Match penalty 1 leads automatically to suspensation till the end of the respective match, match penalty 2 to suspensation in the following match and the match penalty 3 leads to the players suspensation in the whole tournament.

Team colors

In case the referees decide that one team should change shirts due to the similarity of the opponents coloures the team listed as away team in the official match schedule is obliged to change. The jersey colors listed on the internet are informative only.

Match Schedule

The organizers have the right to change the published match schedule. In such a case a notice will be given to each team leader affected by the change.

Awards

In each category the winner will be awarded by a cup. Teams on the medal positions will be awarded by diplomas and medals (max. 20 medals per team). At the same time the best goal scorer, best goal-keeper and best player in each category will be decorated. The teams and individuals will be decorated immediately after the semifinal and final game of the given category.

Playing Time

Men Elite

2x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in the basic groups, eight-finale groups and all play off matches up to the quarter-finale. The interval between the first and second period is 2 minutes. No time out allowed in the group matches and eliminating matches up to the quarter-finale.

3x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in the quarterfinal and semi-final  The interval between the periods is 10 minutes.  Final match 3x 20 min effectively measured, break 10 minutes. The time out  is allowed from the quarter-finale.

Men Pro

2x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in the basic groups, eight-finale groups and  all play off matches up to the quarter-finale. The interval between the first and second period is 2 minutes. No time out allowed in the group matches and eliminating matches up to the quarter-finale.

2x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in the quarterfinal, semi-final and final matches. The interval between the periods is 5 minutes. The time out  is allowed from the quarter-finale.

Ladies Elite

2x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in the group matches, eight-finale groups and play off matches up to the quarter finale. The interval between the first and second period is 2 minutes. No time out allowed in the group matches and eliminating matches up to the quarter-finale.

2x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in quarter finale and semi-final matches. The interval between the first and second period is 5 minutes. The time out  is allowed from the quarter-finale.

3x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in final matches. The interval between the periods is 10 minutes.

Junior

2x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in the basic groups, eight-finale groups and  all play off matches up to the quarter-finale. The interval between the first and second period is 2 minutes. No time out allowed in the group matches and eliminating matches up to the quarter-finale.

2x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in the quarterfinal, semi-final and final matches. The interval between the periods is 5 minutes. The time out  is allowed from the quarter-finale.

Men, Ladies 

2x15 min with last 3 minutes not being effectively measured in all the group matches and play off matches upto the quarterfinal. The interval between the first and second period is 2 minutes. No time out allowed in the group matches and eliminating matches up to the quarter-finale.

2x20 min with last 3 minutes being effectively measured in all quarterfinal, semi-final and final matches. The interval between the periods is 5 minutes. The time out  is allowed from the quarter-finale.