ASTECS MASTERS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Sunday 6th November 2011
Join us in Antigua and Barbuda for our 6th annual Masters Football Tournament. Click Here to view Astecs Football Tournament 2011 Invitation Letter Revised.pdf
Antigua and Barbuda is renowned as a warm, friendly and safe destination boasting 365 excellent beaches. The cuisine is mouth watering and the soca bands are among the best in the world.
British Airways have already confirmed their participation and we are looking forward to welcoming some of our regular participants such as, Retro Active (St. Croix), BVI Masters, United Superforce (St. Martin) and St.Kitts as well along with some new faces.
Teams are asked to register by October 1, 2011 to facilitate planning including ordering of T-Shirts. All teams should plan to arrive in Antigua and Barbuda to faciliate a 3:00pm tournament kick off on Friday November 25, 2011. The age limitation remains at 40 years and over. Each team is however allowed to include a maxium of 3 players aged 38 to 39, all of whom can be on the field
at the same time. All players must attain the stated age on or before 31st December 2011 (ID will be required).
Our intention remains as always to promote good quality fun football in an atmosphere of friendly camaraderie, with the main aim being to foster and develop lasting friendships between the teams.
Each team should comprise a maximum of twenty (20) players. Registration fee remains @ US$300.00 per team and will include tournament T- shirts and other memorabilia.
In closing, we wish to assure you that we are committed to making your participation in our tournament a fun and enjoyable Antiguan and Barbudan experience.
Tournament Details 2011
Winner, 2nd & 3rd place - Trophies
Fair Play - Award
Fun Team - Award
Best Defender - Award
Best Goalkeeper - Award
Most Goals - Award
MVP - Award
Teams should be comprised of a maximum of twenty (20) players. Registration fee is US$300.00 per team. Team registration forms and tournament rules are attached. Registration deadline is October 1, 2011. Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 3 games
All games will be played at the Antigua Recreation Grounds (ARG). There will be a
group stage followed by a knock out stage. Every effort will be made to ensure that
teams from the same country do not meet until the second round. A points system will
be used to determine group placements.
The tournament schedule will be provided no later than 1 week prior to the tournament
Teams are responsible for their own medical insurance in the event of injury to any of their players. We will assist as best we can in transporting any seriously injured players the hospital; however any associated medical costs must be borne by your team. It should be noted that the main medical facility in Antigua and Barbuda, the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) provides services on presentation of cash, recognized credit card, a local medical benefits or recognized insurance card,
Transportation will be provided for all overseas teams between the airport; hotel and ARG. Transport will be scheduled to ensure that teams arrive at the ARG at least 40 minutes prior to the start of their first game on that day and will be taken back to the hotel after their last game for that day.
Details regarding the provision of quality accommodations for the teams will be communicated at a later date.
Food & Drink:
For your comfort and convenience Local Cuisine, BBQ, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers will be on sale at the ARG complimented by a well stocked bar.
Entertainment: Will be announced at a later date.
Airfare: Regional airfare via Liat will be announced at a later date.
Departure Tax: Will be announced at a later date.
Shopping: Heritage Quay is an excellent duty free shopping area in downtown St. John’s and it is
only 10 minutes walk from the ARG.
1. Registration deadline is October 1, 2011.
2. Games will be 45 minutes duration. 2 halves of 22 1/2 minutes each. Half-time
will be 5 minutes
3. Team registration forms are attached and must be handed in to the organizers
by 1:00 pm Tuesday November 15, 2011 for local teams and before their first
game for overseas teams.
4. The draw for group placement will take place on Tuesday November 15, 2011
immediately immediately after local team player registration.
5. Registration will be for a maximum of 20 players all of whom must be 40 years
old or over on or before December 31, 2010. 3 players aged 38 to 39 will be
allowed all of whom can be on the field at the same time.
6. Players will be required to present identification if asked. Failure to do so will
result in the disqualification of the player. The offending team will forfeit the
points for the game in question.
7. In the group stage teams will play each other. Thereafter the tournament will
proceed on a knock-out basis.
8. Points will be awarded as follows: Win 5 points, Draw 2 points, Goals scored 1
point for each goal to a maximum of 4 goals per game, Shut out 1 point.
Maximum points available per game = 10. The tie breakers at the end of the
group stage if needed in order of priority will be head to head result, goals
scored, and sudden death penalties.
9. FIFA rules will apply except where substitutions are concerned as these will be
on a rolling basis from the halfway line on the side designated by the referee,
i.e. players can go off and on without limit and without interrupting the flow of
10. Strict adherence to kick off times will be enforced. All teams should be ready to
start play at the appointed time. The toss of the coin will take place between
captains at halftime of the game immediately preceding theirs.
11. Teams deemed to be in default will forfeit the 3 points to the other team along
with a 2 goal penalty.
12. Referees at their discretion have the right to assess a player or a team a 5
minute penalty for any of the following: persistent or aggressive fouling, dissent,
foul language or bringing the game into disrepute. Under this rule the team will
play a player short for 5 minutes.
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