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EUCR TOURNAMENTS

The tournament format used for the EUCRs is standardized in order to achieve fair seeding and important game-play throughout each regional tournament. A minimum of four full-sized playing fields are necessary to host an EUCR tournament.

Possible formats for the EUCR are described below. EUCR schedules are finalized by EUCR organizers together with the Regional Series Committee.

EUCRs should be held in one of the last two weekend of August or latest on the first of September, in order to allow teams who qualify for the EUCFs to make travel and lodging arrangements.

Seeding

EUCR Seeding is based on the following criteria:

  • Seeds are distributed to nations/sections according to the previous EUCR finish.
  • Qualifiers are assigned EUCR bids based on their placement at their respective National Championship or Sectional tournament.
  • The nation or section which has won the previous EUCR is the tournament's number 1 seed. The team that wins that nation's National or Sectional tournament will be the first seed. Subsequent seeds are distributed according National or Section finish at the previous EUCR. See your region's page for exact seedings.

EUCR FORMATS

12 Teams – 2,5 days

Two pools of 6 playing round robin.

Top2 play 1-4 brackets, middle 2 play 5-8 brackets and bottom 2 play 9-12.
Recovery game (e.g. 4v5) must be played if the region qualifies an even number of teams to the EUCF.

12 Teams – 2 days

tbd

10 Teams – 2 days

Two pools of 5 playing round robin.

Top2 play 1-4 brackets, middle 2 play 5-8 brackets and bottom 2 play for place 9-10.

Recovery game (e.g. 4v5) must be played if the region qualifies an even number of teams to the EUCF.

8 Teams – 2 days

Two pools of 4 playing round robin.

Cross over 3-6 and the semis 1-4, 4-8 and placement.

Recovery game (e.g. 2v3) must be played if the region qualifies two teams to the EUCF.

6 Teams – 2 days

One pool playing round robin.

Recovery game (e.g. 2v3) will be played between the last qualified team for the EUCF and the first not-qualified one.

4 Teams – 2 days

One pool playing round robin.

Semis 1-4 and placement.

Rules

All games are played to 15 points; there is no requirement to win by a margin of two goals.
The time cap is 90 minutes.
If at the end of the time neither team has won, two (2) goals are added to the highest score (max. 15 goals!!) to determine a reduced target. The game continues until a team wins by reaching the reduced target.
Halftime is of 5 minutes at 8 or after 45min + 1 point.
Time won’t be stopped during half time.
Each team has two timeouts per half.