Male SEGL Regulation
SUPER EUROPEAN GOALBALL LEAGUE (SEGL) REGULATION
2018 - 2019
- The Super European Goalball League is an European Goalball Club Association competition;
- To determine the strongest European men’s goalball club team in SUPER EUROPEAN GOALBALL LEAGUE (SEGL), determining the European Champion Goalball Club;;
- To allow the best European goalball club teams to compete with each other;
- To proclaim goalball and to motivate people with visual disabilities to practise this sport;
- To support creation of goalball fan clubs and encourage their activity.
- The board of SEGL is composed of 7 elements:
1 element from each main club: Old Power (Erkki Miinala), Sporting CP (Márcia Ferreira), FIFH Malmo (Fatmir Seremeti), RG Hansa (Reno Tiede) and GC Perun (Martin Jozífek).
1 member of the Executive Board of EGCA to indicate for each stage
SEGL board is responsible for:
- The dates of the stages of the season;
- Exchanging contacts in order to provide information.
Responsibilities of the club which prepares one of the SEGL Season stage:
A. To conduct the tournament smoothly;
B. To choose and invite referees according to the rating given by the SEGL member-teams;
C. To provide teams with information related to SEGL as soon as possible;
D. To control preparation for the tournament and attempt to help solving possible problems;
E. To organize the prize giving at the final stage of the tournament;
F. To look for sponsors for the league;
G. To release information related to the SEGL to the media;
H. To give information to the SEGL Board after the stage;
I. To create Facebook event for the stage, which includes information about the event:
J. To publish results and other info during the tournament on the event page on Facebook and on SEGL Facebook page;
K. To organize livestream from raising the knowledge and the coverage of goalball and offering a chance to all goalball fans all around the world to follow the matches;
L. To work with people, introduce them to the game, explain goalball rules, organize sport events and let people try to play the game. In this case we could attract more crowds to our competitions and create fan clubs which could advocate this sport, collaborate with goalball teams and support them.
Responsibility of the EGCA representative
A. To represent the Association with the official entities present in the event
B. Ensure good tournament organization within fair play
C. Assist the club organizer
D. Collect information and data for communication platforms
E. Prepare a report on the organization
3. COMPETITION Format
- There are two SEGL division around Europe (North & South Division);
- There are two stages in both divisions during one season, and the main teams of the division will organize these tournaments;
- After two stages in the divisions, three best teams from both divisions will secure their spots to the final stage.
3.1. Official date of competition
- Competition date is to be published in official competition schedule which is approved by the SEGL board; - Tournaments are on weekends (Friday - Sunday);
- Competition dates can be changed only due to objective reasons (weather conditions, transport breakdown etc). If such situation occurs, the clubs should inform the person responsible for the stage immediately;
- Dates of the stages are approved by the SEGL board regarding this model:
A. 1st Stage 15th October - 31st December 2018.
- South Division on 7th - 9th November 2018 in Rostock, Germany organized by RGC Hansa Rostock
- North Division on 30. November - 2. December 2018 in Espoo, Finland organized by Old Power
B. 2nd Stage 1st January - 15th March 2019
- South Division on 15th - 17th February 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, organized by GC Perun
- North Division on 22th - 24th February Malmo, Sweden, organized by FIFH Malmo
C. The Final Stage
- 21st - 24th March 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, organized by Sporting CP
Europe is divided geographically in two divisions and there are countries ranked by order of last European Championships (A, B and C-Divisions). Ranking will be update always on 1st July.
South Division in order: Germany, Czech Republic, Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Hungary, Spain, Greece, Montenegro, Portugal, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Moldova, Austria, Bosnia, Serbia
North Division in order: Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, The Netherlands, Denmark, Slovakia
4. Competition rules
- All games are played in accordance with the official IBSA goalball rules;
- With the consensus of opinion of the members amendments of the competition rules can be proposed.
4.1. Participating Teams
- There are maximum eight participating teams at one stage as following order:
A. Two main teams
B. 2nd club from a country of the main team
C. Champions of national league from every country of the division. We use order, which is the position of country in European Championships.
D. 2nd best team from countries, where is own national league.
E. If there are still free spots at one stage a place will be given in order for a club, which comes from a country, which has the highest position in European Championships.
- Aim is, that the same teams will participate to both stages of the season in the division.
4.2. Composition of participating teams
- Participating teams can register maximum ten (10) players to their line-up during the season (division stages and the final stage);
- There can be maximum nine (9) persons in a main team at one stage (6 players and 3 staff members);
- Participating teams can register maximum two (2) Foreign players at one stage, also 1 sighted and 1 athlete of another gender.
5. Division Stages
5.1 Play System
- If there are four participating teams at the stage, the organizer can choose between two options:
A. Double round robin
B. Single round robin, semifinals and medal matches.
- If there are five - seven participating teams at the stage, play system will be one round robin;
- If there are eight participating teams at the stage, the organizer can choose between two options:
A. Single round robin
B. pools of 4 teams, where single round robin, quarter finals, semifinals, placement and medal matches.
- If there are more than six teams in the tournament, the tournament must begin on Friday afternoon.
- There must be minimum one and half hour between two matches of a team.
- Teams will earn 3 points from a victory, 1 point from a tie and 0 points from a loss;
- Teams ranking in the tournament with single or double round robin will be determined as follow:
A. Earned points;
B. Goal Ratio;
C. Made Goals;
D. If parameters A - C are equal between two teams, better is a team, which has won their common match;
E. If the common match has finished tie, better is a team, which has lead at half time;
F. If parameters are still equal and two teams are competing the victory of the stage, there will be organized extra throws competition to determine the winner of the stage.
- There will points and goals of quarter finals, semifinals, placement and medal matches be added to the standings of the division;
- There is also a ranking extra point system to sum: Winner =10 points, 2º=8 points, 3º=6 points, 4º= 5 Points, 5º= 4 Points, 6º= 3 Points, 7º= 2 Points, 8º 1 Point. The importance of this system will be clarify in the section 5.3
5.3 After two stages
- Three best teams of the division will secure their spots to the final stage;
- Three best teams will be determined with following parameters:
A. Earned points;
B. If there are two teams with equal points, better is a team, which has competed at both stages;
C. Earned ranking points;
D. Goal Ratio;
E. Made Goals;
F. If parameters are still equal between two teams, better is a team, which has earned more points in their common matches;
G. If points from common matches are equal, better is a team, which has better goal ratio in common matches;
H. If all parameters above are still equal, there will be organized extra throws competition to determine the ranking of teams.
- If a team, which has secured a spot to the final stage will cancel the participation to the final stage, the spot will be given to the 4th best team in the division;
- There will be awarded the best team of the division by a challenge cup, which is given by two main teams of the division.
6. The Final Stage
6.1 Play System
- There will be six teams at the final stage (3 best teams from South Division and 3 best teams from North Division);
- Teams will play a single round robin;
- The ranking of teams in single round robin will be determined as in the section 5.2;
- After the round robin 4 best teams will continue to the semifinals;
- 1st team of round robin will meet 4th team of round robin and 2nd team of round robin will meet 3rd team of round robin in the semifinals;
- 5th team of round robin will meet 6th team of round robin in a placement match for 5th - 6th place;
- Loosers of the semifinals will play in the bronze medal match;
- Winners of the semifinals will play in the gold medal match;
- Three best teams will get medals of SEGL Season 2018 - 2019;
- The organizer of the final stage try to find a money reward co-operation with other SEGL main teams to be given for the best teams of the season;
- There will be awarded also the best scorer of the season after the final stage.
6.2. Schedule of the final stage
- Thursday 21st March 2019; arrival of teams, chance for teams to have one hour practice in the play hall of the final stage, dinner;
- Friday 22nd March 2019: 3 round robin matches / team (total 9 matches),;
- Saturday 23rd March 2019: 2 round robin matches / team (total 6 matches);
- The last round robin match will be game between the winners of the SEGL North and SEGL South;
- Sunday 24th; the semifinals at 10.00 and at 11.15, placement match for 5th - 6th at 12.30, bronze medal match at 13.45 and the gold medal match at 15.00.
- There must be minimum one and half hour between two matches of a team.
7. Responsibilities of the organizer
Each main club have to organize one (1) competition stage in its own city.
Host club is responsible for:
- transportation from the airport and to the airport, accommodation, meals (dinner on arrival day, breakfast, lunch and dinner on competition day / days, breakfast and lunch on departure day). All fees are paid by stage organizers;
- if walking distance is over 1 kilometre, the stage organizers must organize transportation between the hotel and the venue;
- ordering to other main team of the division transportation, meals and accommodation for free of charge;
- allowing (if possible) the teams to play 1 hour in the main play hall one day before the competition starts;
- determining number of additional teams (8 teams in total);
- determining a fee for additional teams (money collected from these teams, organizers can use up to their own needs). Maximum amount of the fee / person is 200 € between Friday and Sunday;
- finding prizes for the winning team, and the best scorer or the MVP of the stage.
- Table officials and goal judges are from the host country.
- 5-6 referees are invited according to the list of level II & level III referees of IBSA.
- There can be maximum three referees from host country.
Referees can’t whistle 3 matches consecutively, they referring according to these models:
1. 1 match on the court + 1 match 10 sec. + 1 rest;
2. 2 matches on the court consecutively + 1 rest.
8.1 Chief Referee
The organizing team of a stage will name in co-operation with SEGL board a chief referee, who has following responsibilities:
1. Organize work of goal judges and table officials (except 10 sec. timer);
2. Fill in the tournaments’ protocols and provide teams with this information;
3. Take care of the courts’ technical requirements, change game balls, remove all defects as soon as possible;
Protest will be analyzed only in case if officials‘ mistake may have influenced game score for the benefit of one team.
If after a match a coach is sure that officials made a harm to the team, he/she may write a protest. Protest is equivalent to 100 Euros. It is given to the chief referee within 1 hour after the end of the match. If the protest is acknowledged, the money is given back. If not, the money goes to SEGL prize fund.
9.1 Infractions, reasonable for a protest:
1. Mistakes in running the main game clock (video records can be provided);
2. Infraction of the 10 seconds rule (8-12s) (video records can be provided);
3. Goal from out of court line is scored (video records can be provided, if recorded from the back of the Goal line);
4. The 3rd time throw penalty was given but the person threw only twice or threw the 3rd time throw but referees did not penalize for this (video records can be provided);
5. Players took off their eyeshades when the match had not finished yet (video records can be provided);
6. Other rude mistakes of the referees.
The protest is considered if the mistake of the couch could change the result of the match and one team gets an advantage.