Senior Competition Information Winter 2020

Last Updated: Tuesday 16th June 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE

As a result of easing of COVID-19 Restrictions, the dates for the upcoming Macarthur Tag League Winter 2020 competition have been updated, now scheduled to start w/c 13th July. Council has approved the Winter Season dates to be extended to mid-October. Enhanced health & hygiene protocols will be in place to reduce potential risk of transmission, especially from asymptomatic carriers.

Divisions Available

  • Mens Open - No age restrictions on players (16ys or older).

  • Mixed Open - No age restrictions on players (16yrs or older), Maximum 4 Male players on the field at once. Any number of Female players to make up a team of 8.

General Information 

  • For Winter 2020 we will be playing on three nights at one location;

    • Monday evenings - Kayess Park, Minto.
    • Tuesday evenings - Kayess Park, Minto.
    • Thursday evenings - Kayess Park, Minto.
  • Click Here for a Map & Directions to the venue.

  • Winter 2020 competition will run over 12 weeks, made up of a 11 week Round Robin plus 1 weeks of Finals.

  • The first 4 rounds will be run ungraded, with teams then placed into separate divisions of 8 (subject to numbers) and will play the last  7 rounds in those divisions, playing each other once.

  • The top 4 teams at the end of the Round Robin progress to a 2 week sudden death finals series (1 plays 4, 2 plays 3 with winners playing in the Grand Final).

  • Winners and Runners Up in each division receive prizes.

  • Teams may have a maximum of 8 players on the field at any time in a half field configuration.
  • There is no limit to the number of team members or interchanges.

  • Teams must have at least 10 fully paid team members so they have reserves, with 12 recommended.

  • Players MUST wear approved Tag League Shorts or Tights or cannot take the field. Shorts are available for purchase at $30.00, tights are $35. Some other Tag sports shorts/tights are acceptable, check with the competition manager if you are unsure yours comply.

  • Teams MUST have an individually numbered shirt of the same colour for each team member by Round 3 of the competition. Numbers must be from 1 to 99 with each team member having a unique number.

  • Shirts can be purchased from Macarthur Tag League or from anywhere.

  • Teams not complying with numbered shirts will not be eligible to take the field.

  • Teams who have individual players without numbered shirts face a match point penalty for each person not complying.

  • Games consist of 2 x 20 minute halves, with a 2 minute half time break.

  • Teams receive points for each game;
    • Win - 3
    • Draw - 2
    • Loss - 1
    • Forfeit (with notification) - 1
    • No Show or Penalty - 0
  • Position on table is based on points, with goals "for & against" used where there is a draw, Goals "for" if tied.

Prizes

  • Each division will play for a Cash Prize Pool of $500, $300 for the winning team, $200 for the runners up.

  • A catered Grand Finals presentation will be provided for all participating teams.

  • The winners in the top division will also receive their choice of Custom Premiers Merchandise (eg. Custom Shorts or Shirts), or alternative of an equivalent value.

Player Eligibility 

  • All participants must be at least 16 years of age in the 2020 calendar year. 

  • All participants must be registered on a team and be paid up before they can compete in the Macarthur Competition.

  • Registration cost in the Macarthur Winter 2020 Senior Competition is as follows;

  Macarthur Winter 2020 Competition Fees
  Venue Kayess Park - Minto
  Day Monday Tuesday Thursday
  Mens Open $ 75 $ 75 $ 75
  Mixed Open $ 75 $ 75 $ 75
   
  Special Offers
  A 20% discount applies for registration in any team/s if playing in another Competition on a DIFFERENT week night. eg. Mens Monday & Mixed Tuesday
  A 20% discount applies for registration in any team/s if playing in any other Tag League Competition in any other location playing on a DIFFERENT week night.
  A FULL REFUND of Fees on a pro-rata basis for any games missed by players participating in multiple teams on the same night in the Macarthur Tag League competition due to overlapping game times. Players must notify Macarthur Tag League in writing on their registration forms of the cross over. Refunds will be calculated after Round 5, with all claims to be submitted by Round 10.
  • Prices are per person for the full season, there are no additional costs beyond shorts and shirts.

  • Each Team must have 10 fully paid up members as a minimum, 12 or more is recommended.

  • All participants must sign on prior to taking the field and comply with sign on guidelines.

  • Teams cannot use unregistered players otherwise known as "Ring In's" to play in their team for any reason.

  • A team short of players ie. less than 8 in any given week of the competition can use a registered player from another team in the competition to "Fill In". A maximum of 3 "Fill In's" can be used in any game, and they cannot be used as reserves for substitution during a game. A point penalty is applied for each fill in that takes the field for a team.

  • Teams need to advise the competition convenor or supervisor that they propose to use a "Fill In" and the match referee & opposing team captain also needs to be advised. 

  • Any player used as a "Fill In" must sign on for that team for that game.

  • A team cannot consistently use "Fill In's" ie. more than 3 games in the season.

  • A Fill In is not entitled to participate in any prize should the team they Filled In for win a prize.

  • Teams found to be using a Ring In will forfeit any match points for that Round with winning points awarded to the opposing team.

  • Teams who are in breach of guidelines on more than 1 occasion will be suspended for 1 or more games, with teams who are found to be repeat offenders being disqualified from the competition.

Sign On

  • It is a condition of entry to the competition that ALL players MUST sign on prior to taking the field. This is a requirement for insurance coverage.

  • Players who do not sign on, are injured, and attempt to claim on insurance, WILL HAVE THEIR CLAIM DENIED.

  • Players must only sign on for themselves, not for anyone else. Signatures will be cross checked for consistency.

  • Players must sign in full, not just using initials.

  • Players cannot sign on using someone elses name. If they are 'Filling In" for a team, they need to write their own name on a separate line on the sign on sheets and sign on that line for the week that they played.

  • Players are required to present a Photo ID for sign on. This must be supplied or they cannot take the field.

  • Anyone found to be playing for a team without sign on may cause that team to face a match point penalty, suspension or disqualification if they are found to be ineligible to play.

Scheduling of Games - Kayess Park, Minto

  • Men's Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings depending on your choice of night (unless rescheduled).

  • Mixed Open games will be played between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings depending on your choice of night (unless rescheduled).

  • The draw is published in advance, with game times varying by week.

  • Teams may specify if they wish to play early or late, early games being scheduled for 6.30pm or 7.15pm, late games being scheduled for 8.00pm or 8.45pm.

  • No games will be scheduled on Public Holidays.
  • No games will be scheduled on NRL State of Origin game nights.

Wet Weather
  • It is the policy of Macarthur Tag League to play all scheduled rounds of the competition, with games rescheduled if they cannot be played on their assigned date for any reason, usually the result of wet weather. However given the late start, we have limited time available.

  • As a consequence, for the Winter 2020 Season there will be provision for 2 wet weather replay rounds only.

  • Ground closure is determined by Campbelltown Council based on conditions.

  • Final assessment on ground suitability for play lies with Macarthur Tag League, who will inspect grounds prior to play to determine if they are safe for play and / or if excessive damage to the playing surface is a risk.

Macarthur Tag League Senior Competition

Winter 2020 Competition Calendar

 Venue  Kayess Park, Minto
 Day of Week  Monday  Tuesday  Thursday
 Game Time (40 Min)  6.30pm to 9.30pm  6.30pm to 9.30pm  6.30pm to 9.30pm
 Divisions  Mens Open, Mixed Open  Mens Open, Mixed Open  Mens Open, Mixed Open
 Registration Night Thursday 2nd July, 5-8pm,  Kayess Park, Minto
 Round 1  Monday 13th July  Tuesday 14th July  Thursday 16th July
 Round 2  Monday 20th July  Tuesday 21st July  Thursday 23rd July
 Round 3  Monday 27th July  Tuesday 28th July  Thursday 30th July
 Round 4  Monday 3rd August  Tuesday 4th August  Thursday 6th August
 Round 5  Monday 10th August  Tuesday 11th August  Thursday 13th August
 Round 6  Monday 17th August  Tuesday 18th August  Thursday 20th August
 Round 7  Monday 24th August  Tuesday 25th August  Thursday 27th August
 Round 8  Monday 31st August  Tuesday 1st September  Thursday 3rd September
 Round 9  Monday 7th September  Tuesday 8th September  Thursday 10th September
 Round 10  Monday 14th September  Tuesday 15th September  Thursday 17th September
 Round 11  Monday 21st September  Tuesday 22nd September  Thursday 24th September
 Semi-Final & Grand Final  Monday 28th September  Tuesday 29th September  Thursday 1st October
 Contingency 1*  Monday 5th October  Tuesday 6th October  Thursday 8th October
 Contingency 2*  Monday 12th October  Tuesday 13th October  Thursday 15th October

* Indicates wet weather replacement rounds.