Belgian Cup will be played starting with a group stage using two groups of four, followed by a semi final and a final. This means that every team is guaranteed three games and has to play a maximum of five games. The first game will start at 10:00 and the start of the final is planned at 18:00. Teams are expected to be at De Nekker, ready for check in, at 9:00.
The full schedule will be released after the draw has happened.
NOTE: We will be very strict in regard to time. Be sure to be at your games, ready to play (this means warmed up), at the given time. We WILL punish teams who are late to games/meetings.
The draw will happen on Friday the 8th of March, 19h CET. You will receive the links on how to follow the draw on our official channels.
How will the draw work?
For the draw, we made two pots of four. The pots are based on the rankings of the Belgian Quidditch League 2017-18. First we will draw the teams of Pot 1 (Antwerp QC, Ghent Gargoyles I, Brussels Qwaffles and Liège Leviathans). The first team that will be taken out of the pot will go to group A, the second one will go to group B, the third to group A and the fourth team will go to group B. We use the same system for Pot 2.
Every team plays three games against every other team of their group. Only the top two teams of each group will advance to the semi finals.
These are the tie-breakers that will be used:
- Head-to-head (when applicable between all tied teams)
- Quaffle points against per minute (QPA/m)
- Quaffle points for (QPF/m)*
- Snitch catch percentage
- Amount of red cards
- Amount of yellow cards
- Game time
*Cap on 90 points per game
If a team forfeits a game, this will result in a 150*-0 score for their opponent.
The winner of group A will play the number two of group B. The winner of group B will play the number two of group A. The losers of the semi finals will play a third place game. The winners will play the final for the gold medal and the Belgian Quidditch Cup.
- The tournament will use the IQA 2018-2020 rulebook with following amendments:
6.2.3.B. is amended to: It is illegal to charge an opponent unless the charging player has possession of a bal
- If you are directly involved in any way with the tournament (players, coaches, staff, volunteers, …) you are not allowed to use drugs or alcohol during the tournament. If anyone is consuming or under the influence of drugs/alcohol, this individual will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.
- All games will have a 40 minute game time cap
- Teams will not be able to appeal under any circumstance.
- If a player is suspected to have a concussion, they are not permitted to play until they have been cleared to play by a medical professional.
- If a coach or teammate suspects an individual of having a concussion, they must encourage that individual to be seen by a medical professional or first-aid volunteer.
- If a player is injured and is informed by one of the on-site EMT’s that they should no longer play, that player is suspended until they are otherwise cleared by a medical professional
- If a player is bleeding, they have to leave the pitch until they no longer have open wounds.
- Two yellow cards in one game resulting in a red card, will not lead to immediate suspension.
- If a player gets two yellow cards in two different games, that player will be suspended for the following game.
- If a player gets a straight red card, the player will be suspended for a minimum of one game.
- A player can still get suspended by the tournament committee without getting a card during a game.
- If a team forfeits a game during the tournament, it will forfeit for the rest of the tournament.