• ELITE TOURNAMENTS TO OFFICIALLY UPDATE KEY TOURNAMENT RULES FOR 2022 FALL SEASON
    By Anonymous
    08. 01. 22

    Elite Tournaments has announced that there will be official rule adjustments ahead of their 2022 Fall Season. The biggest change within the rules will be rule 9.2.1.3 pertaining to the matter of tie breakers within bracket determination.  Goal Differential (the difference between goals for and goals against) with a maximum difference of five (5) goals per game. For example, an 8-1 final score calls for a +5 goal difference for the winning team, and a -5 goal difference for the losing team. For example, a 3-1 final score calls for a +2 goal difference for the winning team, and a -2 goal difference for the losing team. Previously, the rule was designed to only include “positive” goal differential and exclusively gave teams credit for net positive goals, with no impact for teams that lost the match. Elite Tournaments will now change over to adopt the traditional goal differential tie-breaking system. This change comes along with the company’s transition to fully utilize GotSport’s new tournament registration software.  “Previously we have always felt that the positive goal differential ruling added another level of protection for teams within the tie-breaking system. While we understand it was complicated, we felt it helped eliminate high-scoring games for the sake of manipulating the scoring system. With the transition to GotSport, it is clear our rules needed to be adjusted,” said Colin Sporer, Tournament Director. “The system’s algorithm is set up to best serve tournaments with standard goal deviation and this change will help ensure the right teams are getting auto-populated on the front end of our website as scores are being entered.”  Read More