Tournament

EVENT INFO

TIME & LOCATION

Football Triathlon x LaLiga tournament, Helsinki 31.8.2019.

The tournament takes place in Töölön Kupla indoor hall and Fennia hall at Casino Helsinki. The traditional football will be played in Töölön Kupla from 10.00AM to 13.30PM. Table soccer & virtual football matches will be played in Fennia Hall from 15.30PM to 22.30PM.
There will be a small break from 13.30PM to 15.00PM

Teams must arrive to Töölön Kupla at 9:30AM and to Fennia Hall at 15:00PM.

PLEASE NOTE! All players participating in the tournament must have their ID with them when arriving to Fennia Hall. Casino Helsinki will check all IDs!

Töölön Kupla location:
Pohjoinen Stadiontie 4, 00250 Helsinki

Casino Helsinki Fennia Hall location:
Mikonkatu 19, 00100 Helsinki

Casino Helsinki

SERIES

Football Triathlon x LaLiga has one (1) series for everyone over 18 years of age.

MAIN PRIZE

TRIP TO MADRID for the winner team (5 people) including flight tickets, 2 nights hotel and free tickets to watch an amazing LaLiga game!

TEAM REGISTRATION FEE

250€ (inc. 24% VAT)

REGISTRATION

You can registrate your team to the tournament here. Get your five-a-side (5 players) team together and enter the tournament. Registration fee is 250€ (inc. 24% VAT).

When registered, each team commits to attend the Football Triathlon x LaLiga tournament. If a team fails to show up to a tournament and each of their own game, the contact person will be given a fine of 500 €.

Please note that the registration fee must be paid right away while registering.

Football Triathlon x LaLiga tournament will have only a total of 20 teams (19 quickest registrations + PlayStation’s guest team) so act quickly!

AMOUNT OF GAMES

All three (3) sections of the tournament will have group stage matches with playoffs between all group winners. All teams will have at least four (4) matches in all sections (it means 12 matches in total as minimum). The maximum amount of games per team in each section is six (6).

The tournament final will be played between the two (2) teams with most points total after all three (3) sections of the tournament. The champion will be decided by a game of virtual football (FIFA19).

RULES

RULES

All teams must have five (5) members. All three (3) sections of the tournament will have group stage matches with playoffs between all group winners.

Group stage points:
Win after full time 3p
Loss after full time 0p
Draw after full time 1p

After every section the teams are given points. The first in every section gets 20 points and the second gets 15 points. First ones to lose in the playoff rounds gets 11 points (3rd and 4th), teams that are second in every group (5th-8th) gets 7 points. 3rd place in the groups gets 4 points (9th -12th). The fourth of every group gets 2 points (13th-16th) and last teams in groups (17th-20th) gets 1 point.

PLEASE NOTE! The team cannot substitute members during the tournament so the five starting members must be the same people until the end of the tournament. All team members must participate in all sections of the tournament.

All participating teams will enter a draw where each team will get their own LaLiga team which they shall use in the tournament. All teams must announce their nickname while registration. But after the LaLiga team draw, all teams will use the name of their LaLiga team.

The draw will be handled with the team participating in LaLiga season 2018-19. This draw will be made during July 2019 before the actual tournament so all teams can rehearse in advance.

Example: Peter registers his five-a-side team to the tournament with a nickname of ”FC Winners”. ”FC Winners” gets Valencia CF in the LaLiga team draw. FC Winners now identify as Valencia CF for the whole tournament and participate to the virtual football section as Valencia CF.

FOOTBALL

There will be one (1) referee for each football pitch. Remember that fair play is a fundamental part of Football Triathlon x LaLiga tournament. Teams are expected to play fairly. Regular rules of football are in use with few exceptions:

  1. Teams will have three (3) outfield players, one (1) goalie and one (1) substitute. Substitutions can be made whenever during a match.
  2. The match duration is 2 x 5 minutes. Half time break is one minute and the sides are changed during the break.
  3. The tournament gives all the teams the vest that are used. You must have your own shirt under this uniform and have your own shorts! Shin pads and football shoes are mandatory.
  4. In group stage matches can end in a tie.
  5. In playoffs if after regular time the score is tied there will be extra time. The duration is 2 x 1,5 minutes.
  6. If the score is still tied after extra time there will be penalty kicks.
    • a. Three (3) penalty takers per side.
    • b. If the winner isn’t decided after 3 rounds each team will pick a player to take the subsequent round until the match is decided.
  7. Referee can give extra time for possible injuries or other delays.
  8. The field is smaller than in regular football. Size of the field is about 37m x 23m. Size of the goals are 2m x 5m.
  9. After a goal the game resumes from the centre spot.
  10. Sideline throws are replaced with sideline kicks. Opponent must be at least 3 meters away. This increases safety.
  11. No offsides.
  12. Goalie is allowed to rise freely from his goal to attack. Throwing and kicking the ball over the midpoint of the field is allowed.
    • a. Goalie can’t take the ball in his hands if teammate kicks the ball to him.
  13. Unsportsmanlike or dangerous play, according to the referee’s view, causes a yellow or red card.
    • a. Player who receives two (2) yellow cards is sent off.
    • b. Player who receives a red card is sent off.
  14. Players must play with sportsmanlike behavior and respect other players.
  15. Each player participating in the event is personally responsible for his own insurance coverage.

Table football

  1. Table football games are played in Casino Helsinki’s Fennia Hall.
  2. Games are 2 vs 2
  3. The match duration is 2 x 5 minutes. After first half both teams must change both of their players.
  4. The kick-off is served from the midfield (5-bar). Subsequent kick-offs go to the team conceding the last goal.
  5. There must be at least 3 touches after a kick-off before you can score a goal.
  6. No spinning. The penalty for spinning is a kick-off for your opponent. It’s a spin if the bar rotates more than 360˚ before or after striking the ball.
  7. You can’t keep the ball for more than 15 seconds in your own half without trying to get a goal or the ball to your attackers.
  8. In group stage matches can end in a tie. Both teams will get one point in group stage.
  9. In playoffs if regular time ends tied there will be extra time. The duration is 2 x 1,5 minutes.
  10. If the score is still tied after extra time the winner is the next team to score a goal.
  11. Teams can freely decide two players who will play in extra time. Teams will have to change their both players during halftime.
  12. If the score is still tied after extra time teams can freely decide two (2) players who will play until one of the teams scores a goal.

Virtual football (FIFA 19 with PS4)

  1. Virtual football games are played in Casino Helsinki’s Fennia Hall.
  2. The games are played with FIFA 19 and the console is PlayStation 4.
  3. Matches are played with LaLiga teams that are drawn for every team in advance.
  4. Matches are 2 vs 2.
  5. Match time is 2 x 4 minutes.
  6. Virtual football is played with default FIFA 19 settings (except the game time) including gameplay assistance and the camera settings.
    • a. Before the kick off every team will get 2 minutes to change their controller settings between “Alternative” and “Classic”. During this time period teams can also change their line up and game tactics. This is purely for time-consuming reasons. The goal is that the pre game adjustments in FIFA 19 doesn’t take too long.
    • b. During the halftime both teams must change their both players. There is 2 minutes time limit per team to make changes to controller methods and tactics during halftime.
    • c. In group stage matches can end in a tie.
    • d. In playoffs if regular time ends and the score is tied the “Classic” option is to follow.
      • • Teams can choose the two (2) players who will play during extra time.
      • • Both teams must change their both players during the half time of extra time.
      • • If the score is still tied after extra time there will be a penalty shoot-out. Teams will decide who will take all of the penalty shots (1 person) and who will be the goalie (1 person). No changes during the shootout.

POINTS

After every section the teams are given points. The first in every section gets 20 points and the second gets 15 points. First ones to lose in the playoff rounds gets 11 points (3rd and 4th), teams that are second in every group (5th-8th) gets 7 points. 3rd place in the groups gets 4 points (9th -12th). The fourth of every group gets 2 points (13th-16th) and last teams in groups (17th-20th) gets 1 point.

2 teams that gets most points combined will play in the grand finale of Football Triathlon x LaLiga tournament. The champion will be decided with FIFA 19.

NOTICE! If several teams have the same amount of points after all sections has been played the one with most 1st place finishes advances to the grand finale. If those are tied the team with the most 2nd place finishes advances to the grand finale. This logic is continued until the two (2) teams for the grand finale are clear.

UNIFORMS

In real football the tournament gives all the teams the vests that are used. You must have your own shirt under this uniform and have your own shorts! Shin pads and football shoes are mandatory.

For the indoor games (table football / virtual football) tournament gives an official Football Triathlon x LaLiga t-shirts for every player of the team.

FORFEITS

The team will forfeit the match if there is a delay of 5 minutes from the given time.

ALCOHOL AND UNLAWFUL BEHAVIOUR

It is forbidden to bring alcoholic beverages to the football field and playing football in drunk is strictly forbidden. Smoking is not allowed in / near the football field during the tournament.

At Casino Helsinki’s Fennia Hall, the teams will be able to enjoy alcoholic beverages if they wish. Drinking is not allowed when one is playing. A warning can be given to the team if they act inappropriately. Second warning leads to forfeit.

INSURANCES

Each player participating in the event is personally responsible for his own insurance coverage.

FIRST AID

In Töölön kupla there will be medical staff from Finnish Red Cross. The services are free to use during a possible injury. Lets keep the game clean and use common sense. FAIR PLAY!

PRIZES

Grand Prize:

  • TRIP TO MADRID for the winner team (5 people) including flight tickets, 2 nights hotel and free tickets to watch an amazing LaLiga game!

2nd place:

  • PlayStation®Plus: 12 Month Membership for all the players!

3rd place:

  • Bronze medals and fame!

Other:

  • We are sure that the memories from Football Triathlon x LaLiga don’t fade away and you will get to know other teams from the tournament. The official photo of every team will be taken by our professional photographer. This is something to remember when you sit in your rocking chair!

PREVIOUSLY SAID ABOUT FOOTBALL TRIATHLON

“I’m looking forward to next year’s event!”

“At the same time relaxed and competitive atmosphere and the arrangements are A-class.”

“Keep ’em coming!”

“I’ve participated in Football Triathlon every year and I’m still excited about the tournament. Great concept!”

REGISTRATION

You can registrate your team to the tournament here. Get your five-a-side team together and enter the tournament. Registration fee is 250€ (inc. 24% VAT). Please note that the registration fee must be paid right away while registering.

Football Triathlon x LaLiga tournament will have only a total of 20 teams (19 quickest registrations + PlayStation’s guest team) so act quickly!

All participating teams will enter a draw where each team will get their own LaLiga team which they shall use in the tournament. All teams must announce their nickname while registration. But after the LaLiga team draw, all teams will use the name of their LaLiga team.

Best moments of Football Triathlon x LaLiga will be captured. By participating in the tournament, you accept being filmed and you give us permission to use the images and videos on our marketing channels.

SCHEDULE

Football Triathlon x LaLiga tournament, Helsinki 31.8.2019.

The tournament takes place in Töölön Kupla indoor hall and Fennia hall at Casino Helsinki. The traditional football will be played in Töölön Kupla from 10.00AM to 13.30PM. Table soccer & virtual football tournaments will be played in Fennia Hall from 15.30PM to 22.30PM.
There will be a small break from 13.30PM to 15.00PM

PLEASE NOTE! Teams must arrive to Töölön Kupla at 9:30AM and to Fennia Hall at 15:00PM.

The match schedules will be added here before the tournament.

POINT TABLES

We’ll publish the tournament point tables closer to the event.

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