2006 St. John's
There were a lot of things that arose during the tournament that added to our list of agenda items. The first item of discussion was how we would do business with just 3 out of 5 of the rules committee members in attendance. We agreed that there is a great chance that we’ll never have all 5 rules members at a particular tournament and that business must continue. In a voting matter if all 5 of us were present, a simple majority would weigh for decisions. With that in mind, we decided to amend the paragraph concerning rules changes as follows:
J. RULES COMMITTEE:
1. The Rules Committee regulates and controls the organization of the Tournament, maintains its rules, and oversees the Tournament financial aspects. The Rules Committee has the authority to adopt, delete, or change rules for the benefit of the Tournament. Add: For rules changes, at least three rules members must be in concurrence.
This change will allow us to conduct business with 3 or more members present. Completed.
1. Tournament fund to pay for one night’s stay at tournament for rules committee members for attending meetings. Submit copy of bill to Treasurer for reimbursement. Add to checklist. Completed.
2. Build a checklist for the rules committee of things be done/addressed each year for the tournament. Provide next host any specifics required such as voting page, different colored badges, etc. Added to Rules Committee Tourney Checklist.
3. Have host differentiate rules committee badges from others for easy identification. Adopted. Add to checklist of things for host to do for rules committee. Completed.
4. Add requirement for rules committee to submit minutes from the previous tournament’s rules meetings plus an agenda of items to be discussed at the current tournament. Completed.
5. Add requirement for rules committee to submit a financial statement each year. Completed. Build an excel spreadsheet for financial statement. Adopted – carry-over 2007.
6. Add Tuesday as an additional rules committee meeting day. Completed.
7. The question arose of do old-timers teams get a team rep and a vote at the team rep meeting? Considering that some old-timers play on 2 teams, they should only get to vote with one team…their home team. An old-timers team may send a rep to the team rep meetings but do not get a vote as an independent team. In voting matters, those players should provide input to their home team rep and get a vote in that manner. Add to rules. Completed.
8. In rules binder, add bid proposal tab and keep proposal sheets until after the tournament is held. Completed.
9. In rules binder, add tab for discipline/protests, etc. Completed.
10. For disciplinary decisions committee, delete previous host and add one rules committee member. Completed.
11. Post pre-tournament agenda items, voting issues (rules personnel), etc on website and to team reps. Add to checklist. Completed.
1. Adopt immediate family exemption from non-ATC rule. Based on feedback from many team reps and players, we adopted this. We also agreed that the immediate family exemption will apply only to an ATC player registered and playing in the tournament, but that family member(s) do not have to play on the same team. An example would be an ATC father has 2 adult age sons that will play with him on the same team. Another example would be an ATC player has a wife that wants to play but only if she can find a spot on a team in the lowest division. Completed.
2. Change minimum number of players required to enter a team from 8 skaters plus goalie to 10 skaters plus goalie. Completed.
3. Change number of non-atc players allowed per team to 2, regardless of number of players on team. Completed.
4. To help monitor and verify player ratings/eligibility, each team rep is provided a roster and player ratings/eligibility for each team they will play. Team reps can then provide feedback to the rules committee for us to use or not use as needed. Not adopted – however, this is open for comments and discussion. Any possible solutions found could apply to the Vancouver 2008 tournament.
5. Add penalties for rules infractions, specifically use of ineligible players. Not adopted. No specific penalties added but statement that rules committee may assess disciplinary actions for any team/team rep or player for multi infractions - records will be kept of disciplinary actions for review and to look for pattern. We will also reiterate the eligibility and roster rules for FLL 2007 and let everyone know we are now keeping records.
6. Change goalie sub rule to allow any goalie in any division to sub. Adopted as follows: A team may replace a goalie injured during the warm-up or game with any available goalie. (this happened during a game this year in the C league and all that was around was an A goalie.) For subsequent games involving an injured goalie or for a goalie no-show, the replacement goalie must be from the same or lesser division. If a goalie allowed by rule cannot be found, a team may use any goalie and play the game, but all points will be forfeited to the other team. Completed.
7. Give the host the option to add non-ATC players to the old-timers teams at their discretion. Completed.
Registration Fees and Accounting:
1. Discussed establishment of a standard “bare minimum” tournament fee. This would not be feasible due to cost differences per city. Not adopted.
2. Mandatory accounting for each tournament host. Not adopted. We will keep as is for now but will change the rules language to stress the importance and necessity for an accounting statement and highly encourage the use of such.
3. Adopt a “not for profit” statement about tournament income and add a statement that all surplus funds have to go to either the tournament fund or split between the fund and the tournament charity. Review similar ECC rules. Add to rules and appendix 5. Completed.
4. Propose $5 (in host currency) per player to build tournament fund and to replace the $1000 U.S. levy. Check for such to be presented to the rules committee before the end of the tournament. Completed.
5. Incorporate specific rule concerning entry fee refunds. In the event a paid player cannot attend the tournament, requests for refund of entry fee will be addressed after the tournament is over. Refunds will be at the host’s discretion. Completed.
6. Discussed Screech process. It is the host responsibility to plan for, budget, and pay for the screech in. Add to checklist. Completed.
Bidding and Hosting Tournament:
1. For future tournaments, if a host uses a supplemental website, try to use the name of www.atchockey20(your year) Add to checklist. Completed.
2. Add specific “bid date and location” wording and rule to not change the date after the bid has been won. Completed.
3. Add requirement for future host to provide a mandatory brief of members at tournament preceding. Completed.
4. Add wording to not exceed 110% of bid figure without approval from rules committee. Completed.
5. Add statement for playing on 2nd team about scheduling conflicts. The host is not responsible to resolve game conflicts for those playing on multiple teams. Completed.
6. Add room rate and guaranteed verbiage to bid form. Completed.
7. Make use of bid form mandatory. Completed.
8. Add statement that a member of the rules committee must be present when votes are counted for the tournament bid. Completed.
9. Add a statement about “in the event of a significant change in what was submitted in the bid proposal the rules committee has the authority to call for a re-vote. Completed.
1. Tie breakers for over-all standings. Add to basic game rules; Head to head, most goals for, least goals against, least penalty minutes, coin toss. Completed.
2. Add to slap shots – no backswing above the knee when shooting or passing. Violation will result in face off in the offending team’s defensive zone. Completed.
3. Add the no fighting rule to the list of basic rules. Completed.
1. Incorporate list of previous trophy winners on website. Adopted – carry-over 2007.
2. Due to lack of new blood in the tournament, establish a recruitment blitz for 2008 to work in concert with the Vancouver tournament. Adopted for Vancouver 2008.
3. Update ATC Hockey website. Completed.
4. Get history from 1984 on. Review website info and tourney program – combine and add complete history to website. Adopted – added to historical project.
5. Discussed need/requirements for on/off ice insurance. Add to checklist for host to address. Not adopted.
1. Review the European Controller Cup (ECC) manual to see what, if any, rules or processes would be good to add to our tournament. Ongoing.
2. Discussed obtaining trophy shipping case/travel box, prepaid return shipping, possible change in actual trophy awarded. We agreed to review the two biggest trophies, the friendship cup (won by Vancouver- Dave) and uniform design trophy (won by Ft. Worth – Andy) and see if we can update the trophy, make smaller, and/or build a travel case. We agreed funds for such would be taken from the tournament account. Adopted.
Action: Review all trophies to see what can be kept as tournament trophies and what can be made personal trophies (if any). Most likely Friendship, Denny Ritch, Don Pitcairn, team esprit, individual esprit, and uniform design will be kept as tournament trophies. Completed.
Action: Review rules wording for requiring return of trophies and addition of “tournament fund will pay for return shipping if unable to attend.” Get trophy winners names and photos each year. Also, make notice to give with trophies concerning return. Add all to checklist. Build trophy template. Adopted. Final - Due to loss and/or damage to trophies, all trophies except the Friendship Cup will be personal trophies to keep. The Denis Ritch and Don Pitcairn trophies will be returned to their home facilities for safekeeping and display, to be updated each year with the winner’s name. Carry-over to trophy project 2007.
3. Review our current documents for accuracy, questions, changes, additions, and/or deletions. Ongoing.
4. Look at adding payment deadline statement and possibly late fees. Not adopted.
5. Review game misconduct rule in general. What is a game misconduct? Is the focus intent to injure and fighting? Is this the word we want? Also, look at reduction of penalties, specifically lifetime ban. Change. Player penalty for infractions that aren’t intent-to-injure will be at Disciplinary Committee discretion instead of tourney suspension. Change rules to note such. Carry-over to rules update 2007.
6. Develop and add a conduct statement with reference to on ice and off ice, fighting penalties, disciplinary committee and whatever. Penalties to include no participation in current and/or next tournament. Adopted. Brief team reps today (2-6-07) on position of zero-tolerance. Rules statement change pending. Carry-over to rules update 2007.