2017 B-Cup Information
19 February 2017
For UISA League Teams Competing in B Cup:
2017 Boys B Cup Draws click here
2017 Girls B cup Draws click here
2017 B Cup Playdown Information click here.
Out of District Cup Play and Coach Qualifications: In 2017 the minimum coaching certification for head coaches participating in out of district Cup play is Soccer for Life.
Island B Cup playdowns
Coastal Cup and Provincial B Cup are open to those U14 to U18 UISA League teams who have qualified and declared B Cup. The UISA B Cup representative for both these tournaments is determined through the B Cup play-downs. One play-down series results in one winning team which competes at these two cup competitions.
First we hold playdowns within our district – these are single game elimination matches, with teams seeded by random draw held at the UISA GM in November.
UISA Play-downs will be held on Feb 5 and Feb 12 in 2017 and will determine who wins the Upper Island Berth for each division. A make-up day is scheduled for Feb 19 if needed.
In each division, the district winner advances to the Island B Cup Finals as the UISA B Cup Rep.
Next, district winners compete in the Island B Cup Finals – against the winning Lower Island Soccer Association team for their division. This is a single game elimination, scheduled Feb 25 or 26 2017 which determines the Island representative to both Coastal B Cup (in April) & Provincial B Cup (in July).
Remember that once a team commits to A or B cup, that the team must play all games that they qualify for, up to and including Provincials. If a team does not fulfill this commitment then it WILL be sanctioned by UISA and/or BC Soccer.
Summary – Island B Cup playdown dates for 2017:
Sunday Feb 5 and Feb 12 – UI B-Cup Play downs, league games also scheduled. May play Sat if needed.
Feb 19 – Makeup day for UI B-Cup Play downs, league games also scheduled.
Saturday and/or Sunday, Feb 25/26 – B-Cup Island Finals UI vs. LI, league games also scheduled – U15, U17Upper Island will Host, U14, U16, U18 Upper Island will be Away. Be prepared to play either day. Makeup days April 8/9 if needed.
Coastal B Cup 2017
Please see the Coastal Cup website for schedules, game sheets, rules & regulations, duties of coaches, and coaching certificaiton
Island B-Cup finals winners who enter the Coastal Cup play single game elimination matches, typically starting in the semi-final round. Matches may be held any day listed, at a location on the Island or in the Lower Mainland. Be prepared to play Saturday or Sunday.
Saturday and/or Sunday April 8/9 – Quarter Finals (no Island Teams, B-Cup makeup)
Saturday and/or Sunday April 22/23 – Semi-Finals
Saturday and/or Sunday May 6/7 – Coastal Cup Final in Aldergrove
If you lose a game, you are out of Coastal Cup, but are still going to Provincials as the Island B Cup Rep.
BC Soccer B-cup Provincial Finals
Provincial B Cup is a 3-day tournament with finals on the 4th day. Seeding for finals is based on the results of previous games in the tournament: 7 vs 8, 5 vs 6, 3 vs 4 and 1 vs 2.
Provincial B-cup finals will be held on July 6– 9, 2017.
Girls Provincial B Cup – in South Surrey
Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup – in Vernon
For a link to BC Soccer’s Competitions website click here
For Rules and Regulations, click here
Island Invitational Cup
The Island Invitational Cup is a tournament that showcases the best of the Upper Island District, versus the best of the Lower Island District. It is a separate tournament from the Coastal B-Cup and BC Soccer Provincial B-Cup.
This competition is open to all U13 to U18 teams in the Upper Island, with the exception of VIPL or BCSPL teams. U11 teams are not permitted to challenge.
The Upper Island alternates hosting with the Lower Island Soccer Association for this annual tournament held each April/May since 1964 under rules mutually agreed to by the two Districts. New for 2017 – the Upper Island district Pacific Development Cup winners will become the UISA representative Boys and Girls teams from U-14 to U-18 at the Island Invitational Finals against Lower Island. The Upper Island U13 representatives will be determined by Island Cup playdowns held April 8/9 as scheduled by the District.
LISA will host the 2017 Island Invitational finals in Cowichan on April 29/30 2017.
Island Invitational Cup Finals Player Pickup Rules – click here
Pacific Development Cup (new district cup in 2017!)
The Upper Island Soccer Association is happy to introduce a new District Cup for 11-aside U14-U18 Tier 3 teams. The Pacific Development Cup winners will become the U14-U18 Upper Island representative to Island Invitational Finals.
PDC Playdowns: Playdown brackets will be seeded by random draw. For the preliminary round, a home and away series will be scheduled for each pair of competitors on the bracket, to be played Oct 30 and Dec 4 in 2016. Finals will be a single game elimination match scheduled for the last weekend of the season, to be played on March 5 in 2017.
Please note: once a team has declared for Pacific Development Cup they must participate until they are eliminated or they have completed the Island Invitational finals. Failure to fulfill cup commitments will result in substantial sanctions from UISA.