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Governors Cup FAQ's

What is the playing format?

Teams will be put directly into a Round Robin.  Number of games are dependent on the number of teams entered in each age division.  Teams can then advance to the Semis/Finals weekend depending on their Round Robin finish.  Semis/Finals will be played as single elimination.

Are teams seeded and and are all teams accepted?

All teams are accepted into the tournament who meet the league eligibility requirements as long as we receive your registration AND payment in our office by the deadline date.  Some teams may be seeded and then we would do a double blind draw for the remaining teams in the bracket.

What is the maximum number of players that can be on the event roster?

The maximum number of players on the event roster for 9v9 is 18.  For 9v9, only 16 players may be dressed/game active for each game.  The maximum number of players on the event roster for 11v11 is 22.  For 11v11, a maximum of 18 players may be dressed/game active.

Are guest players allowed?

Club pass players may play in Governors Cup as long as they are approved on the team's event roster.  Players can only appear on one event roster for all State tournaments(State Cup, Pres Cup, Gov Cup).  Players must have an Ohio South player card, be carded to a team within your same club, and cannot be rostered to a GLC or OSSL team.

What paperwork is needed for Governors Cup games?

Teams will submit an event roster through SportsForms for Governors Cup.  Instructions will be emailed to each team for submission through SportsForms.   Ohio South will print the game cards for the event, and distribute them to the referees.  Both teams event rosters  will appear on the game cards.  Teams will only need to bring all player and coach cards to their Governors Cup games.

Can we request our games be moved to a different time and/or location?

We understand that teams and/or coaches may have conflicts for Governors Cup.  Unfortunately, due to issues with field capacity, referee scheduling, and rest time between games, we are not able to honor requests to change times and/or locations during the Round Robin or Semis/Finals.

Who pays the referee fees for Governors Cup?

Referee fees are included in the tournament cost.  Ohio South will pay referees during the Round Robin and Semis/Finals.

Are there refunds if my team decides to withdraw from the tournament?

There are no refunds if your team withdraws after the application deadline.

What is the hotline number to check for field cancellations/changes?

The hotline number is 513-333-5730.  There will also be a text alert system you can subscribe to.

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