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2009-10 Intramural Sports Competition

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					2009-10 Intramural Sports Competition
Aims:

1. To cultivate a sporting culture in the university through sports competitions; a. to lead an active life; b. active participation in sports as organizers, officials, helpers, participants, and /or spectators. 2. To promote sports competition among students as a form of campus activities. 3. To provide competition experiences for students. 4. To cultivate a sense of belonging among students within the academic department.
Events: 6 events: Aquatic Meet, Athletics Meet, Badminton, Basketball, Campus Run and Football.

Participation Unit: Departmental Societies or teams from the School of Humanities and Social Science. Organizers: Sports Association (SA) and respective sports clubs Advisor: Advisor of SA (SAO staff) Event Organizing Committee (one for each event) Convener: Representative of the Sports club Concerned Members: Representatives of the Departmental Societies, Sports Association Advisor: Advisor of the Sports Club Concerned (SAO staff)

General Rules
1. Competitor Eligibility 1.1 All HKUST students with valid student ID cards are eligible competitors. 1.2 Only male students are eligible competitors of the Football and Basketball Competitions. 1.3 Students can represent only ONE departmental society from their respective schools throughout the academic year. 1.4 Students with majors MUST represent their respective departmental society with the following exceptions: 1.4.1 Business students WITHOUT a major can choose to represent one business departmental society.

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1.4.2 Students in Global Business, Risk Management can choose to represent one business departmental society. 1.4.3 Students in the Quantitative Finance major are considered as students of the Finance department. 1.4.4 Students in Economics and Finance major are considered as students of the Economics department. 1.4.5 Students in the Mathematics and Economics major are considered as students of the Mathematics department. 1.4.6 First-year students of the Engineering School without a major can only represent a team in their Engineering group. 1.4.6.1 Eng A students can only choose to represent the Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering departmental societies. 1.4.6.2 Eng B students can only choose to represent the Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management departmental societies. 1.4.7 Students in dual-degree in Business and Engineering are considered as students in their respective engineering department. 1.4.8 Non-year 1 Students in Business School can represent a departmental society WITHIN the Business School upon CONSENT of the concerned departmental society. 1.4.9 For students whose major departmental society decides NOT to participate in the 2009-10 Intramural Sports Competitions event, they can choose to represent one departmental society of the same school UPON consent of the concerned departmental society. 1.4.10 Students of the School of Humanities and Social Science can form their departmental teams though there are not Humanities and Social Science departmental societies. 1.4.10.1 The maximum number of departmental teams from the School of Humanities and Social Science is 5. 2. Entries 2.1 The participating unit is departmental society or departmental team (applicable to teams from the School of Humanities and Social Science). Entries are to be submitted by the respective Person-in-charge (PIC) of the departmental society/team 2.2 Departmental societies must submit their event participation form (Appendix I) and the bank-in slip of registration fee of the intended participation events HK$200 each for aquatic meet, athletics meet, badminton, basketball and campus run; HK$300 for football by 5pm on Saturday, 5th September 2009 to the Financial Secretary of the Sports Association. 2.3 Individual students will be required to send the completed Participant Registration Form (Appendix III) to the Sports Association via their departmental society/team before

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they are allowed to join the intramural sports events. 2.4 Badminton, Basketball and Football Competitions 2.4.1 Each departmental society/team from the Humanities and Social Science School can register only ONE team.

2.4.2 Teams that have completed all the matches and have observed the rules and regulations
of the 2009-10 Intramural Sports Competitions will receive the refund of the HK$100 deposit after the 2009-10 Intramural Sports Competition Closing Ceremony. 2.4.3 Team List 2.4.3.1 The departmental societies/teams from the Humanities and Social Science School will be required to register their Team members with the Sports Association by 3 weekdays before the commencement of the competition using the form listed in Appendix II. 2.4.3.2 Changes (addition/delete) in the team lists are allowed before the commencement of the final rounds (Dates to be confirmed by email by 15 January 2010). 2.4.4 Match Competitors List 2.4.4.1 For badminton, basketball and football events: Teams are required to submit the Match Competitors List to the Official Stand at least ten (10) minutes before the match scheduled starting time. 2.4.4.2 Competitors must be registered team member of the departmental society/team from the Humanities and Social Science School. They must present their student ID card to the officials at the event official stand. Competitors who failed to present their student ID cards are NOT allowed to take part in the competition. 2.4.4.3 2.4.4.4 Teams with non-registered competitors on their Match Competitors List will be disqualified from the match. Teams who cannot have enough competitors for the match (as specified in the technical rules) will be conceded a walkover in that particular match. 2.4.4.5 The maximum no. of non-major competitors allowed in each match will be: Badminton Max. quota for Non-major competitors 2.5 Aquatic Meet, Athletics Meet and Campus Run 2.5.1 Departmental societies must submit their team’s entry form to the event organizer by the specified deadlines. 2.5.1.1 Competitors must be registered team member of the departmental 1 boy or 1 girl Basketball 3 Football 5

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society/team from the Humanities and Social Science School. 2.5.1.2 They must present their student ID card to the officials at the event official stand. Competitors who failed to present their student ID cards are NOT allowed to take part in the competition. 2.5.2 Teams that have completed all events (no no-shows) and have observed the rules and regulations of the 2009-10 Intramural Sports Competitions will receive the refund of the HK$100 deposit after the 2009-10 Intramural Sports Competition Closing Ceremony.

3. Position Scoring System for deciding the Overall Ranking
The overall ranking of the departmental societies in the 6 Intramural events will be decided according to the scoring tables listed below. Departmental Societies tying for the same position in an event will be awarded the same points. 3.1 Athletics Meet, Aquatic Meet and Campus Run Position Score 1st 12 2nd 10 3rd 9 4th 8 5th 7 6th 6 7th 8th 9th to 16th 2 5 1.1.1 4

3.2 Badminton, Basketball and Football Competitions (subject to change according to no. of entries) Position Score 4. Prizes 4.1 Trophies and medals will be awarded to the Overall Champion, the 1st and 2nd runners-up teams of the Badminton, Basketball and Football events. 4.2 Trophies will be awarded to the Overall Champion, the 1st and 2nd runners-up teams of the Aquatic Meet, Athletics Meet and Campus Run. 4.3 Individual prizes will be awarded to the Top Scorer of the Basketball and Football final match. 4.4 Medals will be awarded to the winners of the individual and relay events in the Aquatic Meet and Athletic Meet events. 4.5 Medals will be awarded to the individual winners of the Men’s and Ladies’ section of the Campus Run. 5. Competition format 5.1 Aquatic Meet, Campus Run and Athletics Meet 5.1.1 Competitions will be held on 1 or 2 days. j 5.2 Badminton, Basketball and Football Competitions 1st 12 2nd 10 3rd 9 4th 8 5th to 8th 5 9th to 16th 2

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5.2.1 The competitions will be held in 2 rounds: 5.2.2 In the preliminary round, the league (round–robin) system will be adopted. 5.2.2.1 The participating departmental societies/teams will be assigned to join their school league. 5.2.2.1.1 In case there are less than 3 teams in any school, all the participating teams will be assigned to 3 or 4 groups (depending on the no. of entries) by lot drawing by the event organizer. 5.2.2.2 The ranking of the departmental societies/teams in the preliminary round will be taken into account in deciding the competition schedule of the final round. 5.2.2.3 The match result is considered valid ONLY when the match result sheet is signed by the assigned Person-in-charge of the two competing teams, the referee, AND the duty organizer representative. For matches without a valid competition result sheet, both teams will be conceded a walkover in that match. 5.2.2.4 The result of the walk-over and/or disqualified match will be: a. 30 to 0 against the walkover/disqualified team in the basketball match. b. 3 to 0 against the walkover/disqualified team in the badminton match. c. 3 to 0 against the walkover/disqualified team in the football match. 5.2.2.5 The rankings of the preliminary round will be decided by the Total Participation Points attained. The participation point for each match is: Badminton Win Tie Lose Walkover/ DQ 5.2.2.6 3 / 0 -1 Basketball 3 / 0 -1 Football 3 1 0 -1

When two teams have the same total participation points or the same goal/set difference, the winner of the concerned match will take the higher position.

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5.2.2.7

When more than two teams score the same total participation points in the preliminary round, their ranking will be determined by total goal/set differences. (Goal/set difference=goal/set scored - goal/set against)

Example: Team A B C D Win 2 2 2 0 Lose 1 1 1 3 Goal /Set Scored 6 5 4 1 Goal/Set Against 2 2 2 9 Goal/Set Difference 4 3 2 -8 Ranking 1 2 3 4

5.2.3 Final round 5.2.3.1 5.2.3.2 The Single knock-out system will be adopted in the Final Round. Teams will be assigned into four seed groups (1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th) according to their ranking in the Preliminary round and the subsequent lot-drawing results according to the Team Allocation Table listed below: Example of the team allocation for 15 teams (no. of teams in each seed group will be subject to change according to the no. of entries): Seed Group 1 (4 teams) 2nd (4 teams) 3rd (4 teams)
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Teams 1st ranking teams of each group (if only 3 groups, then 1 team from the 2nd ranking teams)` 2nd ranking teams of each group ((if only 3 groups, then 2 2nd ranking and 2 3rd ranking teams 3nd ranking teams of each group (if only 3 groups, then 1 team from the 3rd ranking teams, 2 teams 4th ranking teams AND 1 5th ranking teams).

4th (3 teams)

4th ranking teams (if only 3 groups, then include all the remaining teams).

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5.2.3.3

The assignment of the teams and the “bye” matches for the 1st seed group teams will be decided by lot-drawing before the commencement of the Preliminary round.

Round 1: Round 2: 16 teams 8 teams Semi-final

1st 4th 2nd

Final

3rd 1st 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 4th 2nd 3rd

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5.2.4

Competition Schedule Date/Period 27th Sept 2009 (Sun.) 1
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Event Aquatic Meet Campus Run Athletics Meet Badminton

Day(s) Sunday

Time 9am-5pm

Venue Outdoor Swimming Pool Campus Athletics Field & Lawn Area

week in October

2009 Early Spring Semester First round: 16 Sept. to 2 Dec. 09 Final round: Spring Semester Wednesdays & weekends 5.30 – 8 pm

Indoor Badminton Court

Basketball

First round: 14 Sept. to 3 Dec. 09 Final round: Spring Semester

Mondays, Thursdays & weekends Tuesdays, Fridays & weekends

5-8pm (5:05-6:20pm; 6:30-7:45pm) 5-8pm (5:05-6:20pm; 6:30-7:45pm)

Indoor Basketball Court Soccer Pitch at Outdoor Sports Complex

Football

First round: 15 Sept. to 4 Dec. 09 Final round: Spring Semester

6. Change /Swapping of match schedules 6.1 Change of match schedules will be allowed at extreme adverse weather conditions (e.g. red/black rainstorm warnings, typhoons…etc.) 6.1.1 The match (es) shall be postponed if The Hong Kong Observatory announces the black rainstorm signal or Typhoon (no.8) is hoisted on the scheduled day. The Sports Association will send confirmation to alert the affected teams on the new arrangement. 6.1.2 The matches will be held as scheduled when the black rainstorm signal or Typhoon (no.8) has been cancelled before 12:00 on the scheduled day. 6.1.3 Football match (es) will be held as scheduled when the weather conditions permit. In case of adverse weather conditions before the matches, the Event Organizer will make the decision to cancel or postpone the match(es) and send email or phone message to the Team PIC no later than one hour before the match scheduled time. 6.1.4 In case the weather or the facilities conditions do not allow the match to continue, the referee and the duty match organizer will decide to stop the match(es). The Event

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Organizer will arrange the match to be played on a separate date. 6.2 Change of match schedules will be allowed in case the competition venue is not available. The Sports Association will send confirmation to alert the affected teams on the new arrangement. 6.3 In the preliminary rounds, swapping of match schedules is accepted ONLY when the consensus of all 4 concerned teams is reached and approval of the Sports Association is granted. 6.3.1 Postponement of matches is accepted ONLY when the consensus of both teams is reached and approval of the Sports Association is granted. A non refundable application fee of HK$150 will be charged to the society who made the request for postponement. The approval of the application will take into consideration of factors which include venue availability, resource allocation and time constraints. 6.4 In the final rounds, swapping of match schedules is accepted ONLY when the consensus of all 4 concerned teams is reached. If all involved teams agree to swap, an email signed by all involved teams’ Person-in-charge should be sent to BOTH the Sports Association (SA) and the respective sports Club in the first week of Spring Semester. (2 to 6 February 2010) for application to re-arrange the match schedule 6.4.1 The Event Organizer will try to re-arrange the match if appropriate. It has no responsibilities and does not guarantee the success of the re-arrangement application. 6.4.2 In principle, the Event Organizer will NOT accept application for re-arranging a new match date after 6 February 2010. However, if a team still wishes to apply for re-arranging the match date, the application email must reach BOTH the Sports Association (SA) and the respective sports club AT LEAST 7 days before the scheduled match date. A non-refundable application fee HK$300 will be charged for each application (cash payment to the Sports Association Treasurer by noon on the following day). 6.5 Sample email for Application for Swap (Appendix IV) 6.6 Application for Arranging a New Match Date (Appendix V) 7. Disqualification 7.1 Teams that fail to report to the Official Stand 15 minutes before the start of the competition will be considered to concede a walkover and their deposit of HK$100 be confiscated. 7.1.1 Teams that have conceded 2 walkovers will be disqualified from the competition and will not be allowed to compete in the remaining matches. 7.2 Teams that allow non-eligible competitors to represent their team in a match will be conceded a walk-over in that match. 7.3 Competitors will be disqualified from the 2009-10 Intramural sports competition when

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he/she has represented more than one departmental team in the 2009-10 Intramural Sports Competitions. The disqualified competitor(s) will be banned from further participation in the Intramural Sports Competitions in 2009-10. 8. Appeals 8.1 All appeals MUST be made in writing within 24 hours after the match. 8.2 The Appeal form together with HK$300 must be sent to the Event Organizer and the Chairperson of the Sports Association. 8.3 The amount will be refunded if the appeal is successful. 8.4 The decision of the Appeal Board is final. 9. Sports Association, HKUSTSU reserves the right to make amendment to these Rules & Regulations as deemed necessary. Sports Association, HKUSTSU 5 August 2009

Attachment: Appendix I – Event Participation Form Appendix II –Team Registration Form Appendix III – Participant Registration form Appendix IV – Application for Swap Appendix V – Application for Arranging a New Match Date

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