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Bay of Quinte Sport By-Laws                         1
Bay of Quinte Sports By-Laws for Alpine Skiing      2
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Badminton                 3
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Boys‟ Basketball          5
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Girls Basketball          9
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Cross Country Running    12
Bay of Quinte By –Laws for Curling                 14
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Field Hockey             16
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Football                 17
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Gymnastics               19
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Boy‟s Hockey             21
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Girl‟s Hockey            27
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Boy‟s Rugby              29
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Girl‟s Rugby             31
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Boy‟s & Girls‟ Soccer    33
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Swimming                 36
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Tennis                   38
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Track and Field          39
Bay of Quinte By-Laws for High School Volleyball   44
           Bay of Quinte Sports By-Laws for Alpine Skiing
                                      (Updated Nov. 2004)

1. All COSSA by-laws shall be followed with the following exceptions:
2. Date:
   2.1.Event to be held no later than one (1) week prior to the COSSA Championship race
        unless extraordinary circumstances dictate a change.
3. Location:
   3.1.To be decided no later than the Bay of Quinte Annual Meeting in June of the previous
        year.
4. Meet Structure:
   4.1.The event will be a one-day event with at least one run of Slalom and at least one run of
        Giant Slalom.
   4.2.Additional runs may be added at any time at the discretion of the Bay of Quinte
        convenor.
   4.3.If more than one run is taken by a racer his/her best time shall be used for scoring.
   4.4.DNF or DQ violations that are committed during a race shall apply to the run during
        which the violation occurred only.
   4.5.Violations committed prior to each race or during course inspection shall apply to the
        first run only.
   4.6.Violations committed off-course shall apply to the most recently completed run only.
5. Entries:
   5.1.Entries must be received by the host school no later than one (1) week prior to the date of
        the Bay of Quinte Championship meet. Any team and/or team member from a Bay of
        Quinte School is eligible to compete. Racers must meet the criteria as per the Definition
        of Teams and Team Members in the COSSA by-laws.
   5.2.All racers must be declared on the entry form. Any substitutions must be declared at the
        coaches' meeting, the morning of the event, and must race in the order of the skier they
        are replacing.
   5.3.The entry fee will cover the operating costs of hosting the meet and may or may not
        cover the cost of lift tickets. AII other costs are the responsibility of the skier and/or
        their school.
                   Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Badminton
1) There will be a Junior and Senior Bay of Quinte competition
   a) Juniors - the individual‟s birth certificate indicates that he/she has not yet reached his/her
      15th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition
      is held.
   b) Seniors - the individual‟s birth certificate indicates that he/she has not yet reached his/her
      19th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition
      is held.
   c) Competitors are eligible for five years of high school sports starting in their grade 9 year
2) There will be five divisions: Men‟s Singles, Men‟s Doubles, Ladies Doubles, Ladies Singles,
   and Mixed Doubles.
3) The top four finishers from each division and district shall be eligible for COSSA.
4) A competitor may compete in one division only.
5) Competitors must wear proper clothing: a t-shirt that is 90% white in colour; white, or black
   or school coloured shorts. Competitors in violation of the dress code must be notified by the
   convener prior to the start of their match of the violation. Competitors must be wearing
   proper attire by the beginning of the match or forfeit the match. (Once a match is started, it
   cannot be interrupted for a dress code violation).
6) Coaches may hold a 2 minute consultation with players between the 1st and 2nd games of a
   match.
Procedures
7) The bird to be used is the same which will be used at OFSAA. The Bay of Quinte Convener
   is to state in advance the type of bird to be used.
8) Players are to supply their own racquets and practice birds.
9) The tournament shall be modified double elimination with no playoff between the left and
   right sides.
10) All doubles games are to 11 points except final matches (#57 & #61) which are to 15 points.
    All singles games will be to 15 for both boys and girls.
11) Each match is the best two out of three games.
12) The Convener shall provide score keepers for each match (teachers and/or students), and
    linesmen for the finals.
13) Team points are to be awarded as follows: 1st - 15 points; 2nd - 12 points; 3rd - 9 points; 4th
    - 6 points; 5th - 3 points; 6th - 3 points.
14) All COSSA entries must be made and paid to the Bay of Quinte Convener at the Bay of
    Quinte tournament.
15) The Convener shall include in the pre-tournament information the fact that students who
    appear at the tournament without a proper supervising staff member shall not be eligible to
    compete.
16) If a doubles game is tied at 10 then it is set to 1 or 2. If a singles game is tied at 14 then it is
    set to 1or 3.
                 Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Boys’ Basketball
(Amended Nov. 2006)
Membership
1) All schools within the Bay of Quinte District of COSSA are eligible to enter teams in the Bay
   of Quinte Boys‟ Basketball League.
Meetings
2) Aside from regular Bay of Quinte Meetings, Boys‟ Basketball coaches shall endeavor to
   meet:
   a) Prior to the season beginning to discuss new business for the upcoming year.
   b) At the conclusion of the season to discuss issues which have arisen over the course of the
      year
Classification
3) The above mentioned schools shall be classified as „A‟, „AA‟, and „AAA‟ based upon
   OFSAA classifications. Any school, with association approval, may elect to compete in a
   higher classification.
Eligibility
4) The league will be set up in 2 balanced divisions, junior and senior and will follow the age
   restrictions outlined in Article 15 of the Constitution.
5) All other eligibility issues (i.e. transfer policy) follow OFSAA by-laws
Finances
6) The convener will see to it that Bay of Quinte Championship medals are purchased. The cost
   for these awards and any other agreed to expenses will be divided equally among the member
   schools and paid to the convener by December 15th.
7) COSSA Championships medals and officials‟ costs will be absorbed by the schools directly
   involved in the play-off and will be divided evenly. Once again, the convener will see to it
   that these costs are collected and paid.
Rules
8) The current National Federation Rule Book will govern play.
All-Star Game/Coaches
9) Coaches and a site for these games will be solicited by and arranged by the convener at the
   annual meeting.
Bay of Quinte Play-off Structure
10) Two balanced divisions, “A” and “B” will be set up to allow for more competitive play.
    Teams will be placed prior to the November Bay of Quinte meeting and placement will be
    based on
   a) strength of team (# of returning players, etc)
   b) previous year‟s performance
   c) recommendation of coaching staff and/or athletic director
11) Start Times
   a) Games will start at 5:00/6:30 except for NHHS which start at 4:00 Home or Away
Bay of Quinte Play-off Structure
12) The following play-off structure will apply to both levels
   a) The top four teams from each Division will qualify automatically for the play-offs. NO
      TEAM CAN BE ELIMINATED FROM THE PLAY-OFFS WITHOUT A PLAY-OFF
      GAME.
   b) The structure for play-offs will be as follows:
ROUND 1
             A4 @ B1
             A3 @ B2
             B4 @ A1
             B3 @ A2
    Semi Finals
      i) If two teams remain from each division, then the cross-over will continue with the
          lowest seeds playing at the highest seeds.
       ii) If three teams remain from one division and one team remains from the second
           division, then A1 will host A3 and A2 will travel to B1. If A2 is a higher seed than
           the remaining team from B, then they will host the semi-final.
       iii) If all four teams from one division remain, then seeding from divisional play will
            determine the semi-finals.
     Finals
   c) The host school will be responsible for official‟s costs.
   d) The Bay of Quinte Championship will be held on the last Thursday of February at a pre-
      determined site. The Junior game will start at 6:00 pm and the senior game will start 20
      minutes after the completion of the junior game.
   e) All minor officials as well as game officials will be paid out of the gate resulting from
      hosting the championship games.
Play-off Tie Breaking Format
13) No team which has qualified for a play-off position shall be eliminated without a play-off
    game.
   a) If two, three or more teams are tied in a situation in which all of these will qualify for the
      play-offs, the following process shall be used to decide the standings:
       i) Look at the record between these teams. If one has a better record, they shall be
          given highest position. Next look at the record between the teams remaining. This
          system will continue until all positions have been established
       ii) If „i‟ fails at any point, next look at the tied teams‟ records against those teams above
           them in the standings. „i‟ must always be checked first event though „ii‟ may have
           been used somewhere along the way.
       iii) If i and ii fail, then the team with the greatest point differential will be used to
            establish a bye. (i) should then settle the home game issue for the first play-off
            game.
       iv) If „i‟ , „ii‟ and „iii‟, fail, a flip of the coin will be used, or, if too many teams are
           involved a name will be pulled from a hat.
14) If teams are tied is a situation which will eliminate one or more teams
   a) Two teams tied – play-off at home of the team that won the regular season game
   b) Three teams tied – use (i) to give one team a bye. The remaining two teams will play-off
      at the home of the higher seed established by (i). If both the team receiving the bye and
      the team winning the play-off game now qualify, their positions shall be established
      through (ii). If only one will make the play-offs, then a play-off game will be held at the
      home of the higher seed.
   c) Four teams tied – use (i). If this does not separate any teams then name will be drawn for
      a semi-final. If there are three play-off positions the losers of these two games will play-
      off in a third game. Second and third place will go to the two semi-final winners. Fourth
      will go to the winner of the third game. If there are two play-off positions the winners
      will take their standing according to 2a. If one play-off position, the semi-final winners
      will play off for it.
COSSA Qualifying
15) The four teams in the semi-finals will qualify for „AA‟ and „AAA‟ COSSA Championships
   a) The Bay of Quinte Champion must go to the COSSA Championship at the appropriate
      level.
   b) If there are 2 „AA‟ and 2 „AAA‟ teams, then play-off rankings will determine seeding at
      COSSA.
   c) If there are 3 “AA” and 1 “AAA”, then
       i) the highest ranking „AA‟ team will be the #1 seed.
       ii) the lowest ranking „AA‟ team will attend COSSA as the 2nd „AAA‟ rep.
   d) If there are 3 „AAA‟ and 1 „AA‟, then:
i) the highest ranking „AAA‟ team will be the #1 seed.
ii) the next highest ranked „AAA‟ team will be the #2 seed.
iii) The „AA‟ team will be the #1 ranked „AA‟ seed.
iv) The second „AA‟ rep will be the highest remaining seed based upon divisional
    standings. Where two or more teams are tied for the same position within their
    respective divisions, a special play-off game or games will be held at a neutral site(s).
v) “A” level schools do not have to make the playoffs in order to qualify for „A‟
   COSSA.
                 Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Girls Basketball
Updated Sept 2006
Membership
1) .All schools within the Bay of Quinte District of COSSA are eligible to enter teams in the
   Bay of Quinte Girls‟ Basketball league. Schools must declare their intention to participate
   in league play the first week of school in September, so the schedule can be made before the
   first coaches meeting in September. Any schools failing to do so are at risk of not being
   included in the league schedule for that season
Meetings
2) Aside from the regular Bay of Quinte coaches meeting in September, the girls basketball
   coaches shall try to meet:
   a) At the end of the season to discuss issues which have arisen over the course of the year.
Classification
3) The above mentioned schools shall be classified as „A‟, or „AA‟ based upon OFSAA
   classifications. No school may compete in a division lower than they are classified.
4) Bay of Quinte will be sending their four strongest teams from the league to the COSSA
    AA and AAA championships. This may require a team to play up a classification
Eligibility
5) Age limits: the age of the participants will be as follows:
    a) Junior-the individual has not reached their 15th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of
         the school year in which competition is held
    b) Senior-the individual has not reached their 19th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of
         the school year in which competition is held
6) All other eligibility issues (ie. transfer policy) follow the Ofsaa by- laws. Each team
    participating in the league must hand into the convenor a COSSA eligibility form completed
    and signed before their first league game
Finances
7) Each participating team will pay a fee which includes medal costs and any other agreed
    expenses (ie. all star shirts). This fee will be determined by the convenor and must be paid to
    the convenor before the last Thursday in September.
8) The Bay of Quinte finals will have a gate fee of $2.00, and officials will be paid for from the
    gate fee. Both the Junior Varsity and Senior Varsity finals will be played at the same
    location.
9) Teams that qualify for the COSSA championships will have to pay another fee that will be
    determined by the COSSA convenor to cover official and medal costs for that championship
Rules
10) The current National Federation Rule Book will govern play except for the following
    approved deviations specific to Bay of Quinte League Play.
All-Star Game
11) There will be a scheduled date for the All Star Game in the league schedule. There will be a
    Grade 9, Junior, and Senior All Star Game. A grade nine player may play in the Junior Game
    if they are the best representative for your Junior team. There will be 10 players per team,
    one player per school in each division will participate, and then the additional players will be
    selected from the top teams in the standings for each division (ie. If 7 teams in division, 3
    more players required....top 3 teams at that time will send one extra player) There will be a
    gate for the all star game that will pay for officials for the games.
Bay of Quinite League Structure
12) There will be two divisions “A” and “B” that will be established at the beginning of each
    season based on:
    a) team record from previous season
    b) strength of team (# of returning players)
    c) recommendation of coaching staff
    d) consideration of a balance of Senior and Junior records so that the same school will be in
        the same division to accommodate travel costs for league games.
13) Number of games:
    a) Each team will play every team in their division once, and these games will count for
        league standings. There will be 2 crossover games played and included in the schedule,
        but these games will not count for league standings
14) Start times
    a) Games will start at 5:00 and 6:30 except for NHHS which will be 4:00 and 5:30 home or
        away. Junior and Senior games will switch start times (ie. Early and Late) each week of
        the league schedule. One week junior will start early, and senior late, and vice versa for
        the following week
15) Reporting Scores
    a) It is the responsibility of the home team to either phone, fax or email the game results to
        the convenor the very next day after the scheduled game. The game sheets must be kept
        on hand to verify a score if need be for play-off structure. The score of the game must be
        accurate when reporting results to the convenor.
Bay of Quinte Play-Off Structure
16) The following play-off structure will apply to both Junior Varsity and Senior Varsity:
    a) The top four teams from each Division will qualify automatically for the play-offs. NO
        TEAM SHALL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE PLAY-OFFS WITHOUT A PLAY-
        OFF GAME. (See Play-Off Tie Breaking Format Below)
    b) The quarter finals will be:
   A4 @ B1
   A3 @ B2
   B4 @ A1
   B3 @ A2

17) Semi-finals:
    a) if two teams remain from each division, then the cross-over will continue with the lowest
       seeds playing at the highest seeds
    b) if three teams remain from one division, and one team remains from the second divison,
       then A1 will host A3, and A2 will travel to B1. If A2 is a higher seed than the remaining
       Team from B, then they will host the semi-final.
    c) if four teams from one division remain, then seeding from the divisional play will
       determine the semi-finals.
18) Finals:
   a) The Bay of Quinte finals will be played at one location one week before the COSSA
       Championship. The location of the finals will be determined by the convenor based on
       the teams involved. Game times will be Junior at 7:00 and Senior at 8:30. Money
       received from the gate will be used to pay the officials fees
Playoff Tie Breaking Format

No team which has tied for a play-off position shall be eliminated without a play-off game.

19) If two, three or more teams are tied in a situation in which all of these will qualify for the
    play-offs, the following process shall be used to decide the standings:
    a) Look at the record between these teams. If one has a better record they shall be given the
         highest position. Next you look at the record between the teams remaining. This system
         will continue until all positions have been established.
    b) If step “a” fails at any point, next look at the tied teams‟ records against those teams
         above them in the standings. Step “a” must be checked first even though step“b” may
         have been used somewhere along the way.
    c) If steps “a” and “b” fail, the point differential of only those games involving the tied
         teams will be used to establish play-off position. The team with the greatest point
         differential shall be given the highest position. Next, look at the point differential
         between the remaining teams. This system will continue until all positions have been
         established.
    d) If all steps above fail, a flip of a coin will be used or drawing names out of a hat.
20) If teams are tied in a situation which will eliminate one or more teams:
    a) 2 teams tied–play off at home of the team which won the league game
    b) 3 teams tied–use step 1 to give one team a bye. The remaining two teams will playoff at
         the home of the higher seed.
    c) 4 teams tied–use step 1. If this does not separate any teams then names will be drawn for
         Semi-finals. If there are three play-off positions the losers of these two games will play-
         off in a third game. Second and third place will go to the two semi-final winners. Fourth
         will go to the winner of the third game. If there are two play-off positions the winners
         will take their standing according to step 2a. If one play-off position, the semi-final
         winners will play off for it
COSSA Championship Entry
21) “A” COSSA Championship-The top 2 “A” schools based on playoff results or league play
    will represent Bay of Quinte at the “A” COSSA Championships. A school that is classified
    higher may not play in a lower classification championship.
22) “AA” COSSA Championship- The top 2 “AA” or “A” (that are remaining) schools based on
    playoff results or league play will represent Bay of Quinte at the “AA” COSSA
    Championships.
23) “AAA” COSSA Championships-The top 2 “A”, “AA”, or “AAA‟ (that are remaining)
    schools based on playoff results or league play will represent Bay of Quinte at the “AAA”
    COSSA Championships.
           Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Cross Country Running
                                       (Revised 2004)
1) The Boys‟ and Girls‟ Meets will be held in the same location on the same day.
2) A three coloured map or separate maps should be provided for runners on meet day.
3) Race Order: Girls alternating with Boys: Midget, then Junior, then Senior. (The order of
   races may have to vary if the course so dictates)
4) The Host District may hold the COSSA meet on the same course as the District Meet.
5) The Bay of Quinte Convenor shall endeavour to have qualified First Aid, on site, on race
   day.
Courses
6) Distances
   a) Girls
       i) Midget 3000m
       ii) Junior 4000m
       iii) Senior 5000m
   b) Boys
       i) Midget 5000m
       ii) Junior 6000m
       iii) Senior 7000m
7) All of the above distances shall have a 400m tolerance on each course, except Senior, where
   the distance may not go above the designated distances.
8) Adequate Marshals should be stationed around the course. Walkie-talkies, if available, will
   improve communication with the start and finish lines.
9) Where possible, the course is to be marked with RED flags or ribbons on the left DOUBLE
   RED on turns, and WHITE on the right, if it doesn‟t conflict with another course.
Entries
10) Only those names appearing on the BQ/COSSA eligibility sheet presented to the Bay of
    Quinte Cross Country Convenor and having competed at the Bay of Quinte Championship
    will be eligible to run at COSSA.
11) There is an unlimited number of entries per team, per school in each age division. However,
    athletes may be entered in only one race
12) Any team or individual who competes at the District Championship is eligible to advance to
    the Association Championship.
13) The Bay of Quinte Convener will be responsible for collecting the Bay of Quinte and
    COSSA entry fees at the Bay of Quinte Meet and forwarding entries to the COSSA convener.
   Results of the District Meet are to be in the hands of the COSSA Convenor at LEAST 3 days
   prior to the COSSA meet (by mail, courier, FAX, e-mail).
14) All runners on a team must wear identical school tops.
15) Competition shall be conducted in three (3) age classifications
   a) SENIOR: the individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her
      19th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition
      is held
   b) JUNIOR: the individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her
      15th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition
      is held.
   c) MIDGET: the individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached his/her
      14th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the competition
      is held. Students may compete in this category for one year only in Grade 9.
Scoring
16) The place of the first four finishers on each team count toward the team score (i.e. 3, 5, 9, 15
    = 32 as a team score)
17) Ties in any division for the team totals will be decided by the finishing place of the 4th
    runner (last counting member) of the teams involved. (i.e. TEAM A {1, 5, 7, 21 = 34};
    TEAM B {2, 3, 10, 19 = 34}; TEAM B wins)
18) The overall Bay of Quinte Cross Country Champions will be the school with the most points
    using the following key:
  Place           1             2             3            4             5             6
  Points          10            8             6            4             2             1


Awards
19) Bay of Quinte medals are to be awarded to 1st and 2nd place individuals. Ribbons are to be
    awarded to 3rd - 6th place individuals. Bay of Quinte gold and silver medals are to be
    presented to the 1st and 2nd place teams (to a maximum of the first 7 finishers on the team).
    Ribbons are to be presented to the members of the third place teams (to a maximum of the
    first 7 finishers on the team).
                     Bay of Quinte By –Laws for Curling
                                      (Amended Nov. 2005)
1) All curlers must be presently enrolled in the school for which they play.
2) C.C.A. Rules for both girls and boys apply with the exception that all league games are 6
   ends and Bay of Quinte Games are 8 ends.
3) Date and locations for all games are listed on the schedule. Teams must be on time. A team
   delaying the start of a game will lose one point and one end for each 15 minute delay.
4) Standings for playoffs will be determined as follows:
   a) Win 2 points
   b) Tie 1 point
   c) Loss 0 points
   d) Default minus 1 point
5) Tie for 1st and final will be broken with a tie-breaking game. Ties for other positions will be
   broken by the record between the two teams.
6) Schools may enter a maximum of two teams for each division.
7) If there are 8 teams or fewer, then one division will exist with a single round robin. The top
   tow teams after round robin play will advance to the Bay of Quinte Championship. 3rd place
   will play 6th place and 4th place will play 5th place to determine the other two teams for the
   Bay of Quinte Championship.
8) If there are more than 8 teams, tow divisions will be formed with a single round robin. (If
   time and space permits, the convenor will attempt to schedule cross over exhibition games.)
   The top team in each division will advance to the Bay of Quinte Championship. The 2nd
   place team from each division will play the 3rd place team form the other division to
   determine the other two teams in the Bay of Quinte Championship.
9) Staff advisors will act as umpires and must ensure proper conduct and adherence to the rules
   of play and etiquette. Each school‟s team(s) are to be accompanied by a staff advisor at all
   times.
10) Entry fees are due to the convenor on the specified date to be determined prior to the start of
    the season.
11) If a game needs to be postponed, the coach requesting the postponement must notify the
    opposing coach by noon of the day before the scheduled game. Postponed games must be
    made up before the end of the scheduled games. If a game must be made up then the team
    requesting the postponement will have a default recorded and the non-offending team a two
    point win.
12) . The convenor is to be notified of any deviation from the schedule.
13) Substitution Rule: For the Bay of Quinte Championships, substitution will be allowed at the
    end of the 2nd, 4th, and 6th ends. For league play and playoffs, substitution can occur at the
    end of any end.
14) Time Out Rule: One minute timeout per game for each team. The team must be in control of
    play when they call their timeout. This rule will be in effect during playoffs.
15) The Bay of Quinte Championship shall be a four team round robin format. Games will start
    at 9:00am, 12:00pm and 3:00pm.
16) In case of a tie for second place overall, the COSSA Representative would be determined as
    follows:
   a) Match between the tied teams (if 2 teams are tied)
   b) If 3 teams are tied, the winner shall be determined by a “shoot-out”. The format is as
      follows: Each team member will throw one rock toward the glass on the ice on which
      their last game was played. Sweeping is allowed. Rocks will be scored and removed after
      each shot.
       i) Scoring
           (1) Full button            8 points
           (2) Full 4-foot            6 points
           (3) Touching 4-foot        5 points
           (4) Full 8-foot            4 points
           (5) Touching 8-foot        3 points
           (6) Full 12-foot           1 point
17) The representatives for both boys and girls proceeding to COSSA competition will be the
    Bay of Quinte Champions and the Runner-up, as two teams from our area will compete.
18) Ties for the final playoff spot will be broken by a tie-breaking game.
                 Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Field Hockey
1. Age is open (must be under 20 as of January 1st of the current year)
2. Each game shall be officiated by two officials, one of whom shall hold at least a current „C‟
   rating
3. Medals are for first place and second place. Games shall consist of twenty-five minute
   halves, with a five minute halftime
4. SUBSTITUTIONS - shall be allowed at halftime or for injuries during play, and/or a
   maximum of two substitutions during play. A player who has been substituted for may re-
   enter the same game.
5. Bay of Quinte will send its Champion only to COSSA until such time as there is a viable
   league in the Bay of Quinte.
                     Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Football
1. The current Canadian Rule Book for Tackle Football from Amateur Football Canada is in
    effect
2. Any official size and weight Canadian University, American University, NFL or CFL leather
    or composite leather footballs are legal for Bay of Quinte play. The offence may scrimmage
    with their own ball
3. The quarters shall be 12 minutes.
4. The home team shall provide all minor officials (i.e. chain gang and a timer).
5. The home team shall be responsible for paying the officials‟ fees. In the case of a game at a
    neutral site, all participating teams in that contest will share the cost of the officials‟ fees.
6. Junior Age- Any person who is in their 1st or 2nd year and under 16 as of January 1st of the
    current school. Senior Age- Any person who is under 20 as of Jan 1st of the current school
    year.
7. All fields must be properly lined, including hash marks 24 yards from each side line on every
    line
8. A default shall be recorded as a 28-0 victory for the non-defaulting team.
9. A discipline committee shall consist of the Bay of Quinte football convenor, one other
    football coach, and a member of the Bay of Quinte executive. The discipline committee shall
    convene to decide disciplinary action against any player who is reported to the convenor by a
    referee.
10. Play-off Structure--The top 2 AAA teams in the final league standings will play for the
    AAA final and the top 2 AA teams in the final league standings will play for the AA final.
    Each game will be played at the home field of the team which finished higher in the final
    league standings or a mutually agreed upon neutral site.
    10.1.       In the Event of a two (2) way tie
        10.1.1. If the two teams are tied for a playoff position other than fourth place, the highest
              placement in final league standings for playoff position will be awarded on the
              following basis:
            10.1.1.1. 1st - Result of the regular league game between the tied teams
            10.1.1.2. 2nd - Best overall defensive record in league play
            10.1.1.3. 3rd - Largest differential between points for and points against
            10.1.1.4. 4th - A coin flip
    10.2.       In the Event of a three (3) way tie
        10.2.1. Where there is a three way tie for a playoff position other than fourth place, the
              highest place in the standings for playoff purposes will be awarded on the following
              basis.
            10.2.1.1. 1st - Results of games between the tied teams.
            10.2.1.2. 2nd - Point spread in the regular league games between the tied teams.
            10.2.1.3. Best overall defensive record in league play.
            10.2.1.4. 4th - Flip of a coin.
        10.2.2. The two teams not awarded the higher playoff standings will be considered tied
              for the next lower position and will be dealt with on that basis.
        10.2.3. Where there is a three way tie for fourth place in the final league standings, fourth
              place for playoff purposes will be awarded by using the Kansas Tie Breaker Format.
    10.3.       In the event of a tie involving more than 3 teams
       10.3.1. It is possible to have a situation in which one team ends up in first place and five
             teams tie for second or to have four teams tied for second or third. In such a case,
             playoff rankings can be determined for second and third place in the following
             manner
            10.3.1.1. 1st - Result of regular league games between all teams tied.
            10.3.1.2. 2nd - Point spread in regular league games between tied teams.
            10.3.1.3. 3rd - Rank according to defensive records in league play.
            10.3.1.4. 4th - Coin flip to determine 2nd and/or 3rd place.
            10.3.1.5. Tied teams who are not who are not awarded 2nd or 3rd place, participate in
                    a special playoff if two teams remain and the Kansas Tie Breaker if three
                    teams remain tied for the last playoff spot.
11. Kansas Tie Breaker
    11.1.       The Kansas Tie Breaker shall take place at a mutually agreed upon neutral site.
    11.2.       Team captains will draw lots for placement on the schedule.
    11.3.       Schedule
       11.3.1. Game 1Team A Vs Team B
       11.3.2. Game 2Team B Vs Team C
       11.3.3. Game 3Team C Vs Team A
    11.4.       The teams shall play the above round-robin schedule with games consisting of
        two 7 ½ minute halves
    11.5.       The team with 2 wins at the end of the round-robin shall be awarded fourth place
        in the final league standing
    11.6.       If the three teams end the round-robin tied with 1 win and 1 loss records then the
        following format shall be used.
       11.6.1. Using the same round-robin schedule the teams will scrimmage from the 10 yard
             line, first and goal
       11.6.2. A coin toss shall decide which team scrimmages first.
       11.6.3. Each game continues until a winner has been decided after an equal number of
             chances. At the completion of the round-robin the team with 2 wins shall be
             awarded fourth place in the final league standings. If the teams finish at 1 win and 1
             loss the procedure shall be repeated
       11.6.4. Only touchdowns and converts (1 or 2 points) count. Singles and field goals may
             not be attempted
       11.6.5. Turnovers may be returned for touchdowns. If a turnover is not run back then the
             defence gives the ball to their offence 1st and goal at the 10 yard line
       11.6.6. Turnovers run out of and back into the end zone count for a safety (2 points) if the
             defensive player is then tackled in the end zone. The offence the ball 1st and goal
             from the 10 yard line.
       11.6.7. Turnovers that are fumbled back to the offence result in the offence having 1st and
             goal from the spot of recovery. If it occurs in the end zone, it would be a touchdown
             for the offence.
                 Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Gymnastics
Updated Nov 2006
1. Categories
   1.1. Bay of Quinte accepts as part of its Girls‟ gymnastics bylaws the competitive divisions
        as adopted by OFSAA.
   1.2. A gymnast may compete in one level of competition only.
   1.3. Aerobic gymnastics teams will include Novice-Levels 1-3 artistic gymnasts, and Open
        Levels 4-6 artistic gymnasts or any non competing artistic gymnastic participants
2. Rules and Judges - see OFSAA Regulations #9
3. Specifications for Apparatus
   3.1. Vault-Level 1 and 2 competitors will handspring and flat back land into a pile of stacked
        mats. The height of the stack must meet OFSAA guidelines. Level 3 will handspring
        vault over a vault table with either stacked mats landing or landing on feet. Levels 4-6
        will use a vault table for vaults
   3.2. Unevens - The bars must go far enough to fit all sizes of gymnasts. Floor plates for
        uneven bars must be checked out for safety.
   3.3. Beam - A padded beam is required. It should be in good condition and be as steady as
        possible.
   3.4. Beat Boards - All boards must be in good condition. Boards must remain at the original
        event for all competitors to use if they wish. Boards may not circulate with a particular
        gymnast or team.
   3.5. Landing Pads - Four inch landing mats must be used at all Vaults, Bars and beam
        dismounts. Landing mats (4") may also be used under the beam but, if not available a
        crash mat may be used.
4. Difficulty Requirements - See OFSAA Playing Regulations #11
5. General Information
   5.1. Event registration must be submitted 1 week before the Bay of Quinte meet. No
        additions to events can be made once the registration has been submitted.
   5.2. Entry fees will be based on each school‟s total number of events. There may be a
        minimum and a maximum entry fee set. Schools shall be informed of their entry fee
        prior to the Bay of Quinte Championship Schools paying by cheques must have the
        entry fee into the convenor one week prior to the championship. Schools paying by cash
        may pay the day of the championship
   5.3. There will be a formal march in for the Bay of Quinte Competition as well as a march in
        for the awards ceremony. All competitors must wear their team uniform. Any gymnast
        not in uniform will not be presented her awards
5.4. Bay of Quinte medals will be presented to the first place finishers in each event and all
     round positions depending on the amount of gymnasts entered in each level. Ribbons
     will be awarded from second to tenth place in all events and all round
5.5. To be eligible a gymnast must be a member of a school team. A Team is a minimum of
     two gymnasts practicing at the school they are representing. Each team must be
     accompanied by a supervisor from that particular school. Gymnasts must wear a team
     uniform
5.6. Any coach wanting to help his/her gymnast during the meet must be in a designated
     supervisor for that school not a club coach. The coach must be in proper gym attire
5.7. A coach wishing to petition a gymnast‟s mark must follow GAO guidelines.
5.8. All aerobic gymnastics teams must compete at Bay of Quinte Championship to be
     eligible to compete at COSSA.
               Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Boy’s Hockey
1. RESPONSIBILITY OF CONVENOR
  1.1. Will be a volunteer position. If the consensus of the coaches in the league is that they are
       displeased with the convenor, they may request an election after the OFSAA tournament
       and before the commencement of the next season.
  1.2. Convening team (consisting of two other Bay of Quinte hockey coaches) will be chosen
       prior to the beginning of the season, by the convenor, to assist in league decision
       making.
  1.3. The convenor will be responsible for league organization, scheduling, appointing referee
       convenors and arrangements and media contacts if desired.
  1.4. All arrangements as stated in c) will be given to the coaches at an organizational meeting
       to be held prior to the commencement of the league schedule.
2. RESPONSIBILITY OF COACHES
  2.1. Coaches will endeavour to conduct themselves in a gentlemanly manner at all times and
       try to create an educational experience out of games and practices
  2.2. Home coaches will be responsible for visiting team security, hospitality and crowd
       control
  2.3. League game gate fees will be at the discretion of home coaches. Playoff games gates
       will be at the discretion of the convenor
  2.4. A copy of all game sheets will be forwarded to the convenor by fax on the morning
       following the game. Failure to do so will result no points being awarded for the win. If
       there are extenuating circumstances preventing the fax from being sent on time, the
       coach must contact the convenor explaining the reason for the delay. It is suggested that
       each team use game sheets that have more than one copy. If the game sheet is lost, the
       result of the game will be both teams receiving a forfeited loss
  2.5. The home team will be responsible for ice and referee fees.
  2.6. Each year, the coaches will be responsible for getting their ice times to the convenor in
       order to schedule the season. Failure to do so will result in no home games for that team.
       A bill may be sent to the team who did not get their ice times in on time in order to share
       costs of the season fairly.
3. ELIGIBILITY – TEAMS
  3.1. To be eligible as a team a coach or representative must be present at the BQ sports
       meeting held prior to the season.
4. ELIGIBILITY- PLAYERS
  4.1. Each coach will submit a COSSA eligibility list to the convenor prior to starting of
       league play. This will detail all players on the team all of whom must meet the
       requirements for Bay of Quinte/COSSA/OFSAA play. All games played by that team
       will be forfeited until the eligibility lists are sent to the convenor.
  4.2. Coaches must notify the convenor of any roster additions prior to such player‟s
       participation in a game. This may be done by telephone, followed up in writing by fax.
  4.3. All players must complete four league games prior to play-off competition to become
       eligible for play-off play (or in all 2nd semester games if starting on the team at this
       time.)
  4.4. Students who are legitimate team members and cannot meet the four games (or all 2nd
       semester games) requirements due to injury, illness or some other extenuating
       circumstance may be deemed eligible by the convening team. In these situations, a
       player must, without exception, play a minimum of two games
  4.5. A player must not take part in any Junior level hockey game A, B, C, D etc. in any way
       by signing a game sheet, sitting on the bench, being dressed, having his name on a game
       sheet as of December 1st.
  4.6. A player, who has transferred high schools, must go through the proper transfer policy
       channels for our district.
5. PLAY-OFF COMPETITION
  5.1. Due to the fluctuation in team numbers, the play-off structure will change based on the
       number of teams in the league. The determination will be made before the season starts
       and based on the information below:
     5.1.1. If there are 4 or 5 teams, four teams will make the play-offs.
     5.1.2. If there are 6 or 7 teams, six teams will make the play-offs. Teams 1 and 2 will
          receive a first round bye.
     5.1.3. If there are 8 or more teams, the top eight teams will make the play-offs.
  5.2. The preliminary round (quarter-finals) shall be a single game elimination with the lowest
       seed travelling to the highest seed. The quarter-final winners will advance. To a four
       team Bay of Quinte Championship tournament The top four teams will then advance to
       the COSSA Championship Tournament with 2 (AA) and 2 to (AAA) representing Bay
       of Quinte If three AAA teams advance to the Bay of Quinte Championship Tournament
       then the next highest AA seed from league play will advance only to AA COSSA
       Tournament as the 2nd AA Bay of Quinte representative. If two AA teams are tied based
       on league standings the a single elimination game shall take place with the winner
       advancing to COSSA. (Highest seed of the two tied teams will have home ice based on
       5.4.1 , 5.4.2 , & 5. 4.3.Seeding will be determined by regular season play. Teams will be
       ranked from highest to lowest based on total number of points. If there are two teams
       with the same number of points, the following tie breaker will be used:
     5.2.1. First tiebreaker -> Head to head competition
     5.2.2. Second tiebreaker -> Lowest goals against average of all non-forfeited games.
     5.2.3. Third tiebreaker -> Lowest average penalty minutes of all non-forfeited games.
          (Goals for will not be used to avoid running up the score against weaker opponents.)
     5.2.4. Fourth tiebreaker -> Coin toss
   5.3. If three or more teams are tied, the following tiebreaker will be used to rank all the teams
        tied:
       5.3.1. First tiebreaker -> Total number of points gained in games against teams with
            equal number of points.
       5.3.2. Second tiebreaker -> Lowest goals against average of all non-forfeited games.
       5.3.3. Third tiebreaker -> Lowest average penalty minutes of all non-forfeited games.
       5.3.4. Fourth tiebreaker -> Coin toss
   5.4. Should play-off organization result in a situation where a team hesitates to make a
        choice then the convenor will have the right to step in and make decisions in order to
        facilitate smooth operation of the league.
   5.5. Teams will be expected to carry the extra financial load required for their playoff
        participation.
   5.6. Overtime play will consist of a ten minute stop time period sudden-victory (first team to
        score will win the game).
   5.7. If after one stop-time overtime period the score is still tied. A shoot out will occur.
   5.8. Shoot Out --Three (3) players from each team will participate in a one on one shoot out.
        If the score is still tied after the first set of three (3) players have completed their shoot
        out, a different set of three (3) players will be selected to participate in the next shoot
        out. This format shall continue until a winner is declared
   5.9. Mercy rule will remain. Straight time during the last five minutes if the goal spread is
        five (5) goals or more. Once started the mercy rule will remain in effect if the goal
        spread becomes less than five.
6. Referees
   6.1. The convenor will endeavour to provide, as far as possible, the services of CAHA
        “carded” referees through the aid of a referee-in-chief. Teams may choose to use, or not
        use the services of the referee-in-chief. If a team chooses to use a referee-in-chief, they
        are asked to pay an honorarium to him in the amount of $25.00/team/season.
   6.2. In difficult situations where only one carded official can be obtained, the game may
        proceed so long as both coaches are made aware of the situation and agree to play the
        game. Once this is agreed, there will be no recourse for appeal later.
   6.3. All the teams must abide by the league‟s assignment of referees.
   6.4. It is the ultimate responsibility of the coaches to uphold the rules of the league and be
        aware of the rules. We cannot expect that referees who officiate in many leagues be fully
        conversant with all our rules.
   6.5. In the event that carded referees do not show up and cannot be obtained, the game shall
        be postponed to a later date. Coaches, parents, fans etc must not referee games
        themselves.
7. Game Re-Scheduling
   7.1. All games will be played as scheduled unless cancelled due to:
       7.1.1. A mutual agreement between two coaches where a game will have absolutely no
            effect, on league standings. It will be the coaches‟ responsibility to notify the
            convenor, the referees and the arena in time to nullify any charges
       7.1.2. Inclement weather, Coaches will, with mutual consent, postpone and re-schedule
            such games at their convenience. They will be responsible for the notification of the
            convenor, the referees and the arena of such a postponement and re-scheduling
            plans
       7.1.3. If game re-scheduling affects OFSAA competition the convenor will direct such
            re -scheduling. Note: attempts must be made to correct any scheduling problems
            prior to the printing of the final schedule.
8. Finance
   8.1. The convenor will determine to the best of information, a league fee for each team.
        Should a financial shortfall occur, it will be shared between teams in proportion to their
        original financial responsibility.
9. Protests
   9.1. A protest will be filed with the convenor within 24 hours or one school day (does not
        include weekends or holidays) and followed up immediately in writing by fax. If either
        of the involved teams is to play the next day the time frame will be six hours.
   9.2. The convening team will consider the protest and make a ruling.
   9.3. If the ruling in 9. (b) Is considered to be unfair by either affected coaches then either one
        may appeal the decision. The protest must be passed on to the Bay of Quinte president
        within 24 hrs of the ruling.
10. Rules
   10.1.      Rule reference
       10.1.1. All CAHA rules govern our play except that special OFSAA and Bay of Quinte
            rules will take precedent where applicable
       10.1.2. COSSA rules only apply during the COSSA championship.
   10.2.      Penalties and suspensions.
       10.2.1. A 10 minute misconduct is served as a 10 minute misconduct. Any subsequent 10
            minute misconduct penalty throughout the season or playoffs will result in a
            suspension for the next game. Note: The player may remain in the present game
       10.2.2. Any player who receives any major penalty, game misconduct or gross
            misconduct will in addition receive a suspension. The suspension will be the next
            league game for the first occurrence, the next 3 league games for the 2nd occurrence
            (plus review by convening team,) and suspension from the league for the 3rd
            occurrence. (Fighting penalties to be assessed below).
       10.2.3. Any player receiving a fighting major will receive a 2 game suspension for the 1st
            occurrence, and a suspension from the league and playoffs for the 2nd occurrence. If
            a player is given a GM for being the instigator of a fight, he will be assessed an
            additional one game suspension. (I.E. GM37)
      10.2.4. Any player receiving a match penalty will receive a 2 to 5 game suspension for
           the 1st occurrence (upon review by the convening team) and possible suspensions
           form the league for the 2nd occurrence. If the match penalty is severe enough, it may
           be determined by the convening team to suspend the player for more than 5 games.
           Decisions made by the convening team may be appealed to the president of the Bay
           of Quinte. The appeal must be made within 24 hours of the coach being informed of
           the decision.
      10.2.5. Pre game altercations carry an immediate 2 game suspension.
      10.2.6. A player is ejected from the game without suspension upon receiving a 4th penalty
           of a 2 minute nature or a 3rd stick related penalty.
      10.2.7. Players not wearing not wearing an approved neck guard or mouth guard will be
           asked to leave the ice surface. If the player returns to the ice with inappropriate
           equipment after having been asked to correct the situation will be given a minor
           penalty. The player must then wait until the first whistle until he is allowed to come
           out of the penalty box. At this time, the player will once again be asked to correct
           his equipment. If he does not the process is repeated.
      10.2.8. Referee‟s decisions are final.
      10.2.9. Suspensions will involve league and playoff games (including BQAA, COSSA
           and OFSAA.)
      10.2.10.      The Convenor and Coaches shall be responsible for the enforcement of
           suspensions.
11. Game Format
   11.1.      The red line is used for icing only.
   11.2.     Players coming from penalty boxes may not receive a forward pass until they
       have put themselves onside by skating over to their defensive side of centre ice
   11.3.      Periods will be 15-15-15 stop time. This is for league and play-off play.
   11.4.      Teams will retreat to their dressing rooms between the 2nd and 3rd period, at
       which time the ice is resurfaced.
   11.5.      There shall be a 3 minute warm up time prior to the game.
   11.6.     If there is insufficient time to complete the game, the curfew imposed by the host
       arena will be supported by the league, and the game shall be deemed complete. All
       curfews should be made clear to visiting coaches prior to start of game.
   11.7.     The home team is responsible for renting adequate ice time in order to allow the
       game to run all outlines by Bay of Quinte By-Laws.
   11.8.      One time-out per team per game.
   11.9.      The maximum number of players permitted to dress for a game is 20, 18 skaters,
       plus 2 goalies.
11.10.    Straight time will occur during the last five minutes if the goal spread is five or
    more goals. Once started the mercy rule will remain in effect even if the goal spread
    becomes less than five.
11.11.    Every effort should be made to adhere to the format laid out in 9Ciii and 9Civ,
    however, the length of period time and decision to flood may be altered so long as both
    coaches agree to this prior to the start of the game
                 Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Girl’s Hockey
1. Convenor
   1.1. The convenor shall be responsible for facilitating a league schedule, maintaining records
        of team rosters, reporting eligible teams to COSSA, keeping league statistics, arranging
        referees, planning the Playoff
Tournament and collecting fees.
2. Referees
   2.1. The Convenor shall be responsible for supplying referees. The home team shall normally
        be responsible for paying referees. The rate of compensation for referees will be
        determined at the beginning of each season. There must be at least two referees present
        for the game to be played. At least one referee must be NRCP Level 2 or above.
3. Eligibility
   3.1. Rosters must be submitted to the league convenor prior to the team's first league game.
   3.2. All players are subject to COSSA and OFSAA eligibility rules.
   3.3. All players and coaches are subject to COSSA and OFSAA codes of conduct.
4. Rules
   4.1. All OWHA and CHA rules will apply except that COSSA and OFSAA rules will take
        precedence where applicable.
   4.2. There shall not be any centre red line for forward passes. Players proceeding to the
        playing surface from penalty boxes may not receive forward passes in the centre zone
        with out first putting themselves "onside" back over their own blue line. Play in the
        opposition's defensive zone may be joined directly.
   4.3. All protective devices such as neck guards and mouth guards are required.
5. League Play
   5.1. The League will normally play a single round robin. Games beyond the round robin will
        be designated as exhibition games and will not count towards League standing.
   5.2. Games will normally be 1.0 h but may be longer if agreed upon by coaches before the
        game starts.
   5.3. Teams will use an OMHA or OWHA game sheet. The home team is responsible for
        supplying the game sheet and a timekeeper.
   5.4. Standing in the League will be determined by a point system: 2 points for a win, 1 for a
        tie and 0 for a loss. Ties will be broken by the following tiebreakers
       5.4.1. number of wins
       5.4.2. record against other tied teams
       5.4.3. goals scored minus goals scored against in the round robin play
       5.4.4. fewest goals allowed in round robin play
       5.4.5. most periods won in round robin play
       5.4.6. fewest penalty minutes in round robin play
       5.4.7. first goal scored in a series
       5.4.8. most goals scored
       5.4.9. flip of a coin
6. Play offs
   6.1. The top four teams in League play as determined by Article 5b will precede to a Playoff
        Tournament.
   6.2. The Tournament format will be decided by the Convenor. A fee will be levied for the
        Tournament as set by the Convenor.
   6.3. Bay Of Quinte Champions will proceed to COSSA in accordance with COSSA rules.
7. Other
   7.1. All complaints should be submitted to the Convenor in writing within 24 hours of an
        incident.
   7.2. All costs (ice time, referees etc) are normally the responsibility of the home team.
        Exceptions may be made for asymmetrical round robin games, exhibition games or other
        circumstances as long as both parties have sufficient notice of the arrangement. All
        fundraising done at a game (gate fees, 50/50) is the property of the home team.
   7.3. It is the responsibility of the home team to report the game score to the convenor. A
        copy of the game sheet must be faxed to the convenor within 24 hrs of the game. The
        original game sheet should be sent to the convenor before the end of League play.
   7.4. League fees shall cover the costs of all trophies and awards.
                Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Boy’s Rugby
1. All games will be played in accordance with the Canadian Rugby Union Laws of the
   Game, subject to the following:
   1.1. Modifications authorized by the Ontario Rugby Union for school aged players will
        be followed.
   1.2. In league or exhibition play, unlimited substitution will be allowed at half-time and
        at the referees’ discretion on such stoppages of play as scrums and lineouts.
   1.3. Substitution for an injured player may be made at any time and the injured
        player may return to the game if able to do so.
2. Disciplinary Measures:
   2.1. A disciplinary committee consisting of the Convenor, Head of Referees and one
        other coach shall be formed at the start of the season, and shall meet to
        consider any questions of discipline forwarded to it.
   2.2. Players ejected from a game (red card) will have their names reported to the
        Convenor by the Referee.
   2.3. A player receiving a red card is automatically suspended from the next game
        their team plays.
   2.4. A player receiving a second red card, in that season, is automatically suspended
        for the remainder of the season, including all playoff games.
3. Appeals Procedure:
   3.1. An appeal of a season suspension (2 red cards) may only be made by the coach
        of the player affected
      3.1.1. The coach of the suspended player will contact the Convenor and request
           that the Disciplinary Committee hear an appeal.
      3.1.2. The Disciplinary Committee will meet with the Coach as quickly as
           possible. The coach will bring to the meeting four copies of a detailed written
           description of the incident in question and an explanation as to why an
           appeal should be allowed.
      3.1.3. The Disciplinary Committee will have the right to decide, in exceptional
           circumstances, to reduce the suspension, from the remainder of the season,
           to the next game only.
4. Bay of Quinte Play off Structure
   4.1. Teams will be divided into two pools, as determined by the Convenor.
   4.2. The top four teams in each pool will advance to the Bay of Quinte Playoffs.
   4.3. The Bay of Quinte tournament will be organized with teams from each pool
        crossing over to play in reverse order. I.e. Pool A 1st place team plays Pool B 4th
        place team etc.
   4.4. The two finalists will play for the Bay of Quinte championship and both teams
        shall advance to COSSA.
   4.5. Unlimited substitution on the permission of the referee be allows in the Bay of
        Quinte Rugby Championship.
   4.6. Any team who forfeits a quarter -final playoff game is not allowed in the
        consolation semi-final.
5. These rules may be amended by a majority decision of the coaches (1 vote per
   school) at a pre-season meeting and subsequently passed through the Bay of
   Quinte Coaches Association.
6. The following procedure will be used to break ties.
   6.1. Record
   6.2. Most tries head to head or among 3 teams involved.
   6.3. Least points against during the season.
   6.4. Most tries during the season.
7. Bay of Quinte will attempt to avoid scheduling games on the same date as Bay of
   Quinte or COSSA track and field.
                Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Girl’s Rugby
1. All games will be played in accordance with the Canadian Rugby Union Laws of the
   Game, subject to the following:
   1.1. Modifications authorized by the Ontario Rugby Union for school aged players will
        be followed.
   1.2. In league or exhibition play, unlimited substitution will be allowed at half-time and
        at the referees’ discretion on such stoppages of play as scrums and lineouts.
   1.3. Substitution for an injured player may be made at any time and the injured
        player may return to the game if able to do so.
   1.4. Bay of Quinte playoff games shall consist of 2 twenty (20) minute halves with a
        five (5) minute rest period between halves. Except for ¼ final games which will
        be the same as regular season (30 minute halves)
      1.4.1. championship game will play two (2) 5 minute ½’s if tied at the end of
           regulation, before proceeding to kicks
   1.5. After the first round of kicks, if a tie still remains, the kicks become “sudden
        death”. Kicks will be taken from the left, centre, then right on the 22m line, as
        determined by the referee.
2. Disciplinary Measures:
   2.1. A disciplinary committee consisting of the Convenor, Head of Referees and one
        other coach shall be formed at the start of the season, and shall meet to
        consider any questions of discipline forwarded to it.
   2.2. Players ejected from a game (red card) will have their names reported to the
        Convenor by the Referee.
   2.3. A player receiving a red card is automatically suspended from the next game
        their team plays.
   2.4. A player receiving a second red card, in that season, is automatically suspended
        for the remainder of the season, including all playoff games.
3. Appeals Procedure:
   3.1. An appeal of a season suspension (2 red cards) may only be made by the coach
        of the player affected
      3.1.1. The coach of the suspended player will contact the Convenor and request
           that the Disciplinary Committee hear an appeal.
      3.1.2. The Disciplinary Committee will meet with the Coach as quickly as
           possible. The coach will bring to the meeting four copies of a detailed written
           description of the incident in question and an explanation as to why an
           appeal should be allowed.
      3.1.3. The Disciplinary Committee will have the right to decide, in exceptional
           circumstances, to reduce the suspension, from the remainder of the season,
           to the next game only.
4. Bay of Quinte Playoff Structure
   4.1. Teams will be divided into two pools, as determined by the Convenor.
   4.2. The top four teams in each pool will advance to the Bay of Quinte Playoffs.
   4.3. The Bay of Quinte tournament will be organized with teams from each pool
        crossing over to play in reverse order. I.e. Pool A 1st place team plays Pool B 4th
        place team etc.
   4.4. The two finalists will play for the Bay of Quinte championship and both teams
        shall advance to COSSA.
   4.5. Unlimited substitution on the permission of the referee be allows in the Bay of
        Quinte Rugby Championship.
5. These rules may be amended by a majority decision of the coaches (1 vote per
   school) at a pre-season meeting and subsequently passed through the Bay of
   Quinte Coaches Association
6. The following procedure will be used to break ties.
   6.1. Record
   6.2. Most tries head to head or among 3 teams involved.
   6.3. Least points against during the season.
   6.4. Most tries during the season.
   6.5. Where there are insufficient numbers to operate a league at the levels of Junior (
        must be in their 1st or 2nd year of high school and under 16 prior to January 1 st of
        the school year) and/or Senior (under 20 as of January 1 st of the current school
        year), then a Varsity league shall be maintained. This varsity team shall compete
        at the Senior level at COSSA.
7. Where there are sufficient numbers to operate a league at two levels there shall be
   1st and 2nd divisions where the 2nd division is a developmental division. This
   development division shall be played in a 10s format and governed by modified
   laws. The 1st team shall continue to be a varsity team which will compete at the
   Senior Level as COSSA.
          Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Boy’s & Girls’ Soccer
1. The F.I.F.A. rules shall be used to govern play for boys and girls leagues with certain
   exceptions as stated in these by-laws.
2. Referees should be registered officials wherever possible. Competent senior players
   may be used for junior games if the need arises.
3. 40 minute halves shall be used in all league and play-off games for boys and girls at
   both age levels.
4. Substitutions may be made only
   4.1. after a goal
   4.2. at a goal kick
   4.3. by both teams on a throw-in, if the throw-in team chooses to do so
   4.4. at half time
   4.5. at the beginning of the between overtime periods
   4.6. at the referee’s discretion (injury, equipment failure, etc)
5. Discipline
   5.1. Red card = 6 pointsYellow card = 3 points
   5.2. A player receiving a yellow card must be taken off the field. A substitute may
        replace him. The offending player may rejoin the play the next time a substitution
        is allowed. A second yellow card in the same game means ejection for the rest
        of that game.
   5.3. A player receiving a red card must leave the field of play. No substitution is
        allowed.
   5.4. A player who accumulates 9 points in cards at any time of the season must sit
        out the next scheduled league game or league play-off game.
   5.5. After a player sits out a one game suspension for obtaining 9 points in cards, his
        total reverts back to zero for disciplinary purposes.
   5.6. A player who receives a red card for a “professional foul” (deliberately handling
        the ball in the penalty area to prevent a goal; bringing down an opponent from
        behind during a clear break to the net) may play in the next game if his point
        accumulation has not reached 9 or more points.
   5.7. A player who receives a red card for using offensive, insulting or abusive
        language not directed at the referee may play in the next game if his point
        accumulation has not reached 9 or more points.
   5.8. A player who receives a red card for using offensive, insulting or abusive
        language directed at the referee must sit out the next scheduled game or play-
        off game.
   5.9. A player who receives a red card for serious foul play, violent conduct, or spitting
        at an opponent or any other person must sit out the next scheduled game or
        play-off game.
   5.10.      In the case of a red card for offences which include spitting, serious foul
       play, violent play or using offensive, insulting or abusive language, a player may
       be requested to attend a disciplinary meeting.
   5.11.      The coach of the above player from section 5.10 will receive notification
       within 7 days of the offence, if a disciplinary meeting is to take place.
   5.12.     It is the responsibility of each coach to contact the convenor if any of
       his/her players are carded in a game in order to provide details of the incident.
   5.13.      It is the coach’s responsibility to keep track of his players’ accumulation of
       carded points to enforce the above guidelines. To claim that no notification was
       received from the convenor is not a justifiable reason to allow a player to
       participate in a game for which that player is ineligible.
6. The home team is responsible for a properly marked field as indicated in the F.I.F.A.
   rule book. Proper corner posts and adequate nets must also be used.
7. Eligibility forms must be sent to the convenor by the end of the first week of play.
8. The home team is responsible for the officials’ fees.
9. The field for the final(s) will be determined by the convenor. The field to be used
   should be the best available. If one team has bus expenses greater than the other
   team (difference in expenses officials fees) then the officials fees will be paid by the
   team with the lesser traveling costs. If the traveling expenses are about equal then
   the cost of the officials will be shared by the teams.
10. Play-off Format:
   10.1.      If there are two divisions (A&B), then the top four teams in each division
       will qualify for the play-offs. There will be a cross-over format with A1-B4, A2-B3,
       A3-B2, A4-B1 as quarter-finals and so on.
   10.2.     If there is only one division, then the top 8 teams will qualify and the
       format will be as follows: 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5 as quarter-finals and so on.
   10.3.    In the quarter-finals and semi-finals, the team with the higher standing will
       maintain home field advantage.
11. The procedure for breaking ties in the final standings shall be:
   11.1.     Result of game(s) between teams tied, 2. Goal difference, 3. Least goals
       against, 4. Coin toss.
12. During the play-offs, ties shall be broken by playing two 10 minute halves. If the tie
   continues, it will be broken by the taking of penalty kicks as outlined in the F.I.F.A.
   rule book. The “Golden Goal” rule applies during the play-offs.
13. If conditions of failing light, inclement weather, or player/spectator misconduct
    warrant it, the referee may suspend a game. It is the referee’s decision if a game is
   to be suspended. The determination of the final result is the responsibility of the
   convenor.
14. Protests
   14.1.      Protests regarding violation of rules during competition must be filed, in
       writing, to the convenor within 24 hours. This must be accompanied by a
       cheque, made out to the Bay of Quinte, in the amount of $50.00. This will be
       returned to the party filing the protest if successful. The convenor will follow the
       Bay of Quinte Constitution regarding Protests.
15. Bay of Quinte soccer games will attempt not to be scheduled for Bay of Quinte or
    COSSA track and field days.
16. All money and eligibility sheets must be handed in by the 1 st week of games or the
    games will be forfeited and each subsequent game will be forfeited until the money
    and eligibility sheets are in.
17. One game sheet shall be used for all games.
18. If a game is suspended (referee’s decision) because of inclement weather then the
    following will be in effect for statistic purposes:
   18.1.     If the game has not yet reached the halfway mark, then a score of 0-0 be
       recorded as the final result.
   18.2.    If the game has reached the halfway mark then the score at the time of
       suspension be recorded as the final result.
19. The referee fee for a Senior match be $32.00 and the fee for a Junior match be
    $28.00.
20. If a colour match exists between the two teams, then the home team will be
   responsible for changing colours. (Wearing of pinies...)
21. A win is worth 3 points and a tie is worth 1 point.
                  Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Swimming
Updated Nov 2006
1. Bay of Quinte Swimming Championships shall follow the same divisions as COSSA
   Swimming Championships, i.e. Novice, Junior, Senior and Open as outlined in (3)
2. All events to follow the OFSAA order with the inclusion of the novice classification. Events
   are to include, but are not exclusive to the following: Junior 200m Medley Relay, Senior
   200m Medley Relay, 400m Open Freestyle, 200m Senior Freestyle, 200m Open Individual
   Medley, 50m Senior Freestyle, 50m Junior Freestyle, 50m Novice Freestyle, 100m Open
   Butterfly, 50m Senior Butterfly, 50m Junior Butterfly, 25m Novice Butterfly, 100m Blind
   Freestyle, 100m Open Freestyle, 100m Functional Freestyle, 100m Senior Freestyle, 100m
   Junior Freestyle, 100m Open Backstroke, 100m Senior Backstroke, 100m Junior Backstroke,
   50m Novice Backstroke, 100m Open Breaststroke, 100m Senior Breaststroke, 100m Junior
   Breaststroke, 50m Novice Breaststroke, 200m Senior/Open Freestyle Relay, 200m Junior
   Freestyle Relay, 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay (exhibition only)
3. Classification of Swimmers
   3.1. A Novice swimmer is in his/her first year of high school swimming, who has
        never been registered with a SNC swim club
   3.2. All other classifications (Junior, Senior, Open) fall under the OFSAA guidelines.
   3.3. An Open swimmer is under the age of 20 as of September 1st of the previous
        school year and is currently registered or has been registered in the previous
        school year as a competitive swimmer with a SNC swim club.
4. Meet Structure
   4.1. All events are timed finals. Decision of place judges will be final. Note that all
        schools participating will take part in the organizing and running of the meet!
5. ENTRIES - ENTRIES ARE DUE AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE BAY OF
   QUINTE MEET.
   5.1. A competitor may enter a maximum of 4 events, and if he/she is entered in the
        maximum, at least one event must be a relay.
   5.2. Individual schools may enter a maximum of 5 competitors in each individual
        event, and 2 relay teams in each relay event.
   5.3. 8 competitors may be entered as a relay team, and any 4 may swim in the
        event. THIS COUNTS AS AN EVENT FOR ALL COMPETITORS LISTED.
   5.4. SENIOR/OPEN relays must consist on any combination of Junior, Senior or
        Open swimmers. AT LEAST ONE SWIMMER MUST BE JUNIOR OR SENIOR
        (TEAMS OF 4 OPEN SWIMMERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED).
   5.5. The meet will be conducted according to the latest C.A.S.A. Rule Book.
6. Expenses
   6.1. An entry fee shall be charged which shall be sufficient to cover the operating
        costs of the competition.
7. Eligibility
   7.1. Only bona fide members of a school team, which is coached by a staff member
        from that school, may participate.
8. Scoring
   8.1. Points shall be scored toward school championships as follows: 1st - 12 points,
        2nd - 10 points, 3rd - 8 points, 4th - 7 points, 5th - 6 points, 6th - 5 points, with all
        position points for relays being doubled.
9. Awards
   9.1. Ribbons shall be presented to 1st to 6th place finishers.
   9.2. A championship trophy shall be presented to OVERALL Champions.
   9.3. In order for a swimmer to compete in an event as COSSA, the swimmer must
        compete in that event at Bay of Quinte.
                     Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Tennis
1. Each School of the Bay of Quinte Shall be represented by one team in each of the following
   categories
   1.1. Senior
       1.1.1. 1 girls Singles
       1.1.2. 1 boys singles
       1.1.3. 1 boys doubles
       1.1.4. 1 girls doubles
       1.1.5. 1 mixed doubles
   1.2. Junior
       1.2.1. 1 Girls Doubles
       1.2.2. 1 Boys Doubles
2. A player may play in one and only one event.
3. A player must be in their 1st or 2nd year at high school and under 16 as of December
   31st of the current school year to play Junior. A player must be under 20 as of
   December 31st of the current school year to play Senior. A junior age player may
   play in a senior category.
4. The top three competitors in each SENIOR category go on to COSSA. There is no
   COSSA for juniors.
5. The draw shall be modified double elimination tournament. The “B” winner will be
   allowed to challenge the “A” winner if time permits. Due to club commitments of the
   courts we are expected to be off the courts by 5 p.m. There is no seeding in the
   draws.
6. One Pro set to 7 will be played. Deuces will be played. At 6-6 a 12 point tie breaker
   is played.
7. INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY AWARDS: Medals for first and second and a ribbon for
   third.
8. TEAM AWARDS: A trophy for the first place team.
9. TEAM POINTS: 5 points for first, 3 points for second, 1 point for third.
                 Bay of Quinte By-Laws for Track and Field
                                       (Revised June 2004)
Preamble
        The Bay of Quinte meet shall be held on an all-weather Track Facility on a date suitable
for the COSSA entry deadline.
     It is recommended that qualified first aid personnel be available at the Bay of Quinte
Championships
1. Eligibility
   1.1. To be eligible to compete, each competitor must be eligible under all the rules and
        regulations of Bay of Quinte
   1.2. A competitor must not have competed for other than his school in a Track and Field
        meet form the period May 1st to the date of the Bay of Quinte Track and Field meet.
        Competitors who represent Canada or Ontario in a Track and Field meet during this
        period shall be excused from this limitation of competition.
2. Age Classifications - Bay of Quinte will follow OFSAA age classifications for Track and
   Field.
   2.1. Competition shall be conducted in three (3) age classifications
       2.1.1. SENIOR: The individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached
            his/her 19th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the
            competition is held.
       2.1.2. JUNIOR: the individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached
            his/her 15th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the
            competition is held.
       2.1.3. MIDGET: the individual's birth certificate indicates that he/she has not reached
            his/her 14th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year in which the
            competition is held. Students may compete in this category for one year only in
            Grade 9.
3. Entries
   3.1. Each school in Bay of Quinte shall be entitled to four entries in all events except relays
        (2 entries per school).
   3.2. An individual school may qualify two relay teams. Each team counts for points towards
        team championships.
   3.3. Deadline for entries for Bay of Quinte Championships shall be made on the Friday
        immediately prior to the meet to the meet convenor.
   3.4. These entries must be confirmed 2 days prior to the meet. No additions or substitutions
        may be made the day of the meet.
   3.5. The top eight (8) finishers in each event shall be entered at COSSA.
   3.6. Competitors must be dressed in their school‟s uniform or in a neutral uniform (i.e. P.E.
        uniform, - no cutoffs or logos)
   3.7. Lanes shall be assigned for both heats and finals. The wedge finish shall be used for all
        races used in lanes. In heats, lanes shall be assigned by random draw and for finals; lanes
        shall be assigned according to positions achieved in heats.
   3.8. Races which are run as timed section finals have lanes assigned as above. Such races
        shall have a slow section (The slow section shall go first).
   3.9. In 800 meter races, Bay of Quinte will attempt to run one race per age group using a lane
        start with 2 runners assigned per lane. Runners seeded from 1 to 8 will be randomly
        placed (drawn) into lanes 1 to 8 and runners seeded from 9 to 16 will be randomly
        placed into lanes 1 to 8.
   3.10.      The O.T.F.A. Rule regarding use of starting blocks shall be used in events up to
       and including the 400s. (4 point stance with blocks; 2 point stance without blocks)
4. Officiating / Rules
The I.A.A.F. Rules for Track and Field must be followed, subject to these changes approved by
the Bay of Quinte.
(Bay of Quinte track will use the „old‟ false start rule- each athlete allowed one false start, DQ
takes place on the athlete‟s second FS)
There shall be two adult (non-secondary school student) officials at all Field Events except the
Pole Vault and High Jump. In the Shot Put, Discus, and Javelin events, one adult shall be in the
field.
 There shall be two teams of Track and Field officials for simultaneous backstretch and front
stretch events, if necessary.
 There should be one Track referee and one Field Referee (if possible, two Field referees should
be appointed, one for throwing, and one for jumping events).
The Convenor shall organize Judges and four Track Marshals.
Track and Field officials shall be suitably attired (shirt or sweater), where possible.
A Jury of Appeal shall be set up in advance, at the Bay of Quinte meet, to deal with disputes on
the day of the meet. Disputes shall be handled according to the I.A.A.F. handbook. OFSAA
Playing Regulations for Track and Field.

5. Events
BOYS
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4 x 100m Relay, Pole Vault, Long Jump, Triple
Jump, High Jump, Discus (Midget/Junior - 1 kilo;
 Senior 1.613 kg or 3lb. 9 oz.), Javelin (Midget /Junior - 600g, Senior - 800g), Shot Put (Midget/
Junior 4kg, Senior - 5.443 kg or 12 lb).
Boys Age Class Hurdles:
Midget - 100m at 2'9"/.840m, 300m at 2'9"/.840m
Junior - 100m at 3'0"/.914m, 300m 2'9"/.840m
Senior - 110m at 3'0"/.914m, 400m 3'0"/.914m
Boys Open Events: 2000m Steeplechase, 4 x 400 relay
GIRLS
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4 x 100m Relay, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High
Jump, Discus (1 kg), Javelin (600g), Shot Put (4kg), Pole Vault.
Girls Age Class Hurdles:
Midget - 80m at 2'6"/.762m, 300m at 2'6"/.762m
Junior - 80m at 2'6"/.762m, 300m 2'6"/...762
Senior - 100m at 2'6"/.762m, 400m 2'6"/.762m
Girls Open Events: 4 x 400 relay, 1500m Steeplechase


6. Field Events
   6.1. ALL throwing implements brought to Bay of Quinte must be weighed in between 8a.m.
        and 9:30 a.m. They are to be turned over to the Track and Field Officials. Other weigh-in
        times may be added by the Convenor.
   6.2. The top eight and ties for eighth shall be awarded extra trials in field events. The order
        shall be reversed for the final 3 attempts (8th place to 1st place).
   6.3. Rubber tipped cleats may be worn as footwear in the Javelin except in an all weather
        surface. On this surface running shoes or track spikes (6mm) or javelin shoes (6mm
        spikes) will be the only acceptable shoe.
   6.4. There shall be two High Jump pits at the Bay of Quinte meet where possible.
   6.5. There shall be a supervised area for practicing Field Events.
   6.6. No practice allowed during competition. failure to abide by this could result in
        disqualification.
   6.7. The Bay of Quinte Convenor(s) shall make provisions for one regulation throwing
        implement for each of the classifications.
7. Scoring
   7.1. Team points for each event shall be: 1st - 10 pts, 2nd - 8 pts, 3rd - 6pts, 4th - 5 pts, 5th -
        4 pts, 6th - 3 pts, 7th - 2 pts, 8th - 1 pt.
   7.2. Individual Awards: First place - Bay of Quinte Gold Medal, 2nd - 8th will receive
        ribbons.
   7.3. Team trophies are awarded to the school(s) which score the most points in each of the
        following categories: (a) “A” schools, (b) Girls‟‟ Overall, (c) “Boys‟‟ Overall, (d) Over
        all Combined Champions.
8. To Improve the Operation of a Track and Field Meet
   8.1. Officials
       8.1.1. A track meet should run smoothly if
           8.1.1.1.Officials are on time.
           8.1.1.2.Officials know the rules pertaining to their event.
           8.1.1.3.Officials know they can contribute to the efficient operation of the event.
8.1.2. To achieve these goals
   8.1.2.1.A set list of officials should be drawn up for use at all Bay of Quinte meets.
          After a few weeks, officials will become familiar with their roles, and
          officiating will become more standardized from year to year.
8.1.3. To make the duties more equitable
   8.1.3.1.The Field Event Judges will handle all of the Boys and Girls age groups in
          that event.
   8.1.3.2.Relay Judges will act as Hurdle Judges in the morning.
   8.1.3.3.There will be an official in charge of Hurdles and the Hurdle Crew.
8.1.4. To have the meet run on time
   8.1.4.1.Each official must draw equipment, where necessary, and report prior to the
          scheduled time of the event.
   8.1.4.2.Be prompt. A missing or late official delays an event unnecessarily and makes
          the meet run longer
   8.1.4.3.There must be co-operation between the Starter and the Finish Line Personnel.
          Each should challenge the other by the speed with which each is ready for the
          next heat. This can be accomplished by:
   8.1.4.4.THE TRACK MARSHALL AND STARTER - The Marshall moves the
          next heat onto the track as soon as the previous heat has left the Start. The
          Starter completes the instructions to the competitors by the time the Finish
          Line People have cleared away the previous heat.
   8.1.4.5.THE FINISH LINE PEOPLE
       8.1.4.5.1. THE FINISH LINE JUDGE - writes down the names or numbers of
                the competitors using the following method: Judge #1 picks 1st, Judge #2
                picks 1st and 2nd, Judge #3 picks 2nd and 3rd, Judge #4 picks 3rd and 4th,
                Judge #5 picks 4th and 5th, Judge #6 picks 5th and 6th, Judge #7 picks 6th
                and 7th and Judge #8 picks 7th and 8th.
       8.1.4.5.2. THE FINISH LINE JUDGE - writes down the order of finish on the
                score sheet obtained prior to the event. The score sheet is handed to the
                RECORDER. (The Assistant Timer provides the Recorder.)
       8.1.4.5.3. CHIEF TIMER - reads all watches (see notes on timing) and records
                on a slip of paper the time or times for each place and gives the slip of
                paper to the Recorder.
       8.1.4.5.4. THE FINISH LINE PERSONNEL - are now ready for the next heat.
8.1.5. Communications between CLERK and ANNOUNCER or between FIELD
     EVENT JUDGES and ANNOUNCER can be improved with the use of walkie-
     talkies or a runner.
8.1.6. NOTES ON TIMING
   8.1.6.1.HEATS...3 watches on first, 1 watch on second, 2 watches on third and
          fourth, 2 watches on fifth and sixth, 1 watch on seventh and eighth.
   8.1.6.2.FINALS...3 watches on first and second, 1 watch on third, fourth, fifth and
          sixth.
   8.1.6.3.Hand timed races up to 20km; any time over the tenth of a second gets rolled
          up i.e. 10.09 sec is read 10.0 sec, 10.10 sec is read 10.1, and 10.11 sec is read
          10.2 sec). All times should be recorded before the watches are cleared.
8.1.7. Coaches
   8.1.7.1.COACHES can contribute to the efficient running of the Meet by:
      8.1.7.1.1. Knowing the rules.
      8.1.7.1.2. Knowing how competitors qualify to go on.
      8.1.7.1.3. Having competitors ready for their events when called.
      8.1.7.1.4. Realizing that when a competitor is simultaneously in a Field Event
               and a Track Event, the Coach can send another student to the Track
               Marshalling area to check in for the competitor and obtain the lane draw.
               Then, on third (last) call, or when the heat before is going on the Track,
               the competitor can quickly go to the Track competition from the Field
               Event.
8.1.8. Competitors
   8.1.8.1.Athletes must be made aware of the importance of being on time for an event.
   8.1.8.2.Athletes should warm up ahead of time and report on the first call to the
          official in charge of the event.
   8.1.8.3.Where a competitor is in a Track event and a Field event at the same time, he
          or she should compete in as many rounds of the Field event as is possible first.
          The official in charge can change the order of the competition in a round of a
          Field event to accommodate an athlete taking part in another event, but he
          cannot allow a trial if the competitor is not present for that round when called.
         Bay of Quinte By-Laws for High School Volleyball
Updated November, 2006
1.    League Organization
1.1    All Bay of Quinte Member schools are eligible to compete in Bay of Quinte Volleyball.
1.2    Where possible, 3 schools will meet to play. Schools will play 3 game matches with the first two
       counting towards league standing. The host team will play the first and last match.
1.3    Matches begin at 4:00 pm.
1.4    Schools travelling the greatest distance finish first.
1.5    The host school is responsible for confirming ahead of time the schedule of play.
2.     Eligibility Forms
2.1    ALL ELIGIBILITY FORMS AND FEES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CONVENOR
       PRIOR TO THE FIRST LEAGUE GAME.
2.2    Penalty will be forfeiture of Games to Date.
3.     Age Divisions
3.1    Juniors must be under 16 as of December 31st of the current school year. Seniors must be under
       20 as of December 31st of the current school year.
4.     Net Heights
4.1    Junior Girls 2.13m, Senior Girls 2.24m, Junior Boys 2.24m, Senior Boys 2.43m
5.     General League Rules
5.1    The rules governing volleyball in Canada are specified in the official Volleyball Canada Rule
       Book.
5.2    The BQAA adopts all OVA “youth” rules and policies including tie breaking procedure, scoring,
       12 substitution rule, 60 second time out, and the libero (lee-bur-oh) position.
5.3.   TIE-BREAKING (League)
       For the tie breaking procedure (at the end of league play), see the OVA tie-breaking procedures in
       section 10.8.
6.     Officials
6.1    Only one official will be used for junior and senior league matches.
6.2    Lines people and score keepers must be provided for all matches by the host school.
6.3    The bill for officials will be received from the Officials Convenor at the end of the season.
7.     Safety
7.1    Schools are reminded that all poles must be covered by some sort of padding. First Aid Kits
       should be carried to each match by each school. Ice packs are supplied by the home team.
8.     Reporting Scores
8.1    All scores must be entered on the official website no later than the day following the match
       (www.alcdsb.on.ca/~nicc/bqvolleyball/index.htm).
8.2    The host team is responsible for sending in the scores. Score sheets should be forwarded to the
       convener ASAP. Each coach will be given a copy of the triplicate score sheet at the end of each
       match.
9.     Uniforms
9.1    All team members must be attired in similar uniforms.
9.2    If a coach has a protest concerning uniform, the following steps are to be followed.
       a) The protest must take place prior to the game.
       b) The referee must be informed immediately with the protest written on the reverse side of the
       score sheet, and signed by the protesting coach and the referee.
       c) The protesting coach must phone the convenor within 24 hours of the protest. A written protest
       must be sent to the convenor within 24 hours. A $50.00 protest fee must accompany the protest.
       d) The convenor will contact the opposing coach, referee, and all required personnel.
       e) Decisions will be made within 1 week.
10.    Bay of Quinte Championships
10.1   The top 8 teams advance to the Bay of Quinte Championship Tournament. In order to be eligible
       for COSSA Championships you must have made it to the Bay of Quinte Championships.

       The pool structure for the tournament is as follows:

               Pool A                   Pool B
               1,4,5,8                  2,3,6,7

10.2   The schedule and court assignments within the pools will be as follows:

       Pool              Court A                  Court B
        A                 1-8                      4-5
        B                 2-7                      3-6
        A                 1-5                      4-8
        B                 2-6                      3-7
        A                 1-4                      5-8
        B                 2-3                      6-7

10.3   Two courts will be used. All four teams in a pool will play at the same time. Matches will consist
       of two 25 point sets, won by 2 points, no cap.

10.4   The top 2 teams from each pool advance to championship playoffs and the bottom 2 teams from
       each pool will advance to the consolation playoffs.

10.5   Playoffs are best two out of three sets, with two 25 point sets, won by two points, no cap and the
       third set to 15, won by two points, no cap.
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10.6    Playoff format and court assignments will be as follows:

        Round              Court A                   Court B

           1             A3 vs B4 (1)             B3 vs A4 (2)              consolation round
           2             A1 vs B2 (3)             B1 vs A2 (4)              championship round
           3             L3 vs L4 (Bronze)        L1 vs L2 (7th)
           4             W3 vs W4 (Gold)          W1 vs W2 (5th)

10.6.1 Two officials per court will be used for semi-final and Gold Medal games. One
       official per court will be used for all other games in the tournament.

10.7    In the spirit of sending our best 6 to COSSA; AA, and AAA COSSA berths may be filled
        by a lower classification team if that team finished higher in the Bay of Quinte
        tournament.

        Teams advancing to the COSSA Championships will play in their designated
        classification unless; a) they have declared a higher classification before the season starts
        or b) their designated classification has been filled by another team and they finish ahead
        of a team with a higher classification. (see examples 2 and 3 below)



 Example 1                            Example 2                           Example 3

 1-A                                  1 - AA                              1 - AA
 2-A                                  2-A                                 2 - AA
 3 - AA                               3 - AA                              3 - AA
 4 - AA                               4 - AAA                             4 - AA
 5 - AAA                              5-A                                 5 - AA
 6 - AAA                              6 - AA                              6 - AAA
 7 - AA                               7 - AAA                             7-A
 8 - AAA                              8 - AA                              8-A

 Teams 1 - 6 advance to COSSA.        Teams 1 - 5 advance to              Teams 1, 2, 7, 8 advance to
 “Simple”                             designated Championships.           designated Championships.
                                      Team 6 advances to AAA.             Team 3 and 4 advance to AAA



(10.7.1 - 10.7.3) are COSSA information for Bay of Quinte convenors.

10.7.1 If Kawartha does not have an entry at any one level, the top two teams from the Bay of
       Quinte tournament will advance to COSSA where they will play a match which consists
       of the best 2 out 3 sets, with the third set up to 15, no cap.

10.7.2 If both districts have only one entry at any level, then there will be no COSSA semi-final,
       just the COSSA final game which will consist of the best 2 out of 3 sets, with the third set
       up to 15, no cap.




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10.7.3 If one district has only one eligible team in a division, the other district may send up to
       three teams to complete the four team tournament.


10.8    OVA Tie Breaking Procedures will be used for the Bay of Quinte tournament.

Ova Tie Breaking Procedures – Youth Competition

Rationale
The OVA tie breaking procedures differ from those of the Volleyball Canada Rule Book in that
teams will not be eliminated from Championship medal contention due to points ratios. The intent
is to allow for liberal use of substitutions as coaches and teams need not be concerned with the
number of points scored.

Procedure
If two or more teams, within a pool, are tied at the end of the preliminary round, the following
criteria will be applied in order until all ties are broken, and all tied teams ranked. This means that
if there is a tie among teams X, Y & Z and criteria b) is able to determine X as first, Y as second
and Z as third, then no further criteria is needed. However, if criteria b) determines X as first (or
third) and there is still a tie between Y & Z, then the ranking of the remaining teams will be
determined by proceeding to criteria c) and so on, if necessary. Continue through the sequence of
criteria and DO NOT start at a) again.
          (a) The team having the best ratio of won/lost matches, considering matches played
          between the tied teams, will be ranked higher.
          (b) The team having the best ratio of won/lost games, considering matches played
          between the tied teams, will be ranked higher.
          (c) The team having the best ratio of won/lost games, considering all matches of the
          round, will be ranked higher.
          (d) The team having the best ratio of points for/against, considering games played
          between the tied teams, will be ranked higher. However, if this criteria would eliminate a
          team or teams from the playoffs, see the notes below.
          (e) The team having the best ratio of points for/against, considering all games played
          during the round, will be ranked higher. However, if this criteria would eliminate a team
          or teams from the playoffs, see the notes below.
          (f) A coin toss by the tournament director and head official in the presence of team
          representatives.

NOTES: For criteria (d) and (e) only, after the sequence of (a), (b) and (c) has been followed.
If two teams are tied for one playoff spot, one rally point game (to 15 points) between the tied
teams will be played with the winner advancing to the playoffs.

In the case of a 3-way tie for one playoff spot, the team with the best points ratio will be
designated team "A". Teams "B" and "C will play a rally point game with the winner playing
another rally point game against team "A" for the playoff spot.

In the case of a 3-way tie for two playoff spots, points ratio will be used to determine the first
position. The other two tied teams will play a rally point game for the second playoff position.

Format and Protocol for Tie Break Games: 15 point rally scoring; change of courts at 8 points;
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warmup only - no net warmup (no attacking nor serving).

11.    Awards
11.1   Bay of Quinte medals will be awarded to 1st place and 2nd place finishers at the Bay of
       Quinte Championships in both age categories (Junior, Senior).




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Bay of Quinte By-laws for Wrestling
Updated Nov 2005
1. Bay of Quinte medals will be awarded to 1st place and 2nd place finishers at the Bay
   of Quinte Championships in all age categories (Junior, Senior).
2. There shall be one open classification for both school and age. Competitors must be
   under 20 as of December 31st of the current school year.
3. Fifteen weight classes will be contested for men and twelve weight classes for
   women:
MEN:
38.0 KGS = 84.0 LBS.                                 41.0 KGS = 90.0 LBS
44.0 KGS = 97.0 LBS                                  47.5 KGS = 104.5 LBS
51.0 KGS = 112.0 LBS                                 54.0 KGS = 119.0 LBS
57.5 KGS = 126.5 LBS                                 61.0 KGS = 134.0 LBS
64.0 KGS = 141.0 LBS.                                67.5 KGS = 148.5 LBS
72.0 KGS = 158.5 LBS                                 77.0 KGS = 169.5 LBS
83.0 KGS = 185.0 LBS                                 89.0 KGS = 195.8 LBS
95 KGS = 209 LBS             95+ KGS = Unlimited (must be at least 95KGS)


WOMEN: (200 GRAM ALLOWANCE FOR SINGLET)
41.0 KGS = 90 LBS                                    44.0 KGS = 97.0 LBS
47.5 KGS = 104.5 LBS                                 51.0 KGS = 112 LBS
54.0 KGS = 119.5 LBS                                 57.5 KGS = 127 LBS
61.0 KGS = 132.0 LBS                                 64 KGS = 141 LBS
67.5 KGS = 149 LBS                                   72.0 KGS = 158.5 LBS
77.0 KGS = 169.5 LBS                                 83 KGS= 185 LBS
83+KGS = Unlimited (must be at least 83 KGS to qualify)
4. To qualify for the Bay of Quinte Championship, a wrestler must attend at least 3
   tournaments within the regular competitive winter season. This includes any high
   school tournaments and also includes tri/quad meets that schools arrange on their own
   after school. Exceptions may be made with the agreement of the Bay of Quinte
   Coaches.
5. The Bay of Quinte Championship will use a pool system. Weight classes of 6 or
   more competitors will have 2 pools with cross-overs for the finals. Weight classes
   with 3 competitors will always be run as a round-robin. There will be no seeding or
   consolations or challenge matches.




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6. The top 4 wrestlers per weight class will have points count towards their total team
   standing. Points will be allotted as follows: 1st = 10 pts., 2nd = 7 pts., 3rd = 4 pts., 4th
   = 1 pt.
7. Three minutes of injury time is allotted per match. There is no blood time, but time
   to clean up blood form the mat will not be included in the injury time.
8. The top 4 competitors from the District in each weight class are eligible for COSSA.




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