Australian Masters Indoor Championships Dates – 2019
|Indoor Championships Events||Venue location||Dates|
|HA Mens’ Master Indoor Challenge||Wollongong||22 – 24 November, 2019|
|HA Womens’ Masters Indoor Challenge||Wollongong||29 Nov – 1 December, 2019|
|Australian Championships Dates – 2020|
|Indoor Championships Events||Venue location||Dates|
|Open Indoor Men’s and Women’s||Wollongong||4 – 7 January, 2020|
|Under 21 Indoor Men’s and Women’s||Wollongong||9 – 12 January, 2020|
|Under 18 Indoor Men’s and Women’s||Wollongong||13 – 16 January, 2020|
|Under 13 Indoor Boys and Girls Carnival||Wollongong||18 – 21 January, 2020|
|Under 15 Indoor Boys and Girls||Wollongong||22 – 26 January, 2020|
Indoor State Championships
|Fri 18 – Sun 20 Oct 2019||QLD U18 Indoor State Championship||M||Sunshine Coast – USC Sports Complex, Sippy Downs|
|Fri 18 – Sun 20 Oct 2019||QLD U18 Indoor State Championship||W||South Brisbane Vipers – Weedon Street West, Mansfield|
|Fri 25 – Sun 27 Oct 2019||QLD Super Six Open/U21 Indoor State Championship||M||Brisbane – Kedron High School|
|Fri 25 – Sun 27 Oct 2019||QLD Super Six Open/U21 Indoor State Championship||W||Maryborough Indoor Centre|
|Fri 1 – Sun 3 Nov 2019||QLD U13 Indoor State Championship||G||Mackay – Victoria Park State School|
|Fri 1 – Sun 3 Nov 2019||QLD U15 Indoor State Championship||B||Maryborough Indoor Centre|
|Fri 8 – Sun 10 Nov 2019||QLD U13 Indoor State Championship||B||Maryborough Indoor Centre|
|Fri 15 – Sun 17 Nov 2019||QLD U15 Indoor State Championship||G||Maryborough Indoor Centre|
Player Registration & Eligibility/Clearance Information
HQ is committed to ensuring all Associations have representative teams at all State Championships and securing the long term development and growth of participation within each Association.
In order to achieve both participation growth and development, HQ provides the following guidelines for underage players’ participation in State Championships.
· If the competition is an Under 21 junior competition, a junior player shall be defined as a player who is 21 years of age and under on December 31 in the year the indoor season commences.
· If the competition is an Under 18 junior competition, a junior player shall be defined as a player who is 18 years of age and under on December 31 in the year the indoor season commences.
· If the competition is an Under 15 junior competition, a junior player shall be defined as a player who is 15 years of age and under on December 31 in the year the indoor season commences.
· If the competition is an Under 13 junior competition, a junior player shall be defined as a player who is 13 years of age and under on December 31 in the year the indoor season commences.
· If the competition is an Over 40 Masters competition, then the player shall be defined as a player who is 39 years of age and over on December 31 in the year the indoor season commences.
· If the competition is an Over 50 Masters competition, then the player shall be defined as a player who is 49 years of age and over on December 31 in the year the indoor season commences.
· If the competition is an Over 60 Masters competition, then the player shall be defined as a player who is 59 years of age and over on December 31 in the year the indoor season commences.
For a player to be eligible to participate in a HQ tournament they must:
· Be registered online with HQ via their playing Association for the relevant indoor season (must have completed an online registration form and have paid the relevant Hockey Australia and HQ registration fees);
· Be financial with their Club, Association and HQ;
· A member of a financial HQ Association;
-> A person who is not under suspension or disqualification by any Club, Association or any state association affiliated with Hockey Australia; and
-> Meet the age eligibility requirements detailed above
The HQ Eligibility Committee shall rule on the eligibility of players to represent Associations at HQ tournaments. Should a situation related to player eligibility arise that is not covered by these rules, HQ, after consideration of the particular circumstances, will determine the outcome according to the spirit of the game.
· A player can be registered with one team only at a tournament via the Team Entry Form. If an Association has more than one team entered, no player from one team may play any part of a match with any other team.
If, in a tournament, an ineligible player plays in a match, the player’s team shall be deemed to have forfeited every match in which the ineligible player has taken part.
Player Clearances (to represent an Association other than the Primary Association)
Each player belongs to a Primary Association (Playing Association) which is the Association which the club in which the player is registered online to play with is affiliated to the Primary Associations and has paid the relevant year’s HQ registration fee (Junior, Sub-Senior or Senior).
A player is only eligible to represent their Primary Association in the first instance at a State Championships, unless the Primary Association provides a clearance for a player to play for another Association, through online submission of Form 4 – Player Clearance by the deadline specified by Hockey Queensland.
The Primary Association will require the unique PIN Code provided by HQ in order to submit Form 4 – Player Clearance
A player may be granted a clearance by their Primary Association for any of the following reasons:
1. The player wishes to represent their Association of origin (formerly known as an Alternate Registration). Proof of origin must be provided if so required by the Primary Association
2. The player who is dual registered (more than one (1) Association) and wishes to represent their Secondary Association (Primary Association has the right of first refusal)
3. The player has stood for selection for their Association but has not been selected/required
4. The Primary Association of the player is NOT participating at a relevant State Championships and the player wishes to participate with another Association
Local Association rules which apply to representative trials/selections must be taken into consideration when applying any of the above mentioned reasons for granting player clearances.
Should a player wish to play for an Association other than their Primary Playing Association, they must apply for player clearance from their Primary Association.
Should an Association refuse to grant a player clearance, the Association is required to inform HQ in writing and provide justification for the refusal. HQ reserves the right to review and overturn any refusal to grant a clearance.
HQ will publish a list of Player Clearances on the HQ website.
Super 6’s Team Entry Rules
Any team participating in a Super 6 Championship must not include:
· More than three (3) Open Queensland players (excluding goal keepers) from the previous two years. (The Open players referred to are only those who actually participated in Hockey Australia National Championships in the relevant years – not those selected and withdrew or those selected as shadow players)
· More than two (2) players under the age of eighteen as at 1 January in year of the competition.
Results & Awards