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LionLogo4c Juneau Lions Club
PO Box 020911
Juneau, Alaska 99802
 
     January 2019

2019 GOLD MEDAL TOURNAMENT RULES

The Gold Medal Tournament is an annual fund-raising event for the Juneau Lions Club.
EFFECTIVE DATE: FEBRUARY 13, 2019

1. This tournament is strictly an Invitational Basketball Tournament. Invitations shall be based upon spectator appeal as well as team records.  
2. The Juneau Lions Club shall provide local rules for use and supervision of the gym and its occupants during the tournament.  Official Basketball Tournament Rules – The Alaska

High School Federation Basketball rules will be used, with one additional rule:

  • Players or coaches ejected from two (2) games will be disqualified from participating in the remainder of the tournament.
3. The City and Borough of Juneau and all Juneau High Schools require that there be NO smoking or drinking of alcohol on school grounds.  This rule shall be enforced by the school officials, Juneau Lions Club members and police officers on site.  It shall be the immediate responsibility of the team coach and/or manager to enforce this rule.  If the use of intoxicants is discovered, the team involved shall forfeit all financial reimbursement which would otherwise be due to it and risk expulsion from the tournament.
4. The Juneau Lions Clubs assumes no responsibility for loss of personal or team equipment.  Blanket insurance coverage of limited liability and medical expense insurance will be provided.  Any injury must be reported immediately by the coach, manager or injured player. 
5. The official score books shall be the official record of the tournament; each team is entitled to have a representative seated with the scorekeeper when their team is playing.
6. Each team, after receiving their official tournament invitation and not later than January 30th, 2019 shall send the Lions Club an acceptance letter and a tentative roster with a maximum of twenty (20) or minimum of eight (8) players on the roster.  An entry fee of $ 300.00 shall accompany the initial roster.  This fee is non-refundable.  No additional names will be added to the roster once submitted unless a formal request, with a full explanation of the reason, is received by the club for review and decision to approve or disapprove.  Final team rosters with not more than twelve (12) player names will be completed and sent to the Juneau Lions Club two (2) full weeks before the start date of the tournament.
7. All team players shall wear jerseys numbered on front and back.  A players number shall not change throughout the tournament.  Teams are requested to bring two colors to avoid duplication. 
8. The tournament shall be double elimination, allowing two losses before elimination except for the championship game which ends the play in each bracket.  Tournament start positions in each bracket will be drawn by lot.  The drawings for each bracket of play shall be done in public.  No changes will be made except when caused by failure of a team to not arrive in Juneau due to circumstances beyond their control. Any changes will be at the discretion of the Juneau Lions Club.
9. As this is a Juneau Lions Club sponsored event, all invited teams and players are expected to demonstrate the very best example of sportsmanship behavior at all times. Teams and players must follow these rules as written. Teams and/or individual players who do not conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, or behave in a way to circumvent these rules, may not be invited to participate in future Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournaments. Juneau Lions Club reserves the right of refusal for any individual or team to participate in these events, based upon sportsmanship behavior.
10. As this is a Juneau Lions Club sponsored event, all invited teams and players are expected to demonstrate the very best example of sportsmanship behavior at all times. Teams and players must follow these rules as written. Teams and/or individual players who do not conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner, or behave in a way to circumvent these rules, may not be invited to participate in future Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournaments. Juneau Lions Club reserves the right of refusal for any individual or team to participate in these events, based upon sportsmanship behavior.
11. BRACKETS and PLAYER ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
   
a. “B” Bracket.  All players must be at least eighteen (18) years old at start of tournament, not currently participating in High School basketball and shall meet a residency requirement for their community’s team.  To be eligible, a player must meet one of the following:
  1. Be a resident of the community for a minimum of three consecutive months prior to the tournament.  (Resident means actually live in the community.)
  2. Be a prior resident of the community but not presently residing in the community - and - did not play in the previous year Gold Medal Tournament on a team from another community.  Coach or player must send letter certifying times player lived in community.
  3. Be a descendant of the community, but not presently residing in the community. A player seeking this eligibility must show their ties to the community and include their residency information in writing to the Juneau Lions Club immediately upon name being listed on the INITIAL roster. Examples are: a) lengthy immediate family residency. b) school attendance. c) Mother/Father, Grandparents, or Spouse is a CURRENT member of the community, etc.”  A player seeking this status must include residency information in writing to the Juneau Lions Club immediately upon name being put on roster.
  4. Been an accepted Player on the same Community Team in the year prior to this year’s tournament
b. “C” Bracket.  All players must be 32 years of age at the start of the tournament and shall meet a residency requirement for their community’s team.  To be eligible, a player must meet one of the following:
  1. Be a resident of the community for a minimum of three consecutive months prior to the tournament.  (Resident means actually live in the community.)
  2. Be a prior resident of the community but not presently residing in the community - and - did not play in the previous year Gold Medal Tournament on a team from another community.  Coach or player must send letter certifying times player lived in community.
  3. Be a descendant of the community, but not presently residing in the community. A player seeking this eligibility must show their ties to the community and include their residency information in writing to the Juneau Lions Club immediately upon name being listed on the INITIAL roster. Examples are: a) lengthy immediate family residency. b) school attendance. c) Mother/Father, Grandparents, or Spouse is a CURRENT member of the community, etc.”  A player seeking this status must include residency information in writing to the Juneau Lions Club immediately upon name being put on roster.
  4. Been an accepted Player on the same Community Team in the year prior to this year’s tournament
c. “M” Bracket.  All players must be 42 years of age at the start date of the tournament and shall meet a residency requirement for their community’s team.  To be eligible, a player must meet one of the following:
  1. Be a resident of the community for a minimum of three consecutive months prior to the tournament.  (Resident means actually live in the community.)
  2. Be a prior resident of the community but not presently residing in the community - and - did not play in the previous year Gold Medal Tournament on a team from another community.  Coach or player must send letter certifying times player lived in community.
  3. Be a descendant of the community, but not presently residing in the community. A player seeking this eligibility must show their ties to the community and include their residency information in writing to the Juneau Lions Club immediately upon name being listed on the INITIAL roster. Examples are: a) lengthy immediate family residency. b) school attendance. c) Mother/Father, Grandparents, or Spouse is a CURRENT member of the community, etc.”  A player seeking this status must include residency information in writing to the Juneau Lions Club immediately upon name being put on roster.
  4. Been an accepted Player on the same Community Team in the year prior to this year’s tournament.
d. W” Bracket.  All players must be at least eighteen (18) years old at start of tournament, not currently participating in High School basketball and shall meet a residency requirement for their community’s team.  To be eligible, a player must meet one of the following:
  1. Be a resident of the community for a minimum of three consecutive months prior to the tournament.  (Resident means actually live in the community.)
  2. Be a prior resident of the community but not presently residing in the community - and - did not play in the previous year Gold Medal Tournament on a team from another community.  Coach or player must send letter certifying times player lived in community.
  3. Be a descendant of the community, but not presently residing in the community. A player seeking this eligibility must show their ties to the community and include their residency information in writing to the Juneau Lions Club immediately upon name being listed on the INITIAL roster. Examples are: a) lengthy immediate family residency. b) school attendance. c) Mother/Father, Grandparents, or Spouse is a CURRENT member of the community, etc.”  A player seeking this status must include residency information in writing to the Juneau Lions Club immediately upon name being put on roster.
  4. Been an accepted Player on the same Community Team in the year prior to this year’s tournament.

12. Other Player Information.  After the Juneau Lions Club accepts the final community team rosters containing not less than eight (8) players and not more than twelve (12) players, teams may not pick up any more players.  IF after final player roster approval, a team is not able to field the minimum of eight (8) players due to a substantiated injury, illness, or emergency situation, the Juneau Lions Club will render a decision on whether or not an additional player(s) is/are necessary.  IF no other player from the team’s Initial roster of twenty players is available to participate and if determined necessary, the Juneau Lions Club will assign one or more player(s) selected through a random drawing.  The player(s) selected will come from a pre-determined pool of players deemed eligible by the Juneau Lions Club.  Pool players from prior tournaments shall not be considered as permanent team members.
13. Team Invitations. The Juneau Lions Club President will participate in the final team invitation selection process.  All members of the Juneau Lions Club will be notified when the team selection is scheduled and can participate and vote in the Team selection process.  Written correspondence about Letters of Interest received via mail or email that can be considered during the final Team Invitation review process can include, but is not limited to the following:

a. Review all team letters of interest to play in the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.
b Questions received in writing about team eligibility.

Upon final review, the team selection information will be presented to the Juneau Lions Club Officers & Board of Directors, for approval and team notification.
14. Team Points-of-Contact (POC):  All Team communications and notifications for all team players will be sent directly to the Team POC.  The duty of all POC’s is to share information received from the Juneau Lions Club with all members listed on the initial team roster.
Notes: (1) Players cannot be listed on more than one team roster.
  (2) Pick-ups or additions to the rosters will only be allowed under a
hardship situation as previously noted.  


15. Protests.

a. If a Manager/Coach believes a listed player for another team in the same bracket does not meet or comply with the eligibility rules, they must send a protest to the Juneau Lions Club within one (1) week of receiving initial team rosters for their team bracket.

b. Protests will be reviewed and adjudicated by the Juneau Lions Club within one (1) week of receiving the protest.

16. Contacts. Roster information, comments, suggestions, and protests by mail or email shall be addressed:
  MAIL: Gold Medal Basketball Tournament Co-Chairs
Juneau Lions Club
PO Box 020911
Juneau, Alaska 99802
  EMAIL: Gold Medal Basketball Tournament Co-Chairs
Lions@goldmedalbasketball.org
   
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