Get there at least 20 min ahead of your first game. Confirm with your partner prior to Sat and Sun. Designated parking will be provided for all officials. Go to tent to get score cards prior to your games.
Rules: please read the rules attached and bring a copy with you. A copy of the rules are also located at our chapter’s website, the full rules are right below the address details in this post. Call it tight, remember safety first.
Format: two (2) 20 minute running halves, Central horn. Please start and stop our game on the central horn not before.
Penalty time: will be kept by refs on field. Bring a watch or a timing device. Penalty time is stop/start with the whistle.
Scoring – Game Officials will record the score for each game and will report final scores to both Head Coaches at the same time at the end of the Game. Referees will submit game results slip to CBAA Game/Area administrator.
Time Outs – Each team will have one 30 second timeout a game but game clock continues. No timeouts in final 2 minutes of the game.
Mercy Rule – If a team is trailing by 7 or more goals the trailing team can elect to take the ball at midfield for face-offs. There shall be a faceoff to start the second half.
Alternate Possession – The team who traveled furthest will have the game’s first AP.
Other rules are attached.
Fee: $60 per game. . Go to main tent after your shift to get paid in cash. I have provided the tournament reps a list of game assignments and officials names. Have fun, call it safe.
The address is in arbiter for each game assignment also.
** Location: Herbst Field, Central Bucks Athletic Assoc home field
Address: 5478 Durham Road
Pipersville, Pa 18947
- Herbst Field, From Route 76/276: Exit onto #27 Willow Grove. Take Route 611 North to Doylestown. Pick up the Rt. 611 bypass around Doylestown to Route 202 North to New Hope. Continue on Route 202 North, crossing over Route 313. Turn Left onto Route 413. Follow Rt 413 North until you reach Herbst Field on the left.
From Route 95: Exit at the Newtown exit (Route 413). Stay on Route 413 North (be sure to follow route 413 signs, making right turn and then left when you are around Newtown). Cross RR Tracks, pass Buckingham Elementary School. Cross Route 263 and Route 202; continue North until you reach Herbst Field on the left.
- Cold Spring Elementary School 4150 Durham Road, Doylestown Pa 18902
TOURNAMENT RULES (subject to change) as of 04/15/2023:
No Pets Permitted – There are no exceptions, other than certified seeing-eye dogs.
Grilling & Alcoholic Beverages are not Permitted
Clean up – Each team should clear the field as quickly as possible at the conclusion of
the game and clean-up its team area on the sideline of all trash or debris.
Weather – Due to weather conditions, we reserve the right to shorten games and/or
cancel games if conditions warrant for safety, or in order to finish the tournament.
Time Keeping – All games are controlled from a central game clock and not on the
field. Penalty time will be kept on the field by the Referees. Penalty time is stop/start
and not running time. ALL games WILL start and end on time and each round of games
begin and end at the same time. Each game is 2 running clock 20 minute halves, with a
5 minute half-time, and 15 minutes between games. The timekeeper will indicate
verbally over the public address system and a central horn will blow when 2 minutes
remains for each half and game
Any team not on the field and ready to play within 20 seconds after the horn will be
penalized for delay of game and Officials will likewise enforce standard 20 second rules
for each faceoff. All games must end on the central horn. It is essential that teams get
off the field immediately following the conclusion of their game so the next game can
begin. When game is finished, leave the bench area QUICKLY with all of your trash
Competition Levels – The tournament is designed to create a competitive, safe and fun
experience for teams in each division. The tournament is open to travel, select and
recreational teams. Do your best to select the most appropriate division for your
team. Select and All-Star teams have to register for the A Division. If your team plays
competitively in the top level of a travel league (SEPYLA, PAGLA, CCLA, etc.), register
for the A Division.
All Boys Teams will play in one of the following grade-based divisions: 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th;
5th/6th; 7th/8th. These divisions will have the following levels based on information
provided during registration:
Division 1st/2nd 3rd-4th 5th-6th 7th-8th
Boys A A & B A & B A & B
Scoring – Game Officials will record the score for each game and will report final scores
to both Head Coaches at the same time at the end of the Game. Referees will submit
game results slip to CBAA Game/Area administrator. The CBAA Game/Area
administrator will report the score to the Tournament Operations Tent. Scores will then
be entered into Tourney Machine online. Scores at the Tournament Operations Tent
Winning teams will be awarded 2 points and ties will result in 1 point. Championship
Game tie breakers to be determined. .
Tournament Results – The tournament will follow a hybrid of Pool and Bracket play.
The Pools will be set by the Directors for rounds 1-3 (as necessary) based on the
number of teams in the Pool, with Champion determined based on the Tie Breaker rules
below. Some Divisions will be a combination of Pool play and Bracket play based upon
the number of teams entered using the same Tie Breaker guidelines. Full bracket play
enables winners to play winners and losers to play losers in a playoff format using the
same Tie Breaker rules below. A minimum of 3 games will be played by all teams
unless teams do not show up in which case we will attempt to get your team a 3rd game
that may or may not be out of the bracket or pool format and may or may not be
considered exhibition or pool play.
Tie Breakers within Pools and Divisions – Record, Head To Head, Goals Allowed,
Goal Differential (max 10 goals/game), & Goals Scored, in that order.
Player Eligibility – Participation is determined by academic grade level. No team can
have any Player whose current grade level is greater than the designated grade level
for which the team has entered the tournament. No high school students allowed. We
cannot police rosters so participation is on the honor system. Any team found to be in
violation, during or after the tournament, will forfeit all games and that team’s Head
Coach will be prohibited from future participation in the Irish Skirmish. No Player may
compete or be rostered on more than one team.
Behavior – Fighting will not be tolerated!! Any Player who STARTS a fight or
RETALIATES will immediately be ejected from the game and tournament. Taunting,
profanity, or disrespect shown to Players, Coaches, Spectators, Officials or Tournament
Staff will not be tolerated from Players, Coaches or Spectators. Disciplinary action is at
the discretion of the Officials or Tournament Staff including ejection from a game
tournament or property all together. Penalty time assessed is per NFHS and US
Time Outs – Each team will have one 30 second timeout a game but game clock
continues. No timeouts in final 2 minutes of the game. Regular delay of game penalties
will be accessed if a team is not ready for play when Officials have the field ready.
Mercy Rule – If a team is trailing by 7 or more goals in the second half, the trailing team
can elect to take the ball at midfield for face-offs. There shall be a faceoff to start the
Alternate Possession – The team who traveled furthest will have the game’s first AP.
Additional Boys Division Rules
The tournament rules shall be US Lacrosse, modified by SEPYLA, and modified here.
Equipment – All US Lacrosse / SEPYLA rules are in effect and coaches certify that all
their players are properly equipped by rule by having a player appear on the
field. Check your players’ equipment BEFORE you take the field. Mouthpiece
violations will be enforced. Officials cannot permit improperly equipped players to
Stick Checks – Normal NFHS rules apply except coach requested stick checks can
only occur before the end of the first half. Officials can perform full or partial (pocket
depth only) checks any time they wish.
Penalties – Penalized player (except goalie) must serve their penalties. If an In-Home is
needed the Official shall designate the offensive player to serve and likewise a
defenseman to serve for a goalie. The coaches need not designate In-Home players.
Substitutions – Regular 20 second substitutions are permitted for faceoffs &
penalties. Grades 7/8 substitutions are on the fly with no horns permitted. Grades 3/4 &
5/6 substitutions permitted on sideline dead balls if requested by coaches.
Advancement Rules, Stalling, and Over & Back Rules – 4 second crease clear rule
will be enforced at all levels, 20 second midfield clear, 10 second offensive box
advancement, Over & Back, and under 2 minute “Keep It In” rules will be enforced for
5th/6th and 7/8th grade divisions Only
• One handed stick checks shall be penalized as slashes at all levels in 5/6 Grade & 3/4 Grade Divisions.
• The US Lacrosse 2018 “no brush” rule shall be enforced per US Lacrosse rules.
• US Lacrosse rules enforced for no contact (interference, etc) more than 3 yards (not 5)
• NO “take-out” checks, checks of a defenseless player or checks resulting from a run of greater than 3
strides are permitted.
• No Quick Whistle on Flag Down rule, legacy play on until offending team has possession
• All Penalty time will be remain release-able unless specific penalty is deemed to be “locked-in”
• No Body Checking is permitted in the 3rd/4th or 1st /2nd Grade Divisions
In addition to all stick checking, body checking, and contact fouls being enforced
per current US Lacrosse Rules, the Irish Skirmish Tournament, while competitive,
places a premium on player safety. Coaches are requested to coach their players
appropriately for this tournament and not question “safety calls” that are often
called differently, and more leniently, in other tournaments and leagues.
Checks Involving the Neck/Head – PENALTY: Two or three minute non-releasable
foul, at the official’s discretion, for violations. An excessively violent violation of this rule
may result in an ejection foul for flagrant misconduct.
Boys 1st / 2nd Grade Division Rules
FORMAT 7v7 on a 50 yd. x 35 yd. field with a midfield line, two 9ft creases, and two 4 x
PLAYERS 2 Attack, 2 Middies, 2 Defense, 1 Goalie
Each team must remain onside (2 on the offensive side, 3 on the defensive side
including the goalie. Middie back is allowed).
HOT RULE: There will be a 2-pass Hot Rule. Any Goal scored prior to 2 passes by the
offensive team shall be disallowed and be deemed Goalie Ball
Each Game will have (QTY 1) Referee
In the event of a penalty, there will NOT be any man down situations. The opposing
team will receive possession, the offending player will come off the field. A substitute
shall be inserted for the offending player for at least the duration of the penalty
No Body Checking is permitted in the 1st /2nd Grade Division