TIE BREAKING RULES

Tie-Breaking Rules for Round-Robin Standings

The following link provides the complete set of the Ringette BC Association rules and policies.

http://www.bcringette.org/admin/downloads/Policy Manual/2012 Policy Manual.pdf

Following is the section from the Policy Manual that applies to round-robin tie-breaking. Text in red has been added for clarity

2.6 Tie-Breaking Rules

a.      Tie games will stand in round-robin play. Teams will receive two (2) points for a win, one (1) point for a tie, and zero points for a loss.

b.      Breaking of ties in standings

NOTE: In ii), v) and vii), the maximum difference (spread) between goals for and goals against that will be counted per game is SEVEN (7) goals.

i.       The maximum goals FOR that will be counted per game is seven (7) more than the goals AGAINST.

ii.       If a team(s) has forfeited a game, that team(s) shall be given the lowest position(s) amongst the tied teams. The score of a forfeited game shall be 7-0.

iii.      The procedures will be followed in sequence until the tie is broken and the teams are ranked in sequence.

iv.      The procedures, in most cases, will declare the team(s) in individual rankings. However, in some cases teams may be tied within the rankings (i.e. in a four way tie for first in a round robin, the procedures could place a team clearly in first, two teams tied for second/third and one team in fourth). In these cases, the procedures shall revert back to i) in order to break the tie between teams, within ranking positions.

v.      When two (2) or more teams have an equal number of points after the completion of the round-robin games, the ranking of the tied teams will be determined in the following order:

         NOTE: CLAUSES 1 TO 4 BELOW APPLY WHEN ALL OF THE TEAMS THAT ARE TIED HAVE PLAYED EACH OTHER DURING ROUND ROBIN PLAY. IF ALL OF THE TEAMS HAVE NOT PLAYED EACH OTHER, START THE STANDINGS TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURE AT CLAUSE 5 BELOW

1)      The teams will be ranked in order of the winner(s) of more games between each other during round robin play. The tied teams MUST have played each other or the procedure starts with v) unless one of the tied teams have beaten all other tied teams in which case that team is ranked highest and the procedure reverts back in order to break the tie within the remaining ranking positions.

2)      If still tied, the teams will be ranked in order of the largest (positive) net difference between goals FOR minus goals AGAINST in the games between the tied teams.

3)      If still tied, the team(s) will be ranked in order of the most goals FOR in games between the tied teams. The maximum goals FOR that will be counted per game is seven (7) more than the goals AGAINST.

4)      If still tied, the teams will be ranked using the following formula in games between the tied teams: goals for (+plus) goals against ( / divided by) goals against.

5)      If still tied, the teams will be ranked in order of the largest (positive) net difference between goals FOR minus goals AGAINST in games against all teams.

6)      If still tied, the teams will be ranked in order of the most goals FOR in games against all teams.

7)      If still tied, the tied teams will be ranked in order of the least total goals AGAINST in games against all teams.

8)      If still tied, the teams will be ranked in order by applying the formula in 4) to all games.

9)      If still tied, the teams will be ranked in order of the fewest penalty minutes in games against all teams.