Here are the game schedules for the Sportsmanship Cup being held on Saturday and Sunday December 17 and 18, 2022.
We have done everything we can to make these schedules convenient but please understand - we cannot make changes except to correct clear errors. Once the schedules have been released to the referee schedulers, it is an impossible task to re-arrange games. (The referee schedules should be published by Wednesday evening.)
We make every effort to balance the schedules - but we rely on the self-rating of the coaches who submitted the registration for the Cup as well as some additional objective data. We know that this will not always work, no matter how hard we try, and we ask that a team that is winning too easily should respect its opponent and show good sportsmanship.
In a very small number of cases, teams from the same region play each other. There really is no way to avoid this.
In almost every case, we ensure that there is at least 3 hours between start times; but in a small number of cases on Sunday it is less.
The FIFA World Cup final is on Sunday at 7 am. If the game goes to extra time and PKs, it could finish as late as 10 am but if it finishes in normal time, it will finish by 9 am. We therefore start games that day at 10:50 am, the latest possible time to be able to fit all our games in and still finish at a reasonable hour (and bearing in mind that some fields do not have lights).
Also, if a team drops out at this stage, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find replacement opponents.
Sportsmanship Cup Founder and Game Scheduler
Mark and Cindy Dubin
Sportsmanship Cup Tournament Directors
Sportsmanship Cup Referee Scheduler