Tournament Information for Teams

Friday April 10th, 2020 - Monday April 13th, 2020

Stanley Ho Sports Centre
10 Sha Wan Dr, Sandy Bay
Hong Kong, Hong Kong


  • Registration Information

Men’s and Women’s teams that would like to compete in the 2020 Hong Kong Lacrosse Open are required to submit an HKD$5,000 registration deposit before December 1st, 2019.

HKLA encourages teams with a substantial pool of committed players to register their team for selection.

HKLA will select up to 10 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams. The final list of selected teams will be released January 1st, 2020. The registration deposit will be returned to teams that are not selected. For those teams that are selected, the registration deposit will be deducted from the total tournament fee. Selected teams are asked to pay the remaining 13,000HKD of the 18,000HKD tournament fee before January 20th, 2020.

The registration deposit will NOT be returned to teams that are selected but withdraw from the tournament following the team selection announcement.


  • Rules and Length of the Games

Men’s Games
Rules: FIL 2019-2020 Men’s Field Lacrosse Rules
Length of the game: Four quarters of 15 min with 2/4/2 min intervals

Each team is allowed ONE timeout (90 sec) per half
No overtime for pool games
Overtime will only be played following any playoff game that remains a tie at the end of regulation. Teams will play 4-min sudden-death periods until the game is decided
No team timeouts are given during OT
Reminders: Mouth guards are now a mandatory piece of personal equipment

Women’s Games
Rules: FIL 2018-2019 Women’s Field Lacrosse Rules
Length of the game: Four quarters of 15 min with 2/4/2 min intervals

Each team is allowed ONE timeout (90 sec) per half
No overtime for pool games
Overtime will only be played following any playoff game that remains a tie at the end of regulation. Teams will play 4-min sudden-death periods until the game is decided
No team timeouts are given during OT
Reminders: Goalies must wear mouth guard and stick checks will be conducted following each goal (per FIL rules)

*Rule Changes: Women’s games at the 2020 Hong Kong Open will observe all 2020 Women’s World Lacrosse rule changes. A new rule book is expected to be released in January 2020.

- Defensive players are permitted to move through the crease area.
- Free movement is permitted on dead balls.
- No 15 meter line/arch.
- Mesh-strung sticks are permitted. Mesh pockets must meet all World Lacrosse regulations.
- 5 hash marks on the 11 meter line/arch.


 

  • Tournament Venue

Stanley Ho Sports Centre

The University of Hong Kong Sports Centre
10 Sha Wan Dr, Sandy Bay
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Surface: Astro Turf
Recommended Footwear: Cleats 

Getting There: Take the MTR’s blue “Island Line” to Kennedy Town. Then, take the number 58 Minibus directly to the sports centre.

Water and ice will be provided for teams. Meals between games will not be provided. Teams can find restaurants in Cyberport, just 5 minutes up the road via taxi or minibus from the Stanley Ho Sports Center.


  • Airport Transportation

Airport Express

The Airport Express takes passengers to Kowloon in 20 minutes and to Central in just 24 minutes.
Trains depart in 10-minute intervals from 05:54 to 23:28 and approximately 12-minute Intervals from 23:28 to 00:48 everyday.

Price: $HK110 single journey (Valid on the day of issue only)
Ticketing: Any Airport Express Customer Service Centre or Ticket Issuing Machines
Journey time: 24 minutes to Hong Kong Station (Central)


Airport Bus
Buses leave regularly from the Airport Bus Terminal to both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula.
A10 bus: (To HK island)
A22 bus: (To Jordan, Kowloon)

Operating hours: 06:50-00:20
Price: $HK 42 - 50 (Pay on board)


Taxi
Taxis run throughout Hong Kong, including the airport (except Tung Chung Road and Roads in south Lantau)
If you are going downtown via Lantau Link by taxi, a toll of HK$30 is required. Additional charges may be added for using other toll tunnels.
If the dimensions of your hand baggage (length + width + height) exceed 140cm, additional fares for baggage will be charged.
Roughly HKD$250 - $300 from the Airport to the city


  • Additional Notes

Team Information
Please note that accepted teams will be asked to submit finalized team information before February 1st, 2020. This information will include: A full team roster with first and last names (and number), headshots of each player, a high quality team logo, and a short paragraph describing the origins of the team.

Tournament Social
HKLA invites all players and coaches to attend a tournament social on Sunday, April 12th. Additional details concerning the time, location, and cost for additional guests will be released as they are available. 

Souvenirs and Raffle Items
We encourage teams to prepare a small souvenir to exchange with opposing teams following each match. HKLA also requests that each team provide one or two lacrosse items for a tournament raffle that will take place at the tournament social. This can be a helmet, a pair of gloves, a jersey or something that reflects your team’s unique brand of lacrosse.

Awards Ceremony
The award ceremony will take place following the championship games at pitch 3 of the Stanley Ho Sports Centre. HKLA encourages teams to stay to congratulate the winners and celebrate the completion of the tournament.

Travel Precautions

HKLA reminds teams to be mindful of their safety when they are planning their trip to Hong Kong. We encourage teams to observe any and all travel advisories issued by their home country's government or any relevant national agencies. HKLA will assume no liability in cases of travel delays,
cancellations, or complications.

Useful links

Hong Kong Lacrosse Assiociation: www.hklax.org
Hong Kong Lacrosse Open 2020 Portal: www.hklaxopen.org
Hong Kong Immigration Department: www.immd.gov.hk/eng/
Hong Kong Tourism Board: www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/index.jsp
Openrice (local restaurant guide): ww.openrice.com/english/restaurant/ 

Contact Us
Email: [email protected]