Mark Forster Memorial Tournament

for Adult Recreational Teams

August 8 – 9, 2015

Three Games Guaranteed
Round-Robin Games on Saturday
Championship Games on Sunday
Entry Fee – $400
Application deadline: 25 July 2015

The Mark Forster Memorial Tournament is an annual tournament for Men’s and Women’s club recreational teams.

Mark Forster 1963 – 1988Mark Forster played in the Peterborough Youth Soccer Club before joining the Peterborough City Soccer Club in 1980, where he played on the Senior Men’s team in the Toronto and District Premier Soccer League.

A skilled and committed young midfield player with a great attitude, Mark was popular with team mates and fans alike. We lost Mark in 1988 at the age of 25.

In 1990: The City of Peterborough and the Peterborough City Soccer Club erected a plaque at Eastgate Memorial Park (number 1 pitch) in Mark’s name.

The plaque reads:

Mark Forster 1963 – 1988

This plaque is to commemorate the memory of Mark Forster. Who during his short lifetime, made major contributions to the game of soccer and other sports in the Peterborough community.

In his memory, this field shall be known as “The Mark Forster Pitch”.

Eligible Teams

The tournament is open to Men’s and Women’s Recreational Club teams from
anywhere in Ontario. Competitive teams are not eligible. There will be a minimum of 4 teams and a maximum of 16 teams in each division. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online Team Entry Form;
  2. Send a cheque for the amount of the entry fee;
  3. Submit your approved travel permit (non-ECOSA teams).

The Application Deadline is 25 July 2015.

Format

Teams are guaranteed 3 games. All preliminary round games will be played on Saturday. Teams will advance to the knockout stage on Sunday based on the standings after the preliminary round. Preliminary games will be round robin format with pools of 4 teams where possible. The top teams from each group will advance to the Championship Round. Championships are single-game knock-out competitions. The round robin format will be adapted to the number of teams in the division.

The tournament schedule will be posted on the Sunday before the tournament weekend.

Registration

All teams must register at the Marvin Buchan Soccer Centre, Eastgate Park, 2150 Ashburnham Drive on Friday evening between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm or on Saturday morning from 8:30 am, at least 1 hour prior to your first game. Players are not required to attend the registration.

The following documents must be presented at registration:

  1. Tournament Master Roster (2 copies)
    Right-click to download form as PDF or EXCEL
    (Birth Year can be left blank);
  2. OSA Players’ Books;
  3. OSA Team Officials’ Books;
  4. Game sheets (5 copies) – you will keep these to use at games
    Right-click to download form as PDF or EXCEL or WORD;
  5. Approved Travel Permit (for non-ECOSA teams).

You will save yourself considerable time at registration if you have the required number of all the required documents ready to present, and your players books arranged in the order that they appear on your Tournament Master Roster.

Prizes

First Place in each division: $300 + Merchandise
Second Place in each division: $150 + Merchandise

Award presentations will be held immediately following the championship game in each division at Eastgate Memorial Park.

Parking

Ample free parking is available in the new paved parking lot on Ashburnham Drive (east side of street just south of Eastgate Park), in the overflow grass area directly across the street, and in the parking lot at Beavermead Park. Parking is no longer available along the boundary fence at Eastgate Park. Do not drive into the Beavermead campgrounds unless you have a camping permit. Please check all signs before you park.

Please Note

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to change the format of play due to unforeseen circumstances.

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Hospital/Emergency): 705-743-2121 (see Field Locations for city map).

Please contact us by:
Phone: 705-745-7209
Or Email Fevri Pazari (Tournament Chair)

Teams coming from out of town should read our Visitor Information page.