GKSSA - 2011 Outdoor News

2011-Nov-28Annual General Meeting

Our 2011 AGM will be held on Wednesday, November 20th at the Portuguese Hall on Division Street at 7:00 pm.

Each team is required to send a representative to the meeting. We will be discussing important issues facing the GKSSA and will be electing the following positions: Vice-President, Treasurer, Director, Discipline Chair, and Statistician.

2011-Sep-08Seeking Corporate Donors

The GKSSA is in need of corporate donors to help with the Barr Homes Soccerplex. This is a project that is going to benefit the entire Kingston soccer community and the GKSSA will recognize our donors with signage at the site. In order to help encourage the membership to secure donations, the GKSSA will now offer commissions to anyone who can secure donations for the project.

If you are able to help out, contact . We have a sponsorship letter already drawn up to help you out.

2011-Sep-05Field Development Continues: Work Opportunity

If you are interested in making some extra cash over September and October and want to help develop the Kingston Area’s premier soccer facility, then the GKSSA has an opportunity for you. Contact if you are interested.

Glenhaven United Win Fair Play Award

Glenhaven United

Fair Play Award winners

Congratulations to Glenhaven United of Division A for winning the Fair Play Award. Glenhaven United accumulated zero cautions in regular season play, and one in total.

2011 Playoff Winners

Soccer Plus FC

Division A Playoff Champions

Congratulations to Soccer Plus FC for winning the Division A playoff championship match 3-0 against Pilot House LCFC I.

>A Soccer Plus FC’s playoff games


Division B Playoff Champions

Congratulations to Valhalla for winning the Division B playoff championship match 5-4 against The Keg FC.

>B Valhalla’s playoff games

Napanee FCC

Division C Playoff Champions

Congratulations to Napanee FCC for winning the Division C playoff championship match 2-1 against LCFC III Fanatics.

>C Napanee FCC’s playoff games

Kingston Athletic

Division D Playoff Champions

Congratulations to Kingston Athletic for winning the Division D playoff championship match 1-0 against Azores Eagles.

>D Kingston Athletic’s playoff games

2011 Regular Season Champions

Congratulations to our divisional regular season champions. Well done!

AS Roma

Division A League Champions

Congratulations to AS Roma for winning the regular season in Division A with 35 points. AS Roma edged out Soccer Plus FC by two points with their 11-2-1 record.

>A AS Roma’s regular season games


Division B League Champions

Congratulations to Valhalla for winning the regular season in Division B with 26 points. Valhalla won a tight B Division by three points over Pilot House Nooners.

>B Valhalla’s regular season games

Cancoil Benfica

Division C League Champions

Congratulations to Cancoil Benfica for winning the regular season in Division C with 38 points. Cancoil Benfica went undefeated 12-2-0 winning the division by eight points.

>C Cancoil Benfica’s regular season games


Division D League Champions

Congratulations to KPFC for winning the regular season in Division D with 33 points. KPFC won the division by seven points over Cataraqui III with their 10-3-1 record.

>D KPFC’s regular season games

2011-Aug-15Updated Rules and Regulations

Note that this spring, there were updates to our rules and regulations for both the outdoor and indoor seasons.

The most recent changes are highlighted in yellow. In particular, see Rule 6N on page 4 of the outdoor rules for a description of the tie-break mechanism used to decide the regular season’s final standings.

2011-Aug-13Barr Homes Soccerplex Has Its First Game!

Pilot House LCFC I vs Portugues Benfica pre-kickoff

Before kick-off at the first game on the Barr Homes Soccerplex 1 field, Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Pilot House LCFC I, on the left vs Portuguese Benfica, on the right
Carlos Calheiros scored the first goal on the new field in match A45

2011-Aug-05GKSSA Games Scheduled for the Barr Homes Soccerplex!

The first games have been scheduled for the new fields at the Barr Homes Soccerplex!

The first game on the Soccerplex 1 field will be played on Wednesday, Aug-10 at 6:30 PM between Portuguese Benfica and Pilot House LCFC I. One week later, The Keg FC play Cataraqui II there, …and there are more to come!

2011-Aug-04Playoff Schedule Now On-line

This season’s playoff schedule is now on-line (without team names, pending the final standings).

Note that the first round of playoff games for Divisions C and D is Friday, August 19.
Divisions A and B start their playoffs on Monday, August 22.

Update: some of these fixtures will be changing, including some on the first Friday. Some assigned fields will be changing, and we’ll be using one of the new fields at the Barr Homes Soccerplex that GKSSA members have been helping prepare over the last couple of years!

2011-Jun-24Clippers Golf Tournament

The Cataraqui Clippers soccer club will be holding a fund raising golf tournament on August 25th at Westbrook Golf Club. For more information and registration details, visit the Cataraqui Clippers web site.

2011-Jun-24Porto’s 26th Annual Senior Soccer Tournament

The Porto soccer team’s annual soccer tournament that was cancelled due to field conditions earlier this year has been rescheduled for the weekend of August 27th and 28th.

This is always a popular tournament and if your team would like to participate, do not delay: they have three divisions for men, three for women and typically all of them are filled well in advance of the tournament.

For more details or to register, visit the tournament web site or contact the organizer, .

Field Work Schedule for June through September

Sat-04Glenhaven United
Sat-05Portuguese Benfica
Sat-11KUSC I
Sun-12Loyal Oarsman
Sat-18Cataraqui I
Sun-19Portsmouth Celtic
Sat-25AS Roma
Sun-26Brandees FC
Sat-09Sun Life FC
Sun-10The Keg FC
Sat-16Napanee FC
Sun-17Cataraqui III
Sat-23Azores Eagles
Sat-06Soccer Plus FC
Sun-07Cancoil Benfica
Sat-13Kingston Athletic
Sun-14Pilot House FC
Sat-20Iron Duke FC
Sun-21Cataraqui IV
Sat-27Vita FC
Sun-28JKL Rangers
Sat-10Cataraqui III
Sun-11Ryatt United FC
Sun-18LCFC III Fanatics
Sat-01Napanee FCC
Sun-02Pilot House Nooners

May 31, 2011 ❧ Jimmy Lauder

With great sadness and respect we note the passing of Jimmy Lauder, who passed away in Kingston on May-29 at 81 years of age.

Jimmy was inducted into the Kingston Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 in recognition for his contributions to soccer in Kingston, as a player, referee, coach, and organizer. Many of us remember him fondly as a long-time referee, and he was doing that before there was a GKSSA.

There will be a Memorial Gathering for James (Jim) Houston Lauder on Wednesday, June 1 at the Township Chapel of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Drive between the hours of 2-4 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Bayridge Secondary School Athletics – Girls Soccer Team are gratefully accepted.

2011-May-28Cup Tournaments Cancelled

Due to the extremely wet spring and severe field shortages our two cup tournaments have been cancelled for this year.

2011-May-29Wet Sports Field Problems Continue

As mentioned on the City of Kingston’s Sports Field page, city fields were closed on Friday, May-27 until further notice. With luck, some of the city’s fields may re-open on Monday. As of Sunday, May-29, the status of GKSSA games for the week of May-30 is uncertain.

We will do our best to keep our game information up-to-date, but teams should be prepared for late notice of game cancellation. Also, remember that the final decision about field safety will sometimes be made at the pitch at kick-off time by the teams and the referee.

2011-May-242011 Schedule, v2.0

The revised 2011 schedule is now on-line.

At the moment, only the first round games of the cup tournament are on-line. The Nathalie Cave Memorial Cup games start on Jun-06, Carmine Lanzo Sr Cup games on Jun-07. Recall that due to the severe shortage of fields, the previously scheduled round-robin style cup format has been discarded in favour of a single elimination tournament.

2011-May-16Game Cancellations

All GKSSA games from Monday, May 16 through Friday, May 20 have been postponed due to unsafe field conditions. They will be rescheduled.

2011-May-15Wet Weather and Field Cancellations

Sunday, May-15 – As you know, it’s raining again. A lot. Since this is making our spring even wetter than usual, there is an increased chance of our soccer games being cancelled due to unsafe field conditions. With this in mind, team managers should make a point of checking their email throughout the afternoon of your game.

If we know in advance that a field is unsafe, league scheduler Terry will notify the teams involved by email. Unless you hear otherwise, you should go to the field and be prepared to play. And hope for sunshine.

2011-May-10Rescheduled Novelis Games

Just as the 2011 outdoor season was about to begin, we’ve had to reschedule a bunch of games that were scheduled for Novelis due to unsafe field conditions there. This has affected more than just the games in the first week of our season.

More than a dozen games are affected. Due to limited field options, it is not possible for these games to be played on their original date, or, as in most cases, their original day of the week. For example, this is why teams that would normally play only on, say, Monday nights might find themselves with a Tuesday night game.

2011-May-092011 Outdoor Schedule is Now On-line

The full outdoor season schedule is now on-line.

Well, mostly that is. The round-robin cup games are now on-line, but not the elimination rounds. Also, the divisional playoff games are not on-line yet. (Playoffs start on Aug-24, and the playoff final games are scheduled for Sep-01.)

Cup games start in June, except for the first Nathalie Cave Memorial Cup match on May-18 in which Cataraqui IV and Cataraqui III play each other.

Team uniforms are not yet complete, and some that are shown are outdated from last year. Also, team contact information is yet to be fully entered.

2010-11 team name changes

As happens each season, there are some new teams and some teams that change names. This is intended to be a short listing of each.

2011-Mar-27All 2011 Registration Spreadsheet Links Have Been Sent Out

All team representatives should have received a link to their team roster spreadsheet by now. If you have not, please .

Printed and signed copies of your team roster must be delivered to the Registrar before the end of Sunday, May-01. Since there's still a lot of manual work that must be done upon their receipt, please get them completed and delivered as soon as possible. The outdoor season starts on Monday, May-09!

2011-Mar-252011 Registration On-line Spreadsheets

Team representatives will soon be receiving a web link to their team roster spreadsheet.

This 2011 Outdoor Registration page provides an overview of what the team reps need to do and will provide answers to frequently asked questions about this new process.

2011-Mar-08Free Referree’s Course

All players registered with the GKSSA are entitled to attend a free referee’s course being held on the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd.

To register, or for more information, email at SOSA, or phone her at 613-546-6642.

2011-Mar-03Registration for the 2011 Outdoor Season

Thursday, March 24th

Sunday, May 1st

We have several new teams waiting for a place in the league, so be sure to secure your team’s spot by providing the first installment of the team fee on March 24th.

If you have any questions, contact or any member of the executive.

2011-Feb-2726th Annual Outdoor Senior Soccer Tournament

Kingston’s Porto Soccer Team extend an invitation to your team to enter their 26th Annual Senior Soccer Tournament, to be held on May 28 and 29, 2011, featuring the following divisions:

For more information visit www.kingstonsoccertournament.com. Don’t delay your team’s entry – in recent years all divisions fill up well before the deadline.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact .