Tournament Info

Tournament Registration

150 at 150 Rate

Through Bingham Cup Ottawa 2020’s '150 at 150' initiative, the first 150 players to register will benefit from our bargain pre-sale price of 150 CAD. Once the first 150 pre-sale registration slots have been filled, the early bird rate will then apply.  These are offered on a first-come, first-registered basis.  Please note that the number of pre-sale registrations any given club can purchase has been capped at 5. Plus, 25 supporters will be able to take advantage of the 150 CAD price.

Early Bird Rate

As stated above, once the first 150 players have signed up, the early bird period will run until 450 additional players have signed up, or, up to  January 31st, 2020, whichever comes first.

Early bird registration will cost 185 USD/245 CAD.

Regular Rate

The regular rate for registration will be 220 USD/290 CAD and will be available until starting April 30, 2020, or, as soon as the early bird rate slots have been filled, whichever comes first.

Late Rate

Late registration will start May 1, 2020 and will run until June 30, 2020.  The cost will be 265 USD/350 CAD.

Women’s Rate

Players who identify as and wish to play in the Women's tournament will not be charged more than the early bird rate, regardless of when they register past the pre-sale period, up until the end of the registration period.

Supporters et al.

For coaches, other team personnel, registered supporters and referees, 38 pre-sale slots will be available at a pre-sale rate of 140 USD/185 CAD, on a first-come, first-registered basis.

An additional 38 slots will be available at the early bird rate of 175 USD/230 CAD, again on a first-come, first-registered basis and the regular rate will be 205 USD/275 CAD.

What do I get with Registration?

Registration includes access to the players' village, lunches on-site during the tournament, access to the events tent on the University of Ottawa campus, and access to all Bingham-related events, notably the opening and closing ceremonies.

Club vs. Individual Registration

The registration system will allow a club/tour manager or other designated individual to register and pay for several players and other affiliated registrants at once, or for individual players to register and indicate to which club they belong, or a mix of both.

Club/tour managers will also be able to log in and register participants in several volleys, as needed, and to edit registration records, up to the close of registration on June 30, 2020.

Individual registrants will also be able to edit their own registration records, whether those were created by themselves or by a club/tour manager.

World Barbarians and unaffiliated players who wish to sign up will find options letting them indicate their affiliation, or lack thereof, as well.

I.D. Badges

Kindly note that Bingham 2020 Ottawa will issue ID badges with photos.  Therefore, you will be invited to upload a face picture when you register, or later, at your convenience. Registration records with no photo will not be processed.  Players whose identity cannot be verified through proper Bingham Cup Ottawa 2020 credentials with photo will not be allowed to step onto a pitch and will be refused entry at Bingham Cup Ottawa 2020 events.

All USD/CAD conversions approximate. The official cost is in Canadian dollars and the payment system will process all payments in that currency.

Tournament Rules and Eligibility

Get familiar with the Bingham Cup 2020 eligibility requirements and Tournament rules. You can download these two documents below.

Bingham Cup 2020 Tournament Eligibility Requirements
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Bingham Cup 2020 Tournament Rules
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Tournament Liaison Committee

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Tournament Structure

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Players' Village and Facilities

HORNETS NEST

As the primary tournament location, the Hornets Nest will provide for all of the registered participants’ needs. Wishing to raise the player experience at the tournament, the Players’ Village will be located inside a covered, temperature-controlled sports dome accessible only to players and registered participants. The sports dome has been secured for the duration of the tournament and, as such, teams will be able to leave any equipment or gear at the tournament location: no need to transport everything back at the end of the day. The Players’ Village will recreate one of Canada’s favourite pastimes: getting together with friends and family at a summer cottage, sharing food, drinks and good cheer.

  1. Club Areas

    Located within the dome and placed in a U-shape, all clubs will be allocated a designated area to leave their belongings, get changed, hang-out, etc. Lunches will be delivered at a set hour by tournament volunteers for each club in their designated area.

  2. The Beach

    This area, in the centre of the dome will be inspired by the great Canadian pastimes of spending time with friends and family around a camp fire, at a cottage, by the lake or in the great Canadian wilderness. Music will be provided with a live DJ and all registered participants will be able to renew old friendships and foster new ones. A Canadian twist on what made Amsterdam & Nashville so very special: a unique laid-back space just for registered participants!

  3. First Aid & Massage Area

    Located within the dome and beside the ambulance access door, the First Aid & Massage area will be staffed by the University of Ottawa Physiotherapy programme.

  4. Toilet and Handwashing Stations

    A sufficient number of portable toilets and hand washing stations will be located on site, close to the Players’ Village.

  5. Water Bottle refill Stations

    Portable potable water cisterns with water bottle refill stations will be located on site, close to the Players’ Village.

  6. Ambulance and Courtesy Shuttle Parking

    The parking for the on-site ambulance, together with the Courtesy Shuttles will be located on-site, close to the Players’ Village.

  7. Bus Hop-On / Hop-Off Station

    Registered participants will be able to use this shuttle service, located on site. They will be able to hop-on or off the continuously running shuttles between Hornets Nest and Shefford Park. They will also be able to hop-on or hop-off the continuously running shuttles between the Hornets Nest and the LRT station. At peak hours (early morning and late afternoon), additional shuttles will be provided to ensure everyone can get to their intended destination on time.

  8. Vendors’ Village – Main

    A Vendors’ Village will be located on-site, in full view of the pitches. This will allow registered participants to enjoy all of the services and shopping they require. They will also be able to secure additional food & beverages within this location, in full view of the action on the fields.

  9. Tournament Nerve Centre

    The Clubhouse will contain the tournament nerve centre. This centre will be connected to the secondary nerve centre via radio and telephone. Wheelchair accessible facilities are located within the clubhouse.

  10. Referees’ Facilities

    The referees’ facilities will be contained within the clubhouse, including changing rooms and dedicated showers.This will ensure easy coordination of match officiating concerns with the Tournament Director’s office.

SHEFFORD PARK

As the secondary tournament location,the Shefford Park will provide for all of the registered participants’ needswhile at the secondary location for match play.

  1. Vendors’ Village – Secondary

    A secondary Vendors’ Village will be located on-site, in full view of the pitches. This will allow registered participants to secure additional food & beverages from this location, in full view of the action on the fields.

  2. Tournament Nerve Centre – Secondary

    A tent will contain the secondary tournament nerve centre. This centre will be connected to the primary nerve centre via radio and telephone.

  3. Ambulance and Courtesy Shuttle Parking

    The parking for the on-site ambulance, together with the Courtesy Shuttles will be located on site.

  4. Bus Hop-On / Hop-Off Station

    Registered participants will be able to use this service at the bus station, located on site. They will be able to hop-on or off the continuously running shuttles between Hornets Nest and Shefford Park. At peak hours (early morning and late afternoon), additional shuttles will be provided to ensure everyone can get to their intended destination on time.

  5. Water Bottle refill Stations

    Portable potable water cisterns with water bottle refill stations will be located on site.

  6. Toilet and Handwashing Stations

    A sufficient number of portable toilets and handwashing stations will be located on site.

University Square

Located in the heart of the University of Ottawa campus, University Square will he the main social hub for the 2020 Bingham Cup.  This dynamic space will host a beer tent, special events, performances and act as the main information hub throughout the week.  A full schedule of events will be posted as we get closer to the launch of Bingham Cup.

Transportation to Tournament Location including Shuttle Details

Both venues will be connected to each other and the LRT via shuttle bus throughout the tournament. All participants will be provided with a public transport pass for the full-week of the tournament at no extra-cost.

LRT stations are located at the University of Ottawa campus and throughout the Ottawa downtown core, making travel to and from the tournament a breeze!

First Aid and Medical Services

The safety of all participants is paramount to a successful Bingham Cup in 2020. Ambulances will be present on both sites throughout the tournament. This will ensure prompt and timely transportation to one of the local hospitals in the event of a medical emergency.

There are 5 Hospital Emergency Rooms in Ottawa that have the necessary capacity to accommodate any injuries quickly and efficiently. If necessary to transport an injured participant via ambulance to receive care greater than can be administered at the tournament site, we will have volunteers with vehicles standing by to take a chaperone or team representative to meet the ambulance at the Emergency Room. The volunteers will also be on call to provide transport from the Emergency Room back to their accommodation or the tournament location once they are discharged from the hospital.