How to get a Chinese Visa?
International participants should have a tourist (L) visa. Teams from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan should have travel documents required by Chinese government. Gothia Cup will offer an invitation letter to teams applying for visa.
Japan and Singapore enjoy 15 days Tourist Visa free to China.
For more information regard to apply for a tourist visa to China, please consult your local visa agency or Chinese embassy.
Which is the last date to register and pay?
Registrations will be closed on May 10th. Payment deadline for accommodation fees is Jun 10.
Where do we update our information regarding number of participants, transfer, etc?
We will e-mail out password and username (registration number) along with the payment confirmation when we received your registration fee. With the username and password you can log in to “My Team Info” on our website. In My Team Info, you can then complete and update the necessary information for your participation. Here you can also read important information about the tournament and follow your payment history.
We are 3 leaders, can all of us attend the Leaders Party?
2 Leader Plus Cards are included for each team staying in school or hotel. If you wish to purchase extra Leaders Plus Cards that includes a ticket for the Leaders party and a coach t-shirts,.
How do we order extra Gothia Cards to the accompanying persons?
The Gothia Card can also be purchased for accompanying people not staying in the team’s accommodation. A Gothia Card costs 38 EUR/45 USD regardless of your age. It can be ordered through the team’s leader or coach, the advantage of doing this is that you are guaranteed to sit together with the team. Gothia Card can also be purchased at the Central Information in Olympic Center but sits tighter with teams cannot be guaranteed.
How do we make a hotel reservation for the team?
Make your team registration in category B and Gothia Cup China will contact you regarding a possible hotel reservation. A deposit (25 % of the total cost for the room(s)) should be paid to Gothia Cup 30 days after receiving the confirmation. The total payment has to be paid before June 10th and a name list should be sent to Gothia cup on July 1st. When checking in the team will receive a welcome package with the Gothia Card and other tickets. Please contact Gothia Cup for price information.
How many adults are allowed to stay in the Dorm?
4 leaders/adults per team are allowed to stay in the school with the team.
When do we get to know in which university we will be staying?
Shenyang Jianzhu University will accommodate teams choose Category A.
How do we do if one of our participants for religious reasons cannot consume pork meat?
Because we have many Muslims who come to the tournament, we serve Muslim meals.
How will the age be controlled?
Each team must submit a list of players to the Gothia Cup administration before its first game in the tournament. All players MUST be able to identify themselves and to certify their age with a valid passport. For players from countries where a passport id is not required when entering China the least requirement is to present attested picture identification. This will be taken care of as follows:For teams lodged in university or hotels booked through Gothia Cup – When you receive your participant cards.For Shenyang local teams – At the Central Information on Friday／Saturday or before your first game in the tournament.
How many games will we play?
You will play 3 or 4 games in the group , depending on if your group has 4 or 5 teams. From each group the 2 first placed teams advance to Play off A and 3-5 placed teams advance to Play off B, starting Wednesday afternoon or Thursday. All play off games will be decided by the cup system, i.e. by direct elimination.
How many players can we have in the team?
There is no limit to the number of players in each team, but no team may sign up more than 18 players in a game (11-a-side) and 12 players (7-a-side) on the participants’ list for each game.
What means of transportation do we use to get to the different fields?
With the Gothia Card you will have free access to city busses within Shenyang. the fields are located within the reach of the public transportation system and Gothia Line ,Gothia Cup’s shuttle service that goes on busy routs between some of our playing fields and universities..
When are the finals played?
You find the final schedule at Gothia Cup China APP.
Which rules of dispensation do you apply?
Dispensations will automatically be given for two players per squad (only in 11-a-side classes) who are maximum one year over aged. Note that you can not use more players from the squad by switching them between games. In classes B16 and G16 teams from countries that still use the 1st of August limit (mainly USA and England) may also use players five months over aged. Girls may play in boys’ teams in class B11-16.
What kind of identification do you approve in the Gothia Cup?
All players MUST be able to identify themselves and to certify their age with a valid passport/ID card. A valid identification is a card covered in plastic with name, date of birth and a photograph and also a valid passport.
When do we receive a confirmation that we are registered?
To begin with, we will send you a confirmation that we have received your registration (this is not a confirmation that you will participate in the tournament). Once we have received your registration fee you will be sent a confirmation and you are considered registered in the tournament. In the end of February we will send you a first information letter, on the conditions that the registration fee is paid. Your payment for the accommodation will be confirmed in the beginning of June. All the confirmations will be sent by e-mail if we have your e-mail address.