We are all building a strong community together based on mutual respect and friendly competition.
A No-Show/No-Call is a serious offence and comes with serious consequences.
The first offence results in a fine for the team. The offending team will pay the cost of the league fees for BOTH teams for that match.
The second offence results in the team being removed from the league and forfeiture of all earnings, credit for games played and points earned as well as a suspension for tournament participation.
Teams removed from a league will have to apply for permission to play in any sanctioned activity.
Repeat offenders will be banned from all league and tournament participation.
The length of time for a ban/suspension is at the discretion of the league administrators.
NO-SHOW penalties can be avoided by finding another team in the league that can play the team who is waiting. Sometimes another team can play a double-header with them.
Here are some important rules to remember:
A. If you need to reschedule a match give as much notice as possible to avoid any undue hardships on your fellow community members. Remember that we have many players travelling long distances to get to their board.
B. Less than two hours notice is considered to be the same as a NO-SHOW and subject to penalties.
Emergencies happen. Everyone understands that. Emergencies still fall under the No-Show category to protect the community from teams that are irresponsible.
C. No-Show rules apply to re-scheduled makeup matches also.
D. There is a 30 minute grace period on matches to allow for unusual circumstances. This does NOT mean you can show up 30 minutes late whenever convenient. Repeat offences will be considered as No-Shows and subject to the same penalties.
E. Having more than two makeup matches may result in forfeits, restrictions on tournament participation, and/or your team being removed from the league.
Be sure to communicate with league administrators if you fall behind more than two matches.
F. Although this is one is not actually a rule, a helpful suggestion is to reach out to your opponent prior to the match and ensure they are aware and ready to play. This is a great habit to get into because life is busy and there will be times when you appreciate the other team reaching out to you also.