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5C/ *CANCELLED/ POSTPONED/ SUSPENDED GAMES:

Posted by Crosstown Slo-pitch League on May 07 2015 at 02:27PM PDT in Spring 2015

5C/*CANCELLED/POSTPONED/SUSPENDED GAMES:

a/ IF TEAMS ARE CANCELLING A LEAGUE GAME PRIOR TO GAME DAY, THEY WILL DEFAULT THE GAME (0-7) OR CAN RESCHEDULE IF THE OPPOSING TEAM & LEAGUE EXECUTIVE AGREE. THE CANCELLING TEAM WILL BE FINED $33 FROM THEIR BOND IN EITHER CASE. IN ALL OR ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THE UMPIRES ASSOCIATION (VSUA) MUST BE GIVEN AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE OF ANY CANCELLED GAMES.
FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE WITH OPPOSING COACHES, THE VSUA OR THE LEAGUE SCOREKEEPER (MIKE) WILL RESULT IN AN ADDITIONAL CHARGED UMPIRE FEE OF $33 FROM THEIR BOND.
THESE FINES & FEES ARE ALSO THE UMPIRES (VSUA) CONDITIONS TO CROSSTOWN. FINES PAY FOR DOUBLE PAYING OF UMPS – AT THE CANCELLED GAME & THEN THE RESCHEDULED GAME.

b/ ON GAME DAY: IF A TEAM DECIDES TO CANCEL A GAME ON GAME DAY BEFORE GAME TIME FOR ANY OTHER REASON THAN c/ BELOW, A FINE OF $33 WILL BE APPLIED TO THEIR BOND. CANCELLING TEAM MUST NOTIFY THE OPPOSING TEAM’S COACHES, UMPIRES & THE SCOREKEEPER. CANCELLING TEAM WILL TAKE A DEFAULT (7-0).

c/ ON GAME DAY: BOTH COACHES CAN DECIDE TO CANCEL A GAME BEFORE 3:45 ON GAME DAY FOR POOR-WEATHER REASONS ( ALL DAY HEAVY RAIN, LIGHTNING, 4 TO 5 DAYS OF CONTINUOUS RAIN & FIELD IS POOR). HOWEVER, THE HOME TEAM MUST NOTIFY THE UMPIRES & THE SCOREKEEPER. ( SPN UMPIRE CANCEL HOTLINE IS HOWIE AT 604 876-3040 WEEKDAYS & SUNDAYSPAT /SANDY 604 525 3094.)
HOWEVER, IF EITHER COACH DISAGREES WITH THE CANCELLATION ( TOO EARLY TO CALL, NOT THAT BAD OUT, OPTIMISTIC), THEN ALL PLAYERS ON BOTH TEAMS MUST SHOW UP FOR SCHEDULED GAME OR TEAM WITH LESS THAN 8 PLAYERS WILL DEFAULT. OPPOSING TEAM CAN OPT TO TAKE A DEFAULT ON SAID GAME IF CANCELLING TEAM SAYS THEY CANNOT FIELD A TEAM. $33 WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE CANCELLING TEAM’S BOND.

d/ AT THE FIELD: ALL TEAMS & UMPIRES ARE TO REPORT TO THEIR SCHEDULED FIELDS AT THEIR REGULARLY SCHEDULED TIMES REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER CONDITION UNLESS PREVIOUSY DECIDED UPON. IF AT THIS TIME THE TWO COACHES OR THE UMPIRE CANCEL THE GAME FOR WHATEVER REASON, THEN THE GAME MUST BE RE-SCHEDULED WITHIN TWO WEEKS. CANCELLED GAMES AT THE FIELD ARE TO BE REGISTERED ONLINE BY THE HOME TEAM. DEFAULTED GAMES ARE TO BE REGISTERED ONLINE BY THE WINNING TEAM. IF ONE TEAM FORFEITS, THE TEAMS MAY STILL PLAY THE GAMEWITHOUT AN UMPIRE, HOWEVER, ZERO (0) POINTS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE DEFAULTING TEAM REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME. UMPIRES MAY CALL THE PLAYED GAME AT ANY TIME. REMEMBER – A LEGAL GAME IS AT LEAST 5 INNINGS.

ALL RAINED-OUT/CANCELLED GAMES MUST BE RESCHEDULED WITHIN 2 WEEKS FROM WHEN THE SCHEDULED GAME DATE WAS CANCELLED. IF IT IS NOT RESCHEDULED WITHIN THIS 2 WEEK PERIOD, A LOSS OR TIE WILL BE RECORDED FOR BOTH TEAMS DEPENDING ON THE SITUATION. GAMES ARE TO BE REPLAYED ASAP. RESPONSIBILITY LIES WITH THE HOME TEAM (OR CANCELLING TEAM) IF CALLED AT THE FIELD OR BY PRIOR MUTUAL AGREEMENT. RE-SCHEDULED GAMES ARE DONE BY EMAIL TO MIKE & TO BE SURE CANCELLATION/RAINOUT IS NOTED ON YOUR DIVISION’S ONLINE SCHEDULE. OPEN WEEKDAY FIELDS ARE ALWAYS SHOWN ON THE OPEN FIELDS TIMES ON THE TEAMPAGES HOME PAGE.

e/ *SUSPENDED GAMES: LEAGUE AND PLAYOFF GAMES WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR ANY TEAM: a/ THAT DOES NOT HAVE AT LEAST $60 IN THEIR BOND b/ THAT HAS NOT PAID ALL LEAGUE FEES c/ THAT DOES NOT HAVE THEIR ONLINE SPN REGISTRATION COMPLETED d/ THAT HAS DEFAULTED 3 OR MORE GAMES e/ THAT HAS HAD 3 OR MORE TEAM WARNINGS FROM THE CROSSTOWN LEAGUE EXECUTIVE OR f/ IS UNDER SUSPENSION WITH THE VSUA, SPN OR ANY OTHER RELATED ORGANIZATION. SUSPENDED GAMES MAY BE CANCELLED AT ANY TIME AFTERWARDS, INCLUDING PLAYOFFS.