Dear Coaches and Team Managers,
It is with much contemplation and consideration that we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 MS Rush Fall Classic. Currently, we have a much smaller amount of teams committed to play than usual and that is something we do not feel is going to change. In an effort to spread out our local tournaments, this tournament finds itself backed up against the Thanksgiving holiday. This, along with other reasons has lead to what will be very low attendance this year. We are finding it very difficult to put brackets together that can lead to competitive balance. If we were to proceed with the tournament, we would have to combine multiple age groups to form divisions and we simply do not want to do that. We are making the decision now to try and give you all as much notice as possible to notify your team, cancel hotel rooms if needed, and potentially find a replacement tournament. If you have already paid we will issue a full refund or simply shred the check if it hasn't been deposited yet.
The MS Rush Fall Classic will be back in the fall of 2021. We expect it to be bigger and better than ever! We plan on moving the tournament up to a weekend earlier in November or possibly in early October. We plan to finalize a date for 2021 within the next month or so.
Thank you all again for supporting our organization and tournament. We strive to bring you a quality tournament year in and year out. We simply don't believe we can provide that this year with some of the obstacles we are up against. We hope that you will once again consider this tournament again in the fall of 2021. Please be sure to consider our two spring tournaments: Rush Spring Classic and JFC Premier Cup. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.