· All teams must report to their fields and be
ready to play regardless of weather conditions unless directed otherwise by the
Tournament Director or representative. Failure to do so will result in a
forfeiture of the match. Only the referee, Tournament Director or lead Field Marshal
can postpone the match.
In the case of extreme weather, the referee or
Tournament Director may cancel any or all matches. If severe weather were to
occur after the beginning of play, the referee, Tournament Director, or lead
Field Marshal may reduce the length of the match or cancel the match
Additionally, the Tournament Director may reduce
the length of the match by as much as 50% because of weather or field
conditions. Should a match in progress be terminated due to weather or field
conditions, the match will be considered official if at least the first half of
competition has been completed. The score at that time will stand. For other
matches being cancelled before play starts or prior to halftime and cannot be
completed prior to the start of the next match, rescheduling attempts will be
made as fairly as possible, considering referee and field availability and
normal progress of the competition.
· The Tournament Director reserves the right to
make the following changes:
Relocate and/or reschedule any game or
discontinue the tournament.
Reduce the scheduled duration of any game with
prior notification before the game is started.
Due to weather, cancel any game in the
preliminary rounds having no bearing on advancement to the semifinals or
· Should a match be terminated due to bad weather
conditions after one half has been completed, the match will be considered
official and the score will stand.
· If a match in progress is terminated before the
end of the first half or postponed due to inclement weather it will not be
re-scheduled, each team will be awarded one (1) point.
· Matches will not begin, and matches will not be
allowed to continue, if lightning exists.
· If an age group’s competition cannot be
completed through the championship match due to poor weather conditions, the
Tournament Director will determine the division winner and runner-up. The
Tournament Director’s decisions will be final and will not be subject to
protest or appeal.
· TEAMS SHOULD NOT LEAVE THE COMPLEX UNTIL THE
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE HAS DETERMINED THE STATUS OF THEIR MATCH.
Should a severe weather signal be given during a
game, all of the players and spectators should seek shelter in their vehicles.
Please have only one representative from your team communicate with tournament
officials as to the status of games.
· SEVERE WEATHER SIGNALS:
horn – Vacate fields immediately.
horns- Safe to return to fields (One team representative should report to
· Under no circumstances whatsoever, will the
Tournament Committee, or Johnston United Soccer Association be responsible for
any expenses incurred by any team. This
includes a situation where the tournament . or any game(s), is canceled in whole or part, due to any
factor including inclement weather.
· If the entire tournament is canceled, Johnston
United Soccer Association will refund 50% of the application fee to the team’s
primary contact within five (5) days upon cancellation of the tournament.