In Case of Weather

INCLEMENT WEATHER:

Any weather related announcements will be first communicated through the Tourney Machine App…then posted on www.mdlacrossetournament.com website. Play will be resumed as soon as possible!

WEATHER POLICY:

In the event of adverse weather or un-playable field conditions, the Tournament Director reserves the right to:

Reduce game times in order to catch up with schedule.
Finish game before inclement weather arrives, or to preserve field conditions.
Reschedule games, if possible.
Convert the tournament to a ‘Festival’ format without playoffs or championships to enable the majority of the teams the opportunity to play as many games as possible.
Every attempt will be made to update cancellations on the website and through Tourney Machine.  However, weather conditions can change rapidly and all teams should be prepared as soon as weather clears and fields are playable to report back to fields.
THUNDER/LIGHTNING POLICY:

If thunder or lightning is observed at any location play will be suspended immediately and players and fans will be asked to leave the field.  Play will be allowed to resume 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder or sighting of lightning is observed.  If a game is in progress, the period will end immediately.  If it is the second half, the game will be considered final and the score at that point will be recorded.  If it is the first half, when play resumes it will be the start of the second half.  Every attempt will be made to begin subsequent games on time.  If the start of the second half of the suspended game delays the onset of the subsequent game the following actions will occur:

We reserve right to move the conclusion of a suspended game to the end of the day.
The game suspended will play one 15 minute running time second half.
We do face some field constraints by contract. It is possible that weather could cause some games or whole rounds to be cancelled.
We will make every effort to stay on Schedule
WEATHER REFUND POLICY:

No refunds will be issued for games canceled.
No refunds will be issued for games shortened due to weather.
No refunds will be issued for playoff or championship games canceled due to weather.
In the event we had to cancel the whole tournament due to weather only we would refund 60% of all fees paid to us within 30 days. Since teams register, and are paid for, under a lot of different names, teams will be required to complete a Weather Refund Request Form that will be available on the tournament website.  This will indicate the team(s) requesting the refund, to whom the check should be made payable and where the check should be mailed.  No refunds will be issued if a Refund Request Form is not submitted within 30 days of the tournament.

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