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Feb 19, 2019 11:11 AM

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©David Lominska.
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*Changes are designated with bold type.*

RULE 7- HOST TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
A Host Tournament Committee, as set forth in USPA Tournament Conditions Section VII, will conduct all USPA and Club Events. The Host Tournament Committee shall be responsible for all aspects of the event including scheduling, conducting the draw, appointment of officials, providing all facilities and equipment needed by officials to conduct the event, and resolution of all questions which arise at times other than when the Umpire is in charge. Any conflict between these Rules and Tournament Conditions Section VII concerning the responsibilities of the Host Tournament Committee for a USPA Event shall be resolved in favor of Tournament Conditions Section VII.

a. The Host Tournament Committee shall consist of three or more individuals who shall be clearly identified to all participants.
b. The Host Tournament Committee may designate any individual to represent the Host Tournament Committee in communicating with the participants.
c. The Host Tournament Committee, or its representative, shall determine the eligibility of all players and teams.
d. The Host Tournament Committee may impose penalties, including Penalty 9*, and may initiate disciplinary action as provided in the Association’s Sport-Related Conduct Violation Procedures, Part I of the Association’s Disciplinary Procedures Policy.
e. The authority of the Host Tournament Committee, or its representative, is final and subject only to the authority of the USPA Board of Governors and the provisions of the Association’s Sport Protest Procedures, Part III of the Association’s Disciplinary Procedures Policy.

*Penalty 9: The game shall be forfeited. In the event both teams commit a rule violation in the same game invoking Penalty No. 9, both teams shall forfeit the game, regardless of which violation occurred first.

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