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Tournament Policy

I.  FORFEITS AND TEAM WITHDRAWAL

A.   TEAMS WITHDRAWING ONCE ACCEPTED AND SCHEDULED WILL NOT BE INVITED TO THE TEXAS CUP FOR THE NEXT YEAR AND WILL FORFEIT THEIR ENTRY FEE TO THE TOURNAMENT.  TEAMS WILL ALSO BE REPORTED TO THEIR HOME STATE ASSOCIATION FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION. 

II.  WEATHER PROVISIONS 

A.   IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE WILL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO RELOCATE, RESCHEDULE, AND/OR CHANGE THE DURATION AND/OR FORMAT OF ANY GAME(S), OR CANCEL ANY GAMES THAT HAVE NO BEARING ON GROUP RANKINGS. 

B.   PRELIMINARY GAMES TERMINATED AFTER ONE COMPLETED HALF OF PLAY BECAUSE OF WEATHER WILL BE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL AS OF THE TIME OF TERMINATION.  (SECOND HALF DOES NOT NEED TO BEGIN) 

C.   IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE CALL FOR UPDATED FIELD CONDITIONS. IT IS EACH TEAM'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK WITH THE HOTLINE FOR SCHEDULE/FIELD CHANGES 

III . GENERAL 

A.   UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WHATSOEVER, WILL THE TEXAS CUP TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE, STING SOCCER GROUP, OR STING SOCCER CLUB BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXPENSES (INCLUDING THE TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE) INCURRED BY ANY TEAM. THIS INCLUDES ANY SITUATION WHERE THE TOURNAMENT OR ANY GAME(S) ARE CANCELED IN WHOLE OR IN PART. 

B.   THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE'S INTERPRETATION OF THESE RULES SHALL BE FINAL. 

C.   THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DECIDE ON ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO THISTOURNAMENT.

D.   ALL RULES NOT PROVIDED FOR HERE WILL REFER TO THE NTSSA, USYS, AND FIFA RULES FOR APPLICATION. 

XV.  REFUND POLICY 

A.    IF INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELS THE TOURNAMENT PRIOR TO THE START OF THE FIRST SCHEDULED GAME, A MAXIMUM OF 50% OF THE ENTRY FEE WILL BE RETAINED BY THE TOURNAMENT TO COVER THE START-UP COST OF THE TOURNAMENT.