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2017-18 Area Schedule

02/18: AGM (N. Kansas City)
04/21: KC AC Invitational (AC)
04/22: KC AC Invitational (AC)
04/23: KC AC Invitational (AC)
05/06: Lee’s Summit T-Bone (9WS)
06/02: Sunflower Wickets Benefit (GC)
07/08: Missouri Open (9WS)
07/21: States Shield KS v MO (GC)
07/22: States Shield KS v MO (GC)
07/22: States Shield IL v WI (GC)
07/29: KC Open: Pro (9WS)
07/30: KC Open: Gold-Silver (9WS)
08/19: States Shield Championship (GC)
09/15: MCA 6B Championship (9W)
09/16: MCA 9WS Championship (9WS)
11/10: 2017 President’s Awards/Town Hall
01/28: 2018 MCA Annual General Meeting (East)

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MCA TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS


WITHDRAWAL POLICY

The MCA no longer accepts players into an event that are unable to compete until the conclusion of their respective division schedule. This includes scheduled playoff games. If, however, a player must withdraw from the event for any reason, any games played count and a player eliminated by the withdrawing player is still eliminated. If this creates a forfeit in any part of the playoff bracket, the forfeit winner will be awarded a win and points rounded down to the nearest whole number based on the average of games that individual player has played in the event prior to the forfeit. The forfeit loser will be given a loss and zero points.

ENTRY POLICY

Two factors will be considered when determining a cutoff for divisions or the entire tournament if needed. The first factor is ranking in the points race. The second factor is the order that entry commitments are received. For the first event of any MCA Nine Wicket Series season, the determining factor will be entry commitment. The previous year's points will not be a factor in that scenario.

CODE OF CONDUCT

A player may not alter the court. Debris may be removed, but anything attached to the court cannot be altered without the permission of the opponent or the referee or tournament manager.

Hoops may not be adjusted, reset or pounded in by the striker without first asking permission. The striker must ask the opponent if it is okay to adjust, pound in or reset a wicket or stake. If the opponent refuses, the tournament manager or referee should be requested for a final decision. The referee’s guidance is the equipment should be in proper position.

It is preferred that the opponent step off the court when a striker is in play; however, this is not required. In general, it is common courtesy to step behind the striker so as to not be in the field of vision during the striker’s shot. If the opponent is in the field of vision, the striker may request that he move out of the field of vision. In such case, the opponent must comply.

NOISE

Spectators are expected to cheer or offer applause after a shot is made. And conversation or general crowd noise is acceptable during play. Common courtesy is to keep noise to a minimum during an actual shot. And, it is the striker’s right to ask for quiet on a shot that is challenging. In such case, spectators must honor the player request.

Heckling a player during a shot is not permitted by a spectator or opponent. Spectators or opponents may not make attempts to distract the striker in any way during a shot.

Abusive comments toward a player are not acceptable.

Spectators (or coaches) may not offer a player advice during a Pro, Gold or Silver Division game.