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d. In the event one or more players are not available to start a game, and no eligible substitute is available, the team may play up to half the game with less than the full team provided the aggregate team handicap on the field meets the upper and lower handicap requirements of the Event. The team handicap may be altered when the team is changed.

e. The Umpire(s) may impose an appropriate penalty and award a yellow flag to the unprepared player(s) if a team is not mounted, on the field and prepared to begin the game, including (if possible) in the manner described by Rule 1.d above, at the designated starting game time set by the Host Tournament Committee. If a team is not mounted, on the field and prepared to begin the game, including (if possible) in the manner described by Rule 1.d above, within 15 minutes after the designated starting game time set by the Host Tournament Committee, the Umpire(s) shall declare a forfeit. Disciplinary sanctions as set forth in Rule 33 may be imposed by the Host Tournament Committee and/or the Association.

f. American Rule: Each team in a USPA Event shall, excluding the sponsor, have a minimum of one Registered Player Member as defined in the Association’s Constitution and By-Laws, regardless of handicap level. An Affiliate Player Member with Canadian citizenship and a USPA handicap shall be considered a Registered Player Member, but for the purposes of this rule only.

1. TEAMS e…Examples: 

The Red sponsor calls 15 minutes before game time saying he is delayed in traffic and asks to delay the game 30 minutes. The request to delay the game 30 minutes must be directed to the Host Tournament Committee and it must be made before game time.

1. TEAMS f…Examples: 

A team sponsored by a player who is considered a Registered Player Member for purposes of Rule 1.f must have at least one additional player who is considered a Registered Player Member for purposes of Rule 1.f.

A team sponsored by an Affiliate Member must have at least one player who is considered a Registered Player Member for purposes of Rule 1.f. 

In the event of multiple sponsors, one shall be designated as the “primary sponsor” and there shall be at least one additional player on the team who is considered a Registered Player Member for purposes of Rule 1.f. 

Should a team be supported by a non-playing “sponsor”, one player shall be designated as the “sponsor” and there must be at least one additional player on the team who is considered a Registered Player Member for purposes of Rule 1.f. 

©David Lominska

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