We are using UPA 11th Edition Rules. Gender Ratio is 4:3 or 3:4 (receiver's choice) All games are to 15, hard cap at 17. Soft cap (one horn) is at 80 minutes, hard cap is at 90 minutes (two horns), if the game is tied, play one more point. Someone on the sidelines should also keep track of the time, just in case you can't hear the horn. Captains should agree on a watch. Games will be signaled to start with a long horn. Please submit all of your scores to the score reporting tent as soon as you can especially the adult teams who all have a cross-over in the 5th timeslot of Saturday.
Please remember that the tournament will be held at Lynda Lane this year as the fields at UPI are being prepped for CUC.
Here is the field layout for Lynda Lane: http://www.ocua.ca/leaguerunner/gmaps/view/23. If you are playing on Fields 1-4 please keep off the gravel of the cricket pitches. Please note that on Sunday, we lose fields 3 and 4 at 11am and fields 1 and 2 at 2pm to the Cricket Players. After you games on those fields please try and move off the fields as quickly as possible as they do have the fields booked at that time.
Parking is free, but please display a disc in your windshield if you are parking in the parking lot. As there is a hospital near the fields, parking is monitored so if you can carpool so that everyone can get into the parking lot that would be great.
The weather is currently very hot, but who knows what the weather will be next weekend. Hopefully we will have wonderful weather for the tournament. If we are unlucky, please note the OCUA weather protocol that we will follow. If you hear the horn blow three times, please go to your cars. We will blow the horn three times again to resume games, but would ask all captains to come to the score tent so that we can give further instructions on how the rest of the day will proceed.
If you see lightning the game should be discontinued. In order to ensure the safety of our members OCUA employs the "30-30" rule. The first 30 refers to seconds. If you see lightning and can 'stall count' to thirty or more before you hear the attending thunder, then the lightning is at a safe distance and you can leave the field in normal fashion. Less than thirty and you should immediately discontinue play and seek appropriate cover quickly. The second 30 refers to 30 minutes. You should wait for half an hour until after the last lightning is observed before resuming your game.
If you are caught in the open by a sudden storm, get to shelter as fast as you can. An automobile provides some protection due to its rubber tires; standing beside a car with an umbrella does not. Remember that lightning is attracted to conductive material like the metal of an automobile. If you are unable to reach shelter, then assuming the 'lightning safety position' is the best alternative. Squat to lower your profile and touch your heels together, in order to direct any charge away from vital organs to your legs. Cover your ears to avoid damage from thunder. Never lie on the ground, as lightning will travel along wet ground and by lying down you have exposed your heart to the possibility of close contact with a ground traveling strike. If your body hair stands up, then a strike is imminent, immediately assume the safety position or get to cover.