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Discussion: Snowbird Rule

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Oct. 17, 2011
Player
32 posts
Snowbird Rule
I still can't understand the difference between the SSUSA and the SPA on the Snowbird Rule. SPA allows a player, when in his snowbird State, to play on a team from an adjoining State. SSUSA sez - a player, when in his snowbird State may only play on a team from the snowbird State. I need help understanding this as we - now - have to submit our applications for November.
Oct. 18, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Dumbest rule ever. I am willing to bet 99.9999% of senior players have a valid driver's license. Make them play where they are licensed. How much neater anc cleaner can you get?
Oct. 18, 2011
SSUSA Staff
1320 posts
An SSUSA player with a "Snowbird" card may play in his 'home' state (and any qualifying bordering state) AND the actual state of his snowbird temporary residence. The player may NOT use his snowbird card/state to expand even further from home.

The 'snowbird' card is issued to allow a player to be able to play in SSUSA events in his snowbird state only while away from his permanent residence, and not as a means to be able to 'team shop' in multiple states away from the home and bordering states.
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NOTES: [1]Effective November 1, 2011, Major+ teams will not be able to have 'snowbird' players on their tournament rosters. [2] The SSUSA Rules Committee Meeting agenda for the December convention will consider abolishing, or significantly restricting, snowbird rules as they relate to the other playing divisions.

Oct. 18, 2011
Jawood
Men's 50
800 posts
One of the few rules they are changing for the better! The snowbird rule is a joke!
Oct. 19, 2011
Fabe
Men's 50
225 posts
What about living in Hawaii? Can I play for other state teams? Aloha, Fabe
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