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Discussion: player eligibility

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Sept. 25, 2012
steve65
Men's 65
175 posts
player eligibility
the scenerio is as follows----players played on a team that won a tournament thereby qualifying for TOC--upon completion of said tournament several players requested and received a release from the qualifying team----from my understanding of the rules they cannot play for the team again for a year--BUT is this overruled by the fact that they were/are listed on the roster of the team when it qualified---what is their actual status????
Sept. 25, 2012
SSUSA Staff
1271 posts
They may return to the previous team for the TOC only, since that is a "Qualifying Roster" event, and they were on that winning roster. If both teams qualify for the TOC in the same age group in the same year, they must play for the second team if both teams attend. Your 'understanding' that they may not play for the former team "...again for a year..." is incorrect. They may not play for the former team (or any third team) until the end of the current roster season, which is rarely exactly a year, because a player is allowed only one release per roster year. They, like all players, become 'free agents' at the end of any current season, so they may do as they wish in the new season.
Sept. 26, 2012
Senior Moments
Men's 60
57 posts
Speaking of TOC.
What is the rule for players that SSUSA registration ID expires at the end of 2012? Since they were playing on 2012 ID when they qualified, will they still be eligible to play?
Sept. 26, 2012
SSUSA Staff
1271 posts
Player cards are valid through the "Season" during which they expire. The 2012 Season ends at the conclusion of the World Masters Championships in Las Vegas. Anyone playing in an event after that one, including the 2013 TOC and the October/November 2013-Roster tournaments (Cape May qualifier, Winter Nationals and Winter Worlds) will be required to have a valid ID card for the 2013 Season.
Sept. 26, 2012
TommyC
16 posts
Say you are a 55AAA team and you qualified for the TOC in 2013. You have some players on the roster from the tournament you qualified in that cannot make the TOC. Are you allowed to make any additions to the roster? If so can you pick up a couple of players that played as 50AAA in 2012 that are now eligible to play 55AAA in 2013?
Sept. 26, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Seasons used to end with Worlds Labor Day weekend. Seems like all of these issues were much cleaner and much less of a problem before associations tried to extend seasons year-round to milk more money from guys searching for the right to buy a ring.
Sept. 26, 2012
SSUSA Staff
1271 posts
The TOC Roster Considerations file is on this web site ... From the menu bar above, click: TOURNAMENTS > RULES and download the single page white paper at the bottom of the list below the Rulebook links ... This is the 2012 TOC version, but the only thing that will change for the upcoming TOC will be the dates mentioned therein.
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