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Discussion: Adding Players to the TOC

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Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
259 posts
Adding Players to the TOC
I've seen the discussions regarding adding players to the TOC roster. But it's still a little cloudy for me.

Must a team have no more than 10 players attending the TOC to be able to add players as a result of injury to roster players when the team qualified?

And how are other teams made aware of those changes? Is there a "roster addition" list published?

Thanks to those with experience....
Jan. 16, 2013
SSUSA Staff
1210 posts
There is a one-page "white paper"on the rules for adding players to a qualified roster for the TOC. This is available from the menu bar at the top of this page by clicking: TOURNAMENTS ► RULES ► TOC Roster Considerations & Rules (PDF) ...

Direct Link: TOC Roster Rules

Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
259 posts
SSUSA,
I've read them, but would like a direct answer to the questions posed....just so I and others are clear. As always thanks for your efforts, you guys do a good job at clarification of rules. Thanks in advance...

1)Must a team have no more than 10 players attending the TOC to be able to add players as a result of injury to roster players when the team qualified?

2) And how are other teams made aware of those changes? Is there a "roster addition" list published?


Jan. 16, 2013
SSUSA Staff
1210 posts
The answer to your first question is clearly covered in the "white paper" -

1. A team which plays with a normal defensive alignment of 10 players (Men's 65+ and younger and Women's 50+ and older) may apply to add enough players to get to 12 players, with the adds coming from the SAME age group and the SAME or LESSER skill level. If the team wishes, they may request to add up to a 15 player limit (players #13-15) from an OLDER age group and from the SAME or LESSER skill rating.

Roster addition players must be otherwise eligible as to age and residency for the team they seek to join for the TOC. There is NO significance to the number 10 as it relates to existing players on the initial qualifying roster.

As for your second question -

2. The names/teams of roster addition players are not published. All teams are subject to the same rigorous criteria under which players may be added, with nobody receiving preferential treatment. There are NO exceptions to the criteria listed in the "white paper." Each manager making a request to add players is informed of the decision by email as to whether or not specific player requests were granted or denied.

Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
259 posts
SSUSA Staff,
Thanks for the information and your answer is what makes it a little better, I think(#1). In some places it appears that it's OK to have a roster of 15 players, so if 3 have moved, they can be replaced according to the guidelines. And as I write this, it's still not clear to me from your answer if they could only go to 12 or go to their original roster of 15. It seems to say different things in the same couple of sentences.

For #2, your answer is clear, but there sure seems to be players being picked up (even here on the board) that would not be eligible according to the guidelines. As in "I'm gonna be in Florida for 3 weeks, would like to play in the TOC, and ......". A list would assure other teams those situations didn't happen, and that #1 did.

In many tournaments pick-up or add-on players are identified on the roster.

Thanks again for your quick response.
Jan. 16, 2013
SSUSA Staff
1210 posts
We don't believe there is anything inconsistent in our previous reply. If your roster is currently at LESS than 12 players from the original qualifying roster, you may get to 12 with SAME age/rating players. You may then get from 12 to 15 with OLDER age and SAME or LESSER rating experience history. We perceive this to be a very simple concept.

ANY player seeking to join a team for the TOC must, as mentioned above, be otherwise eligible to join the team as it relates to age, residency and rating level of his experience.

The "free agents" posting on this Board are NOT guaranteed the opportunity to participate in the TOC unless they meet ALL of the criteria spelled out in the "white paper", the manager of the team who might add them had made a written roster addition request by last Friday (1/11/13) AND had that request granted by the SSUSA Staff.

Jan. 16, 2013
southernson
259 posts
Thanks again, this statement clarifies it for me perfectly:

You may then get from 12 to 15 with OLDER age and SAME or LESSER rating experience history.

Got it, thanks for your patience, much appreciated.
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