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Discussion: COVID Roster Rule

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Jan. 3, 2022
Sandman
Men's 60
31 posts
COVID Roster Rule
Does anyone know if the COVID Roster rule will still apply for the 2022 season?
Jan. 3, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
What rule(s) are you referencing/inquiring about? ...
Jan. 3, 2022
Sandman
Men's 60
31 posts
Dave,

The rule to add 2 players from non-touching states.
Jan. 3, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
Sandman ... YES, you may add up to two (2) "out-of-region" players from the same side of the Mississippi River as your team, UNLESS you are from the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Nevada ... Those five states are excluded from that option by rule from the 2020 National Rules Committee actions ... If any questions, please call the Sacramento Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours in the Pacific Time Zone and ask for an eligibility specialist ...

Jan. 3, 2022
mck71
264 posts
Sandman - I know you would rather have SSUSA or Dave respond BUT I BELIEVE that rule is NOT a Covid rule, this was adapted at the beginning of 2021 as an amendment to official rules (think they allowed it last year EARLY due to Covid). Basically you are allowed to add 2 players from non-touching states as long as you are NOT in one of the exempt states (believe there are 5) and the 2 players MUST be on the same side of the Mississippi as the Home State (where most players on roster reside).

I tried to find it real quick here but I was not, that is where I KNOW Dave, Tim or SSUSA will add/correct me.

Good luck!
Jan. 3, 2022
mck71
264 posts
Thx Dave, I was slow (because I was looking for the exact rule :-)
Jan. 4, 2022
Sandman
Men's 60
31 posts
thanks for your responses Gentlemen
Jan. 6, 2022
Nunner61
Men's 60
14 posts
Good morning, wondering if this rule would relate to a Canadian player from Ontario?

Thanks
Jan. 6, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
Nunner61 ... YES, you may dray up to two "out of region" players from states East of the Mississippi River so long as the players are otherwise eligible for your team as to age and rating experience history ... Here are the relevant Rulebook sections ...
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§13.1(3)A.2. • All men’s 40+ to 70+ teams, EXCEPT teams from California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and Oregon, may also draw up to two players from states on the same side of the Mississippi River as the home state/province of the team.

§13.1(3)D.3. • The Canadian provinces east of Manitoba are merged and known as the Eastern Canada region. The Canadian provinces west of Ontario are merged and known as the Western Canada region. These regions may draw players from their U.S. bordering states, but may not draw players from the other Canada region. (See also §13.1(3)A.2.)

Jan. 6, 2022
christom10
Men's 50
9 posts
Dave, why is Florida not considered one of the 'retirement rich' states?
Jan. 6, 2022
Dbax
Men's 65
2010 posts
Exactly. And why are the ones listed??
Jan. 6, 2022
DaveDowell
Men's 70
3727 posts
christom10 ... "Retirement rich" may be an inaccurate description ... There are only two bordering states to Florida (AL and GA), and while the quality of the player pool talent in those states is high, their population density pales in comparison to the aggregate SSUSA player population for AZ, HI, NV and OR, the bordering states to CA ...
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