It has come to our attention that Channel 6 used the Emergency Play Act incorrectly, resulting in an illegal lineup in their first game of the playoffs.
Therefore that game is considered a forfeit, resulting in the second round game to be a bye for the next round team. In this case that is the Woost. They will be playing vs the Rockets in the 3rd round game of the KVKL tournament.
The rules in question are:
C. 1. a. - “Emergency Play Act”: Two times per year, teams are allowed to play with only 2 men or 2 women. When a team calls upon this rule, they will only be able to play 9 players in the field. Also, that team may only kick 9 spots in their kicking order, with the tenth spot being an automatic out. Teams that attempt to use this act more than twice in a season will forfeit the game regardless of the determination of the referee at the time, since the referee may not be privy to the use of this act by said team in the past.
L. 5. a. - Any team that uses an illegal player may forfeit all games in which the player in question has played depending upon board discretion.
L. 8. a. - Teams that fail to meet the expectations and responsibilities of all teams in the league shall be subject to forfeits.
We are here to create a fun environment for the players of the Kaw Valley Kickball League. We are also here to make sure that all teams and players abide by all the rules we have in place, in order to facilitate a fair playing environment.
This was an extremely difficult decision, but we have come to the conclusion that this is the most fair result for the teams and players in the League.