SECTION I: APA MEMBERSHIP
- FOREIGN PLAYER POLICY
- A foreign player is defined as a player that has not established a permanent United States domicile for 6 consecutive months
- A current APA membership does not nullify a player’s foreign player status as being a foreign player
- Current APA members are eligible to compete in international competitions for the APA
- Current APA Adult members are eligible to vote in APA elections.
- A limit of one foreign player per team will be allowed to play at the APA national tournament provided that they meet one of the following requirements:
- If the division is 3-man then one of those players can be a foreign player. If the division is 6-man then one of those players can be a foreign player. If a division changes from 3- man to 6-man before the start of the tournament the club must rearrange players and find a replacement if two of the sections had a foreign player.
SECTION II: STANDARDS OF TOURNAMENT PLAY
- TOURNAMENT UMPIRES
- A Tournament Umpire will be appointed by the Chief Umpire of the APA for every sanctioned tournament.
- The tournament umpire is strongly encouraged not to play in the tournament where they are acting in said capacity
- The Tournament Umpire has the authority to use his or her judgment in an unbiased manner to ensure that all teams are abiding by the APA Code of Conduct in its entirety (Section 1, #9). If this is deemed to not be the case, after consulting with the Chief Umpire or an APA Board Member, the Tournament Umpire has the authority to disqualify the team, resulting in a forfeit.
SECTION III: RULES OF PLAY
- HOW TO WIN A GAME a.The team that scores the most goals wins the game.
- In the case of a tie, the section off the field will continue the game until the next goal is scored on a Chukka basis. “Overtime”
- HOW TO WIN A TOURNAMENT
- If the format calls for a final, the team that wins that final will be declared the winner of that division.
- If the format calls for a round robin, the team with the most number of total wins will be declared the winner of that division.
- Should there be a tie in win/loss record between two or more teams, the first tie breaker will be “head to head”.
- Should this still result in a tie, then the second tie breaker will be “goals scored”.
- Should this still result in a tie, then the third tie breaker will be “goal scored against”.
- Should a team choose to forfeit a game, regardless of the reason, said team will be considered ineligible for any placings in the tournament.
- Should a team choose to forfeit a game, any games that said team plays will be eliminated from any calculations necessary for tie breakers and placings in the tournament.