On-Site Appeals Process For USQ-Hosted Events
USQ is introducing a limited onsite appeals program for the 2019-20 collegiate regional championships and USQ-hosted circuit events.
For USQ-hosted events, only limited circumstances will be eligible for appeal. The normal post-event USQ appeals process may still be pursued under any of those applicable situations.
An appeal may be submitted if all of the following are true:
- One of these circumstances has occurred:
- A straight red card has been issued which the team believes is not a valid card
- The game clock has been incorrectly managed with a direct impact on the game (ex. if the snitch and/or seekers are released early).
- A gross misapplication of the rules has resulted in a direct impact on the outcome of the game. Judgement calls do not apply.
- The appeal is submitted during a stoppage of play.
To submit an appeal:
- During the stoppage, inform the head referee that you are filing an appeal
- During the stoppage, report to the scorekeeping tent and fill out an onsite appeals form
- The field manager or other person at the scorekeeping tent must immediately radio tournament staff to inform them of the appeal.
- Note: the head referee is permitted to resume play even if an appeal has been filed
The possible outcomes of an appeal may include replaying a portion of a game, disregarding a straight red card for the purposes of tournament red card accumulation leading to suspensions, or no action, among other things.
Questions about this appeals process may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or directed to gameplay staff onsite at USQ events.