SGSA Moon Day Tournament

Jul 11 to Jul 14, 2019

Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

Extraordinary Weather and / or Unusable Field Conditions


  • The safety of players, coaches, tournament management, spectators and referees is the primary concern in any weather event that may occur during the tournament.
  • Severe weather is unpredictable and beyond the control of the tournament organizers. The Moon Day Tournament organizing committee has the authority to relocate or reschedule any game, reduce game time, or cancel any game.
  • Select games may also be cancelled outright with no refund issued.
  • Any games cancelled due to weather are not subject to refund.
  • Unless otherwise notified by the Tournament Committee, teams must appear at the scheduled location and time.
  • The City of Spruce Grove Field Closures are not in effect for this tournament.
  • Tournament organizers will monitor the field conditions; if the playing surface is considered too dangerous for play then the game may be rescheduled or cancelled.
  • Tournament organizers will have the final say if a game will proceed due to inclement weather.
  • If needed, the decision to play the game may have to be decided right at game time.
  • A game is considered complete if one half (25 Minutes for U9-U11 or 30 Minutes for U13-U19) of the game has been completed before being cancelled due to adverse weather.
  • If a game is cancelled before one half of the game is played, and the option for penalty kicks does not exist, the score will be set at zero and the match declared a tie.
  • In cases where a game has been cancelled or altered in any way, it is the responsibility of the teams involved to contact the Tournament Committee for verification of changes.
  • Frequent updates and game status will also be posted to the Moon Day webpage: http://sgsamoonday.emsasprucegrove.com/
  • The 30/30 Rule will be used to determining the play-ability of a game or if the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is “7” or higher the Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel games.
  • The referee, in conjunction with the Referee in Chief, has the final say on whether games proceed or not.

****Please Note: If 50% of the game has been played before inclement weather, the game will count and the score will stand. Tournament organizers reserve the right to shorten games due to inclement weather and if needed games will go directly to penalty kicks to determine a winner. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel the tournament in whole or in part due to inclement weather or unplayable fields and no refund will be issued. Individual games may also be cancelled outright and no refund will be issued.****