We are going to see how the clubs handle this, but each round will have a 72-hour window. Clubs that must play have to get a time scheduled and play their games in that window.
If a round finishes we will just start the new 72-hour window and move on the the next round. We won't wait days for no reason.
Ideally I would like games to start before Christmas, maybe even Sunday/Monday depending on how well sign up goes.
Clubs must talk to me directly. I will require that each club give me a schedule of times they KNOW they can play and I will hold them to that. I'll determine times based on this information if scheduling is an issue between clubs. I will like to accommodate all clubs but it may not happen. Preference will be given based on club longevity and position on sixes leader boards. This does not mean you can't apply but to make the tournament if we get 9 sign-ups, one may not get to play this tournament. I will be recruiting clubs as well trying to get the very best clubs from the VGHL community to compete in this tournament as the VGHL takes the needed time off for the holidays.
Post our club name/abbreviation here and if you can a link to your club's EA page. I will reach out to you. Also let me know who the GM's are on your club that I can talk to.
We will see how this goes, I may have a way to collect stats without someone recording them. We will see.
Play through disconnects. Any club with multiple disconnects in a series could face forfeits based on the situation. Each one will be reviewed independently. If a goalie disconnects, the team with the dropped goalie has to take a penalty immediately after the next whistle. And another penalty at the start of any periods after the disconnect. Again if a team drops the goalie twice in a series or even twice in a tournament it could be grounds for forfeit. I want this to be the only "officiating" we have to do. The rest I can get from the EA website.