A. All enquires re Ground Closures call: 0425 383 752
B. Points are awarded on a 3;2;1 basis; 0 for any forfeits more than "once" will have points "deducted" & on the 3rd occasion Team will be removed from the competition.
C.No team or player is covered by insurance, this will be each players "own choice".
D + E. (a) All players must be registered with the Association on the official form which will be provided to the team organiser. This registration form must be returned to the Secretary to meet NSW Health Guidlines.
Points may be deducted for non compliance with this rule at the discretion of the Management Committee.
(b) Any additional registered players must be informed by email to the Secretary, QPTFA .
(c) All registration of players should be supplied by Round 7.
(d) Players must be in uniform by Round 4.
(e) ALL PLAYERS MUST SIGN ON EVERY WEEK = to meet NSW Health Guidlines.
(f) A player must have signed on at least five occasions to be eligible for final series.
F. Any player cited by an official or sent from the field for the full game will receive an automatic two (2) week suspension & must appear before judiciary panel before playing again.This meeting will be held at the discretion of the Management Committee depending upon the availability of the player, referee and Committee and if necessary any witnesses.
G. Abuse of referees or officials will not be tolerated. Offenders will be cited to appear before a Management Committee and be ineligible to resume playing until they have done so.
H. If a game is abandoned because of foul play,points will be awarded at the discretion of the Management Committee taking into account the circumstances surrounding abandonment together with reports from the Officials/Referee.
I. A team must be ready to play no later than 5 minutes after the starting hooter and must have at least 5 players on the field & "signed-on", or will forfeit points for the game.Mixed sides must have at least 1 lady to start; the Referee and/or Time Keeper will be the judge of time in this regard.
J. Duty/Bye teams must have 3 players on stand-by or forfeit the three (3) competition,a "No Show will result in a "Minus 3 Points" & they will not be eligible for "Final Series" also teams who aren't prepared to play in allocated time-slots as requested by the Management Committee and may well not be invited to future competitions.
K. Players can only be registered with one (1) club in any one Sheild/Division.
L. Teams short of players may conscript further players (so long as they are not Registered with another team in the same Shield).
M. Mercy Rule will be in Forced, once a team is Behind by Seven (7) Tries but Not in the Final Series
N. All games are played with two halves of 20 minutes each. No half time (except the finals series).
O. Should a Team Forfeits 3 Times they Will be Removed from the Competition
P. Replacement players must come from 1 side of the field only and may only come on when their side is in possession or on a dead ball situation.
Q. Ladies will be with 7 players allowed on the field at any one (1) time (Mix = 4 Male +3 Females, Min at least 1 lady on the field) "Unlimied Reserves"
R. Top Four (4) Semi Final Series will apply with for and against to decide positions in the event of tied points.
S. The drop off rule will apply when teams are tied at full time during the finals series.
T. Teams may be re-graded up to & including Round 7, and will carry their accumulated points to an alternate Sheild. Management Committee will decide.
Ua. Over 30s = 4 registered players under the age of 30 permitted but only 2 on the field at any one time
Ub. Over 35s = 2 players under 35 permitted & one under the age of 30 - again with only 2 of either of them on the field at any one time
V. Family Mixed comps allow Junior players to be part of a Team with a Max of 7 registered Adults (4 Men + 3 Ladies) with a Max of 4 (2 male + 2 female) on the field at any one time