Designing a Schedule

THE DESIGNING OF A SEASON’S SCHEDULE

FOR

THE McLELLAN CUP

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  • The season will begin on or after November 15, continuing to March 31, and excluding the dates from December 8 to January 5, in any given year. Challenges will take place on Wednesdays during this time and will begin at 1:00 PM unless pre-arranged in the schedule or at a time that has been mutually agreed upon by the two clubs in the match.
  • The schedule, established by the Trustee(s), will be forwarded to the Club Coordinator(s) in October and will be based on the present Holder of the Cup and challenges that have been registered in the Book of Matches, or other clubs who have made requests through the Trustee(s). Trustee(s) will take into consideration numerous factors, such as travel distance, when building the order of the schedule. All club requests may not be satisfied. The final decisions will be made by the Trustee(s).
  • The season will continue until all challenges are held or the season comes to an end. Extra challenges in any one season will be given priority in the season the following year.
  • If there are vacancies of potential Wednesdays at the end of the season’s schedule, additional challenges will be allowed and arranged by the Trustee(s). These challenges must be requested of the Trustee(s) prior to February 1 of that season.
  • If a challenge is not held due to the Holder’s club being unable to appear at the Challenger’s club (Example: weather or travelling conditions) a forfeiture will be declared and the Challenger/Host club becomes the new Holder.
  • If a challenge is not held due to the Challenger’s club being unable to host the Holder’s club (Example: unplayable ice conditions at the Challenger’s club) a forfeiture will be declared and the Holder club retains the Cup.

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