2014 RULE CHANGES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
A first deadline has been put into effect for this season, it will be 10 days prior to each event. Any team attempting to register after this date will incur a $50 late fee. Registration will close 5 days before the event. This is for all division equally.
SO, in example for event 1, if your are a D4 5man team registration cost is $300 until 26 March. From 27 - 31 March, the cost goes to $350. After that, we will see you at event #2...
Undershirts will be fully tucked into pants. I am telling you this now on 21 Jan 2014, so there is no excuses. We will not hold up games because of one player not being informed. Ignorance is not an excuse for violation.
Shoes, socks, undershirts will contain no yellow
For all other pieces of clothing:
5.6.3. The color yellow is prohibited on any players equipment or clothing, except that a player's
jersey, pants or gloves may have yellow, so long as no part of the yellow coloring is more than 0.25 cm from some other color, and no more than 10% of any 5cm by 5cm square on clothing or item is yellow.
188.8.131.52. For reference purposes, 'yellow' is any color similar to Pantone colors 101, 102, 107, 108, 109, 116, 3945, 3955, 3965, and 803, although any head judge may prohibit any equipment they believe interferes with the judges' ability to officiate effectively.
Young guns roster will be limited to 4 players. This is to give more players the chance to play and less to sit in the pits.
The age requirement for young guns has been slightly altered this year. It will now be open to players aged 10-17, not turning 18 before 8 Sept 2014.
Players who have played in a 5man D4 or higher event, regardless of age, are ineligible to compete.
The CPL will use the PSP Rule Book with the following changes below for each division.
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CPL Open X-Ball Race to 5
Roster for this Division will fall under the guidelines of Rule 184.108.40.206
Any number of Division 2 or lower players may appear on a Division 2 RaceTo-5 roster, plus
220.127.116.11.1. Up to two Division 1 players, or
18.104.22.168.2. Up to one Division 1 player and up to 1 Semi-Pro/Pro Player with a
classification rating no higher than 5904, provided the sum of the classification ratings of
the top two players on the roster is no higher than 7872.
CPL Amateur X-Ball Race to 4
Roster for this Division will fall under the guidelines of Rule 22.214.171.124
Any number of Division 3 or lower players may appear on a Division 3 RaceTo-4 roster, plus
126.96.36.199.1. Up to two Division 2 players, or
188.8.131.52.2. Up to one Division 2 player and up to 1 Division 1 Player with a classification
rating no higher than 2952, provided the sum of the classification ratings of the top two
players on the roster is no higher than 3936.
CPL Amateur/Open X-Ball Race to 4/5
This applies to both divisions equally.
The application of penalties will be assessed using the RaceTo-7 style (penalty box)
3.11.6. (Found on Pages 11-13)
184.108.40.206. A judge will eliminate an active player for each penalty assessed.
220.127.116.11.1. If a penalty is assessed against an active player, the player receiving the
penalty must be the player eliminated.
18.104.22.168. The penalized player must proceed to the penalty box
22.214.171.124.1. If there are two or more active players left on the penalized playerís team and
there are more than 60 seconds remaining in the match, the player closest to the
penalized player is also eliminated and placed in the penalty box to serve the penalty.
126.96.36.199.2. If the team has less than two active players left26, or the penalty is a
major or gross penalty assessed in the final 60 seconds of a match27,
188.8.131.52.2.1. If a point is in progress, the point ends immediately,28 and
184.108.40.206.2.2. The opposing team scores one point, and
220.127.116.11.2.3. The penalized player is placed in the penalty box.
18.104.22.168.3. If a player is penalized when there are already 3 players from that playerís
team in the penalty box,29
22.214.171.124.3.1. If a point is in progress, the point ends immediately.
126.96.36.199.3.2. Of the four penalties, the penalty with the least time remaining will
end and the remaining three players will be placed in the box at the start of the next
188.8.131.52.3.3. The opposing team scores a point.
184.108.40.206.4. If both teams receive penalties that would cause their opponent to score a
point, the points offset each other to the extent possible.31
220.127.116.11. If a penalty is assessed before or between points, it must be served at the start of
the next point.
18.104.22.168. A minor penalty is 1 minute long.
22.214.171.124. A major or gross penalty is 2 minutes long.
126.96.36.199. A player who receives a gross penalty may not play for the next 10 minutes of point
time. This carries over to the next match the player plays in, even if the match is in the
next round or a different tournament. If the player receiving the gross penalty would
normally be placed in the penalty box, the team must select another player to serve the
188.8.131.52. Penalty time begins running when the player serving the penalty enters32 the penalty
184.108.40.206. Penalty time only runs when the match clock is running.
220.127.116.11. If an opposing team scores a point while a team has a player serving a minor
penalty, the minor penalty with the least time remaining will end.33
18.104.22.168. Penalty Box
22.214.171.124.1. The penalty box is a designated area on the field of play where players
serving a penalty must remain between the start and end of a point.
126.96.36.199.2. The penalty box is in the field of play, but out-of-bounds.34
188.8.131.52.3. Players in the penalty box are eliminated.
184.108.40.206.4. Players in the penalty box may leave the penalty box:
220.127.116.11.4.1. When their penalty time has elapsed. A player whose penalty time
elapses during a point and who enters the in-bounds area within 3 seconds of the end of
the penalty and prior to the end of the point becomes an active player.
18.104.22.168.4.2. At the end of a point in which the opposing team has scores a point, if
22.214.171.124.4.2.1. The player is serving a minor penalty, and
126.96.36.199.4.2.2. The player has the least amount of time remaining on their
penalty of any players on their team also serving a minor penalty.
188.8.131.52.4.3. During the break period between points, but a minor penalty will be
assessed to the player if they do not return to the penalty box prior to the start of the
184.108.40.206.4.4. At the end of a match.
220.127.116.11.5. A player serving a penalty who leaves the penalty box at any time not
specified in 18.104.22.168.4 will receive a minor penalty.35
CPL 5 Man Rookie Race to 2
Roster for this Division will fall under the guidelines of Rule 22.214.171.124
Any number of Division 4 or lower players and up to one Division 3 player may
appear on a Division 4 RaceTo-2 roster.
The application of Penalties the Rookie RaceTo-2 will still follow 3.11.4
126.96.36.199. A judge will eliminate an active player for each minor penalty received by a team.
188.8.131.52. A judge will eliminate two active players for each major or gross penalty received by
184.108.40.206.1. A player receiving a gross penalty may not play for the next 3 points played
by the team21
220.127.116.11. If a penalty is assessed against an active player, the player against whom the
penalty is assessed must be one of the players eliminated.
18.104.22.168. If there are insufficient active players remaining on the field of play to satisfy the
penalty, the team will be assessed a penalty minute against their total game time remaining
for that round for each player unable to be eliminated.
22.214.171.124. If a penalty is assessed during the break period immediately prior to a point the
team is scheduled to play, the team will start short one player for each player that would
normally be eliminated by the penalty.
126.96.36.199. If a penalty is assessed neither during a point the team is playing nor during the
break period prior to the teamís next point, the team will be assessed a penalty minute for
each player that would normally have been eliminated by the penalty.22
CPL 3 Man Young Guns Race to 2