Slammers Classic - Cancelled !!!

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  1. RedCard

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    So the tournament at Silverlakes for this weekend got cancelled due to the weather. It sucks but I totally understand and I do applaud the tournament officials for making the correct decision on this matter. Over 110 degrees in Norco is not good to run around in and the players and referees health and safety need to come 1st. Below is the email sent to the coaches and managers.

    Coaches & Managers,

    Today, our Tournament Officials made the difficult decision to cancel the Slammers Classic 2018. Southern California is expecting a heat spike, with excessive heat up to 111 degrees in the forecast. This led to this painful decision and not one we made lightly. Our primary concern will always be the safety of all participants.


    We are disappointed with the result, but every alternative option was explored – from moving the tournament (an impossibility given the size of the event) to condensing the schedule (an impossibility with no lights on all 20 grass fields). But in the end, knowing the forecast ahead of time and notifying all of our participants well in advance was important to us and forced the decision to cancel.
     
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  2. espola

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    A lot of leeway in the tournament rules regarding refunds --

    Refund Policy

    Refunds will be made to all teams not accepted. Teams that drop before June 10th will be given refunds. No refunds will be given to teams that drop after June 8th.

    The Tournament Director or referee may suspend any match or tournament in

    consideration of safety to players or damage to fields in event of inclement whether under any circumstances. Partial refunds for cancelled or suspended games will be considered by Tournament Committee and determined in full accordance with CYSA-S guidelines or rules and regulations but will not exceed $100 per game.

    No refund will be allowed due to forfeit of game by team accepted to tournament.

    Application to Slammers Futbol Classic does not automatic acceptance to the tournament. Full Refunds will be given to any team not accepted into the tournament.

    The Tournament Director has the authority to make decisions on any matters not specifically covered by these rules & regulations. ​

    https://admin.totalglobalsports.com/public/rules.aspx?eid=686

    Somewhere between "No refunds will be given to teams that drop after June 8th" and "Full Refunds will be given to any team not accepted into the tournament", with "The Tournament Director has the authority to make decisions on any matters not specifically covered by these rules & regulations" as the tie breaker.
     
  3. SocalPapa

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    Would they seriously consider not giving refunds? If so, no rational team would ever sign up for a summer tournament at Silverlakes again.
     
  4. gefelchnik

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    Pretty clear from the rules that they will give max 100 a game, so maybe 300? That is not usual language, so I assume it was put in for a reason, given the way the weather has been at norco this time of year.
     
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  5. espola

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    The announcement suggests that a team should apply its payment to a different tournament, which seems to be run by their tournament management partner.
     
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    I applaud this tournament. They made the correct decision. Perhaps a life saving one. You can't get refunds on lives.
     
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  7. Copa Del Mar

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    Copa Del Mar on July 14-16 would like to extend an offer to any teams looking to pick up replacement games as a result of this cancellation.

    PM me for more details and reduced cost(s).
     
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  8. LifeisGood

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    The OC Surf Invitational is July 14-15 and would be happy to take teams who were expecting to play at the Slammers tournament, as well as others looking for a tournament and the cost is significantly lower than many others. It will be held at Silverlakes, but is expected to be 15-20 degrees cooler than this weekend. http://anaheimsurf.com/welcome-2018-oc-surf-invitational/
    Contact tournament director Eddie Carrillo at 714 308-2985 or carrillo@chapman.edu for information and prices.
     
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    Dang, I would hit up Copa Del Mar played at the San Diego Polo Fields in Del Mar. Weather prediction for high temps Del Mar 75 degrees and Norco 95 degrees. It is the Albion Cup tournament weekend, so hopefully there is not a repeat of the torrential rain from a couple years ago.
     
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  10. jojosoccer

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    Definitely find a tournament along the coast. SD Polo Fields probably have the coolest fields.
    Stay cool. Have fun!
     
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    Robb field is the closest field complex to the ocean that I know of. While the playing surface is better than it used to be, it is still not great.
     
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  12. espola

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    Pine Avenue Park in Carlsbad is less than 1/2 mile to the beach as the gull flies.
     
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    But it has artificial turf that has seen better days. It is also farther from the coast than Robb field.
     
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    Pine Park turf was replaced 1st 1/4 2017. The park gets heavy use, but the new turf is holding up well.
     
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    Funny how all the soccer fields in Carlsbad are artificial turf, but many baseball fields are grass. No bias here, move along.
     
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    Not great as in pretty bad. The fields by the channel are actually decent. The middle fields between the baseball diamonds are poor and the fields between the tennis courts and Sunset Cliffs Blvd are awful. The sad part is the fields are actually better than they used to be but its relative and certainly doesn't justify the cost of entry into an Albion tourney.
     
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    The Best fields right next to the beach with artificial turf that is always available is.......never mind. It's like a good surf spot. You tell NO ONE!
     
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    Wait, please don't think I like artificial turf. It is better than a very bad grass field, but I would rather my kids play on grass if it is decent.
     
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    Ho
    How many OC Surfs are there? Now Anaheim Asher is calling themselves OC surf? This is hilarious.
    Oh, Really!?! What is this all about
     
  20. jojosoccer

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    Is OC Surf combined with Anaheim and WCFC?
    I can’t make sense of this either.
     
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