AFC Summit Cup

Jun 7 to Jun 9, 2019

Inclement Weather

The safety of players, coaches, tournament management, spectators and referees is the primary concern in any weather event that may occur during the tournament.

The field conditions will be monitored by tournament organizers; if the playing surface is considered too dangerous for play then the game will be called. Tournament organizers will have the final say if a game will proceed due to inclement weather. All teams are required to show up to the field for their regular scheduled game regardless of current or pending weather conditions. The decision to play the game will be decided at game time.

The following rule will be used to determine if a game will proceed due to thunder.
Severe Weather Policy - full document
If you can hear thunder, you can get hit by lightning. As soon as you hear thunder, quickly get to a safe location. More people are struck before and after a thunderstorm than during one. Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder.

Please Note: If 50% of the game has been played before inclement weather, the game will count and the score will stand. Tournament organizers reserve the right to shorten games due to inclement weather, and if needed games will go directly to penalty kicks or a coin toss to determine a winner.