1. A forfeit constitutes:
    • Nonappearance
    • Late appearance (not ready to play five minutes past scheduled game time)
    • Less than the required number of players at game time
    • Cancellation of the contest with less than 24 business hours notice to the Rec Sports Office
    • Use of an ineligible player (using is defined as a player checking into the game)
  2. Any player/team responsible for a forfeit will be assessed a $10 fine. When a team forfeits, it is the captain's responsibility for payment of the fine. Player in singles or team captain in doubles will be responsible for payment of the fine. All fines must be paid through the My Recreation Store. All fines not paid by a set deadline will result in suspension of the team captain from all Rec Sports activity until payment is made (team will also be ineligible for playoffs).
  3. A team or individual (in singles competition) may withdraw from playoffs which follow league play by notifying the IM Sports Office 24 business hours in advance of a scheduled contest. Failure to do so will result in a $10 forfeit fine.
  4. A single forfeit will not necessarily eliminate a team or individual from further competition or from being considered for playoffs. However, should the team or individual desire to play out the remaining schedule, the team captain or individual has 5 business days to notify the Rec Sports Office of desire to continue in the division, protest the forfeit, correct the team roster or drop from further play. Should the team incur a second forfeit (same or different reason), another forfeit fine will be assessed and the team may be dropped from further play.
  5. A second forfeit may eliminate a team from further competition or from being considered for playoffs, and a second $0 fine will be assessed.
  6. Teams not ready to play within five minutes of the scheduled game time will lose by forfeit. The Supervisor shall declare the contest forfeited to the team that is on hand and "ready to play." "Ready to play" means that a team must be at the playing area signed in with proper jerseys on and with the minimum required number of players that comprise a team in the sport concerned.
  7. Forfeit fines for individual or dual play may be waived upon presentation of a written doctor's note for injury or illness.
  8. Teams or individuals that agree to a postponement without securing the consent of the Rec Sports Office are both liable to the penalty of forfeiture.
  9. Any team that uses an ineligible player, or uses a player who participates under an assumed name, shall forfeit all contest(s) in which the ineligible player participated (participating is defined as checking into the game). Ineligible player(s) may be disqualified from further competition in that sport.
  10. A $10 fee will be assessed should a captain decide to drop their team from league play after the close of online registration. Any unauthorized or misuse of an ID will result in a minimum of a quarter suspension from the Rec Sports program.
  11. Any team using "experienced players" where none are allowed or any team using too many "experienced players" where there is a stipulated limit, shall forfeit all contest(s) in which the eligible player(s) participated (participating is defined as checking into the game). Ineligible player(s) may be disqualified from further competition in that sport.
  12. Students who have not paid their registration fees to the university are considered ineligible. In the instance that an individual pays their registration fees, but is still considered ineligible according to the IM Track system, that participant has one week from the forfeited game to present proof of payment to the Rec Sports Office and reverse the forfeit.

The following are not considered forfeits:

  1. A default also occurs when a team is reduced below the minimum number required for play after the contest is in progress (can be due to injury or ejections).
  2. If a team notifies the Rec Sports Office 24 business hours in advance of the game time that they will not be available for the game, the contest will not be considered a forfeit if the opponents can be notified of the default. Less than 24 business hours notice to the Rec Sports Office will be considered a forfeit and a $10 fine will be assessed.