The only grounds for a protest will be for the use of an ineligible player or a misinterpretation of a rule by an official. No protest concerning the official's judgment during the contest will be accepted. Teams lose the right to protest a rule interpretation if the captain's quiz is not completed. Teams also lose the right to appeal a forfeit fee.

Rule Interpretation Protest Procedure

  1. Protest of rules interpretation must be verbally registered with the official and/or supervisor at the time the incident occurs. The game will be stopped. The team captains and official and/or supervisor will separate themselves from the other participants and determine the correct ruling.
  2. If either captain believes the ruling to be in error, the captain will notify the official and/or supervisor that the game is under formal protest. At that time, the protesting captain will notify the Supervisor and the Supervisor will fill out the Protest Form.
  3. The staff members of the Rec Sports Office will rule on all written protests. All decisions are final.
  4. No protest can be made on a previous play once the game resumes.

Player Eligibility Protest Procedure

  1. Inform the official and/or supervisor at the time the incident occurs (or as soon as the player is discovered), identifying the participant(s) in question.
  2. At this time, the protesting captain will notify the Supervisor, who will then fill out the Protest form. The protest must include the following information:
    • Name of ineligible player(s).
    • Team(s) for which ineligible player played.
  3. During the playoffs, player eligibility must be protested prior to the game or as soon as the ineligible player(s) checks into the game.
  4. The staff members of the Rec Sports Office will rule on all written protests. All decisions are final.