For any game that a team is given a forfeit by the Division Director, BAYS will impose a fine of $25 on the club for the forfeit.
Match Rule 1 directs that forfeits be applied if Credentials, Responsibility for Teams, or Game Roster requirements are not met. See Match Rule 1 for details. The referee needs to make a game-time decision on those requirements, and the Division Director reviews the report to determine if a single or double forfeit should be issued.
There are two situations where referees will be paid in full when games that they were assigned are not played. Neither of these fines/referee payments applies to games that are canceled by the organization due to severe weather or unplayable fields.
If an assigned referee crew shows up at a field for a scheduled game and neither of the two teams/coaches show up, then a “Teams No Show Fine” will be assessed to the club of the home team for its failure to cancel the assigned referee crew. The amount of the Teams No Show fine is set at the beginning of each playing season and posted on the BAYS website. It represents the cost of a full referee crew for a given grade group at the current referee pay rates.
If a referee crew is already assigned a game and the cancellation of the game by the coaches is not provided to the hometown referee assignor within a specified BAYS time frame, then the referee crew will be paid for the canceled game by the offending organization. The amount of the team “Late Cancel Fine” is set at the beginning of each playing season and posted on the BAYS website. It represents the cost of a full referee crew for a given grade group at the current referee pay rates.
These two situations may need a replacement game. The BAYS Division Director assigned to the section will help in the final determination of the disposition of the initial game by the home Referee Assignor, as well as order a replacement game if one is necessary.