6.1 - Suspensions of players, team officials, and bench attendants shall be served for their full duration.
- 6.1.1 - Suspensions of players, team officials, and bench attendants for OIAL, SFP, SPIT, VC, and WAM can carry over between Tournament competitions, are noted on the Tournament discipline record by the Tournament Committee, and shall be considered as a second or subsequent offence when applying suspensions.
- 6.1.2 - Suspensions shall only be considered served if the match in which the suspension was to be served in has been played to a result.
6.2 - The accumulation of three (3) cautionary offences during the Tournament by the same individual shall result in an automatic one (1) match suspension.
- 6.2.1 - Automatic (1) match suspensions for the accumulation of cautionary offences shall only be applicable to the Tournament in which the suspension occurred and shall not carry over between Tournament competitions.
6.3 - Any player, team official, or bench attendant who is ejected from a match shall be subject to an automatic suspension from the Tournament as identified in criteria 6.3.1 through 6.3.6.
- 6.3.1 - Ejections denoted as Denying an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity (‘DOGSO’) are subject to an automatic one (1) match suspension.
- 6.3.2 - Ejections denoted as Offensive, Insulting, or Abusive Language (‘OIAL’) are subject to an automatic two (2) match suspension for the first offence, a four (4) match suspension for the second offence, and a disciplinary hearing for subsequent offences.
- 6.3.3 - Ejections denoted as Serious Foul Play (‘SFP’) are subject to an automatic two (2) match suspension for the first offence, a four (4) match suspension for the second offence, and a disciplinary hearing for subsequent offences.
- 6.3.4 - Ejections denoted as Spitting (‘SPIT’) are subject to an automatic two (2) match suspension for the first offence, a four (4) match suspension for the second offence, and a disciplinary hearing for subsequent offences.
- 6.3.5 - Ejections denoted as Violent Conduct (‘VC’) are subject to an automatic disciplinary hearing.
- 6.3.6 - Ejections denoted as two cautionary offences, including, but not limited to:
- Delay of Match (‘DELAY’);
- Entering the Field of Play without Permission ('EFP');
- Leaving the Field of Play without Permission ('LFP');
- Persistent Infringement of Laws ('PIL');
- Stopping a Promising Attack ('SPA');
- and/or Unsporting Behaviour ('USB')
are subject to an automatic one (1) match suspension.
6.4 - Any player, team official, bench attendant, or spectator ejected from a match shall immediately leave the grounds or facility. Non-compliance shall result in a disciplinary hearing.
6.5 - Protests of match results and player ineligibility must be submitted in writing to the Tournament Committee within sixty (60) minutes of the game’s completion and accompanied with payment of fifty dollars ($50). The protest fee shall be refunded if the protest is successful based on the grounds it was made on.
- 6.5.1 - Protests related to automatic suspensions, decisions by Match Officials, or related to the Laws of the Game shall not be entertained.
- 6.5.2 - Protests can only be filed by eligible team officials listed on a team roster prior to the Tournament roster deadline.
- 6.5.3 - Any decision or ruling made by the Tournament Committee shall be considered official and final.
6.6 - Teams are expected to keep track of their suspensions and uphold them, regardless of whether or not they have been officially informed by the Tournament’s Competition & Discipline Director.