Extraordinary Weather and / or Unusable Field Conditions:
The safety of players, coaches, tournament management, spectators and referees is the primary concern in any weather event that may occur during the tournament.
Severe weather is unpredictable and beyond the control of the tournament organizers. The AFC Summit Cup Tournament Committee has the authority to relocate or reschedule any game, reduce game time, or cancel any game.
Unless otherwise notified by the Tournament Committee, teams must appear at the scheduled location and time.
The field conditions will be monitored by tournament organizers; if the playing surface is considered too dangerous for play then the game may be rescheduled or cancelled. Tournament organizers will have the final say if a game will proceed due to inclement weather. The decision to play the game will be decided at game time.
A game is considered complete if one half of the game has been completed before it is terminated by the referee or Tournament Committee.
If a game is cancelled before one half of the game is played, and the option for penalty kicks does not exist, the score will be set at zero and the match declared a tie.
In cases where a game has been cancelled or altered in any way, it is the responsibility of the teams involved to contact the Tournament Committee for verification of changes. Updates will be posted to the AFC Summit Cup web page as needed.
The Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel the tournament in whole or in part due to inclement weather or unplayable fields and no refund will be issued.
The "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors" rule will be used to determine if a game will proceed due to thunder and/or lightning or if the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is “7” or higher the Tournament Committee reserves the right to cancel games
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
Severe Inclement weather can result in Games being cancelled outright with no refund issued.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.