WSA CUP CANCELED
Dear Team Leaders:
Thank you for your participation in the 2017 WSA Cup.
We apologize that we have had to cancel this year's event. We considered the player experience, and the parent experience at the forefront of this decision.
As we did so it became evident that we only had 3 fields playable at the Rivercity facility (having lost 7 fields that were deemed non-playable due to standing water indefinitely and until at least noon), we had lost 5 fields at West Bank facility, and had lost over 50% of our parking. This left us 8 usable fields and over 150 games to be played. As we began to consider the playable surfaces at West Bank we contemplated a plan to reduce game lengths by elminating halftimes, and condensing games from 2 fields at Rivercity to one field at West Bank. This began a process of building new fields at West Bank by relocating goals, and using cones to mark boundaries on certain previous non-field playing surfaces. However, having lost about 40% of our parking at West Bank, we were unable to contemplate a feasible logistics plan to host that many families with no parking.
In addition the weather forecast shows a strong front moving in by around 3 pm today which would likely complicate any plan to condense and modify the schedule.
In 20+ years of hosting events this our first mid-tournament cancelation. It is only our third reduction of an event since 1995 (the 2011 Ice Storm which canceled the Polar Bear Showcase before it was begun, the 2013 WSA Cup which had 8 championship games go unplayed, and today). We've hosted over 60 events the past 25 years without cancelation. Please be patient with us as we determine the best means to exit this event having unplayed games. We do not enter into an even cancelation lightly.
We appreciate your participation, sportsmanship, and friendship. We look forward to hosting your team in the 2018 WSA Cup.
Thank you again,
West Side Alliance SC
WSA Cup Tournament Director
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