In 2018, The Sand Club introduced a weather policy to help make the “Winter” months of January and February more desirable to play. When the weather forecast “feels like” 54 degrees or below at 4P MST for the hour of a scheduled match in Gilbert AZ, according to AccuWeather, the players may either play or have their match rescheduled on a warmer day.
How do you receive your credit?
First and foremost, matches are not automatically canceled due to weather. Players will need to confirm with the league at 480-560-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org if they want to receive a credit for a weather cancellation. When matches are not rescheduled, players will receive their money back in the form of a $5 credit for every match canceled for their next season. Players will be given a coupon code to redeem their credit. Players do not receive credit when they decide to play or matches are rescheduled. Players also do not receive a credit if they do not confirm before 4P that a match is officially canceled.
When to check for weather cancellations?
Players are recommended to check with AccuWeather at 4P MST. Arizona weather is tricky and the clouds maybe deceiving. Checking the weather at 4P gives every player 2-3 hours of advanced noticed.
What about rain?
Players are recommended to check with AccuWeather at 4P MST for rain too. The Sand Club usually will leave it up to the players if they want to play through sprinkles but if there is a 75% chance of rain at 4P MST for the hour of a scheduled match, then more than likely the match will be rescheduled.
How will you be contacted about cancellations?
Cancellations are not made until 4P AZ time. The first place to look for cancellations are the league pages (look for the Twitter updates). After The Sand Club makes an official cancellation on Twitter, which appears on the league pages (you do not need to have a Twitter account), then the league host will contact the captains. After the captains are contacted, we post on the Facebook group page.
When are matches rescheduled?
When the entire league night is canceled due to weather, that canceled league week will be rescheduled between last week of league and before the first tournament the tournament(s) will be pushed out a week. Matches that are canceled for specific teams will be rescheduled sometime during the season. Teams should expect a double header for the missed match.
What about tournaments?
The weather policy does not include the tournaments. When the weather forecast “feels like” 49 degrees or below at 4P MST or there is a 75% chance of rain, The Sand Club will get the consensus from the players and make a decision based on the majority.
Best Contact Person?
There is are league hosts assigned to every league and their contact information is on the schedule. Please contact the league host whenever there is a question or concern. Before 2P, players may call 480-560-5090.