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TJ & AR Courses, SFGG Clubhouse, March 30, 2014
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Feb. 3, 2014: VERIFY AND UPDATE YOUR CLUB SCHEDULES
All college and club sides MUST go to http://pelicanrefs.com/assignments.php and verify their schedules, league, b-side fixtures, etc. Too many conflicting games have been reported and will be billed accordingly. All updates MUST be submitted to pelicanrefs@gmail.com using the template available at:

http://pelicanrefs.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/games_template.csv

NOTICE TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CLUBS
Referee Fees
The referee fees for the 2013-2014 season are $50 per side per match. Fees are calculated by multiplying the number of games your team plays by $50. This includes all league, non-league, “friendly”, B-side, etc. matches regardless if they are “Home” or “Away”.

Teams hosting matches involving teams not located in Northern California Rugby Referee Society area are responsible for the visiting team’s fees (i.e., the host pays for all non-Northern California teams).

A check or money order for fees should be made payable to “Northern California Rugby Referee Society” and sent with a copy of your team’s schedule of games. A $5 per match rebate will be applied to teams that also email their schedule(s) in a spreadsheet(s) to:
pelicanrefs@gmail.com.

Please use the template available at:
http://pelicanrefs.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/games_template.csv

Payment received by the NCRRS after December 31, 2013 may be subject to a $100 administrative fee. Fees considered “past due” will result in the NCRRS sanctioning the team by not assigning a referee to any further of team’s home or away matches (i.e., League, Non-League, or Tournament) until the fee is paid in full.

Note: If your team currently has an outstanding balance from previous seasons, you must immediately contact Jim Crenshaw (crenshaw@cal.net).

Send payment and schedule to:
Jim Crenshaw
c/o Delta Supply
1248 E. Oak Ave, Suite D
Woodland, CA 95776

Questions regarding billing invoices should be addressed to Jim Crenshaw:
crenshaw@cal.net

Contact Update
Please review your club(s) contact information at:
http://pelicanrefs.com/contacts/club-contacts/

Send updates to pelicanrefs@gmail.com

2013-2014 USA Rugby Membership Registration:To register for any role with USA Rugby go to www.usarugby.org and click on the red REGISTER button at the top of the screen.

NEW SCRUM PROCEDURES (yes, again): Effective August 1, 2013, the scrum trial engagement sequence is “Crouch – Bind – Set”. The iRB has created a C-B-S training site for guidance. USA Rugby has prepared notes on how referees could manage/approach the new sequence. Note: This is in addition to the 2012/2013 Law Amendment Trials.

REFEREES WILL NOT BE ASSIGNED TO MATCHES INVOLVING THE FOLLOWING CLUBS.
They HAVE NOT PAID Referee Society fees for the 2011/12 season and should contact Jim Crenshaw (crenshaw@cal.net) immediately to remedy this LONG OUTSTANDING situation.

Men’s clubs: ARROYO GRANDE, SAMOA UNITED / BAY AREA CHIEFS, SAN MATEO
Women’s clubs: EPA LADY RAZORBACKS
Men’s Universities / Colleges: HUMBOLDT STATE, SACRAMENTO CITY
Women’s Universities / Colleges: SF STATE