Failure to start the game on time when a team does not have at least four players present and ready to play will result in a 2-point penalty being awarded to the opposition for each full minute that the game is delayed (with the exception of the U9 competition).
If a team does not have four players who have legally taken the court within 10 minutes of the scheduled starting time, they shall lose by forfeit.
Where sufficient notice has been given (per Bylaws), no fine will be levied on the first offence for the season. Subsequent notified forfeits may be fined $30 at the discretion of the Domestic Director.
Where insufficient notice has been given, a fine of $60 may apply for the first and subsequent offences at the discretion of the Domestic Director.
Where a team has fielded an illegal player an unnotified forfeit will apply, and a $30 fine may be issued at the discretion of the Domestic Director.