Finals appeals for the 2017 Victoria Cup season are now open and will close on Sunday the 27th of August. These appeals are for players who have not participated in the required number of games to be eligible to play in the finals series, however, believe they have reason to be exempt from these requirements. These reasons may be but are not limited to serious injury, University commitments such as exchange, or work related commitments. All appeals shall be considered on a case by case basis.
Applicants shall be notified of the outcome of their appeal by email in the week following the 27th of August.
Players are required to have participated in 6 games during the season to be eligible to play finals, with the exception of the Melbourne Manticores and Melbourne Unicorns Blue who due to forfeits only require 5 games. An appeal is not required for teams who finish in the 9th or 10th position on the ladder as they do not enter the upper or lower finals bracket play.
From the Victoria Cup League Rules:
2.8. For any player to compete in finals, they MUST have played 33% of games for the League with the team they are intending to play finals with. If there are 12 games, they MUST have attended 4 games to play finals. If there are 8 games, they MUST have attended 3 games to play finals. This is to prevent new players being brought in just for finals.
2.8.1. New players cannot be added to a register in the last game of the league unless they were registered to play and on the team roster prior to the previous game. 2.8.2. Players who have not made their 33% attendance requirement with their intended finals team may submit a finals exemption application for consideration by the Head of Gameplay and VQA executive.
2.9. All players who have not made their 33% attendance requirement may submit a finals exemption application for considered by the Head of Gameplay and VQA executive.