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Playoff Contest Information

  1. Contests
    • Playoff Game days are
      • indicated on the TAPPS calendar,
      • unless both teams otherwise agree.
      • If game dates are changed by mutual agreement, the game cannot interfere with the next round of the state contests determined by TAPPS. The state contests may not be changed by individual agreement, only by the TAPPS Executive Board.
    • Game times are by
      • mutual agreement or
      • coin toss.
      • If game dates are changed by mutual agreement, the game cannot interfere with the next round of the state contests determined by TAPPS. The state contests may not be changed by individual agreement, only by the TAPPS Executive Board.
    • Playoff Practice Games
      • Teams that qualify for the playoffs are allowed one practice game, in each round of the playoffs until they are
        1. eliminated or
        2. the championship is decided.
      • Playoff practice games do not count in the total number of games allowed per season.
      • Practice contests must be held prior to the round of competition for which they are awarded.
      • Practice games shall not take precedence over nor interfere with the scheduling of playoff contests
  2. Neutral Sites – When securing a neutral site
    • The game shall be scheduled approximately halfway between the two schools, unless mutually agreed otherwise.
    • If the two schools cannot agree,
      • each shall select a neutral site
      • and settle the game site by a coin toss.
    • Unless mutually agreed otherwise,
      • the game field or court
      • must meet the minimum standard for competition as indicated in the approved rules for that sport, to be used
        1. in district and
        2. play-off games.
      • Home Team
        1. To be determined by
          1. Mutual Agreement or
          2. Coin Toss
        2. Responsibilities
          1. Securing Facility
          2. Payment of Facility
          3. Securing Officials
          4. Payment of Officials
  3. Expenses
    • In all play-off games, (other than regional, semi-final and finals provided by TAPPS)
      • All game expenses shall be paid from the gate receipts.
      • Any remaining funds are to be
        1. equally divided by the two schools,
        2. unless mutually agreed otherwise.
      • If the game is played at the facility of the home team, and gate receipts do not cover the game expenses,
        1. the home team should absorb the loss, since the visiting team had travel expenses (see Part c below),
        2. unless mutually agreed otherwise.
      • If the game is played at a neutral site, and the gate receipts do not cover expenses,
        1. both teams should share in the expenses equally,
        2. unless mutually agreed otherwise.
    • If the home team moves the game to a facility other than their home court or field,
      • the home team assumes the full expense of the facility rental,
      • unless otherwise agreed upon.
    • In playoff contests,
      • if the schools cannot agree on the officials
      • and the chapter to be used is determined
        1. by coin toss (or similar manner)
        2. or assigned by TAPPS,
      • both schools are equally responsible for the payment of the officials
      • before any other expenses are deducted from the gate.