AFF: My Site News
2009 AFF Cancelled
from the Director...
The primary AFF Committee has determined that there is no choice but to cancel this year’s AFF. Our scheduled venues have all been closed through the weekend due to the incredible amount of rain that has them waterlogged. At roughly $1M per field, the decision to close them is an appropriate one. We lack sufficient backup facilities to put on a quality event given the loss of all our primary venues, and we would have destroyed those venues in the process. While the rain has stopped for the day, the lack of sunshine and cold weather have made recovery by the weekend impossible, hence the closure decision on the venues.
I have notified the teams registered for the event.
We are issuing full refunds.
If you were coordinating something with others such as food donations, etc, please let them know of the cancellation.
I appreciate all of the hard work that you have all done. I am confident that we were poised to put on the largest, best tournament in the Tri-Cities area in at least a decade. Mother nature simply had other plans. I cannot express how hard it was to send the cancellation note.
Sunday, May 17
While there has not been a rain-out in the 24 prior AFFs, we guarantee that should the full event be canceled due to weather, we will refund at least 75% of your application fee. In the event of a partial cancellation, we will refund all budgeted expenses that were not incurred. We do not believe a tournament should make more money by canceling games than they would have made if those games had been held.
Tuesday, September 8
Host Hotel Offer
Quality Inn in Kingsport is the 2009 AFF Host Hotel and is offering special rates for AFF visitors. See this link for details.
Sunday, October 19
Game results posted
The results from Saturday's games are posted on the left menu under 'Results/Standings' as updated schedules for Sunday's games for each bracket.
Saturday, July 12
Tournament Director: Jim Stuart - firstname.lastname@example.org 423-863-1930
Referee Assignor: Tim Mallinak - email@example.com