(a) Any club that cannot field a team for a particular match shall inform the opposing team and the Association Record Secretary as early as possible, prior to the proposed commencement of play. Once a forfeit has been given, it cannot be retracted. Unless written evidence of extraordinary circumstances is provided to the Executive, a fine will be incurred in accordance with Bylaw 19(b).
(b) The team receiving the forfeit must forward a mailform to the Record Secretary listing the section number, club names, Receives Forfeit/Gives Forfeit and date. The team not defaulting shall be awarded all match points.
(c) Failure to notify the Association Record Secretary may result in a fine in accordance with by-law 19(d). Notification may be made by phone or mail form.
(d) Failure to notify your opposition in person of a forfeit may result in a fine & loss of points in accordance to by-law 19(l). If you are unable to speak with your opposition by phone, you are required to attend the courts to notify them in person.