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Who is home team?
« on: August 20, 2013, 05:07:11 pm »
It has always been my understanding that when both teams are "on the road", the higher ranked team is considered "home". However, my experience with this has only been in tournaments and similar multi-day events.

This weekend, we (A) are hosting a team (B) on Saturday night, but then the other team (B) has invited a third team (C) from another city to come play them for a hangover bout on Sunday morning.

Saturday's bout is easy. "A vs B" -- A is home, even though B is higher ranked

For Sunday's bout, C is higher ranked than B, but B was the team that issued the invitation. B is also paying for the rink time.

So, does the ranking rule stand if one team clearly issued the invitation to the other team? Is it "B vs C" or "C vs B"?

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Re: Who is home team?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 05:44:53 pm »
This is something that might have been arranged in a bout contract, as far as uniform colors and benches and things.  If not, let the teams decide--it isn't something officials need to be deciding for them.  If they don't care, I typically use the team wearing the darker color as the "home" (left) team for the scoreboard, IBRF, and IWB, because it makes sense to me.
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Re: Who is home team?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 09:25:19 pm »
Flip a coin. The high seed does get certain privledges in tournaments such as first uniform choice and first bench choice. These are tournament procedures however, not rules, and don't necessarily apply outside tournaments, though they are nice guidelines.


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