BAFRA Newsflash

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Issue: 30/15

20th August 2015


2015 BOWL GAMES


The BAFRA Selection Committee is pleased to announce the following crews for the 2015 BAFA Bowl Games.



Referee

Umpire

Head Linesman

Linejudge

Backjudge

Fieldjudge

Sidejudge

Alternate

Britbowl

Brian Yates

Stuart Young

Les Connor

Pete Thom

Keith Wickham

Jim Briggs

Ben Griffiths

Tim Ockendon

Div 1 North

Mike Cavanagh

Henry Richardson

Shawn Sombati

Mark Wilson

Dan Holt

Aminul Hassan

Russell Newton

Martin Cockerill

Div 2 North

Ben Griffiths

Martin Gibson

Martin Cockerill

Dean Wright

Alan Dobson

Tony Newsham

Jed Brookes-Lewis

Stuart Alger

Div 1 South

Tim Ockendon

Graham Hedges

Roger Brown

Graham Coleman

Amir Brooks

David Knight

Peter Parsons

Philip Hume

Div 2 South

Keith Wickham

Lee Mills

Ellis Bowyer

Philip Hume

Jim Briggs

Richard Vernon

Simon Ryan

Paul Todd

Under-19

Les Connor

Albert Lambert

Norman Cox

Christian Olsson

Ian Sneddon

Peter Roberts

Julian Mallia

TBA


Please join with the selection committee in congratulating the crews on their appointments.


Richard Vernon

operations@bafra.org


NFL CHAIN CREWS – WEMBLEY GAMES 2015


The BAFRA Selection Committee received 48 requests from officials to work on these important assignments. It has chosen the following officials to perform chain crew duties at the three NFL games at Wembley this year:


New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

Buffalo Bill at Jacksonville Jaguars

Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs

4/10/14 at 14:30

25/10/14 at 13:30

1/11/14 at 14:30

Roger Brown (Crew Chief)

Graham Hedges (Crew Chief)

Aminul Hassan (Crew Chief)

Ellis Bowyer

Ian Sneddon

Jeremy Parker

Ian Davis

Kenneth Glover

Steve Leonard

Liam Wooton

Richard Whitby

Peter Roberts

Richard Whitby

Euan Paterson

Dan Holt

Ian Sneddon

Jeremy Parker

Jon Ikins

Kenneth Glover

Aminul Hassan

James Meredith

Euan Paterson

David Knight

David Froom


All selected officials must notify me as soon as possible if they become unavailable as individual accreditation is required for each member of the chain crew.


The Committee and Directors would like to thank all the members that applied for this role. We realise some of you have applied several times before but unfortunately it is not possible to offer a position to everyone due to the overwhelming demand.


Richard Vernon

operations@bafra.org


PLAY OFF GAMES


Just a reminder that now we are into the play-offs for all matches except the bowl games, teams pay £45 per official for a 5-person crew. Admin fees are unchanged from those in the regular season, i.e. £75 for senior games and £32.50 for junior games. Please see the Annex to the BAFRA Terms and Conditions for more details http://www.bafra.org/info/handbook/tcannex2015.htm.


Charlie Dean Young

finance@bafra.org


DISCIPLINARY CASES


NAME

#

TEAM

CODE

Q

OFFENCE

SUSPENDED

New this week

Demetrius Horner

6

Donaster Mustangs Youth

TUF

3

Twice threw a ball that hit opponents.

Unknown

Liban Isse

76

Birmingham Lions Youth

FUC

3

Player grabbed an official, then removed his helmet and threw it to the ground.

30/08/15 v Manchester Titans

Previous weeks

Earl Perkins

2

Kent Exiles

TGT

4

Player lead with his shoulder to the head of an opposing defenceless receiver.

23/08/15 v London Hornets

Joanthan Plahar

44

London Hornets

TGT

2

The player leapt at a defenceless quarterback significantly after the pass had been thrown. Forcible contact was made to the head and neck area of the quarterback.

23/08/15 v Kent Exiles

Hamzah Khokhar

69

Wembley Stallions

FGT

2

After being punched by an opponent, reacted by throwing several punches.

23/08/15 v Bristol Apache

Haidar Kassem

a/c

Wembley Stallions

REM

2

While the above fight was occurring on the field, the coach rushed onto the field and went face to face with several opposing players in a confrontational way.

Under Appeal

Brett Parnham

67

Wembley Stallions

TUF

3

Player was disqualified for his 2nd unsportsmanlike like foul – taunting the opposition on both occasions.

Under Appeal




GAME MANAGEMENT REPORTS


HOME TEAM

REPORT

NEXT HOME GAME

New this week

London Blitz Youth

Prior to the game it was noticed that two of the main lines were incomplete and one set of hash marks were incomplete from the 12 to the 30, however these faults were rectified prior to kickoff. There was no coaching line marked, so the team area line was used as the coaching line.

Peter Parsons #321

30/08/15 v South London Renegades

Doncaster Mustangs Youth

Changing rooms very long walk from pitch. Variable spacing of yard marks & 5-yard lines. No player area, 9-yard marks, 3-yard marks, or limit lines. 90 yard field.

James Meredith #547

Unknown

Outstanding items from previous weeks

Sussex Thunder

Well marked 90 yard field, that had some small divots that were rectified prior to kick off by home team management. Game played in good spirits by all involved. Portsmouth informed me that they raised nearly £3500 from their charity game and event last week and they would like to thank all who donated to their cause.

Phil Hume #52

23/08/15 v Oxford Saints

London Hornets

Field was marked with blue lines with white rugby markings. Field was also in meters not yards. As such the chains (which were 10 yards) were used as the sole arbiter.

Lee Wood #517

Playoffs?


END ZONE


PLAY OF THE WEEK:


New this week (same as last week)

Play: 4th and 4 on Team B's 44 yard line. QB A18 runs the option with trailing back A33 in position to receive the backwards pass. A18 is about to get tackled on the Team B 42 yard line ahead of the line of scrimmage when he pitches the ball backward. A33 catches the ball on Team B's 46 yard ine behind the line of scrimmage and immediately punts the ball. The ball rolls out of bounds on Team B's 4 yard line. Ruling?
Ruling? (Answer will appear next week due to last week's question not having an answer)

Last week (from week 28/15)

Play: Team A’s ball, 4th and 10 from A’s 30. A10 punts, and the ball bounces on B’s 34, after which B10 gives a “get away” waving signal below the waist. At B’s 30, A50 jumps and bats the ball towards Team A’s goal line. The ball is recovered by B10 at B’s 22, who runs to A’s 25 and falls down.


Ruling: A catch after an invalid signal is not a fair catch, and the ball is dead where caught or recovered (6-5-3). Any "get away" signal before or after the ball touches the ground is an invalid signal (M-3-9-1). Therefore the ball is dead at the spot of the recovery by B10 after the invalid fair catch signal. The subsequent advance by B10 is illegal and carries a 5 yard penalty (6-5-2). The bat by A50 is legal since it was towards the team A goal line. Team B's ball, 1st and 10 at B's 17 yard line.


MECHANICS:


New this week

Game Situation: 1st and 10 at the A40, team A run an option play. While under pressure at the A35 quarterback A3 throws a backwards pass to A20, who muffs the ball at the A30. The ball then bounces on the ground and goes out of bounds at the A32. How should the covering officials make use bean bags to indicate spots of interest in this play?
Answer next issue...

Last week

Play: On a normal scrimmage down team A line up in an I-formation with 5 linemen numbered 50 through 79, and 3 receivers. A wide and a slot receiver line up on the Line Judge's side of the field. The wide receiver signals to the Line Judge that he is on the line, the slot receiver makes no signal to the official and it is not clear if he is lined up on or off the line of scrimmage. Team A run a pass play, all receivers run patterns more than 3 yards down field and the QB throws a legal forward pass beyond the line of scrimmage. Ruling?
Answer: No player (other than the QB) should ever be ruled as being neither on or off the line – if in doubt consider him to be in a position to make things most legal. The covering official should rule the slot receiver off the line to make the play legal, there is no foul for ineligible downfield during the pass. It might be advisable to talk to the player or his coach to let him know he should establish his position with respect to the line of scrimmage more clearly. M-3-5-1-d


CALENDAR

Date

Event

Contact for details

2015

September 5th (Sat)

Britbowl


September 12th (Sat)

Northern Regional Final


September 12th (Sat)

Junior Bowl


September 13th (Sun)

Southern Regional Final


October 31st (Sat)

BUCS season begins


November 14th (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.org

February 16th (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.org

April 2nd and 3rd

BAFRA Annual Convention

president@bafra.org

May 7th (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.org

July 23rd (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.org

19th November (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.org


BAFRA Directors

President

David Parsons

president@bafra.org

General Secretary

Paul Sutton

secretary@bafra.org

Finance

Chalies Dean Young

finance@bafra.org

Operations

Richard Vernon

operations@bafra.org

Recruitment

Kevin Stanton

recruitment@bafra.org

Training

Pete Thom

training@bafra.org

Director without Portfolio #1

Martin Cockerill

dwp1@bafra.org

Director without Portfolio #2

Steve Tonkinson

dwp2@bafra.org


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