The final, final decision of the RSEQ regarding Montreal, Concordia appeal

The Independent Appeals Committee renders its decision following the cancellation of the game scheduled for October 5th between the Université de Montréal Carabins and the Concordia Stingers.

Article updated Oct 18 2:15pm adding original decision links

Montreal, October 18, 2017 – Following three appeals received from the Vert & Or de l’Université de Sherbrooke, the Concordia Stingers and the Université de Montréal Carabins for cancellation of the October 5 match between the Stingers of Concordia University and the Carabins of the Université de Montréal, an independent Appeals Committee reviewed the ruling of the RSEQ (Quebec Student Sport Network) this Tuesday.

It should be noted that the decision of the university football league commissioner was issued after the hearing of both parties, namely the Concordia Stingers and the University of Montreal Carabins, the public health of Montreal faced with the symptoms of a gastroenteritis virus that afflicted several student athletes and staff members of the Carabins football team at the Université de Montréal. According to the network, this was a case of force majority and it met the criteria set out in the rules for the cancellation of a party.

After deliberation, the Independent Appeal Board noted that the initial decision to “cancel the game” (October 5 article) made by the RSEQ was reasonable, as the university football league commissioner relied on legitimate facts and was well-founded in fact and law. As a result, the appeals were dismissed and this decision of the Independent Appeal Board is final and without appeal.

“The process leading to the decision of the Independent Appeal Board confirms the current role of the University Football League Commissioner and his expertise in managing the situation,” said RESQ President and CEO Gustave Roel.

Since the decision of the Independent Appeals Committee does not alter the decision of the Network, the final classification of the regular season will always be determined by the calculation of the coefficient between the total of games won and the total of matches played. In the event of a tie in the standings, the current tie-break shall apply as such.


With files from: RSEQ

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