It is with sincere regret we must cancel this year’s EDL Columbus Day Invitational. We have put months of preparation into the event so this was not an easy decision. At 3:30 today county Parks and Recreation Departments have deemed tournament fields unplayable and pulled event permits. This has prevented us from holding the tournament and/or considering contingency rescheduling.
Hanover and Henrico Counties have experienced significant rainfall over the last 2 days and all fields have standing water. W ith the forecast for additional rain for the next few days, it is in the best interest to all parties involved, to make this decision now prior to the tournament weekend to prevent unnecessary travel and further expense for both tournament owners and participants.
The EDL Invitational Tournament Committee will be meeting on Tuesday to discuss financial matters in consideration of making sure that current tournament expenses are covered. Once the current expenses from the tournament have been covered, the Tournament Committee will then decide on how much of a refund, if any can be given to the teams who have entered. Please consult the tournament rules if you have any questions regarding the Weather Cancellation Policy for the tournament.
Once again, we regret this decision we were forced to make due to circumstances beyond our control.